Center for Mentoring Excellence

Mentoring Matters

February 2015
Volume 6 | Issue 2
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A Note to Our Readers:

We believe that leaders cannot be effective without a strong and ongoing commitment to mentoring excellence. This belief, our passion for mentoring excellence, and our extensive experience in the field with organizations led us to create the Center for Mentoring Excellence. 


At our virtual center,, you will find mentoring tools and resources, expert advice and a forum for sharing best mentoring practices. We hope that you will visit us there and let us know how we can continue to help you raise the bar on mentoring in your organization.

We've decided to get into the swing of Valentine's Day early this month. At the Center for Mentoring Excellence we are great fans and collectors of good quotes. Our team has pulled together some of the mentoring quotes we love and hope you will find them just as inspiring, illuminating and thought provoking as we do. These quotes are our valentine to you.

Lois Zachary, President 


The power of our mentors lies in their capacity to awaken a truth within us, a truth we can reclaim years later by recalling their impact on our lives.  - Parker Palmer



At each moment, you choose the intentions that will shape your experiences and those things upon which you will focus your attention. If you choose unconsciously, you evolve unconsciously. If you choose consciously, you evolve consciously. - Gary Zukav


The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disraeli

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. - David Viscott



Lory Fischler, Senior Associate 


Seek first to understand, then to be understood. - Stephen Covey


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. - Abraham Maslow


The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disraeli

Begin with the end in mind. - Stephen Covey

Michelle Hancock,

Administrative Associate 


People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  - Maya Angelou

It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together! - Anonymous
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The decisions we make today, determine the story we will tell tomorrow. - Craig Groeschel

Dustin Diehl,
Social Media and Content Manager

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. - John C. Crosby


The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. -  

Steven Spielberg

The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. - Plutarch


A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained. - Shawn Hitchcock


Bonus quotes....

Mentoring makes room for wonder and reason in a world of power. - Herman & Mandell   

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo