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Oprah Winfrey Mentoring Definitions

Famous people's mentoring definitions

Mentoring Definitions

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.”
Denzel Washington

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”
John 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

“One of the greatest value of a mentor is their ability to see ahead what others cannot see, and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”
John C. Maxwell

“I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned.”
Herbie Hancock

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill

“You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.”
Diana Ross

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

“In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.”
Donald Sadoway

“What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.”
Clint Eastwood

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”
Whoopi Goldberg

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Isaac Newton

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”
Bob Proctor

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.”
Maya Angelou
Fiverr

“A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.’”
Joe Jonas

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
The Bible

"The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs."
Denise Morrison
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