What successful people are saying about the value of mentorship

"If I've seen further, it's because I've stood on the shoulders of the giants" - said the famous 17th century physicist and inventor Isaac Newton. And now... fast forward to the 21st century – we are still finding famous people talking about the influence of Mentors in their success stories. Is this a secret recipe for success?


CEO of „Litamilk“ - Kotryna Uleckaitė


"Every entrepreneur, even the most successful one, who wants to grow a business, must have a Mentor who can help find better business solutions. I would always, even in the case of a successful company growth, choose to have a Mentor, who would stand by me and with whom I could discuss my business situations, possible moves, and motives. From the side, things often look completely different and Mentor can help to see this different perspective."


American television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey


"Surround yourself with people who lift you up", so a Mentor is someone who lets you know that no matter how dark the night is, the joy is awaiting in the morning. A Mentor is someone who allows you to see a higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden from your own view. Maya Angelou has always been there for me, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. Mentors are important, and I don't think anyone would survive in the world without some form of mentorship.”


CEO of „Vilduja” - Andrius Vitkevičius


"During 11 years in private business, I saw many and various situations that happen to me and many of my colleagues, where without experience are quite tricky and complicated to solve. However, the second or third time you have to solve the same problems they become quite easy to control and solve. That is exactly what the Mentor shares with his mentees - an experience that helps to solve problems that he has already solved himself and more than once."


Former president of USA - Barack Obama


"I couldn't have done what I did if it wasn't for my co-worker and Mentor - Michelle. Michelle to me is what Beyonce sings about when she says 'let me make you better' - she made me better."


CEO of „Smiltainis ir Ko” - Aivaras Šidla


"With Mentors young companies have the opportunity not to "reinvent the wheel" themselves but to move towards their goals faster along the paths others have already taken. It seems to me that the great value of mentorship is that much of the experience Mentors transfer is hard to find in university textbooks. Mentoring is not about direct instructions, but about helping mentee to create paths from a specific business point A to point B."


One of the most successful entrepreneurs Richard Branson


“Mentoring is the key to unlocking our entrepreneurial vein. If you ask any successful business person, they will always tell you that they had a great Mentor at some point. My Mentor, Freddie Laker, helped my airline reach new heights in the early years of the business. I admit that I would not have gotten anywhere in the airline industry without Freddie Laker's advice.”


Singer Lady Gaga


“I struggled with self-acceptance for a long time after my past traumas and Elton John played and continues to play a crucial role in my recovery and success. Elton always encouraged me to take care of my artistry and really take care of myself. A Mentor can offer invaluable emotional support.”


Do you already know where a Mentor could help you? Find your Mentor here.


*Part of the information is taken from the news portal Delfi.

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