You understand the power of mentoring and you know your company will benefit from a formalized mentoring program. Congratulations! You’re already ahead of the game.
Since the beginning of humanity, we’re a species who have cultivated personal relationships. This instinct is so powerful that neuroscientists say we cannot help ourselves. We’re drawn to people we’re comfortable with, we want to be near people like us, and we enjoy interacting with those who share wisdom with us.
List the top 25 entrepreneurs of today's startup age and there will be one thing they all share in common as a key element to their success: mentorship. More important than finding a co-founder or even funding, the right mentors can be the difference between an entrepreneur launching their idea and failing due to lack of preparation, guidance, or a few critical missteps along the way.
At InstaViser, we’re fueled by an amazing group of people who are dedicated to building communities and helping people forge connections. Outside of the office, our interests vary, with several Olympians, Olympic hopefuls and professional athletes. One key ingredient that brings us together is a passion for mentorship and appreciation for the value that advisors and mentors bring to guiding you along the way on your path to success. Learn more about our founder and CEO, Pete Cipollone and what he loves about InstaViser.
When LeBron James announced his decision to depart Cleveland for Los Angeles to join the Lakers, there was plenty of excitement (and despair), accompanied by grand projections for the decision’s impact on the rest of the NBA. A peripheral but intriguing storyline was the fact that James would now be coached by Luke Walton from the same 2003 NBA Draft class. Walton was drafted 31 spots after James, the number one pick that year. Only five years apart in age, they’re practically peers. It’s interesting that the youngest coach in the NBA will be coaching the larger than life, arguably greatest player in the NBA. Can it possibly work?