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Mike Whitfield

Sr. Software Engineer, EPAM, Google

There are many talented people out there.  There are many people that will run you in circles to accomplish nothing.  There are some who know you'll never achieve what they have, so you'll run through their maze until you've given them the value they want.  These aren't the people I'm talking about.

I've identified advisers for my business that function as mentors, but these are people that aren't motivated to mold somebody.  They have made a lot of money already and don't have the spark, or they are retired and focused on not engaging too much in professional life anymore.

I want to know, how did you find your mentor?  Mentors, I want to know, what was the journey to finding your most valued mentees?

Maybe it's at a church or religious group, through a business network, or through family or friends.  I'd love to hear a story, there's no silver bullet to this.