Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

David Shapiro on the Power of Mentoring

March 18, 2020

David Shapiro joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. David is the CEO of a non-profit called Mentor which does incredible work. They are the unifying national champion for outstanding quality mentor relationships for young people. For more than 25 years, Mentor has helped build and serve the mentor field by providing a public voice, and developing and delivering resources for mentoring programs nationwide. Mentors fantastic work with David at the helm has been mentioned in the Social Impact Exchange, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Grant Makers for Effective Organizations.

In this episode, we discuss his upbringing (6:20), his relationship with his siblings (8:20), if he’s structured (12:30), how sports impacted him (19:50), what mentor does to give people access to “heroes” (24:40), why he started with the Tiger Woods foundation (29:50), why he went into the non-profit world (33:30), what makes a great leader and a great mentor (37:30), how to view mentorship as the mentor (42:30), the type of training mentors should go through (46:00), his mentors (48:30), what he learned from sports (51:00), working with coaches vs. players (55:20), process vs. results (58:50), what will change in the next 5-10 years (1:00:10), and what he does to make sure he’s at his best (1:03:00).

Thank you to David for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check out where you can find out everything you need about his organization.

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