"By having HIV and living with it for so long, I [am] able to support, encourage, and inspire somebody else."
According to the classicist Gregory Nagy, Homer’s epic provides an early example of enlightened guidance that’s still relevant thousands of years later.
The filmmaker Mae Ryan and the data journalist Mona Chalabi say that their willingness to push and support each other was the key to creating their Emmy-nominated documentary.
Donna Hicks, a scholar at Harvard, says the lessons from her research on violence apply to interactions with family, friends, and mentees.
Dave Gilboa says it’s important to find a mentor “who can tell you when you are being delusional.”
The former broadcaster compares mentorship to a good gym habit—it’s not just about working out today, but every day for years.
Elizabeth Lund, a vice president at Boeing, reflects on the lessons she's learned and passed on during her career as an aeronautical engineer.
Jodi Gillette, formerly an adviser for Native American affairs under President Obama, on how her worldview is built into her career.
Yosimar Reyes, a poet and artist, reflects on the guidance the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has given him.
“If one person gets a leg up, that’s a leg down for whomever else is competing for those opportunities.”
Michael McFaul, who served under President Obama, on being a diplomat in an often hostile environment
University of Michigan's John Beilein reflects on 40 years of mentoring young athletes.
A conversation with a deaf-studies professor and a student she’s been supporting throughout his academic career
The chef Jeremiah Langhorne learned from one of his idols—and then decided to move on.
A psychology professor at the U.S. Naval Academy on why professional guidance doesn’t always work out as planned
A conversation with two immunologists about the “little digressions” that shape their research and careers
The career of one female national-security professional offers some insight.
As the first openly trans man to compete for the U.S. national team, Chris Mosier is trying to provide support to up-and-coming LGBTQ athletes.
Two rabbis in Washington, D.C., say that, for them, the relationship is about finding someone who knows and challenges you.
Two women share a name, a hometown, and a devotion to the law.