On mentoring…reflections from my journey - Renu Khator

(Patrick) #1

On Sunday, March 10, 2018, I was selected as the winner of Fidelity Investment’s Mentor of the Year Award at the Annual Convention of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. I took the microphone and did what I was instructed to do—give a 3-minute acceptance speech. Since then, several people have asked me for my notes from that speech, and not because I had said something especially profound. Basically, they did not want to forget the three messages that I had delivered. Since I had no script and no notes, I promised them that I would write what I could remember and post it on my blog. (It was one thing to fit 3 messages into 3 minutes, but I can’t do it in Twitter’s 144 characters).