This week I was enjoying a cup of coffee when I noticed four people on the other side of the café huddled over their laptops. One of the four was showing the other how to navigate through various areas on a website. Just as I was about to leave, I asked the young lady being tutored what she was learning. She explained that her company, Catch Your Limit Consulting, had a very strong belief in mentoring. It was quite obvious that she was excited and passionate about the opportunity to learn in this mentoring business philosophy.
Mentoring traces its roots back to Greek mythology.
“Mentor (Greek: Μέντωρ / Méntōr; gen.: Μέντορος) was the son of Alcumus and, in his old age, a friend of Odysseus. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War he placed Mentor in charge of his son, Telemachus, and of his palace. When Athena visited Telemachus she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from the suitors of Telemachus’ mother Penelope. As Mentor, the goddess encourages Telemachus to stand up against the suitors and to go abroad in order to find out what happened to his father. When Odysseus returns to Ithaca, Athena (in the form of Mentor) takes the form of a swallow and the suitors’ arrows have no effect on him.” Wikipedia
Regardless of Athena’s intentions in taking form of the elderly man “Mentor,” something noble happens when someone assumes the role of teacher. As a mentor, Athena empowered Telemachus to move forward with self confidence and determination. Telemachus benefited greatly by the advice and wisdom passed on by his mentor.
Throughout my life, in every area, I have had a mentor to show me the way. There is no better time than the present to partner and collaborate with someone who has already walked the path you are traveling. I am inspired as I look into the future that I might once again find myself walking step by step with someone I admire.
I applaud “Catch Your Limit.” You can be sure that they are not just another consulting business that will come and go with the tide. Their core business commitment to mentoring will surely prove to be a solid foundation. Visiting their website, you can believe it when they say they can help your company build leaders. It’s not just a fish tail.
Thank you Catch Your Limit Consulting for continuing the ancient tradition of mentorship!