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The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You by Lois J. Zachary, Lory A. Fischler

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MENTORING CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME AND ANY PLACE

My colleague Lory Fischler tells the following story about her mentor and tennis coach Ed. It is a great example of how mentoring can happen at any time and any place. Here is the story of Ed in Lory’s own words:
Lory’s Story
I had been playing tennis most of my life and at the age of forty was on a tennis team. We played in USTA sponsored tournaments and met weekly to practice. One day during practice we saw another team on the courts who looked like they were having a blast. We thought, “Hey, we’d like to do it that way.” So, we hired their coach and thus began my relationship with Ed, tennis coach and mentor.
Ed didn’t look much like your typical tennis coach, five feet eight, a bit overweight, ...

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