Mentors Matter

My goal is to foster the importance of Mentorship. Mentoring is not just for teenagers and young adults, but for all of us. Mentoring is helping one another from the classroom to the office. The days of Me, Myself and I need to give way to Us, We and Together.

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Mentoring isn’t just for students. Businesses, Government Agencies and any Organization can benefit from following the principles of fostering effective mentorship day 1! Reducing dropout rates within secondary education and college will always be important, but creating a more effective work place, reducing employee turnover rates and building positive morale is equally important.

Mentorship affects everyone’s bottom line!

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About Me : )

As a former Police Officer with 27 years of service, I am taking full advantage of those years working the streets and learning about the struggles others have to deal with. Taking advantage of those years working with people from all walks of life (usually in the worst of circumstances), I share my unique approach towards being a more effective mentor.

We can all benefit from reminding ourselves, and making that reaffirmation about the importance of being that one single caring adult/co-worker/supervisor another person can look to for guidance.

I’ve created  presentations to engage others with my unique observations and first hand experiences. Young people are not the only ones who can benefit, Businesses, Government Agencies and any Organization can too. Work productivity will increase and new-employee turnover rates decline when you practice those fundamental expectations of being an effective Mentor!

Everyone’s bottom line can benefit!

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We all need a Mentor in our lives.

Bea Terie

Federal analyst

Just saw your video and must say I was very impressed with it. Was very informative and at the end I will tell you it left me with wanting to know more about it. It sad what happened to that kid and you’re right not everyone has a family that is supportive or has someone in their life to help them get to the right path. I’m a firm believer in God and believe He places us in certain paths to get us to were we are meant to be.

I have no doubt that your new career path will be a success. You have great testimonies and just like you use to finger print people for crimes, now you can leave a Devine fingerprint in their hearts in making a difference one person at a time. Keep striving Nef! –

Sonia Arias

ED Administrator

Pretty awesome. Very true. I don’t think many people understand the levels of counseling that we do on a regular basis. The paperwork is not the hard part so to speak.. it’s the emotional draining part of it all. 

We all have that one kid we couldn’t save. I remember his face. So I really think it is important for educators.. counselors.. police officers, to be reminded that the work they do, might be the only chance that some may have.

I really think your honesty is on point. No one wants to hear the reality of it. Everyone just wants easy fixes.

Angelique Ori


I just watched the video. Excellent!! I believe that you going and speaking to groups of teachers and administrators could make a huge impacts and hopefully change the mind set of some of these teachers or administrators. 

You’re exactly correct… just taking the time and listening to that student could make a world of difference and could possibly save their life! I’ve always said, “ you don’t know what that child is going through” 

You’re going to be amazing! These are rough teachers who need an eye opening presentation!!! 

Speaking to your organization about the power of Mentorship really can make a difference.


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