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October 25, 2017
Our discussion on mentors and coaches led to many of us sharing key people that were pivotal in shaping who we are today. Some important words that were brought up on numerous occasions during the discussion were: influence, belief, inspiration, impact and patience.
We were strangers who came together with the common bond of Wake Forest University, and we left with a new set of friends and perspectives. We shared stories of ourselves, our children, nieces and friends.
Our conversation focused on the importance of face-to-face interaction, “quiet” character and the impact of our character on those around us. We talked about how we objectify and define character. There were common words and phrases shared throughout the night such as strength, empathy, respect, authenticity and integrity.
We discussed character in the context of political figures and professional athletes. We also agreed that many examples of leaders with good character did things that weren’t popular and perhaps risky.
October 19, 2017
We heard some great stories in our group. We heard about neighbors, Girl Scout leaders, mentors, pastors and sisters. Here are some memorable quotes about those who we saw as living out their calling:
“My mentor affirmed my own calling. She was present for me and taught me how to live through anguish and live with joy.”
“Her life is one of radical hospitality. She’s opened herself, her heart and her home to everyone.”
“She was a mentor to all of us. It is who she is. It is who she cannot help but be.”
“He’s doing work that is unsung, unheralded and, some would even say, unwarranted. He helps us get a whiff of our essence and we cannot help but be changed.”
Some common themes from our stories were:
We heard some great stories from people in our group about ministry leaders, neighbors, regular people and community leaders.
Some memorable quotes about those we saw as living out their calling:
In addition, several themes emerged from our conversation:
October 5, 2017
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