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“Who is looking over your shoulders and making sure you succeed, because that’s the kind of support network you need to build. There’s no reason to do this alone. It’s perfectly ok to ask for help.” – Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli 

Mentorship can be a powerful tool in the workplace, as it builds strong and meaningful human connections while accelerating the transfer of wisdom from those who have it to those who need it. Today’s Finding Brave guest has achieved tremendous success facilitating mentorship opportunities, and his company is now developing a platform exclusively for women with the vision of empowering one million entrepreneurial women to build thriving businesses. 

Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli is Founder & CEO of MentorCloud — a global mentoring technology platform for people within a company or community to learn from each other. Dr. Ravi is a globally recognized thought leader and keynote speaker on the topics of mentoring, entrepreneurship and innovation, and is also the author of The Art of Mentoring. He is on a mission to impact 100 million people with the power of mentoring. Prior to MentorCloud, Dr. Ravi led supply chain solutions for Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other High Technology companies.

In this episode, Ravi reveals how just one good conversation could not only change the destiny of the mentee, but is also a powerful experience for the mentor who gets to share his or her wisdom and experiences and establish a lasting legacy.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How Ravi became so passionate about the idea of mentorship, and the life-changing moment that really got him thinking about his legacy [4:04]

  • The way that he got to see firsthand the magic that can happen when the right people come together in a mentor/mentee relationship [9:07]

  • Why he strongly feels that mentoring is a two-way street [11:15]

  • The top qualities that a mentee looking to be mentored should possess [13:34]

  • Ravi’s vision behind starting MentorCloud [16:52]

  • Why “intentional conversations” must take place for mentoring to be truly effective [19:15]

  • The roles that Ravi’s early mentors played in the success he has achieved [21:17]

  • A simple tip you can use to connect in the best way with potential mentors [26:00]

  • A breakdown of MentorCloud’s innovative new development specifically for women, WE Platform [27:23]

  • The next steps for you to take on your own journey, and the specific questions you can start asking yourself now [33:50]

For More Information:

Resources Mentioned: 

Ravi’s Book, The Art of Mentoring: Simple tools & techniques to achieve your full potential

MentorCloud’s WE Platform (free demos available for Finding Brave listeners)

Kathy’s interview of Ravi on her Forbes Blog, Great Mentors Are Essential For Success, But How Do You Find Them?

Kathy and Garrett Mintz (Ambition In Motion) Forbes Blog, How To Land Great Mentors Who Will Help You Build A Rewarding Career

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time & Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep,

Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail by Keith Ferrazzi

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“I believe in human connections, and as a human race we thrived because of people learning from each other.” [4:05]

“We have the opportunity to write our own story, and to leave a legacy that we want people to remember about us.” [8:08]

“I made a pact that day that I will focus on how I can impact a lot of people, because the best way to live is to live in the hearts of other people.” [8:21]

“If it is easy to find a Starbucks, it should be even easier to find a mentor.” [10:04]

“Make sure that you’re engaged in good conversations, because one conversation can change your destiny.” [20:31]

“Most wisdom that we think we have, we think it’s common sense, but your wisdom is actually good for at least a billion people. I guarantee it.” [22:28]

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