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Become A Mentor - 9 Concrete Reasons Why We Need A Mentor

“ One of the defining moments of my life came in the fourth grade, the year I was Mrs. Duncan’s student. What Mrs. Duncan did for me was to help me to not be afraid of being smart. She encouraged me to read, and she often stayed after school to work with me, helping me choose books and letting me help her grade papers. For many years after that, I had one goal that I would one day become a fourth-grade teacher who would win the teacher award–because I was going to be the best teacher anyone had ever seen!”


– Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show


At Paris Talks, we’re looking for our own Mrs. Duncan and we believe it’s not late.


We strongly believe it’s not too late to have our own mentor.

Our belief in mentoring has always been solidified through our company culture.

Listening and sharing. All this, while learning something new and interesting every day.

We’re convinced no one can ever be too good or too successful to have a mentor. No one will ever be too old, clever, or experienced to have a mentor.

Most successful people have mentors.

Successful Businesspeople have had their business coaches or mentors and still have them.

“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.”

– Eric Parsloe, the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring

Here are the 9 Concrete reasons why we need a mentor:

  1. To be taken under someone’s wing and help us stay motivated and discover the path we may need to take.
  2. To understand what it takes to get to the top and be a valuable platform for people that dream of a better future for Humanity.
  3. To be provided with a wealth of knowledge and resources and helped to connect with various Experts.
  4. To have our own personal cheerleader that helps us discover new opportunities.
  5. To have an advocate of our achievements and someone that’ll be there for us every step of our projects.
  6. To have someone that praises our accomplishments and provides us with constructive feedback.
  7. To help us to be passionate about our success and brands.
  8. To have someone who pushes us to hone and learn new skills needed for our future roles.
  9. Provide life-long career advice and friendship.

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Reach an exclusive and engaged crowd of futurists, decision-makers, artists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, community leaders, entertainers, and more.

Become A Sponsor

The Paris Talks ideas festival features more than 15 innovative and influential speakers and entertainers. If you know someone who belongs on the Paris Talks stage, or if you believe you belong there yourself, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you!

Please use our speaker application (and) recommendation form.

Become A Speaker

At Paris Talks, we’re always looking for men and women with extensive life experience to show us the way and we believe it’s not late.

We strongly believe it’s not too late to have our own mentor.

Our belief in mentoring has always been solidified through our company culture.


Become A Mentor

The Paris Talks ideas festival runs on the energy of our lovely volunteers who care about promoting user experience – and your contribution can help make Paris Talks the leading platform for the exchange of ideas among futurists.

As a volunteer, you’ll be a vital part of our festival and help to write a welcoming and outstanding event experience for hundreds of attendees from all over the world.

Become A Volunteer

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