Virtually anyone can benefit from having a mentor. And most well-known, accomplished and successful people can identify people in their lives who acted as mentors. Seattle Seahawk’s Quarterback Russell Wilson considers Warren Moon to be a mentor; while New England Patriot’s QB Tom Brady considers Charlie Weis and Drew Bledsoe to be mentors.
The following list of mentor pairs was compiled from a variety of sources including autobiographies, biographies, newspaper articles, personal interviews, and diligent historical research. Mentor pairs portrayed in fiction or movies are also included.
Pairings are divided into ten general categories. In most cases mentors and their partners could be included in the same category. However, where a mentor and partner are from different career or life areas, the pairing has been placed in the partner’s category. (A few historical facts or humorous references to the term mentor are included at various places in the listings.)
- Actors, Comedians, Producers and Directors (Stage, Screen and TV) View
- Mentoring relationships depicted in motion pictures and television View View
- Musicians, Songwriters, and Singers View
- Classical and Broadway Musicians, Composers, Conductors, Ballet, and Modern Dancers View
- Fashion, Media and Celebrities View
- Artists, Writers, Photographers, Publishers, Novelists, Poets View
- Mentoring relationships depicted in print (novels stories, fiction) View
- Sports Figures, Athletes, and Coaches View
- Historical, Political, Spiritual and Civic Leaders View
- Business, Industry, Education, Science, and Medical Leaders View
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