“What I have really enjoyed about my experiences on MentorCity™ is the rich and dynamic relationships I have built. But perhaps the most surprising aspect of my experience was the opportunity to 'mentor up'. I was apprehensive when I was invited to mentor someone 25 years older than myself! I was worried that our conversation would reflect a power imbalance based on age and experience. I was completely taken aback by the depth of our conversation - the reality was that it truly felt peer to peer. I was able to talk about my experiences, background and best practices for my industry. My mentee was truly engaged with what I was saying and I felt I had established a level of credibility during our conversation. MentorCity™ has given me an opportunity to explore ideas and build relationships with people I wouldn't otherwise have access to. I'm grateful for the growth and experiences I've had as a result.”
~ Jodi Slomp, Regional Trainer, Delta Hotels and Resorts
“What I love most about MentorCity™ is that it is an easy-to-use platform for matching mentors and mentees. Even more importantly it creates a friendly, safe and confidential environment for communication between them. MentorCity™ also brings a lot of useful and supportive resources to the mentoring partners; they have access to how-to information and a great deal of encouragement. MentorCity™ provides the environment and the education, so that the mentoring partners can work and grow from a sound foundation.”
~ Susan Bender Phelps, Odyssey Mentoring and Leadership, and author of "Aspire Higher" a collection of true business and career mentoring success stories.
"Shawn Mintz, President of MentorCity™ has an in-depth knowledge of mentoring. He is very responsive and develops innovative ideas to engage our community. It’s exciting that there is now a platform like MentorCity™ that is easy to use and has the capacity to create larger mentoring programs. Without hesitation, we recommend the MentorCity™ solution."
~ Barry Naymark, Manager, Alumni, Seneca College
“I am a Settlement Worker, serving the Korean Canadian newcomer community. I found MentorCity™ while researching solutions for my clients in career
counselling. In general, newcomers do not have strong connections or networks and I have learned that the best way to find a career or job is through the
assistance of a mentor or someone in your network.
I first set up a personal account with MentorCity™, and imported my LinkedIn profile; it was a very easy setup. After putting out my request, I was immediately provided with viable mentors. I have known my chosen mentor now for over two months and he has given me extremely useful information. His input has not only helped in my work, but has been invaluable to me personally. Initially, we connected over the Internet and then met in person after about a month. Now we communicate in various ways; phone, email, and in person.
MentorCity™ offered the right mentor for me… like he was hand-picked. The connection was quick and the results amazing. I strongly recommend MentorCity™ to my clients, acquaintances and friends.“
~ Micah Adler, Settlement Worker at the KCWA Family and Social Services
“The advice that [my mentor] give me and the way he was able to make me think surpassed the expectations that I had for this relationship.”
~ Harpreet Sahota, 3rd year university student
"I wanted you to be the first to know that the company that I interviewed with have offered me the position of Kitchen Supervisor ... I almost yelled out YES before she finished the sentence! I want to thank MentorCity™ for the help and encouragement in attaining this position…the moral support was the most appreciated part of the experience. When I was feeling at loose ends, my mentor’s words of encouragement were of the greatest help."
~ Duane Anderson, Chef, George Brown College Alumni via George Brown’s MentorCity™
“Shawn has written a wonderful book. The information shared is priceless. Enjoy and buy an extra one … to pay-it-forward and gift to a non-profit leader in your community whose passion is mentoring!”
~ A Healthier You Event
“Shawn has written a wonderful book on a topic of personal interest to me. It shows the fine points of engagement for both Mentors and Mentees. This is an often overlooked area in most teams be they be a regular for profit corporation or a non-profit. I would highly recommend this gem for one's personal library.”
~ Sunny Badalera
“A brilliant read. When you write about your passion it comes out loud and clear. Mentoring is Shawn's passion and dream. Everything is here for you and the lessons are real. Don't guess your success when Shawn can lead you to it for less than a cup of coffee. Help fuel the excitement by reading and writing about your own personal mentoring success story.”
~ Curt Skene
“Thank you very much for the book. I finished reading it…. or actually I should say listening to it on my iPhone :) It's a very good introductory book and it answered quite a lot of questions I had.”
~ Aamir Iqbal
Speaking Engagement Testimonials
“Shawn recently ran a mentoring workshop for me to a group of government workers from Brazil. His presentation was not in Portuguese...but he still delivered an inspirational and concise presentation about mentoring programs that work. He made me a believer in the power of mentorship!”
~ Sang Park CEO, SPARK Job Services
“I had the pleasure of hearing Shawn speak recently at the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) for which I am speaker liaison. Shawn spoke to our members, who support Senior level executives in the downtown Toronto business community, about the benefits of MentorCity™ and demonstrated the program. Shawn's presentation was dynamic and informative and engaged the members to participate. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Shawn - his passion was evident from the moment he arrived and he maintained the energy for the evening. I would not hesitate to call upon him again.”
~ Lydia M. Allaire Business Entrepreneur/Virtual Executive Assistance
“Every once in a long while you meet someone who is so excited to help others and make a difference they don't truly know how successful they are. Shawn is one of those men. For the better part of 10 years his number one driver has been to help others become all they can be. I truly hope you get to meet him. He's one of those guys who really will change the world.”
~ Randy Taylor, Keynote speaker, professional coach, president Taylormadeleadership
“I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Shawn as a guest speaker for an event I organized for students at Ryerson University (Ted Rogers School of Management). He spoke about "Building your Network and Exploring your Career Path”. Shawn motivated the students with his inspiring words and passion for the importance of building a relationship with a mentor. The feedback was overwhelming and positive. Many of the students have already contacted Shawn for more information about mentorcity.com and how they can start creating new career contacts. Keep encouraging individuals to strive towards their passions and life goals!!”
~ Alethia Davis Career Consultant, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
"I want to tell you that one member commented...Of all the speakers, this one really got us going!...I must say, you have a way of scooping people up and getting them involved. We so enjoyed your time with us"
~ Participant, Writers and Editors Network, Toronto, Ontario
"I enjoyed your presentation and came away with further inspiration on what it means to be a mentor and how to find one as well. I also discovered that I need to answer a lot of internal questions about myself and my goals … so I look forward to signing on to mentorcity.com as I believe this tool will help guide me in the right direction."
~ Julie, participant, HACE (Heritage, Arts, Culture & Entertainment collective) Brampton, Ontario