This past week, a younger co-worker asked to shadow me at work;
I was offered the opportunity to coach a group of figure skaters ages 6-8;
I was assigned a prospective candidate to interview for my college.
My plate was pretty full and little sleep was had (nothing new)…
But I threw myself into each experience.
And in the process remembered how much I adore mentoring, coaching and passing on wisdom (used loosely here).
Each separate event had me deep in preparation. I outlined appropriate questions to ask an ambitious high schooler, considered work tasks most interesting and even went on the United States Skating Association website to look up basic skills I may have forgotten (I admit it).
The result was worth the effort.
Offering work advice left me feeling humbled.
Speaking to a high school student determined to surpass insurmountable life obstacles was inspiring.
And helping to mold a new generation of athletic character in the form of 6 and 7 year olds…
Was just plain Awesome.