The purpose of International Mentoring Day is to foster global understanding and support the mentoring movement worldwide through creating some free mentoring resources. International Mentoring Day takes place on the birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, (17 January) who used his platform to mentor many up-and-coming athletes.
Muhammad Ali lives on as a worldwide mentor. We can all continue to learn from his legacy of advancing diversity and inclusion, his strategic advocacy for a better world and how he engaged people globally through formal and informal mentoring.
In the words of his widow, Lonnie Ali, “Mentors are special gifts to the world. They encourage, motivate, reinforce, and guide others to reach their own individual greatness. After all, mentors have the power to transform lives.”
“Great mentors push you to the edges. They make you realise that you could do things that you’d never dreamed of – that’s the magic of mentoring.” – Wendy McCarthy AO
Browse more free mentoring resources below.