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Future Workforce Depends on Mentorship, Hands-on Experience

Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …

“Sometimes you have mentors that are very informal — they don’t even know that they’re your mentor, just people that you admire and, I think, want to emulate,” says Crista Hogan, Executive …

“It’s so incredibly helpful to have a group of people that I know I can shoot a text to or I can grab coffee with and say, ‘Hey, what do I do here,’” says Hector Cruz, Director of Alumni …

“He’s just a really innovative thinker; he’s a creative guy. He developed the Murney blog and he just kind of has a refreshing approach to the whole idea of marketing a business,” says Tyler …

“A job site is like conducting an orchestra and you have all of these moving parts, all at the same time, with some guy making sure that everyone is playing the right piece of music at the right …

“He goes out and takes risks and might do something that people advised him against, but definitely follows what he believes is right and truly [is] a very smart guy,” says Rachel Anderson, …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One way employees can get involved is to volunteer as a lunch buddy. That’s where you would spend …

Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer at Cox Medical Center Branson, says two staff members at his high school helped him become the person he is today. “So, I was always that kid who was never going …

“It’s all about who you can be and the steps that you take to get there,” says Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development. Sitzes met her mentor at the …

Trevor Croley of Croley Insurance and Financial has been lucky enough to have a few great mentors in his parents and an early business leader. He shares his story with us.  Duration: 1:26

“I think it’s really important when you’re starting a business to create good quality relationships. You want to find someone who has experienced starting a business,” says Debra Horn, Senior …

Rachel Anderson, Acting Director at The efactory, says they commonly see entrepreneurs who focus on only one aspect of their business. “It’s hard to be the jack-of-all-trades when you do have a …

“I owe more than I’ll ever be able to pay forward when it comes to mentoring, coaching and influence,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he had several …

Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions says there are a number of educators who mentored and encouraged him to keep going in difficult times. “Those little words are significant …

“A good mentor doesn’t always have the answers you want, but they’ll always ask the right questions,” says Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing. Moore says his father-in-law helped teach …

“I was mentored by some amazing women who run massive direct-sales companies that are CEOs and founders,” says Nancy Bogart, CEO and founder of Jordan Essentials. Bogart says there aren’t a lot …

When Ricky Smiley, Founder and Producer of Smiley Records, LLC decided to pursue a career producing music, he didn’t have a mentor, so he looked to celebrities for inspiration. When Smiley met …

“Every time I go to them and think I’m having this crazy idea, they’re like, ‘okay, do it. What aren’t you doing it?’” says Carolyn Billingsley, Producer and Founder of Carolyn …

“Always seek out mentorship. You might not know how to do it, but I promise you, somebody you know knows how to do it, “ says Eric Hadley, CEO and Founder of Got Your Six Coffee Company. Hadley …

“There were so many ladies throughout the years that have influenced me in my career,” says Missy Handyside, General Manager of the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. Handyside says her mother …

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