I recently just had a former student from a few years back interview me for a college project she is doing on mentors. So here is part one of the interview.
Short Bio (why they are capacitated to be your mentor):
I was born February 7, 1983 in Cobourg Ontario. I went to Burnham Public School, Terry Fox Public School, and I graduated from CDCI WEST High School Grade 12 in 2001 with honors and OAC in 2002. I graduated with honors from Trillium College with a Diploma in Business Administration and a certification in Supervisory Management. I started my Taekwondo training in February 1998. I bought my taekwondo dojang from my original instructor in May 2003 while still attending college at the age of 20. I won my first two world championship in July 2010, two more in 2011, and my last one in 2012. I set a new world record in July 2013. I have been featured on ESPN, Fightsports network, and tomcast. I earned my fifth degree black belt in June 2011. As of this writing I have been nominated for an award at the first ever Breakers Hall of Fame in Norwich Connecticut on October 26, 2013. I have also won several people choice and reader’s choice awards. Have received two letters of congrats from local members of parliament, received a plague from the Mayor of Cobourg, and won a civic award from the town of Cobourg in 2012.
1. What values are you committed to?
The values I am committed to are; loyalty, courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, respect, friendship, hard and smart work, and continuos learning.
2. How would you describe your modus operandi (life perspective)?
I would have to say that I look at life as a learning experience. We are always growing and learning. We must seek out what we are meant to do in life and embrace it fully. We are here to help build each other up and never put each other down.
3. What qualities do you look for in the people you hire/surround yourself with?
I look for the following qualities in people I hire/work with/hang out with: integrity, honesty, hard working, intelligence, independence, clever, loyal, outgoing, creative, and fun.
4. How do you show others that you believe in them?
I show others that I beleive in them by giving them more responsibilities when I know they can handle them. I teach them new things that I may not teach others because I know they will benefit from more from the knowledge and experience. I give them extra projects that will help them become good leaders. My main job besides teaching martial arts is developing new leaders. I make them feel like they are contributing to something big.
These are short answers. I could go on and on and go into much further details. Also these answers can change in a short few months based on the learning experiences I go through.
Master Jonathan Field