My friend Gerry was a great artist and died recently from complications associated with Parkinson’s disease.

My friend and fellow student, Gerry, was in the Ambassador Hotel audience when Robert Kennedy gave his last speech which was intended to support his 1968 campaign for U.S. President, having won the California primary.

When we’d reminisce about the old days at UCLA and living in L.A., we’d often…


When I was travelling around North America delivering keynotes, seminars, or workshops on mentoring, I would typically begin each session with the question: “How many people in the audience currently have a mentor or have had a mentor in the past?” I’d also ask this same question at the beginning…


One of the advantages of the Internet is instant access to unlimited essays, publications, podcasts and sources for information about every possible topic. And one of the disadvantages of the Internet is instant access to unlimited essays, publications, podcasts and sources for information about every possible topic.

With millions of…


Quotes are a valuable way to create value in mentoring. They can serve as a source of inspiration, an acknowledgment of value gained, a tool for clarifying ideas and act as a catalyst for reflection and learning.

Over the years, I have collected a variety of quotes which I originally…


Our lives are continually influenced by a series of transitions marked by engaging in reflection, making resolutions and setting or re-setting goals. With a world characterized by considerable turmoil, turbulence and conflict, a review and possible realignment of personal and professional priorities is inevitable.

Transitions happen throughout the year, and…


That shrill voice. Those lame jokes. A few zingers. A stunned audience. Comedian Michelle Wolf made her national debut at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner. She shot for the moon and mostly landed on her duff. …


We reached a milestone in our collection of famous mentoring relationships in our curated collection known as The Mentoring Hall of Fame.

The list of mentor pairs was compiled by Rey Carr from a variety of sources including autobiographies, biographies, newspaper articles, personal interviews, and diligent historical research. …


The last few weeks have seen a frenzy of reports about the use and alleged misuse of data collected by the biggest names on the Internet: Facebook, Google and Amazon. In addition, considerable media attention has been devoted to identifying commercial culprits such as Cambridge Analytica and AggregateIQ who have…


Three Reasons Media Has it Wrong About Data Collection Practices

The last few weeks have seen a frenzy of reports about the use and alleged misuse of data collected by the biggest names on the Internet: Facebook, Google and Amazon. In addition, considerable media attention has been devoted to identifying commercial culprits such as Cambridge Analytica and AggregateIQ who have…

Rey Carr

I’m a mentor, coach, and peer support leader. I love writing and finding ways to engage people in learning about things that have meaning for them.

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