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inspirational speaker who tailored the seminar to the needs of the
individual students being instructed. This office thanks the Mayors Office
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Timothy K. Lynch
Office of Fleet Management
City of Philadelphia
Rick has a magical approach that provides a clear and
concise message specifically designed to the needs of his
audience. Rick will provide all the motivational magic you
will ever need, propelling your organization to the next
level of greater success.
Rick Saldan is a compelling and absorbing motivational speaker and
magician.I have been to five of his
Motivational Magic presentations and it is amazing how he keeps our
college audiences on the edge of their seats.
A highly entertaining performer with great comedy flair. Rich content to
increase students' productivity, peak performance and motivation. If you
need an outstanding motivational speaker for colleges, Rick is definitely
one of the world's greatest speakers and magicians!
Dr. Rob Gilbert, Sport Psychologist,
Montclair State University
Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He
has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his
captivating stories, comedy and magic!
Credit Suisse First Boston
Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every
sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished.
Brian Letscher, Actor
Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, Cold Case, Law & Order and The Mentalist.
Rick Saldan is a wonderful combination of master magician, comic
improviser and first class speaker. The audience loved his program, which
was music to our ears. If you love celebrity motivational speakers such as
Tom Hopkins, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, then you'll love Rick!
Dottie Burman, President
Burtley Productions, Inc.
is an incredibly talented performer and motivational speaker with great insight. He shares many powerful
motivational messages that will enhance your life for the better!
Jack Murray, President
Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on
the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to
make your next event into an extraordinary one, then invite professional
speaker Rick Saldan and his amazing Motivational Magic.
Andres Lara, President
Inspiration Times Magazine
Find A Mentor, Be a Mentor
by Rick Saldan
For the uninitiated, let us
first answer the questions: Who is a mentor? Why does one need a
mentor or why should one try to be one? Where can one find a
mentor? The answer to these questions would probably open up
newer opportunities in your mind as alternate career paths reveal
themselves when you go deeper in the subject.
A mentor is someone who is your
friend, philosopher and guide in matters related to your career,
personal growth and development as well as your personal life. He
or she counsels and advises you not only when you are in a crisis
situation but also when you are crossroads of life – be it any
situation. The person is experienced in matters of life and career
and talks with authority. He is dependable and could be with you
from the start to the end of your career. The corollary to your
understanding could be: What is in it for him? A mentor can gain
tremendously in his own life, as he holds the hand of someone who
needs his help. We believe that there is no better tool in life
which helps you in your personal growth than to be coach to
someone. If you look at this opportunity from the mentors'
perspective, you not only feel proud of the fact that you are
helping someone to reach his own latent potential, but have a
great sense of enhanced self-esteem when you see people depend on
you for advice and guidance.
A mentor is not a closed human
being. He is open to ideas from the people he has taken under his
wing and is frank enough to admit his own mistakes without any
qualms. A mentor shares his experiences with you not just to boast
of his achievements, but to make you understand that there is
always light at the end of the tunnel.
The answer to the question about
why does one need a mentor – the answer is rather simple. None of
us are capable of handling all the complexities of career as well
as personal growth. Instances are not rare when we stand at
crossroads of life and ponder about which is the right direction
to take for future happiness and prosperity. We wish there was
someone who could, from his personal experience, guide and help us
to make that critical choice. A mentor fulfills all these needs
But where does find a person
with such attributes? Many times, you would have found a mentor
without naming him or her as such, as the person advises and
counsels you in critical matters concerning your career, etc. It
is by chance that you have found a mentor without trying too hard
for it! It could be your colleague, superior or even your spouse
or best friend. In case you are not as lucky, you could approach
us, a professional training institute who could guide you to the
right person or a relevant program, where you could find what you
are looking for.
Last but never the least
important aspect of this discussion is why is it important to
become a mentor? Firstly, consider yourself blessed and fortunate
to have been endowed with the essential qualities of a mentor:
open in communication, persuasive abilities, and adequate
experience in a particular skill area as well as in life in
general, experience in meeting a wide variety of people and
situations both in professional life and more. Would it not be
nice to further hone your skills? It is said that whichever
profession you are in, there is no end to learning. What better
opportunities are there in life, which can help you develop your
own knowledge and experience than tutoring and helping others
achieve their dreams? Being a successful mentor could mean that
you touch people's lives where it matters most. You could bring
about a permanent change in peoples' attitudes, remove mental
blocks and help him delve deep into his own mind to find solutions
to his problems, which he till now believed never existed! This in
short is the importance of being a mentor.
Hire Rick Saldan's Motivational Magic to Energize Your Conference or Special Event!
Rick says, "With perseverance, drive,
and vision, you can achieve what once seemed impossible. I
encourage you to strive toward
your vision for a new future -- one that
energizes your gifts, your passions and your untapped hidden potential!"
Rick's ideas, messages, strategies, and first-hand stories
of overcoming adversity against all the odds will inspire your
people. They become enthused, excited, and committed to take
massive action that impacts your bottom line. Your return on investment is powerful.
Rick is a unique
speaker and seminar leader
that combines comedy, theatrical illusions and extensive
audience interaction with inspirational presentations. He
creates a powerful