Newt Fowler sat down for a conversation with Mike Gill, Chairman of Evergreen Advisors, published in www.Citybizlist.com. Here is an excerpt of the article…
How does one seek out mentors? Is that enough? What does it take inside of us to be reflective enough to grow? I explored these questions with Mike Gill and came to better understand from a consummate mentor to many exactly what he means by “positive energy,” how we comport ourselves, and how we choose to learn from others.
The Skinny. Mike Gill is CEO of Hoyt Capital, a small investment firm providing capital and business advice to start-up and existing enterprises and also serves on the Board of Advisors for Evergreen Advisors, a regional M&A and advisory firm.
Wanting to Succeed. Mike has mentored many business leaders in the region, so when we sat down for breakfast, I wanted to understand what makes a great mentor. But Mike really wanted to explore what it takes to succeed in business, what attributes enable a young entrepreneur to succeed. So Mike had us start our conversation at the other end of my question: what is it that makes a young entrepreneur “want to be successful?” He started by telling the story of another Calvert Hall alumnus, a fellow who, with 28 promotions, worked his way through IBM to become its CEO – Sam Palmisano. “How does that internalized desire become demonstrated by actions?” Mike answered his own question, “he is always working to get better, a constant effort at self-improvement.”
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