Category: Mentor

People who Inspire: Jim Protin on the most important job in America

  James E. Protin, Jr. may be a business strategist, but he’s really a teacher at heart. Just ask the 200 kids he’s coached in high school basketball, the elementary classes he recently spoke to, or his colleagues at the engineering firm where he works in Pittsburgh. “My dad planted that seed. He was a teacher and he coached every…


Water Cooler Lessons: Care about everything you do

Long before Paul Ruggieri became a 21 time Emmy Award winning television photojournalist, he was a high school student on a mission. “A teacher, Mr. Orlando, put a camera in my hand and asked me to take photos for the yearbook. That’s when I discovered a path to a career. I started thinking about how great it would be if…