The leadership development encounter we want to share has been ongoing for nearly six years. I met Matt Cooney after he returned from a study abroad experience in Mexico. I was hired as an assistant director and Matt asked me-"Who are you and why should I care?" A bit brazen, but forgivable. Once I told him about my experiences and why I was hired it was like at first sight. Matt and I connected instantly. Things got even more intense when I was his instructor for his internship and he had to be accountable to me online.
Early, S. L. & Cooney, M. A. (2012, December). The Reciprocal Cycle of Mentoring. Knowledge Community for Student Leadership Programs Innovation Newsletter. 18-19.