High-Impact Mentoring

Praise for High-Impact Mentoring

“Bert and Sherry go deep to make sure each of us knows ‘how’ to be in a mentoring relationship more efficiently and impactfully. This book is a full-blown road map on mentoring, and I couldn’t recommend it more highly!”

—Don Yaeger, eleven-time New York Times best-selling author and speaker

“Bert Thornton and Sherry Hartnett have written a superb book on mentorship that is perfect for our times.”

—Dr. G. Wayne Clough, author; former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology; former secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

“Not only a fantastic, comprehensive guidebook for anyone seeking to become an effective mentor but also a superb road map for success in business and life.”

—Michelle K. Gallagher, director of community engagement for Delta Air Lines, Inc.

“The old silverback mentor, Bert Thornton, has once again shown why he was so successful in his role mentoring young aspiring executives in the Waffle House organization.”

—Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia and connoisseur of Bert’s Chili

“Simply put, Bert gives actionable and practical guidance for the guides themselves. The guidance is as solid and dependable as a Waffle House opening after a hurricane.”

—J. Alistair McKenzie, Florida trial attorney and entrepreneur

“Mentoring changes lives. But we typically approach it without focus, strategy, or metrics. In this book, Sherry Hartnett provides a strategic road map for mentoring that matters. This book will forever shift your approach to mentoring, equipping you to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.”

—Brett Culp, acclaimed filmmaker and keynote speaker

“When asked who is an example of an extraordinary leader, I always note Sherry Hartnett. I highly recommend this book for any individual or organization that is looking to elevate themselves, establish a high-performing culture, and become more innovative in this twenty-first century environment.”

—Karen B. Moore, CEO and founder of Moore Communications Group

“This book provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidance for starting and optimizing a superb mentorship program!” 

—Michael G. Kane, COO, local markets, LOCALiQ/USA TODAY NETWORK  

“Finally, a book on the subject of mentoring has been written that comprehensively covers the topic from concept to reality.”

—Mark Faulkner, president and CEO of Baptist Health Care

“Bert Thornton and I were football teammates under the legendary Coach Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech. High-Impact Mentoring offers readers the tools to create Coach Dodd’s culture of excellence in business.”

—Bill Curry, author; speaker; 10-year NFL center with the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers, and Los Angeles Rams (three Super Bowl rings); former head football coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia State

“Want to change lives and prepare young adults for successful careers and lives? Here is a proven step-by-step guide. Bert and Sherry outline the why and how of an executive mentoring program and provide proven, practical advice for developing tomorrow’s leaders, enriching your organization, and creating value in other people’s lives.”

—Dr. Edward Ranelli, dean emeritus, professor, and associate vice president for external affairs at the University of West Florida

“Sherry and Bert make implementation simple. Using their tools and process, you ultimately will promote excellence, leverage strengths, correct weaknesses, raise the standards, drive growth, and, by the way, increase profits. Follow their lead!”

—Matt Eversmann, retired U.S. Army Ranger; professional public speaker; hero of the epic film Black Hawk Down and the Battle of Mogadishu; coauthor of The Battle of Mogadishu and Walk in My Combat Boots

“Sherry lays out the whys and hows of having a successful mentoring program. More importantly, she shares the proven tools to maximize the benefits of the mentoring relationship for mentors and mentees. Having the pleasure of working with Sherry, I can attest that she practices what she preaches, and the College of Business at UWF greatly benefits.”

—Dr. Richard M. Fountain, dean of the College of Business at the University of West Florida

“I have been blessed with Bert in my life directly as a mentor. It is wonderful that he and Sherry have teamed up so others can benefit from High-Impact Mentoring and the lessons within.”

—Olevia McNally, director of telemedicine practice development at Envision Physician Services