In Who Held the Door Open?, Raejean Kanter shares her love of mentoring and storytelling. For most of her lifetime she has been listening to people who were searching for answers. With her unique strategy of reflective listening and storytelling, she enables others to find the answers they are seeking within themselves. Her mission in this book is to share her many years of experiences and show how mentoring can make a positive change in people’s lives.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ms. Kanter has a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert College and a Masters of Education from Cardinal Stritch University. Her professional career includes work in youth ministry, adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy prevention, non-profit agency administration, charitable foundation management and public relations.
In addition, she has written five children’s books under the name of Grandma Book’s World. The mission of this series is to help young children learn about other cultures and foster a greater understanding of inclusion. Early in her career she co-authored Understanding Sex and Sexuality, a book about human growth and development for middle school students.
When she isn’t busy with her work endeavors, she enjoys traveling and she greatly values time spent with her family. After being a widow for seventeen years, she married again in 2021. Together, she and her husband have traveled the world and she has visited over fifty countries. She has two adult children and six grandchildren who are at the center of her heart. With her recent marriage, she added two stepsons and two more grandchildren.