Who Held the Door Open?

Mentoring Through Life’s Challenges

by Raejean Kanter

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/23/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9798765233252
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9798765233245
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9798765233269

About the Book

This book is titled Who Held the Door Open?, which comes from one of the stories used very often in Raejean’s mentoring. One day, the only good thing she could remember was that someone literally held a physical door open for her. That act changed her whole outlook on what was happening and had an influence on her future course of action. As her mentees know, that story will always be her way of asking them to look for the good in their lives, no matter how small, and appreciate the people who have held the door open in their lives. Raejean has mentored over fifty people in her lifetime. She continues to mentor many more to this day. The following true stories are from four of her mentees. Each of them wrote their own story, in their own words, and in their own style of writing. As you go from chapter to chapter, you will notice how they each have their own way of presenting the unique person they are. Here, they share with you how they have overcome challenging times with the help of a mentor.

About the Author

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.