True Mentors

True Mentors


My mother and I were featured in Voyage Chicago. In the article, we discuss our ups, downs, and success of our business. This would not have been possible without True Mentors and specifically my mentor Butch Pintozi! Thank you to Quinton and the whole True Mentors team!

True Mentors and the Mentors of True Mentors has really assisted me in understanding the mindset of a business owner or business professional. Starting with Gary Rabine with his positive outlook and enthusiasm, to Ed Zeman with his wisdom and experience with business and people. The Support and future outlook of Ryan Daube to the servant attitude of Tom Walter. I could have kept going, to Krzysztof Garlewicz to Elizabeth Colón-Rivera to Debra Pizer. Just know the experiences these mentors have sow into me, is the reason my success is here today. #share this post and wite a #comment on your experience with a #TrueMentor or a #Mentor


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We connect aspiring and ambitious business professionals with today's successful leaders in a mutually beneficial Mentor/Mentee relationship.

We provide an environment where a mentor can create a legacy and mentees can reach their full potential. At True Mentors, we seek to bridge the skills gap by providing practical mentorship to thousands of individuals. Our mission is to guide people through mentorship and give them the opportunity to have shared experiences with leaders in their respective industry. We believe that education and jo


Pictured here is Rabine Paving Mid-Atlantic performing a 4” mill and pave with complete layout and restripe in July 2020. This project consisted of 11 parking lots throughout the apartment complex and is roughly 3,400 tons of material. They paved it in 2.5” base and 1.5” topping. Way to go RPMA! #nationwidepaving


From all of us at True Mentors, Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Wishing you all a safe and fun weekend!


Spotlight% MENTEE Christian Harris

Christian Harris is an Oak Park native and the owner of a residential/commercial based cleaning business, MaidPro Oak Park! Aside from this, he is a Senior Consultant at OVP Management Consulting Group Inc., and sits on the Young Professionals Board of H.O.M.E in Chicago, an organization dedicated to affordable housing for low-income seniors.

Christian's next business ventures will be guided by his entrepreneurial spirit and community outreach. Way to go, Christian!

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"Never let anyone come to you without coming away better and happier." - Mother Teresa #MentoringMonday



Our Inside the Boardroom Series from a while back featuring Tasty Catering! Thank you to Thomas Walter for having us and for all the work you do. Need an event catered? Check them out 👉

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Spotlight% MENTEE% Hayden Humphrey

Feeling empowered and want to make a difference in the world? 🤔Check out our spotlight this week.... Hayden Humphrey!

As the founder of Hayden Humphrey Coaching, creating impactful results, taking ownership for what you want, and establishing a business model that is right for you are only some of the key focuses that Hayden expands on with his clients. Being a success coach has inspired Hayden to join outside organizations and teams to help them effectively create, collaborate, and communicate through workshops and speaking engagements. We're grateful Hayden is on our team! Great job!

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As a pioneer in the American animation industry, Walt Disney introduced several developments for the advancement of synchronized sound, technicolor, and camera functionality. His monumental success has lead to him to be the name we all know and love. 🙌

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” 🌟

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We miss seeing and meeting with our members at our great events! Keep up-to-date with every TrueMentors via our social platforms and!


Spotlight% MENTEE James Hannah

We shine our spotlight on James "JJ" Hannah this week, founder of Hannamated Productions! James and his team are taking video production to the next level by building relationships with their clients in order to showcase their brand and tell their story.

James insists that you will love your product so much that you'll gladly tell your friends that "Hannah Made It!" ...... Hannamated!

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"Success takes perseverance, determination, and an unwavering belief in what you have chosen to do." - Gloria Estefan

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Quality Video

What is the top quality that you feel the next generation of leaders need? Listen to what the professionals have to say! 👉

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#TuesdayTech - Not only has Rabine reduced its carbon footprint by using drones for various tasks, utilizing drones has also been an incredible way of providing our clients and customers outstanding service while keeping social distancing!


Spotlight% MENTOR% Lisa Strasman

For our spotlight this week... Lisa Strasman! Lisa is the President of NCSA Athletic Recruiting and used to play professional hockey all across the world! Her love of the sport led her to want to inspire others to pursue collegiate athletics by assisting applicants in the recruiting process.

Lisa was recently named one of the 2019 Top Women in Sports by Cynopsis Media and is a frequent speaker and featured panelist at events like SXSW. Keep doing an amazing job, Lisa!


Big kudos to Rabine's very own Jim Blackowicz! "Jim was doing it all, from sweeping the curbs to directing traffic, all while maintaining a positive attitude! We love guys like that." - Tucker Johnson, VP for Operations, Ringland-Johnson Construction.


Treat your #zoommeeting as you would any other meeting. Engage in conversations that promote shared experiences and values with one another since we cannot meet in person YET!

Shoutout to some of our awesome members for their participation! We couldn't do it without you!

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Inspiring the next generation of leaders through meaningful connections. 🤝 What does leadership mean to you? #MentoringMonday


A TRUE testimony! Thank you Hannamated Productions for the kind words!

Interested in putting more value in your network? 👉


Spotlight% MENTEE Sunitha Chandy

Our weekly spotlight shines on Sunitha Chandy! As a licensed clinical psychologist at Artesian Collaborative, LLC, Sunitha is out to change the world by changing how people relate to themselves, others, their workplaces and their communities.

To Sunitha, changing the world means recognizing and working through pain, tension, and pressure. Let's all follow in Sunitha's footsteps and do our best to challenge how we live our lives every day! ☀️

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"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Audrey Hepburn

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Mentors and mentees who NETWORK together SUCCEED together! 📈 Looking to expand your professional development and build valuable, authentic relationships? Check out

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Spotlight% MENTOR Larry Kaufman

Spotlight of the week... Larry Kaufman - Regional Managing Director for the Midwest at Experis US. Larry has been a globally published speaker and trainer on LinkedIn for more than a decade, focusing on sales roles and operational leadership.

We thank Larry for all of his hard work! 🙌

"Do something everyday to close business, improve your quality of life, network with the right people while in transition or to simply expand your professional network with the right people."

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As an advocate for the betterment of humanity, the Dalai Lama believes in the values of compassion, forgiveness, and self-discipline. 🌎

There is no success without sacrifice - "Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it." - The Dalai Lama

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"Bold is being unapologetic for what it is that matters most to you."
What does it mean to be BOLD for you? 💪


We love highlighting our members' monthly wins! 💯 Lauren Schnidman is the owner and founder of In Motion Physical Therapy and taught her first virtual class: A virtual Foam Rolling Class to a Private FB group of Mom Runners in Lincoln Park/Lakeview. Lauren was extremely happy that she had such a large turnout and is very proactive in ways to keep people moving during this pandemic. Great job, Lauren! 🙌

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“This is your time, and it feels normal to you. But, really, there is no ‘normal.’ There’s only change, and resistance to it, and then more change.” - Meryl Streep

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We are so grateful to help businesses like Smith Physical Therapy and Running Academy achieve results through our mentorship program! 📈 The connections between business executives and small business owners are invaluable and become greater over time in the professional world.

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A weekly WIN!🏆 Our very own member Maria Smithson and her sister, Kate have been keeping busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have recently launched They've built the platform to:
1. Bring people smiles during this time of crisis
2. Support small businesses
3. Find a cure for COVID-19

They are looking to make an impact and get the word out there. Share the site with anyone you think should see it!


Are You Stressed Right Now? -


"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs

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Our fellow mentors and mentees were pleased to travel to Darley Company for one of our Inside the Boardroom series! In 1908, Darley started out building a series of pumps that were suited for attachment to Ford Model "T" trucks, providing an inexpensive fire truck option for small towns. The idea grew as a token of inspiration for entrepreneurs seeking success in their businesses. Thank you again, Darley & Co.!

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Spotlight% Michael_Gross

Check this spotlight out! 💡

Michael Gross, a Chicago native, serves as the President of Clutch Global Logistics. As a serial entrepreneur, executive, and passionate strategist, Michael's professional background is rooted in strategy, finance, and operations. Great job, Michael!

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"She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life."- Oprah Winfrey reflecting on her mentor, Maya Angelou, the decorated poet and civil rights activist.

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We assist our mentees every step of the way in choosing a mentor that they feel comfortable with. This one-sheet shows just how we do it, which maximizes results for you and your business! 🌐📈

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Ernest Swierk

Spotlight this week 💡Ernest Swierk!

Ernest's story is one that encompasses the American dream. At age 16, Ernest came to the U.S. from Poland to achieve his dream of being a business owner. Having minimal support, Ernest soon realized he created a business that offered value to people despite being told his whole life it wasn't possible.

Now, Ernest is the president of Rainbow Property Maintenance and is with True Mentors because he believes with the right support, anything is possible. Thanks Ernest!


In the 1950's, Christian Dior hired Yves Saint-Laurent to be his personal assistant. As his mentor, Dior taught Saint-Laurent the secrets of haute couture and how to run the empire he had already begun.

#Mentoringmonday helps professionals reflect on those mentors who have provided guidance, growth, and professionalism not only themselves, but to others in their network. Let us know in the comments who has helped shaped your career for the better!

#truementors #mentorshipmatters #mentoring

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Spotlight% MENTEE Christian Harris
Spotlight% MENTEE% Hayden Humphrey
Spotlight% MENTEE James Hannah
Quality Video
Spotlight% MENTOR% Lisa Strasman
Spotlight% MENTEE Sunitha Chandy
Spotlight% MENTOR Larry Kaufman
Spotlight% Michael_Gross
Ernest Swierk
Spotlight% MENTOR% Jacqueline Ruiz




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