While our industry has been through an unprecedented churn last year, it has also seen meteoric growth in the number of establishments and people entering the space over the last decade. With this upward trajectory, there remains a need for more structured development and personal growth to foster an industry that strives for excellence.

Many people attribute part of their professional development to the guidance of a patient mentor who challenged them to think differently and opened their eyes and mind to different perspectives. While each of us develops at our own pace, this type of influence can have many positive and lasting effects.