I chose Courtney to be my mentor because she was the American Cancer Society Representative for our Relay event.
I would describe Courtney as passionate, organized, and determined to make a difference through the American Cancer Society. She is a people-person and has the ability to relieve stress in a situation just by being herself. She is able to work through any obstacle that comes her way (there were quite a few this year) and can create an alternative outcome for any inconvenience.
She helped me stay focused on what was important, instead of dwelling on little inconveniences, she helped me look at the bigger picture and see that most of the little things would work themselves out by the time the event came.
I learned from Courtney that planning this kind of an event take optimism. I noticed that most committee members complained about the bad things that happened and Courtney tried to steer the conversation into a more positive direction. Yes, the negatives are important to address, but Courtney showed me that dwelling on them isn't worth it.
If I didn't address above, Courtney Ross was the Staff Partner from the American Cancer Society who helped us plan the event and was the one who led most monthly meetings. She helped reach out to businesses and communities, while also trying to get the committee members to reach out as well. She worked most of the logistics of the event, something I wasn't familiar with, which is another reason I wanted her to be my mentor.