Dr. Mollie Marti – lawyer, author, psychologist, professor
It’s funny how, as a child, you are amazed at how much other people know. Whether it be your older sibling, a neighbor, or your parents, the things they know are astounding. But as we grow older, something funny happens. We tend to focus our attention inward on our own journey and experiences, and we start to believe we have all of the answers. This isn’t always a bad thing, it’s good to feel competent and capable. But it becomes a problem when you refuse to accept the help or guidance of others. We must remember that, although no two people experience the exact same thing, there is a lot to be learned from those that have taken a similar path. It is for this reason that mentors can play such a big role in our lives, and Jon and I encourage you to seek one out. In that same token, if you see someone in need of a mentor, don’t hesitate to be of assistance as well. Because we are only as good as the knowledge we pass on.
Our guest this week is Dr. Mollie Marti. Dr. Marti is a psychologist, lawyer and adjunct professor at the University of Iowa. She is a leading authority on resiliency, servant leadership, mentorship, and business ethics. We talk with her about her newest book, Walking with Justice: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life’s Greatest Mentors. In this book, Dr. Marti talks about how her clerkship with Judge Max Rosenn changed her life and set her on a course of philanthropy and love. A truly uplifting, holiday theme!