Being a Mentor
By Lori Marble, APR, Fellow PRSA

When inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows it’s an honor. It is also an expectation to join a great body of mentors.

We refer to mentoring as our calling card. It’s one of the things we do best. For many it is a natural part of our everyday professional lives.

Each mentee/mentor relationship is unique. They all hold valuable lessons. There are times though, when “magic” happens. Information and inspiration sharing is spontaneous and mutual.

Mentor Match, found on the PRSA website, was the conduit for my current mentoring relationship. She describes finding a professional focus. I gained an energizing sounding board and motivator.

Mentoring is a win-win. I have always gained as much as I’ve share. This go-round that is definitely the case.

We all have personal and professional goals. Finding the right Mentor Match could be one of yours.

I agree with my mentee, each relationship is unique and powerful. #FindAMentor #BeAMentor #AspireHigher with PRSA.


Lori Marble serves as the Director for Strategic Innovation at Mercy Hospital Joplin. Before entering health care, Marble held public relations positions in higher education, government, and as an independent practitioner. Marble was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2015 and currently serves as mentoring co-chair.