Inspiring Insights from Creative Legends

10 Who Mentor is a behind-the-scenes look at mentoring as told by dynamic creative legends from a variety of creative fields. These first-person accounts provide a fascinating look at the life-changing relationships that shaped their success as actors, dancers, designers, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs. These 10 innovators share moving stories of helping young people discover and channel their creative potential and passion – ushering in the next generation of artistic, cultural, and civic leaders.

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Written by Denise Korn with Neal Kane

Denise Korn is the principal/owner of Korn Design, a nationally recognized brand strategy and design firm. Korn has worked with a wide range of clients including top-of-class developers, entrepreneurs, chefs, and corporate leaders. Her award-winning work provides ground-breaking strategy and design consultation to a diverse range of assignments in the hospitality, restaurant, luxury goods, cultural, and institutional arenas. An active mentor and design advocate, she is the founder of Youth Design, a summer program connecting talented urban high school students to career opportunities in design.

Neal Kane is the founder, president, and creative director of Libretto, a leading provider of strategic messaging and writing services. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has collaborated successfully with hundreds of organizations across the country – from Fortune 500 companies to world-class educational institutions – and has received numerous awards for his work.

10 WHo Mentor Book Cover

The Mentors

Daniel Boulud
Marty Jones
Robert Lewis Jr.
Renee Robinson
Greg Selkoe

Bill Strickland
Petrula Vrontikis
Brian White
Malik Yoba
Denise Korn

Meet Youth Design
All proceeds from sales of 10 Who Mentor will directly benefit YOUTH DESIGN, a unique program for urban public high schools students founded by author Denise Korn. YOUTH DESIGN connects talented kids with hand-on summer jobs under the wings of professional creative mentors in leading design firms, fashion companies and design-driven corporations.

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