Louise Langheier on Why Tough Mentors Make the Best Mentors

In Chapter 9 of 21 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Louise Langheier answers "How Are You Learning to Be a Better Mentor to Young Social Entrepreneurs?" Langheier shares how her mentor-advisor style is about pushing and challenging young social entrepreneurs to succeed. From her own experience co-founding non-profit Peer Health Exchange, Langheier finds mentors who invest in mentees by asking tough questions the mentors who are most likely to be vested in mentee success. She finds encouragement helpful, but finds the "push" or "challenge" the most important part of a mentor-mentee relationship.

Louise Davis Langheier is founder and CEO of Peer Health Exchange, a non-profit that trains college students to teach health education in public high schools. Louise was selected as a member of the 2011 class of Aspen Entrepreneurial Education Fellows, and was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2012. She graduated from Yale University.