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Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”


The Art of Mentoring illustrates the innate desire humans have for connection and for “mentoring.” Harold Taber, Jr., has lived his life in the pur-suit of excellence, and with the intent to pass on to others what he has learned. When faced with a variety of life’s adventures, his commitment to learn and be a mentor to others has guided him. Read about Harold’s journey and the different characteristics required to be a positive, influential mentor/mentee such as humility, faith, trust, prayer, and generosity. Learn the practical steps needed to enter into a meaningful mentorship relationship involving time management, crisis management, and work-life balance. This book allows you to peek into Harold’s life and read the many compelling stories that show the power of investment in one another. Harold has written this book with the heart to be a mentor and touch lives,whether the CEO of a business, a full-time parent, a student, or anyone in between. Mentorship is for everyone, and this information will enrich all who read it.

Meet Harold Taber

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Harold C. Taber Jr. (1939-2023)

Harold Taber, Jr. started his business career at the University of California, Berkeley’s business school. Additionally, he took executive courses at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the former COO of Coca-Cola, Los Angeles, and was with the company from 1975-1988 before transitioning to become President of Hansen Natural Beverages, later known as Monster Beverage in the late 1990s. Among his many accomplishments, several are held near and dear to his heart: the founding of the Biola University MBA’s Mentorship Program in 2000 and teaching classes on Servant Leadership. A mixture of his business skills and love for others established his passion for mentorship. Harold has been married to his beautiful wife, Judie, for 60 years, and they have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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Celebration of Life: Harold C. Taber Jr.

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Harold Calvin Taber, Jr, a longtime figure in the beverage industry, was born April 19, 1939 and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on May 3, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Calvin Taber and Dorothy Lynn Taber. Harold is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Judith Kay Taber (Mills); son Harold Calvin Tab Taber, III and Colleen; son Tim and Tracy; daughter Tami and Brad Keays; 6 grandchildren: Toby, Tristin, Emma, Paige, Timory, and Harold Calvin Cal Taber, IV; sister Lynn Taber and Fred Borcherdt.

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