Every once in awhile as you go through life you are fortunate to meet someone who is willing to come along beside you and intentionally help you both professionally and personally. John Sauer was that kind of person. I knew John for over 30 years and always appreciated his insights into people (including me!), his wit, storytelling and direct but caring manner. He helped me accelerate my professional growth as a young manager just out of grad school and especially later when I started my consulting career. John always made time to talk and offered me such encouragement and advice. He could give me just the right dose of confidence when I sometimes had self-doubt but also he was never afraid to challenge my thinking or tell me about some mine field I might not see. I always appreciated his friendship and steadfast commitment to family and friends. Thanks to John's example, I am now more intentional about passing on to other professionals the same kind of support and advice my mentor gave me. May God grant you peace and good memories Carol, Mike & Sara. Ciao, my good friend.