We owe the philosophy of Coyote Mentoring to the work of Tom Brown Jr. founder of The Tracker School in New Jersey. This system of storytelling, inspiration, shared passion and questioning guides students towards vision. The philosophy of Coyote Mentoring evolved through Stalking Wolf’s mentoring of Tom and Tom’s mentoring of Jon Young. The beauty of this method lies in its simplicity and it’s adherence to core principles. Through Coyote Mentoring, the primary function of education is to discover inspiration, passion and vision. An awesome resource for this philosophy is the book Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, co-authored by Ellen Haas, Evan McGown, and Jon Young.