Talent becomes known when it is found and nurtured and so we should always looking for people who have got some tremendous and unique skills. As people grow older, they rarely think that they need mentors.
In fact, we can always use the advice of those with wisdom and experience. So when one or more people point you in the right direction, think of them as mentors. Keep in touch, and express your thanks whenever you have a success. If your hidden talent is painting and a local artist recommends a teacher who guides you on a path to a gallery exhibition, invite them both to the show.