While we always want to be careful that we are following Scripture, there is a precedent for being influenced by those around us.
Note the Apostle Paul’s words to the Philippians:
Philippians 3:17 (HCSB)
Join in imitating me, brothers, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.
Philippians 4:9 (HCSB)
Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Of course make sure one’s advice is consistent with Scripture. I always say, “If you hear from the spirit, and it contradicts the Word of God, you did not hear from the Holy Spirit.”