For years, I often found myself feeling lonely, professionally. I would get frustrated and wish that I had someone with a similar growth marketing mindset to bounce ideas around with. The idea for Growthmentor came from my own personal struggle of being a solo-marketer.
We’re an international team with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Some of our skills are complimentary while others overlap. Alek and Foti are excellent sleepers as you can see below.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously and are not scared to ask for help or speak up when something isn’t sitting right.
We hope to achieve the same for this platform!
We all strongly believe in human relationships and active learning, which just happen to be two of the core values of Growthmentor. The third is humility.
Nobody knows everything and we should all be open to hearing a different perspective on what we are working on. The marketing world and the tools available are changing at light speed, so how can any one person be expected to keep up? Opening yourself up to feedback from your peers will not only make you a stronger person, but also lead to more confidence in your professional life.
It is so easy to get enthralled with the marketing blog world and spend copious amounts of time listening to the smartest of smart peeps on their podcasts. It’s great to take it all in, but at the end of the day, that's all passive learning. You're absorbing everything that they are saying, but really anyone can do that. What matters is what you're doing with that knowledge. Are you moving forward and testing out what you just read? Are you having conversations about what you want to try? Even verbalizing out loud what you just read about can help you to process it fully.
People make the world go round. Sorry bots, you may be impressive, but I’d still rather talk to a human any day. We believe in the lost art of simply “having a chat”. Growthmentor comes down to people helping people. Establishing relationships with marketing professionals from all over the world and sharing failures,ideas and goals is a pretty cool thing in our book.
We’ve spent many an hour going over every aspect and scrutinising every tiny detail of this platform, having disagreements mixed in with laughter and the occasional bottle of wine.