Our mentors have stated this is their favorite part of mentoring. As a mentor you strive to be up to date with current knowledge to pass on and you also learn from the mentees during your sessions.
We respect your time. That is why we allow mentors to set their own rates. You can set your hourly rate and adjust it whenever you'd like. Please note that we do encourage mentors to keep their rates 'startup friendly'.
Network with doers and thinkers and not just talkers. Becoming a mentor is a great way to be exposed to a constant stream of new disruptors who are all putting your advice into practice.
Do you meet the requirements to be a growth mentor?
GrowthMentor is a GIVE FIRST platform.
This policy literally enforces that.
This allows members to get access to high level advice at no extra cost.
If an extremely experienced mentor comes on to the platform with a super impressive resume, they will do their first few calls for free – so even bootstrapped startups can get on a call with them.
With all of that being said, we do believe that mentors should be able to choose if they want to be reimbursed for the time after they get their feet wet and get some experience under the belt.
Learn more about our give first pricing model here
If you haven’t figured it out by now, we want to offer help to everyone.
Not everyone can afford $200 an hour to get help with their Facebook Ads.
If a mentor is doing a great job and gets shining review upon shining review- we want them to be able to be reimbursed for their time.
With ten reviews on your profile, you have proven that you are a valuable asset to our community, you can charge whatever you like.
Once you have three reviews, you are able to charge for your time.
Your rate is completely up to you! Some things to consider when deciding your rate:
We encourage you to play around with your rates and availability to find that sweet spot.
If you are busy, limit your availability and raise your price.
In between jobs? Open up your calendar and lower your rate.
Change your rates and adjust them based on your availability and willingness to do sessions.
Mentors and mentees are able to set their communication tools in their profile settings.
It is a good idea to connect with the other person once the session is accepted and the details are given. This ensures that the correct details were given and when it is time to start, you can start on time.
As a mentor, your main responsibility is to guide the discussion in a productive way.
You are the leader of the call in the sense that you need to continue to add value for the entire session duration.
Listen to the mentee’s story and identify critical points in their decision making that you can help to clarify.
Empathise – put yourself in the mentee’s shoes and try to imagine what you would do in their position. They’re seeking your experience and insight, so apply it to their situation.
Help mentees look at perspectives that they may not be seeing.
The call doesn’t have to be technically focused, but it might be. If you have insights on how to better set up a workflow, or leverage features of a specific tool this is definitely the place to share it.
Wherever relevant, try to end calls with action points that your mentees can put to the test. This will increase the value that they get out of a session with you and drive your relationship with mentees forward.
You’re also responsible for ensuring that the call is respectful, productive and that you embody the values of the platform. This is a shared space from people of all walks of life – help us ensure that we to help one another in an open, tolerant and forward thinking environment.
There is no preparation required before sessions.
If you come to an agreement with a mentee to review their work or do something in advance (or after the session) that is completely up to the two partied involved.
There was an incident where a member was trying to get a mentor to book a session with him on his calendar. Backwards, eh?
The mentor flagged the conversation and his response was so good:
“Feel free to book the call at your convenience through the GM platform. We are aiming to centralize all the requests through one single channel.”
Keep it all on the platform so it is all nice and neat.