“Before GrowthMentor, I used to research problems myself, but always found it hard to relate learnings back to my exact challenge.”

It's still really early days for my startup, but without GrowthMentor I wouldn't have the clarity and momentum towards our goals that I'm currently enjoying.

Benjamin Webster

Co-Founder at Troopl
Country Netherlands
Company Troopl

In one sentence, describe yourself.

Troopl is two Australian bootstrappers building a portfolio platform. I’m the non-technical one.

Before you learned about GrowthMentor, how did you deal with the challenges you faced?

It’s hard to know whose advice to take when you’re feeling like a fish out of water and everything is new. Before GrowthMentor, I used to research problems myself, but always found it hard to relate learnings back to my exact challenge.

Tell us about what you are currently working on.

Troopl is a portfolio platform for junior web developers to showcase their work and be discovered by companies.

Before you learned about GrowthMentor, how did you deal with the challenges you faced?

I would tap into my network, spend a lot of time on youtube videos and read endless articles on LinkedIn.

What ultimately compelled you to sign up for GrowthMentor?

The promise of 12 months’ worth of expert opinions and support was too good to turn down. I knew I needed personal coaching on a really wide range of topics.

What’s your favorite thing about GrowthMentor?

Coming back to mentors a couple of months down the track to demonstrate progress and ask for feedback. That’s really powerful.

Is there a specific session/mentor that stands out in your mind as super helpful?

My second session with Barbara (Stewart) was really impactful. I was able to demonstrate progress on what she tasked me with thinking about and actioning. Then we started making a solid roadmap for the future. Everything was simple, and honestly fun.

Based on things you’ve discussed in calls, do you have any results to tell us about?

It’s still really early days for my startup, but without GrowthMentor I wouldn’t have the clarity and momentum towards our goals that I’m currently enjoying.

How has GrowthMentor helped you?

I think it’s important to always practice your listening skills. To do this with true experts across so many fields has compounded my improvement and enjoyment of simply listening.

What three adjectives would you use to describe GrowthMentor?

Supportive, specialised, organic.

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