Mentoring a small business owner is a brilliant way to share your knowledge and experience as well as perfecting your skills at developing others.

Help an entrepreneur or small business owner achieve their goals and realise their potential. Be a sounding board and trusted counsel. Introduce your mentee to new ways of thinking while you develop leadership skills and your own network.

“Business is business, particularly in corporates. If they’re not in the same industry, they’re not talking about the same jargon, they’re opening their minds to different perspectives that still understand what it is to be, a line manager for example. It also prevents poaching."

Jo Burston, Founder of Rare Birds

"I’ve been a mentor with Rare Birds for six months. In that time I have been mentoring two women, senior execs at mid career levels. It’s been a remarkable privilege being able to support & empower these women as they take on challenges and seek to develop themselves."

Sarah Churchward Norton, Systems and Organisational Consultant, Leadership Coach, Rare Birds

What will be expected of me?

We appreciate that your time is limited, therefore all we ask is that you commit two (2) hours each month for twelve months. Communication with your mentee can be in person, on the phone, and/or through free apps such as Skype or Google Hangout.

How will I be matched with my mentee?

Mentors and mentees are matched through Rare Birds’ online platform via an algorithm that matches candidates based on their skill-set, personality, experience and business needs. Once we run your match sessions on the platform, the Rare Birds team then assesses your mentor match personally to assure they are a good fit personality-wise as well as business-wise.