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What are tips to make the most of my one-on-one session?
During your session By talking to hundreds of our mentors, we've found a few proven ways to have impactful mentorship sessions. Like all pieces of business school wisdom, we've also found an acronym to help you remember how to have career-defining one on ones. Here are the ABC's of mentorship: Action Items, Background Information, and Candidness. Action Items Action items allow for mentees and mentors to iterate on challenges together. In your next session: Define a few action i
How should I prepare for my one-on-one session?
1. If it's your first call, be ready to introduce yourself We recommend that you share the following information What is your current role? How long have you been in that position? What were you doing before? Who do you report to? How big is your team? Company? How many direct reports do you have? Are they IC? Managers? Where do you see yourself in 3 years? 5 years? 2. Define your challenge When you booked the session, you should have linked the session to an existi
What is Plato's refund policy for individual seats?
What is Plato's refund policy (specifically for individual seats)? While you are free to cancel your subscription at any point, we do not offer refunds midway through a subscription period. Instead, your subscription will be terminated at the end of the current subscription period, and your membership will not be renewed. Please ensure to let us know about your intent to cancel your membership before your renewal date. If you let us know on the day of renewal, the payment may already be pr
Why Mentorship Needs Time Limits
You've found your perfect Mentor at Plato. They're engaging, have incredible experience, and are exactly what you need to get from Point A in your career to Point B. Why would you ever want to end this relationship? While there will never be a binary answer to this question, there are a few reasons why it is important to kick-off mentorship relationships with time limits in mind, even with the most ideal mentor: Things change: your mentor today might be the right person to help yo
Is it Time for a New Mentor?
At some point, most mentorship relationships will reach a critical inflection point where the mentee (or mentor) asks the question: is it time to break up this relationship? Don't worry - this is a natural feeling! Much like personal relationships, mentorship breakups are not easy to navigate. We at Plato want to make it easy to meet new mentors and mentees and begin relationships with people you ot
Double Opt-In Mentorship
At Plato, we’ve seen many examples of how powerful a genuine connection and affinity between a mentee and mentor can be. With tens of thousands of calls a year, we’ve learned a lot about what makes an outstanding mentorship, and we’re excited to share the updates we’ve made to our platform to harness even more of that potential for both mentees and mentors. We have seen that the best mentorships are the ones where both the mentee and the mentor feel a strong connection. When either party is dis