This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make, one that can have a huge impact on your Origami Owl designer experience and should not be taken lightly.
I speak from experience! When I joined two years ago, I signed up under the designer for the party I had just attended. I didn’t realize (because I never asked) that it was her first party, that she has only joined a few weeks earlier, that her only interest was in earning some Christmas spending money and that within three months, she would leave the company. My start was rocky, really rocky, and it could have been avoided if I undertstood the role of an Origami Owl mentor from the beginning and made an informed decision when I signed up.
Your Origami Owl mentor’s role is to help you navigate your new business, learn the how-tos, the how-comes and the what-nows. She should be able to train you on the ins and outs of the processes of your business; explaining commissions and bonuses, navigating your back office, entering orders, handling customer service issues, answering your policy and procedures questions.
She should also be able to help you with your own business development tactics; creating your own personal graphics, using social media properly to promote your business, sourcing vendor events.
She should be committed to serving you, to helping you with your goals and reason for joining Origami Owl. Whether you are joining just to receive our fabulous designer discount or if you want to build your own jewelry empire, she should meet you where you are and go down the path that is best for you.
Finally, she should be your cheerleader, believing in and encouraging you throughout your Origami Owl designer adventure!
How to choose an Origami Owl mentor
As the CEO of your business, you need a mentor who is invested in you and who is compatible with you. When considering a mentor, ask her these questions:
- How long has she been with the company?
- What are her goals for her business?
- How often and what methods does she use for team communication?
- Why did she join the company?
- How much time does she devote to her business?
- What role does she play for her team?
Then ask yourself these questions:
- Is she local to me? If not, does it matter? Some people prefer to have a mentor that is in the same geographical location and others don’t. My team is spread across the country and we use social media to “meet”.
- Do her goals jive with my goals?
- Will she be accessible to me when I have questions?
- Am I comfortable with her level of experience? Do I believe she can answer any questions I may have? If not, will she help me find the answers I need
- Can she help me be successful?
- Would I enjoy working with her?
Your Origami Owl mentor plays a crucial role in your new business, especially in the beginning, when you are learning an entirely new system. It’s in your best interest to do your homework and choose an Origami Owl mentor that is best you!
Have a question about how to choose an Origami Owl mentor or interested in joining Team Fearless? Contact me and let’s talk!