ABOUT NUDGING TIME

The tried and trusted nudge sequence to ensure mentoring success.

The following is an illustration of Mentorloop’s automated nudge sequence. 

“This sequence provides relevant content and resources to your mentors and mentees exactly when they need them – ensuring positive outcomes for all.” — Lucy Lloyd, CEO

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Day 0 — in-app message

Mentors & mentees just signed up for your mentoring program. Get them excited.

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Sent to mentees

Hi ​{first name}​, and welcome to the {organisation} mentoring program.

I am happy that you have arrived, because that means you have said yes to mentoring. Saying yes to mentoring will pay great dividends for you.

Watch the 2-minute video video below to see why you should be excited about the journey ahead – and how you can get the most out of Mentorloop.

Sent to mentors

Hi ​{first name}​, and welcome to the {organisation} mentoring program.

Thanks for providing your time, experience, and advice to someone who can benefit from it. It can make the world of difference.

Watch the 2-minute video below to see how impactful mentoring can be – and to see how you can get the most out of Mentorloop.

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Day 7 — email message

Eager mentors & mentees are waiting to be matched. Let them know what’s going on and get them prepared for mentoring greatness.

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Sent to mentees

Hi ​{first name​},

Your mentoring program coordinator is working hard to match you with your ideal mentor.

In the meantime, start thinking about what you would like to get out of your mentorship. Once you are matched, having some clear goals and objectives to discuss with your mentor will really help your interactions, and help your mentor know how and where they can help you.

Here is a goal-setting framework others have used in the past.

Get the framework

Sent to mentors

Hi {first name},

Your mentoring program coordinator is working hard to match you with your ideal mentee.

In the meantime, here is a great article for you about what you can get out of being a great mentor.

8 Reasons to be a great mentor

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Day [when you get it done] — email notification & in-app message

Mentors and mentees are matched! Inform them of their match know and help them to make a great first impression.

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Sent to mentees

Congratulations on being matched!

Not sure how to best start the conversation with your mentor? Firstly, thank them for volunteering their time, and then tell them two or three things you’d like to overcome or achieve during your mentorship. 

Something like this:

Hi {mentor name},

Firstly, thanks for providing me with some of your valuable time. I really appreciate it.

Secondly, to get the ball rolling, the main reasons I was looking for a mentor like you is to:

1. {insert your goal)
2. {insert your goal)
3. {insert your goal)

I’d love to get your feedback on these goals, and see where you might be able to help!

Sent to mentors

Congratulations on being matched with your mentee!

If your mentee struggles to get the conversation going, help them out with a few questions which have been proven to create fruitful interactions (after saying hello of course):

(1) What is it that you really want to be and do?

(2) What are you doing really well that is helping you get there?

(3) What are you not doing well that is preventing you from getting there?

(4) How can I help / where do you need the most help?

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2 Days after being matched — email nudge

Ensure your mentors and mentees connect.

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Sent to mentees

Hi {first name},

You were matched with your mentor a couple of days ago, and haven’t said hello yet!

Start the conversion now.

Login and say hello

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7 Days after being matched — in-app message

Ensure mentees are comfortable and prepared going into their mentor meeting.

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Sent to mentees

Not sure what to talk about with your mentor?

Here’s a first meeting agenda for you, just incase.

View first meeting agenda

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30 Days into mentorship — email notification

Keep the momentum going!

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Sent to mentees

It’s been one whole month since you started your mentorship! Time flies when you are making mentoring magic.

Celebrate with your mentor by setting up a meeting for month two.

Setup a meeting now

Don’t go to your meeting empty handed. A great rule of thumb is to bring one topic you definitely want to address to each meeting, and a short list of questions (3-5) that will give you clarity on the subject.

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30 Days into mentorship — email nudge

No momentum or engagement? Plan B. Encourage the mentor to help the mentee out and inspire progress.

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Sent to mentors

Being a mentor isn’t always easy, particularly when mentees may not always come to you with clear goals and objectives.

Here is a helpful checklist for your mentor-mentee meetings. It’ll help clarify what the mentee would like to get out of the mentorship, and crystallise how you can help them.

See the checklist

Setup a meeting with your mentee

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60 Days into mentorship — email message

Mentees should be encouraged to ask the tough questions; mentors should be encouraged to track the mentees progress.

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Sent to mentees

Hi {first name},

You should be getting to know your mentor by now, which means they are getting to know you too.

Because they know more about you now, ask them to check your blind spots – and tell you about them.

What are some potential problems or solutions you are missing?

What are some weaknesses you may be glossing over?

Ask your mentor about your blind spots

Sent to mentors

Hi {first name},

Your role as a mentor is really just to make sure your mentee is executing.

Calibrate how seriously your mentee is taking things and how well they are executing by asking/seeing what they delivered between month 1 and month 2.

Check in on your mentee

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And so it continues, guiding mentors and mentees to success.