Welcome to halo house: a mentor match-making service built on shared value.
halo house is a marketplace the connects mentees seeking wisdom and mentors sharing experiences. Connect with leading operators, investors and creators around the world from tech, start-up, venture and e-commerce. We provide matches based on aligned intentions. The service is free to use. Any mentee of halo house will automatically gain access to the broader halo community and events.
Seven FAQs to get you started.
1. How do I sign up?
Mentees and mentors complete a brief survey on their behavioural goals and values.
Mentees are matched with mentors based on aligned goals and experiences.
2. How does the matching process work?
Halo house will propose a mentors with whom the mentee can proactively connect.
As a mentee, this means after sign-up, you’ll be provided with mentor matches to contact. As a mentor, this means after sign-up, you may be contacted by a mentee - only if there’s the right match and they choose to do so. The mentor commits to 1 meeting if contacted before agreeing to the match. There is no obligation here. If it’s not a mutual connection, reach back out to halo house and we’ll reassess.
3. Once I’ve signed up, what are the touch points with halo house?
Once you sign-up, a representative from halo house will reach out for an initial 15 minute introductory zoom. The purpose is to answer any questions and help shape the cadence and agenda for any future relationship. Ultimately, the power lies with you, but halo house is here to support with the tools.
The initial cadence is typically 8 weeks from the initial match. At the end of the first cadence, a survey will be sent for feedback and one of two three steps: a new connection with a new mentor, the continuation of the existing relationship, or a pause.
4. Is there a curriculum for mentoring?
The nature of the mentoring and the course of the relationship is entirely up to the mentor and mentee. That said, we do recommend some guardrails for the relationship.
Ultimately, the mentee must drive the relationship and the discourse. The mentor is there as a steward for the mentee, so the mentee will be the one to make the first move.
5. What is the typical length of a mentoring relationship?
We typically recommend 8 sessions, over 8 weeks to 16 weeks.
6. What are some guardrails for the relationship?
While halo doesn’t enforce how the community of mentors interacts outside of halo house, there are some guardrails we recommend to get the most out of the relationship:
Cadence: 8 sessions over no more than 4 months, for 45 minutes.
Content: Question led, with the mentee proposing 3 open questions on a theme each session. Session themes could align to the intentions for the mentoring relationship.
Intention-led: The focus is on aligning behaviours to manifest intentions, not executing against hard goals to achieve discrete outcomes. This means mentors and mentees are encouraged to focus on input themes and intentions, versus output binary outcomes. Themes may include building aligned values, defining core behaviours, and habitualising value-driving actions. A goal may therefore be "manifest love", "restore balance", "empower my team" rather than "find a partner", "lose x kilograms" or "get promoted".
Accountability: The mentee is the driver of the relationship. Once they have received the shortlist of mentor matches, they make the first move. They also drive the agenda for each conversation and are responsible for establishing the cadence.
- Feasibility: Feasibility: Mentors are recommended not to exceed 2 mentees at any time, on the basis that they can then focus a weekly effort with each mentee. Mentees are capped at 1 mentor per 8 session cadence, to internalise and action the mentor relationship.
7. What's next?
Ready? Sign up today!