Gaido, our mentoring management software

Gaido, our mentoring management software

07 septembre 2021
Marie Croes
  • We take business mentoring-as-a-service seriously, and we are driven by a Big Hairy Audacious Goal 😉 Enter software to bring efficiency and effectiveness to the next level allowing us to scale.

    In our opinion, mentoring is a process that needs to be managed as a project. Gaido takes care of:

    â­• user management
    â­• communication
    â­• onboarding
    â­• algorithmic advice on matching
    â­• follow up on goals and tasks
    â­• meetings, incl. videocalls
    â­• extensive reporting
    â­• engagement
    â­• community building
    â­• ...

    Gaido means 'guide' in Japanese (thank you Sara Coene, for the creative streak). No doubt, Gaido will help our mentees and mentors travel the mentoring path smoothly.

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • new in this role

    and

    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
    • …
  • are struggling

    and

    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more

    and

    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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