Ask a Mentor LIVE

Watch Past Q&A Session Recordings

As COVID-19 has thrown many organizations and families into turmoil, we have been conducting a limited series of free, live, online Q&A sessions, called “Ask a Mentor LIVE” where our “virtual mentors” offer advice to leaders and parents struggling to guide their organizations and families through the coronavirus pandemic. Replay recordings of our past sessions:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1 pm PT
Stan McChrystal, General (ret.), U.S. Army
Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis requires leadership on a scale never before imagined. It challenges all of us to rise above our fears and help one another find a way forward. Attend this live, interactive session with General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal, founder and CEO of the McChrystal Group, and former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell, President of the McChrystal Group, to learn how to lead your organization or team through the pandemic.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:30 am PT
Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, SF Chronicle
Leading Through COVID-19 – Communication is Key

The COVID-19 crisis challenges all leaders to make a positive impact. Clear, compassionate, accurate communication is vital to arm people with life-saving facts amid a flood of news and disinformation. Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, shares her insights on effective leadership and communication while building the sense of community, connectedness, and purpose we all need at this critical time.


Thursday, April 9, 2020, 8 am PT
Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy
Leading Through COVID-19 – Learning and Leading from Home

Parents everywhere are wrestling with online learning for kids who are home from school. Many are also struggling to keep their own teams engaged and motivated while working remotely. Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, offers his unique insights, based on years of delivering online learning experiences to millions of people around the globe, and leading his own organization through the pandemic.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 9 am PT
Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist
Leah Solivan, Founder, TaskRabbit
Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19

For entrepreneurs, the COVID-19 crisis is a real test of creativity and courage, grit and tenacity. Catch this live Q&A with two legends in the startup world: TaskRabbit Founder, Leah Solivan; and venture capitalist/founder of Draper University, Tim Draper. Their insights on conquering your fears, thinking way outside the box, and creative management could be just what you and your team need to weather the storm of COVID-19.


Thursday, April 30, 2020, 9 am PT
Bob Johansen & Max Elder
Institute for the Future

Get Ready for Your Post-COVID-19 Future

After COVID-19, the world will be dramatically different. How can you get ready? What can you do now to make a better future for yourself and your loved ones? Join us for this exciting, thought-provoking live Q&A with influential futurists, Bob Johansen and Max Elder, from the Palo Alto Institute for the Future, one of the world’s most respected think tanks.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 9 am PT
Benno Dorer, CEO, Clorox
Kelly Steckelberg, CFO, Zoom

The Show Must Go On — Pandemic or Not

Sometimes your business just has to keep running, no matter what. Clorox wipes? PPE? Zoom? We need them now, more than ever. Demand for some products has skyrocketed because of the virus. If you’re scrambling to keep things running while other businesses are shuttered, register for this live Q&A to hear insights from Clorox CEO Benno Dorer, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9 am PT
Alexis Krivkovich, Managing Partner, SF, McKinsey
Lorraine Hariton, CEO, Catalyst

COVID-19: Don’t Let the Crisis Go To Waste

This pandemic is a terrible thing. But it can be a catalyst for positive change. Join us for a live Q&A with Alexis Krivkovich, managing partner for McKinsey San Francisco, and Lorraine Hariton, CEO of Catalyst, to learn how to transform your business even as the pandemic wears on.


Thursday, June 18, 2020, 1 pm PT
Sallie Krawcheck, CEO & Co-Founder, Ellevest
Money, Career, Life + COVID-19: What Now?

Everything’s changed—but what about you? Learn from Wall Street powerhouse, entrepreneur, and women’s advocate, Sallie Krawcheck, about how to manage the impacts of the pandemic.


We’ve had a lot of great conversations with some of the world’s most accomplished leaders. They’ve shared what it takes not just to get through rough times, but to thrive in adversity. Seems to us like these are some great insights to share to help us all weather the COVID-19 storm, and even emerge better for it.

Be Courageous – Don’t give in to your fears.

Cultivate Calm – Your leadership can help others find their way

Keep an Open Mind – Now’s the time for fresh thinking.

Persevere – Hold on, hang in, and keep trying.

Cherish Inspiration - No matter what, keep following your dreams.

Keep Positive – There’s always room for optimism.

What is the Global Mentor Network?

What is the Global Mentor Network?

Co-Founded by Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Keith Krach, the Global Mentor Network is an exciting pay-it-forward enterprise with a noble mission to solve one of the world's great challenges: building the next generation of principled, transformational leaders.

What is the Global Mentor Network?


Aspiring Leaders know that mentorship is the best way to learn leadership, but great mentors are hard to find. Experienced Leaders have a lot of lessons to share, but one-on-one mentoring is time consuming and has limited impact.

That’s why we founded the Global Mentor Network.

The Global Mentor Network is an online destination site that offers aspiring leaders inspiring, insightful leadership lessons from many of the world’s greatest leaders. The Global Mentor Network builds transformational leaders, teaching them to harness diversity of thought to solve complex problems, commit to values-based leadership, and unite and mobilize people to achieve noble causes.

Benefits of GMN

For Leaders

For Leaders

GMN offers inspiring, insightful leadership lessons from many of the world’s greatest leaders. Video, audio and written content is easily browsable by topic or mentor to meet aspiring leaders’ interests and needs.

For Mentors

For Mentors

GMN offers an incredibly efficient way to pay-it-forward. Our mentors touch the lives of thousands of up-and-coming leaders—in perpetuity, through GMN.

For the World

For the World

GMN builds leaders who can help ensure that change benefits all; who harness diversity of thought to solve complex problems; who are committed to values-based leadership; and who can unite and mobilize people to achieve noble causes.

Our Mentors

Our mentors are a diverse, growing assembly of accomplished leaders in the public and private sectors, business, government, philanthropy, sports, entertainment and more. We are united in our commitment to developing the principled, transformational leaders our world urgently needs.