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:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 10 am PT
Lori Mazan, Co-Founder & President / Chief Coaching Officer, Sounding Board
Jon Greenawalt, Chief Performance Officer, 15Five

Level Up! Improve Your Productivity, Effectively Give & Receive Feedback, and Measure Performance


Have you been productive since the pandemic started? Has your workplace performance improved as you transition to working in a digital world? Great! Now, it's time to keep building, with some pointers and guidance from the best in the business.

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Monday, March 22, 2021, 11 am PT
Dr. Susannah Baldwin, leadership & communications coach
Gloria Cohn, Executive Trainer, Grant and Associates

Public Speaking in a Virtual World


In a shifting landscape of uncertainty, one element of human interaction has been altered permanently: communication. Learn about public speaking, how COVID has changed communication forever, and what challenges lurk around the next corner.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 10 am PT
Diane Flynn, Co-Founder & CEO, ReBoot Accel
Chip Conley, Founder, Modern Elder Academy

The Path Forward


We are well into the new year, and the world continues to throw unprecedented challenges at us. How will you carve a path forward? Learn from Diane Flynn and Chip Conley about how to develop a “life quest map” so you can set meaningful goals and take charge of your career.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:30 am PT
Dr. Emily Anhalt, Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer, Coa
Dr. Leslie Carr, clinical psychologist

Prescription for Mental Health and Wellness


Tired of feeling anxious, stressed, or frustrated? GMN is kicking off our 2021 Ask A Mentor Live series with a renewed focus on our mental health and work/life balance.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 9 am PT
Keith Ferrazzi, author, Leading Without Authority
Get Empowered – Learn to Lead Without Authority!


Employees are feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and fatigued. That's because we keep clinging to old rules of authority at work that enforces control by a few individuals. But in today's society especially with everyone working remotely, that is not the way we can operate to build success. What we need to do now is lead without authority. And the only way to do that is through a concept known as co-elevation.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10 am PT
Eva Sage-Gavin, Senior Managing Director of Global Talent & Organization/Human Potential, Accenture
Kaye Foster, Senior Advisor and Executive Coach, Boston Consulting Group

Essential Skills for the Post-COVID Era


Organizations everywhere are rethinking and resetting the skills and characteristics they are looking for in the new, virtual, post-COVID world. That means reskilling, upskilling, or a career transition might be just what you need.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11 am PT
Dr. Diane Hamilton, Founder and CEO, Tonerra
Liz Wiseman, CEO, The Wiseman Group

One More Crisis - Why Not?


Now, more than ever, leaders face tough challenges keeping exhausted, distracted teams focused, and productive. And businesses need even more creative solutions to adapt to ever-changing conditions.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12 pm PT
Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University
Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University

What's the Fate of Higher Ed?


Has the COVID-19 pandemic forever disrupted higher education? A fascinating and timely discussion with two of the most forward-thinking leaders in higher education today.

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Thursday, July 14, 2020, 1 pm PT
Rob Chesnut, Advisor & former Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb
Chip Conley, Former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Airbnb

Rollercoaster: Building Airbnb into a global brand and coming back from COVID-19


What are the secrets of building a global brand from scratch? Disrupting a deeply intrenched industry? Building trust in a solution that’s totally new? Launched in 2008, during the heart of the Great Recession, Airbnb quickly grew into the world’s leading hospitality company with over seven million accommodations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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