Becoming a Professional Mentor

Make a Difference in Someone's Life.

Learn how to create a successful practice by:

  1. Having a system where you are paid in advance and only have to focus on Mentoring
  2. Attracting the right clients
  3. Keeping the best clients so that you can make profound changes in their lives
  4. Getting all the clients you need provided to you through our marketing channels

Are you a person who really wants to help young people and would love a well paying job that truly makes a difference in the world? Are you someone with lots of life experience who wants to help troubled teens, young adults and their families succeed. Embracing a proven method to use your experiences to Mentor, free of judgment and learn new world-views from your clients?

Becoming a Professional Life Coach / Mentor may just be the greatest career choice of your life! As a true sounding board, an inspiration and a guide to troubled teens, young adults and their families, Ken Rabow's method will teach you how to help your clients redefine success and failure, reframing to the Power of Possibility.

Each person has greatness within them and by learning this life-changing method, life coaching teens and life coaching young adults becomes a vehicle for profound mentoring. If your heart tells you that your greatest wish is to be a true mentor for young people then follow that hero's journey. It is rewarding in every possible way and shall enrich your life forever!

Take a look at what our Mentors In Training have said about our program!

Questions from an interested potential Mentor

Hey Ken!

I've been thinking a lot about our Skype call from a week or so ago. I had some questions / thoughts that I wanted to share with you. So thought I'd put out this email.

I really am looking for a change in my life. Call it turning 50. Call it a mid-life crisis. Call it being fed up with not feeling like I do something worth while for human-kind. Hell, call it a person being fed up with their corporate job.

I want to feel like I make a difference. Like I've helped someone. Leave a mark ... even if it's only in a small way.

All this being said ... I still have four mouths to feed, a mortgage, car payment and three kids to hopefully put through university. And currently I make a good living doing what I do (even if it is from behind a cubicle wall) So making a change is scary. Naturally.

I want to ask some pointed questions. I don't want you to think I'm being rude or presumptuous. I'm simply trying to make the best informed decision I can.


I see on your website that currently you have 2 Resident Mentors. Can you honestly say that they are both working 10 - 20 hours a week?

The goal in the first mentor year is to ramp up slowly. That means they are doing 2 to 4 hours of clients per week with a Master Level Mentor on one session a month and supervising (that's me).

Once they are doing well they ideally will ramp up over the year to reach 6 to 10 hours per week.

I find that while doing a full time job – 8 hours a week is the best maximum.

That is the point where we would recommend that they try reducing their work hours and going to the next level which is 10 to 16 hours a week.

The system is designed so that once you have the system "down" you are keeping clients for an average of 9 months (in first degree). This makes it easier to have a full schedule as you are not changing clients every month.

There will be some ready to jump in to 16 hours a week sooner but my concern is burn-out. A slow ramp up will allow Mentors to see how to absorb bringing these families into your psyche and living your day to day life. It is a profound relationship.


You had mentioned that customers are routed to Mentors through your website and that a percentage is taken by you. How much is that percentage?

You get the full $35.00 per hour for clients. $40 for clients who live outside of Canada.

You also are covered under our insurance for errors and omissions at no cost to you, a vital tool to protect you from lawsuits – an insurance that would cost the Mentor a bit over $2,000 a year.


Just how much traffic does your website attract? How do potential customers find you? I have to be honest, it took me a couple of times to hit on the correct "key words" for Google to find you.

Our Company websites are under one year old. We are investing thousands of dollars to raise their visibility. This is a big area that we are investing in (we are always open to ideas on how to help with our visibility). Presently, most people find us through three major searches that might not be obvious to others. One of them is "life coaching young adults". The other two are a secret.


Is there enough work to go around? That is a hard question to ask, because it seems so personal. But I think it's a valid question. You had mentioned on our call that you had a waiting list of customers looking to be mentored - is that a standard thing?

Oh boy, is there ever! There is a constantly growing amount of young adults who are failing to launch, having major anxiety and the numbers have increased by 20% each year for the past seven years. Our services are desperately needed. Having said that, my intention is to grow the amount of Mentors we have organically so that we always take care of our Mentors, so they are there to take care of our clients.


I am sure you can tell that I'm interested. The idea is very appealing. My nervousness stems from ... well after the financial aspect ... I can't really put my finger exactly on what it is I'm nervous about. But ... it's there ...

No doubt you are a charismatic, well-spoken, polished individual that seemingly loves what he does and teaches.

Can I take some of what you have and make it work for me?

I wonder if the nervousness you cannot put your finger on is really the question above that you posed.

The goal is not to be Ken (one's enough!)

The goal is to make a connection with a young adult when no one else has been able to. This is why it takes a year part-time to grow into the role. You cannot "work" for us until you have passed the three levels of practicum exams you will take. If you pass those that means you have learned what it will take to make the connection and change that person and their lives forever (no pressure here!)


The Professional Mentor Training System


Click to learn more about our three degrees:

Your 1st Degree Mentoring course is taught in 4 parts.

1st Degree Workshop - The Tools for Becoming a Professional Mentor

  1. The Goals Challenges Success (GCS) Form
  2. Daily Routine Form
  3. State of Mind Questionnaire
  4. Intake Notes
  5. Mentor In Training (MIT) Forums
  6. Interpreting the GCS
  7. Code of Conduct
  8. The Magic of an Empty Daily Routine Form
  9. Communication Protocols with Clients, Parents & WWYM
  10. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Minecraft – Learning stuff you never knew
  11. Meditation & Visualization
  12. Finding Volunteer Interim Mentees (VIMS)

Semester 1 - The Basic Skills for 1st Degree Mentoring

  1. Mentor Practices: Reflective – Creative – Physical - Taking your own Mentor classes with fellow MIT's - Building a community practice
  2. Video Game Addiction
  3. Pot Addiction
  4. Anger Management
  5. Anxiety 101
  6. Cars
  7. Active Listening 101
  8. The Unnaturalness of Routines
  9. Adding a New Habit
  10. Homework 101
  11. Crushing Failures & Visualization to Success -
    Prep for 1st degree general test and recap of Semester 1 (a day in the life of Ken)
  12. 1st Semester Written and Oral Exams – results within 5 business days

Semester 2 - Creating a Business and Tending to Clients Long Term

  1. Review of Active Listening; Addictions; Anxiety; Homework -
    Building Your Community Practice – Schools & community centers
  2. Creating Contact with Clients on Your First Session – First 5 minutes of GCS Part 1
  3. First 5 Minutes of GCS Part 2 -
    Creating a lasting bond with clients in your first month
  4. Why WWYM Clients Benefit from Staying for an Average of 18 Months with Their Life Coach/ Mentor and How to Create this Process in Your Practice
  5. The Art of the 15 Minute Consultation
  6. Interpreting the Information from the Contact Form and Combining This with our 15 Minute Consultation
  7. Set up of Contacts with Clients; Immediate Failsafe Contacts and how to Prep for each Client Session
  8. Working with Clients on Homework
  9. Working with Clients on Exams and General School Issues
  10. Working with Clients on Business Issues
  11. The Sixth Client Session: Determining Long Term Work – The second sell
    Recap of Semester 2 (a day in the life of Ken)
  12. 2nd Semester Written and Oral Exams – results within 5 business days

Semester 3 - Working with Parents

  1. First Contact: The Funders of Our Clients. How to Get the Right Long-Term Clients
  2. Clients: GCS Complete. Now What?!?
  3. Post GCS: A Day in the Life of a Mentor
  4. Subsequent Contacts with Parents (For Clients Under or Over Age of Consent).
    Issues of Client Privacy – When they are kept & when does the client's safety come first?
  5. Responding to Emails – Keeping notes of emails and calls – our responsibility.
  6. Parent Mentoring 101 - The good, the bad and the challenging
  7. Crisis 1 – Non – compliant clients
    Crisis 2 – Clients who fail the SOM questionnaire –
  8. Teaching Parents the Active Listening Exercises.
    Getting Parents (or Partners) Practicing a 3 Way Listening Exercise.
  9. Anxiety Review.
  10. Homework 102
  11. The Mentor Client Relationship; The Mentor Parent Relationship –
    NB!!! - Final written take home exam given on session 11 to be returned on session 12 - Setting up for your own practice.
  12. Final Oral Exam for 1st Degree Professional Mentor


2nd Degree Mentors work with troubled teens and young adults who have issues such as:

  • Choosing goals and finding ways forward on those goals

  • Learning how to restart when things mess up

  • Organizational Skills

  • Learning to schedule

  • Learning to succeed to doing school work

  • Mild video game addictions

  • Mild pot addictions

  • Mild Anxiety
  • Mild issues with clients with Aspergers

  • Working on moving forward in life for people who have mental health issues and are on a good mental health care routine (including med compliance)

  • Working with moderate forms of anxiety

  • Moderate pot addiction

  • Moderate video game addiction

  • Helping clients to get back into schools, trade courses or the job force in a way that is focused on their long term established goals

Master Level Mentors work with troubled teens and young adults who have issues such as:

  • Choosing goals and finding ways forward on those goals

  • Learning how to restart when things mess up

  • Organizational Skills

  • Learning to schedule

  • Learning to succeed to doing school work

  • Mild video game addictions

  • Mild pot addictions

  • Mild Anxiety

  • Mild issues with clients with Aspergers

  • Working on moving forward in life for people who have mental health issues and are on a good mental health care routine (including med compliance)

  • Working with moderate forms of anxiety

  • Moderate pot addiction

  • Moderate video game addiction

  • Helping clients to get back into schools, trade courses or the job force in a way that is focused on their long term established goals

  • Working with clients who show potential signs of depression, mania, paranoia, schizophrenia, debilitating anxiety and eating disorders

  • Enabling clients to get the proper medical attention when necessary

  • Helping families and clients in crisis situations successfully resolve previously impenetrable issues

  • Learning how to do the opposite of everything we have taught you :-)


Take the Next Step!

If you are ready to find out if this is the right program for you, please follow the following steps to receive a free consultation.

Step 1: Please read Becoming a Mentor.

Step 2: Please read the Pricing Info.

Step 3: Please check out the Course Calendar.

That's it! Good luck! I am looking forward to speaking with you.

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