The AA-ISP Mentor Program connects experienced sales leaders that are willing to share their knowledge and
insight with Inside Sales Professionals who are seeking career advice, support, or guidance at various
The AA-ISP Mentor pool is made up of volunteer sales leaders from across the AA-ISP community who share a passion for our profession and a desire to give back. Through the Mentor relationship you have the opportunity to share your business expertise and impact the career of a less experienced inside sales professionals and future sales leaders.
Mentors are needed for protégés all of levels - everyone from Representatives to Frontline Managers, to Directors and VP's are eligible to participate and will be matched accordingly.*
Volunteer Mentors must be AA-ISP Professional or Corporate level members in good standing and have 5 or more years of Inside Sales or Management related experience. Mentors must be willing to meet minimally once a quarter for up to 1 hour by phone with their protégés to identify and discuss those specific areas that are the most critical to the protégé's development. Mentors should be willing to be an advisor, coach, and/or teacher and be willing to share their experience and knowledge with selected protégés.
Participating Mentors view potential protégé profiles and if the protégé's goals and needs are compatible,
initiate an introductory call with the protégé. During this 15 minute introductory call the goals, needs,
desires of the protégé are reviewed and the associated experience of the Mentor is discussed.
After the introductory call or at any point, if the Mentor feels for any reason that it's not a "good fit", they have the option to remove themselves from consideration. Ultimately the protégés will make their final selection at which point the selected Mentor has the option to accept or reject the protégé's final request.
Once a Mentor has been selected and a relationship has been established the first mentor/protégé call is scheduled within one week.
Mentors can play a variety of roles depending on the needs of their protégé's needs. Mentors must maintain an open, enthusiastic, and positive attitude as they share their wisdom and experience. They must respect the protégé's privacy and be fully committed to the protégé's growth and development.
The mentor's role includes but is not limited to:
Becoming a Mentor can pay untold benefits and provide great satisfaction and rewards. You have the opportunity shape the future as you pass on your knowledge and lessons learned to a deserving individual who wants to get better and succeed in their career.
Benefits also include:
Mentors are needed for protégés of all levels. The protégé pool includes everyone from Representatives to Frontline Managers, to Directors and VP's.
To be considered to be a Mentor, you must:
*Disclaimer: The AA-ISP Mentor program is a volunteer program. Mentors are based on an availability basis. The AA-ISP does not guarantee a mentor match will be made. Also it's understood the AA-ISP is not responsible for any interaction between the mentor and protégé but to escalate any concerns, please contact the AA-ISP Member Services.