One of the key components of any coaching and mentoring program are of course the people who will be of service to entrepreneurs - the mentors. We have been very specific about who could fit for the job at hand. It is not an easy task to combine the inner realm of the human psyche and the outer practical world of business. You can find many great persons in either of these categories but to combine such qualities in one person is an art of a lifetime.
We have been looking for diversity in cultural backgrounds and in fields of expertise but most importantly how mentors approach the topic of mentoring. Understanding how humans operate, how to be of support to inner growth and how business mindset is working, are the essentials for any mentor.
I see true knowledge as a personal experience and personal power as result of impeccable execution in all daily matters. I stand for personal power and freedom from social conditioning. I represent not only passive acceptance of what is but also active participation in life to fight for what I believe in.
Korea → US → Netherland
Goal: Help balance business success and self-fulfilment
Values: Care, trust, respect, safe, peace
Focus: Process, Sales, Operations, Scalability, Strategy, Recruiting, Partners. AI. SaaS
Bio: 0 to $21M in 30 months; Accenture, Ernst&Young Management Consultant; 1500+ startups; 100+ founders; 7 investments; Happily alive
Ansis Farhad Lipenitis
I support entrepreneurs in their path to True self and wellbeing.
Into self-discovery since 2013 (psychotherapy, psychology, studies, mentee, mentor, individual work). Entrepreneur since 2003 (software, B2B, B2C, startups). Interests: mystic, nature, hiking, social dance. Keywords: straightforward, deep, confronting, caring, analytical, sensing.
I inspire and support entrepreneurs and teams to realise their full potential, personally and collectively, like top sports people and sports teams. We establish complete trust and honesty, build on their strengths, and tackle their fears, false perceptions, and difficult realities. Keywords: self-coaching, high performance, psychology, UK/USA
Russia → Finland → Estonia
Mentorship through action. Mentorship for me is not just about sharing knowledge. It is about the shift of perception and helping others to find the right answers for themselves. Where lies action, lies feedback and through feedback - we can find solutions and meaning.
How to – from human being to being human. I am an entrepreneur by heart, founded over 6 companies, felt being successful, never satisfied, while I was outer world driven. Today I can relax, more inward focused, clear. Being a source of inspiration for the entrepreneurs and leaders I support in finding what you truly love and doing it with joy and effortless is what fulfills me. Feeling the difference?
ZA → GE → MO → EE
My “answers” are only an understanding which leads me to my next question. In all I do I seek to learn about myself, about my world. As I gain insight, that insight in itself alters how I see things which then leads me to my next contemplation, based on a different understanding.
I am a door-opener helping people discover their inner superpowers. I have been on the path of self-development since 2005 and worked with quality, process and people management since 2010. Interests: nature, people, photography, mystics, dancing, handicrafts. Keywords: soft, but straight; curious; deep and sensing; positive and caring.
My main professional competences are strategic talent management and leadership development. 15+ years in corporate world (Head of pan-Baltic HR); working with startup founders and teams as Consultant and Mentor since 2018. Interested in reading, astrology; inspired by horse riding, archery, mountains. Good at discovering other people talents.
As a coach I point a flashlight to where you haven’t dared to look.
An entrepreneur, with 15 years of experience in working as well as researching and teaching in the field of org. communication and change, a trainer and a coach with NLP skills.
Values: connection, balance, space and light, improving the world, freedom
Interests: dancing, reading, nature
For each Training Days event we have always invited some additional Guest Mentors. This has been a great way to learn about new coaching approaches and to keep us always on our toes - complacency is a very dangerous companion.
If you know someone who might be a great Guest Mentor for .Cocoon then you are welcome to share your suggestion with us. Or perhaps you are the one who finds mentoring as a path of your hearth and feels the resonance with the values of .Cocoon?
Below are the honored Guests from past Training Days with whom we feel proud of having shared many great memorable experiences!
Mentoring for me is about creating a mirror for you, so that you can see how your motivations within the business will contribute to your success. I will also help you understand any beliefs/attitudes that you have that could get in the way of what you want to achieve, and how to resolve those things.