Our initial program runs for 12 months with a rigorous approach to achieving your goals for franchisee development.
1 Setting Expectations
We begin every franchisee mentoring program by setting expectations.
Our introductory call starts with an opportunity to get to know each other and begin to build a relationship based in trust.
We thoroughly explain our assessment process and provide additional material for the franchisee to review. We further describe our 12-month program and explain what they can expect to gain.
We wrap up this first session by sharing contact information and setting the schedule for our next steps.
2 Evaluation and Assessment
Our next step is to have the franchisee complete a detailed personal strengths evaluation as well as a business and personal assessment.
These evaluations enable us to gain a deep understanding of the person and the business, providing the Mentor with insights on the fundamentals that need the greatest attention.
3 Review and Action Planning
The last preparation step for the franchisee is a review of their Personal Strengths Evaluation and Business and Personal Assessments, followed by a discussion of action plans as they move forward in the mentoring process.
This approach allows us to mutually understand where the franchisee is in their personal and business lives and to agree on a course of action.
4 Mentoring Sessions
Each franchisee will participate in five (5) Business Mentoring sessions and five (5) Leadership/Personal development sessions during the 12 month program.
We will guide them in focusing on their strengths, addressing their weaknesses and effectively handling their opportunities and challenges more effectively as they develop habits in mastering the fundamentals.
We will guide them to establish clear goals and to hold themselves accountable for taking action to achieve their goals.
Each Mentoring Session is conducted through online meeting and is completed in one hour or less.
5 Mashup Sessions
Essentially, the Mash-up process accomplishes two things.
- It ensures that both the Business Mentor and the Leadership/Personal Development Mentor are working effectively with the franchisee. It is an opportunity to weave the business and the personal together.
- It makes franchisees FEEL better – they gain confidence through someone truly understanding them, their situation, their problems and all they have to overcome. These sessions provide a more holistic view of the business and the person.
There are two Mashup Sessions during the course of the 12-month program. Each Mashup session is conducted through online meeting and is completed in thirty minutes or less.
6 Accountability Sessions
Accountability Sessions are designed to review the franchisee’s performance on both their business and leadership/personal development goals.
These sessions are designed to ensure the franchisee is taking action on their planned activities as well as to ensure they are developing effective habits in mastering the fundamentals.
There are twelve Accountability Sessions during the course of the 12-month program which are conducted monthly. Each Accountability Session is conducted through online meeting and is completed in thirty minutes or less.
7 Franchisor Updates
We also provide updates for our Franchisor clients on a monthly basis. These updates are provided in writing, with the option for an online meeting at the Franchisor’s discretion, as needed.