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I'm having trouble connecting with my mentee

This person has agreed to meet and no-showed to our invite/hasn't responded to follow up emails/social messages.


Bravado--can you advise? I'm sure they are busy but it is frustrating when I carve out time that they agree to to meet, and then the individual no-shows.

Sam Schooley
SDR Consultant at Vendition
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Saura Johnston
Account Executive - API Sales at EasyPost
Sounds like it’s not a mutual fit 
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6 months ago
Sam Schooley
SDR Consultant at Vendition
It actually was!  They just reached out to me and explained what happened, and we're back in the loop.  

I think this is an opportunity to provide alternative touchpoints with connection.  I imagine college students don't check email/LI as much as sales professionals.  
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6 months ago
Jeff Nakatsu
Account Executive at Zipwhip
Sam Schooley new to Bravado here. Are mentors typically provided mentees cell phone numbers?
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6 months ago
Sam Schooley
SDR Consultant at Vendition
I don't think so--would be a recommendation from me!
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6 months ago
Caitlin Ursini
Senior Director, Client Development at Business Talent Group
Hi Sam- I had the same issue. Haven’t had any responses to LinkedIn/gmail communication. I reached out to the team to see if they had back up plans on this. 
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6 months ago
Bionca Htun
Senior Account Executive at imgix
Hey Caitlin! I'm in the same boat as you, just waiting to hear back from the team on what protocol should be in these kinds of situations. 
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6 months ago
Karl Dobrota
I have a similar problem except my mentor has not contacted me whatsoever and I've sent multiple e-mails attempting to actually schedule an appointment :(
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6 months ago
Asim Malik
Head of Sales at Keriton
I'm in the same boat and will email my potential mentor again this week.
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6 months ago
Erik Hoogerhuis
Vice President, Sales at Cetrus
I've contacted my mentee but have not received a response.  I guess if they aren't responding, they really aren't a good fit for a sales position.  I'm giving my mentee three chances to respond and then call it quits with them.
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6 months ago
Ian Issa
Hi Erik,
I'm sorry to hear about your mentee not responding to you. Unfortunately, my mentor is not responding to me, so it looks like we're in the same boat. If your mentee doesn't end up responding and if you're still interested in this program I would love to get in contact with you and replace your mentee! 
- Ian Issa
IanIssa@ucsb.edu
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6 months ago
Melissa Lui
Senior Sales Development Manager at ServiceTitan
What time frame are you giving these multiple attempts? Just to put it in perspective people could have full time jobs, be traveling, etc. I’d give it at least a full week or two before jumping to any immediate conclusions.
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6 months ago
Nathan Easom
Enterprise Account Executive at Impact Tech Inc
I'm surprised/impressed how many folks seem to be doing this mentoring thing...
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6 months ago
Erik Hoogerhuis
Vice President, Sales at Cetrus
Melissa  I'm giving the prospective mentee a total of three weeks.  I'm not asking the mentee to actually do the call - I'm just trying to get a response. I think that's more than enough time for anyone to respond unless there is either a catastrophe or just lack of interest.
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6 months ago
Melissa Lui
Senior Sales Development Manager at ServiceTitan
Definitely very reasonable. Hopefully when your mentee does reach out they have an valid explanation or at the very least take some accountability for the delay. Hope it all goes well!
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi everyone - For those who have been unable to reach their mentee/mentor, we are sorry to hear about your unsuccessful attempts to connect so far :/ Many of our mentees and mentors are busy with midterms or gearing up for Dreamforce, respectively, so please give them a few days before following up again. If they still have not responded, let us kn... See more
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6 months ago
David Flick
Account Executive at Cloud Performer
I'm having the same issue. I've reached out to my mentee twice with availability and Zoom conference info, but I've not gotten a response. 
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi David - We have reached out to your mentee. If they are no longer interested/do not respond by this week, we will rematch you ASAP. Let us know if that works for you.
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6 months ago
Lee Srebnick
Enterprise Account Executive at Vimeo
Chiming in here, I also haven't heard back from my mentee after 3 attempts. 
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi Lee - I have replied to your email and reached out to your mentee! You will be rematched if your mentee is no longer interested/does not respond by this week. Thanks for your patience!
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6 months ago
Kristol Johnson
Enterprise Sales at McAfee
I haven't received any information about my mentee to reach out- Can someone please provide me details?
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Thanks for reaching out, Kristol! I have emailed you more details. :) 
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6 months ago
Katya Grishina
Strategic Sales Development Representative at Redis Labs
Hi Nancy! I need some help too-I haven't gotten matched with a mentee yet. Could you please send me an update on who I was paired with or how to find a pairing? Thank you in advance!
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi Katya! You should've received your match on November 4th. Happy to resend the email if you can't find it.
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6 months ago
Paige Forsmann
Account Executive at Deltek
I haven't heard from mine either 

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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi Paige - We have reached out to your mentee. If they are no longer interested/do not respond by this week, we will rematch you. 
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6 months ago
Mor Assouline
VP of Sales at PracticePanther.com | SaaS Startup Consultant at PracticePanther Law Practice Management Software
If anyone needs a mentor in this group feed, I'd be happy to discuss and be a mentor to anyone else. I already had my 1n1 with my mentee and it was great - I had sent them an email since I wasn't getting a response and got them to respond and we had a call.
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6 months ago
Ali Mujeeb
Account Executive at Appian
I have 3 emails out and haven't heard from my mentor as of yet either.
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi Ali - We have reached out to your mentor. If they are no longer interested/do not respond by this week, we will rematch you. 
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6 months ago
Ali Mujeeb
Account Executive at Appian
Hi Nancy, thanks for trying, still nothing back on my end.  I look forward to next steps.   
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6 months ago
Audrey Vandenbroeck
Director of Customer Success and Services at Issuu
I've connected with mine and we hit it off instantly. So much so, she was motivated to find an internship and landed it! Happy to connect with more mentees who have had trouble getting in touch with their assigned mentors. 
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6 months ago
Eric Bryan
Employer Partnerships Manager at SV Academy
I have also not heard from my mentee – open to being rematched if they’re not interested anymore.
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi Eric - We reached out and did not hear back from mentee, so we'll rematch you this week. Thanks for your patience!
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6 months ago
Naishadh Jha
Sales at PubNub
I have also not heard from my mentee
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6 months ago
Adam Westreich
Account Executive at Button
I'm happy to be anyones mentee if you're looking for one! I do enterprise sales in San Francisco if anyone local wants to meet up. 
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6 months ago
Bree Davis
Senior Account Executive at Beekeeper
I also haven't heard from my mentee after 3+ attempts of reaching out. If they are no longer interested, can I please be rematched?
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6 months ago
Nancy Zhu
Mentorship Manager at Bravado
Hi Bree - I have reached out to your mentee. If they are no longer interested, you will be rematched this week.
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6 months ago
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