Mentoring in the workplace: 2 commonly asked questions -Peter Wang

“The first type of question I often get asked is about marketing. People come to me and say ‘now that we’ve built this thing, how do we let people know it exists and how do we differentiate ourselves from the rest of the market?’.

The second type of question I often get asked as a mentor is ‘How do I grow my team? Who do I hire next? What type of person do I need given the problem I have today?’.” Peter describes the common questions he gets asked when mentoring in the workplace.    

You can find the answers to these questions in the podcast & links below.

  1. How can a startup differentiate its product using marketing?
  2. Where do I find my next hire and who should it be?

Peter Wang is CTO at The Mighty.

Peter is helping build a global healthcare community to provide safe and supportive spaces for patients and caregivers to connect with one another. With a large proportion of the population suffering from chronic health conditions, Peter’s goal is to make access to health services as easy as possible for this demographic.     

The Mighty

The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. They have over 2 million registered users and are adding a new one every 20 seconds. Their stories and videos are viewed and shared more than 90 million times a month.

Podcast

Peter sat down with Andy to talk about the growth of boot camps and how tech can be used to disrupt the education sector, they also discussed the role of the mentor in a modern company and the evolving role and style of leaders today.

Show Notes:

00.31 Technology is primed to disrupt the education sector.

05.15 Extracting value from a degree and a coding boot camp.

08.58 Common questions asked of a mentor.      

11.51 Peter’s background and career progression.

17.48 Becoming more commercially minded.

21.19 Fighting stereotypes.

23.53 How is leadership evolving in the 21st century.

27.54 Keeping pushing your comfort zone