When we asked where all the mentees would come from on the pledge list we got lots of great suggestions..more later. One though was refeshingly simple from pledger Ian. He thought there would be people out there who would jump at the chance so experiemented with a random approach like the one he (already a practising life coach) had had that morning from Senegal via Skype.
When I got back from the US and asked him how it went. “Not so good in the end ~ turned out to be scam! After exchanging a few emails she mentioned a large sum of money that needed to be transferred and to give her a ring etc etc. Needless to say the emails/Skype chats have now stopped” .
So of course noone wants to be bogged down by process, but we do need to make sure that all mentors and all mentees are safe and secure, in the simplest possible way. All ideas, as ever, very welcome!