Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Mentor or an Elite Trainer?
September 23, 2013
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Rich Dad Education Elite Training
A few months ago I posted a topic on this blog entitled, “How I Became an Elite Trainer.” I got some good feedback as well as some questions. One of the questions was, “Eric, how can I become a Trainer or a Mentor?” I’d like to answer that here.
First, let’s take a moment to define a couple of terms. A Rich Dad Education Trainer is someone who teaches a class, either in a 3-day format or online over a few hours each week. A Rich Dad Education Mentor is someone who usually travels to a student’s market and spends three or four days showing them how they can improve their investment results in that market. Trainers and Mentors are not Rich Dad Education employees; they are considered independent contractors. But, since the Trainers and Mentors have direct contact with students, the company goes through great lengths to make sure that they are of the highest caliber. For this reason, anyone who wants to teach or mentor must go through several steps of a comprehensive vetting process. This process includes the following:
- Let Rich Dad Education know that you are interested in teaching and about your investment successes. You can do this by staying in email contact with your former mentor or trainer(s). Another way you can do this is by contacting Rich Dad Education directly using the “Share Your Success” link on the company’s website. Some of those “Share Your Success” investors go on to become Hall of Fame winners. This certainly gets the company’s attention. Remember that occasionally existing Trainers and/or Mentors take breaks from teaching … sometimes for extended periods of time. So the company is always on the lookout for new talent.
- If Rich Dad Education likes what they have heard about you, then they will invite you to go through the official vetting process. They are looking to see that you have been, and still are, a successful real estate investor. You will need to show them actual proof that you meet their hallmarks of personal net worth through active real estate investing. Sometimes this process can seem a bit invasive, but it is a necessity.
- Once the company sees proof that you are the real deal, they will next want to see if you have the ability to teach other to be successful too (there are a lot of great investors who are terrible teachers). So, you will need to do a series of “ride-alongs” with other Trainers or Mentors. This will be on your own dime, and the Trainers or Mentors will have to give favorable reports back to the company before you can move on to the fourth stage.
- Finally, you will be given an opportunity to train or mentor actual students while a seasoned trainer or mentor observes you. It is only after you have successfully passed this last step that you can become an official Trainer or an official Mentor.
Wow! That is a lot to do, yes? Why, in the world, would anyone put themselves through that kind of scrutiny? Well each of us has his or her own answers to that question. If you want to know what my answers are, then read my previous blog post entitled, “How I Became an Elite Trainer.”
Rich Dad Education Elite Trainer and Mentor