Thanks Oded! I have little experience to draw from, but what I know is that the benefit from mentorship fluctuates over time. The 6 months range (12 meetings, more precisely) is just a guess right now. I'm not setting it up as an expectation with my clients, but I do emphasize the flexibility by saying 'we'll meet as long as it is helpful'.

I have no concern with constant acquisition of new clients. I actually benefit a lot from these meetings, even those that don't yield a client engagement. This is my view into the ecosystem, and it helps me hone my offering.

If I get to 80% gross margin on my time (1 unpaid hour for every 4 paid hours), I'd be very happy. Optimizing for more efficiency may be counter-productive. For example, I don't want to prefer clients based on their 'risk of graduation'. Quite the opposite - I want clients that are forced to scale fast, and may 'make or break' while at it. Risk is good!

Mentoring VP Engineering folks. Previously VP Engineering and GM Israel at Snyk.

Mentoring VP Engineering folks. Previously VP Engineering and GM Israel at Snyk.