Can we help?
If you need some help choosing a mentor, let us know.
Help
Wiseup Logo

About Us

Glenn carstens peters npx X Wg Q33 ZQ unsplash

Our Platform

Browse hundreds of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals to find your mentor.

Anyone over 18 can secure tailored advice and mentoring on-demand from someone they choose.

It's all about you. You choose your mentor, you chat with your mentor before paying a penny, you drive the agenda to reach your set goals.

From start to finish, the Wiseup team will support you. We'll help you find your mentor, make sure it's the right choice and ensure you get the value that you expect.

Our mentoring is done online via phone or video. We connect you to the right mentor, who doesn't necessarily live down the road. This is mentoring without limits.

Mentoring is life-changing when you find the right person at the right time. Wiseup makes sure that this happens.

This is The Mentoring Revolution. Everyone should have the opportunity to find the right mentor.

Wiseup Founders

Website pic new
Joe Wood
CEO
Dad
Graham Wood
Director

Who are we?

It was May 2014 and my second year History degree exams at The University of Sheffield were on the horizon. Aside from talk of revision notes and mindmaps, the question bouncing around was “what are you doing when you graduate?” I had no idea – which didn’t help with the exam stress!

That summer I spent my time talking to as many people as possible, searching for an epiphany moment. One conversation gave me the guidance I needed. Little did I know, a friend’s advice that I would suit a project management role, would shape the next 4 years of my life. I committed to finding trainee roles in that area, which led to a short career as a Project Manager at Xerox and then BT.

Over that time I would run into personal and professional challenges and turn to the same solution; talk to people. Family, friends, colleagues, senior management – trying to find the right person at the right time. My Dad, Graham, was always the first port of call.

It was then Christmas time in 2018. Sat around the dinner table, chatting about my career with Graham over a beer. Upon reflection, it became clear that all of the brilliant people I had met through my journey were ‘mentors’. We had talked for a few years about how we could help other people using our joint professional networks. It was then we had the idea of an online mentoring marketplace.

That conversation set off a chain of events: designing, building and implementing this very platform. We have dedicated our time to present excellent career and business mentors to the world, in a modern, tech-enabled fashion. Rather than waiting to bump into the right person, we want people to take advantage of this connected world and choose that specific person themselves.

71% of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs (Centre for Workplace Leadership 2016). The value of mentoring is globally understood but access to it is often based on chance or company and institution membership. Not at Wiseup. Your mentor is just a few clicks away, and your future is a few conversations away.

Joe Wood, Co-Founder of Wiseup