SHOW No. 5 – In this video interview we spoke to Managing Director Jonathan Pfahl of Rockstar Mentoring, the UK’s leading company for the combination of mentoring and investment funding for businesses. Since 2007 they have mentored over 8000 companies.
Video Interview Map
0:10 seconds Introduction to Jonathan Pfahl, Managing Director of Rockstar Mentoring Group.
0:20 seconds – Rockstar Mentoring, that is a big name to live up to. Where did that name come from? Are you all rockstars here?
01 minutes :44 – Do you have any famous mentors here? I see you have a big picture on the wall with yourself and Richard Branson.
03:03 – Are your mentors business people who have been there, done it and sold their businesses and now want to help others? Are they still business owners?
04:17 – Are you actively looking for mentors all of the time?
05:14 – What is your driving force at the moment? What gets you out of bed?
06:30 – Hold on, let me get this straight. If you mentor someone do they have to work from the Rockstar hub?
08:55 – When you are investing money into companies what are you looking for? What do you want from a business?
10:50 – It sounds like you bring the people you are investing in here and walk around behind them with a big whip making sure they do the work; is that it?
12:20 – What has been your biggest achievement so far?
14:44 – Would you say that mentoring is a growth sector at the moment. Is it a model we have copied from overseas?
16:00 – There is that phrase “return on investment”; if I am going to give you my money I want to know that I can make it back tenfold. What guarantees can you give me?