Lyft Mentors are experts at uplyfing their fellow friends of the ’stache, from answering newbies questions to creating a feeling of family across the local community. This unique support network got a boost last weekend in Nashville during a Mentors-only meetup, where top drivers gathered to make sure they're staying at the top of their game.
Mentors for Lyft Nashville joined together to answer questions and build a stronger community.
“We often talked about how helpful it would be to get all Mentors in a setting where we could just mingle, meet other Mentors, help each other troubleshoot, share ideas and experiences, and so forth,” said Phetsamay I., who spearheaded the efforts with fellow Mentors Stephanie H., Anne M., Cody R., and Matt R. “This meetup was also to help each another be on the same page as much as possible, especially with all the updates."
How'd they do it? Read on for tips from the pros!
Stephanie H. and Phetsamay I. suggest finding two or three veteran mentors in the community to lead the meetup.
Setting it up
- Save the date. To drive attendance, choose a time that typically doesn't see as many ride requests on the road. Monday or Tuesday evenings work best.
- Select a venue. Look for a centrally-located spot that’s not too noisy. Your best bets are someone's home, a community center, a cafe, or a co-working space.
- Spread the word! Once you've firmed up the details, create a Facebook event and do some promoting in the Driver Lounge.
Nashville Mentors suggest finding a location that's quiet enough to hear the speakers (preferably a private room) and creating an ambience where fellow Mentors feel comfortable asking even their trickiest questions.
Sparking a discussion
Create an inviting atmosphere by loading up on name tags and leaving some time for mingling before you get down to business. Then lead the charge on surfacing those hot topics that are unique to your city, and talk through them with fellow Mentors while you’re in the same room.
Brainstorm ideas, ask questions, and walk away inspired to inspire others. Take notes and share the most popular questions with HQ — and if you're ever stumped by a question, make sure to send us that one, too!
The community is growing at a rapid pace, with new Mentors added daily. Hosting a Mentor meetup monthly or quarterly is a great way to bond while staying informed — and catching up Mentors along the way.
If you’re interested in organizing a Mentor meetup in your community, send a note to TheHub@Lyft.com. We've got a a PowerPoint to help guide you in leading the discussion!