Information for those interested in becoming a mentor.
The Personal Trainers Council (PTC) Mentoring service is all about connecting personal trainers and professionals with skills and knowledge with personal trainers and fitness professionals who are looking for knowledge.
The service is offered by the Personal Trainers Council and supported by NZ Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and Exercise New Zealand. ExerciseNZ provides administrative support to operate the mentoring system on behalf of the PT Council.
It’s an easy way of registered individuals sharing their knowledge with other registered professionals.
How does the mentoring service work?
Approved mentors feature on our mentors’ page, with contact details so that potential mentees can reach out to mentors directly.
All mentors have an area of mentoring they specialize in and mentees are connected based on what areas they want.
The mentor/mentee relationship is just like a PT/client relationship with the professionalism you display with clients and trainers carrying over into the mentoring area.
How much does it cost?
There are no costs payable to the PTC to b.e a mentor.
This is a business to business relationship between the mentor and mentee – by mutual agreement, both parties decide how the relationship will work, including the price, the way you interact and what services are offered.
How you plan sessions, charge etc is between the two parties.
How do I become a mentor?
All potential mentors go through a selection process so we know you have skills and knowledge in your area.
To get started or find out more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
While you may choose to mentor only in your area it’s just as likely that you will work with someone from across the country if this suits you. Geography is no barrier as we recommend working via skype, email or phone when suitable.
All mentors that are exercise professionals must be REPs registered, those that are not, offer some sort of proven expertise in a business area relevant to PTs.
What happens after I apply to be a mentor?
One of our selection team will process your application and then get in contact to make time for a phone interview.
What happens once I am selected as a mentor?
Once you are selected your mentoring details are loaded onto our website so that mentees can reach out to you directly.
Just as you talk with a potential client it is expected that the first meeting between a mentor and mentee will be free.
Is there any ongoing support from the PTC?
The PTC mentoring service has some suggestions and standard forms but it up to you to decide whether you use them.
Our expectations of mentors are that they work within our best practise guidelines and provide feedback on how the mentoring is working for you.