Since 2004, PivotPlanet’s founder, Brian Kurth, and his VocationVacations career mentorship team have provided thousands of one- to three-day in-person mentorship experiences to people exploring a new career or a path not taken.
The global financial crisis that started in 2008 brought changes to VocationVacations as well. Though the economic downturn pushed a traditional on-site mentorship out of reach for many people, the demand for first-hand career advice from people working in actual professions was higher than ever.
Brian recognized this as an opportunity to find new ways to offer career mentorship – more options, lower price points and easy accessibility. The social networking revolution, combined with an explosion of online peer-to-peer marketplaces, gave Brian his opportunity to “pivot”. He knew providing real career and life experience from experts in their fields had value in the global marketplace. He just had to figure out how to “bring it to the people” faster and within their budget while still offering a high-quality experience.Enter PivotPlanet in the spring of 2012.
For as little as $50 per hour, PivotPlanet connects people around the world looking to “pivot” from an existing career to a new career or enhance their current job skills with expert advisors working in hundreds of fields. These advisors offer affordable, one-on-one video and phone (VoIP) sessions. PivotPlanet also offers the option of in-person mentorship with some of its advisors.
PivotPlanet goes beyond connecting online, career coaching or corporate outplacement.
PivotPlanet is the resource for finding real-life career and start-up business advice shared by experienced advisors who can answer your questions and offer insights into their profession. Anywhere. Anytime.