My Open Letter to You.
I am honored and excited that our journeys crossed and that you are interested in having me mentor you. This is an open letter to provide clarity and context to my approach to mentoring. As was discussed, there is no fee for my mentoring program. Eventually, your heart will know the perfect time to reciprocate. I only ask that you listen to that when it happens.
My approach to mentoring is based on this core principle: every human has a gift that creates value in the world. For some, this gift is obvious – athletic ability, singing, acting, finances, artistic ability to name a few. My mentoring is for the rest of us – those that know we are different but don’t yet know how to translate that to value in the world as a career or business venture.
Everyone that comes to me is in a place of transition; in the seam between then and next. This transition could be an early desire to find your way as a young person. Or maybe an older Millennial or Gen Xer changing careers or working through the end of a relationship. Or maybe you just are now awakening to the idea that you want to do more and discover your true self and don’t know where to start!
The foundation of my mentoring is something I simply call an Austin Session. This is an immersive day together in Austin to take that spark of awakeness that lead you to me and turning it to a furnace from which to shape a personal transformation. Our work will at times be challenging and boundary stretching as you get to know your soul by digging into your beliefs and values. It will be eye-opening as we reveal the connection between body, mind and spirit in unexpected ways. Most of all, it will be fun!
You will come out of the Austin Session with the following:
- A clear understanding of your purpose, mission and gifts
- How to express the above as a message and as a living story
- A specific action plan to help you prioritize and stay focused
After the Austin Session, I will continue to mentor you for as long as it feels valuable to you. This includes structured flow such as action plan accountability, assigned readings, “homework” to complete, thought-provoking questions (TPQs) to respond to as well as some prompted writing assignments. Of course, it also includes less formal conversations to remind, guide and encourage.
With gratitude and anticipation,
“The session with Justin was hard! It was expanding, exciting, exhausting, and a relief that I met someone who understood, deep down, what I needed. Someone smart, hip, connected, high energy, optimistic, unafraid, and honest who has a skill set that can extract my possibilities and turn them into a plan.”
“It is a process that takes time, open-mindedness, and improvement, as everything worthwhile does. Working with Justin Foster was definitely a rewarding experience for me.”
“Working with Justin means that he will always tell you the truth whether it is what you want to hear or not! He says it with such genuineness and whole heartedness, it makes you respect him. After being with Justin, you always go away feeling as though you are valued as not only a client but as a person as well.”