One Mill School Mentors are at the heart of our vibrant, community-driven program.

One Mill School Mentors & How to Apply

We choose mentors for their wise approach, business experience, and diversity of backgrounds.
Here's what mentors get, what they do, and how to apply:

What Mentors Get:

Many mentors find that the time (less than an hour per month) they spend working with other business owners is rewarding in itself. Also, we want to make sure that you're compensated materially for that effort. Here's what you'll get as a One Mill School Mentor:

  • Free membership in One Mill School for a year ($1196 value).
  • $25 honorarium per quarter for each member that signs up through your sharing link -- for the lifetime of their time with us. Total compensation is unlimited.
  • Promotion of your business and background on our website and social media.
  • Collaboration with other established creative business owners as part of your Mentor cohort.

What Mentors Do:

Our mentors contribute specific tips, share their story and perspectives, and engage with other members. It's a simple way to share your expertise, help other business owners succeed -- and benefit financially from that contribution. Specifically, there are three parts of what you'll offer as a mentor. The below time estimates are one-time commitments for a total of 7-8 hours total time spent over the course of a whole year (so less than an hour per month): 

  • 90min. Case Study and Expertise Interview.
    The core of your contribution as a mentor is one 90-minute interview with Emily (by phone, at a time of your choosing.) We then shape your story and advice and share them with our members through a Case Study article and in tidbits throughout our courses. You can, of course, let us know if there is anything "off the record."
  • 2-3 hours. Engage in the Community Forum.
    Choose one month (and just 30 minutes per week during that month) to engage in our online Community Forum with members. Share feedback, answer any questions you can, and offer encouragement. 
  • 1 hour. Ring in on new courses as we create them. 
    Occasionally, we may ask for additional input via email on new course topics as we create them. If you have something to contribute, you can shoot back an informal email; if you don't, that's no problem. 
  • 1-2 hours. Tell folks about One Mill School!
    How much you share and how you share (social media, email, word of mouth, etc) is completely up to you. We will give you photos, text blurbs, and a special affiliate link so that you can let people know that you're a One Mill School Mentor and spread the word. 

FAQs About Our Mentor Program

Ready to Jump In?

We accept a small group of Mentors each quarter (for a year term) and would love to have you apply. The application should take 5-7 minutes to complete and we'll let you know as soon as we've received it and what next steps are. Once you're ready, just submit the application below! 

Have more questions?


  • If you need help deciding if becoming a One Mill School Mentor is a fit (or for any other questions!), just send us an email.

  • To learn more about One Mill School's team, story, values, and practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.