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Spotlight on Mentorship: The Ten Spot

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Mentor: Brian Leon, Managing Director, Choice Hotels

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Q: Why did you volunteer as a mentor? Why is this initiative important to you?
A: I believe that the single most important service that CFA provides to its members is opportunities to learn from each other, and when I first heard of the mentorship program I thought it was a great new initiative towards that goal.

Q: What has been the most rewarding part of your mentorship to date?
A: It’s still early in the relationship but my sense is that there will be benefit for both parties. While the primary intent of the program may be more to provide an opportunity for early stage franchisors to learn from more experienced franchisors, the reverse is also true; established franchisors can benefit by gaining insight into the fresh thinking of newer emerging franchisors.

Q: Would you recommend this program to other CFA members?
A: Yes. Beyond the potential benefits to emerging franchise systems of being able to gain insights from established franchisors, I think there’s a broader potential benefit. We all can be impacted, positively or negatively, by the overall profile and reputation of franchising generally so all franchise systems have a vested interest in ensuring the best possible practices throughout the industry.

Mentee: Kristen Wood, CEO & Creator, The Ten Spot

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Q: Why did you apply for the program? Why is this initiative important to you?
A: Since starting up the franchising arm of the business, I’ve realized quickly that there are many things I don’t know I don’t know. Meaning it’s not until I’m faced with a challenge or have made a mistake that I recognize that area as a blind spot. To be able to get advice and guidance from more established franchisors that have paved the way and learned from their own hindsight is invaluable to me.

Q: What were your specific challenges as a franchisor before you began this program?
A: Setting up programs well in advance that I didn’t even know I needed. For example, we had all of our core business manuals done but we didn’t have our franchising manuals done. We learned how to do that on the fly, which wasn’t ideal for our first partners.

Q: What improvements have you made to your franchise operations as a result of advice you received from your mentor?
A: We created our Franchise Advisory Council which we call our “Franchise Partner Feedback Committee” all as a result of being mentored by Brian. We got really practical advice on how to form the committee, what stipulations we should put in place and what best practices we should implement.

Q: How has your mentorship evolved?
A: We had a great in-person meeting at the beginning. I made a running list of things to do and consider and now I’m just checking them off and getting them done. It’s evolved now into a great casual e-mail relationship where I feel I can just e-mail Brian whenever I have a direct question. He’s really forthcoming with his advice and gives me great examples of things that have worked for him.

Q: Would you recommend this program to other CFA members?
A: Definitely! I got so much just from the CFA website and webinars and of course CFA National Convention, which is my favourite, but this program just took it to a whole new level. Being part of the CFA is invaluable to me as a franchisor.

“To be able to get advice and guidance from more established franchisors that have paved the way and learned from their own hindsight is invaluable to me.”
– Kristen Wood, CEO & Creator, The Ten Spot

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