How to walk in the Garden

How to Use this Website

  • Read the TERMS OF USE and PRIVACY POLICY.  Your use of this site signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Register in 2 Easy Steps
    • Step 1: Register your user name, given name, password, date of birth and location
      • Why indicate date of birth?: To allow us to conform the law and our terms of use, regarding use of the system by children under the age of 18.
    • Step 2: Update your Profile
      • Guides: Update your profile in 4 easy steps
        • Step 1 (Personal Data): Indicate when you are available to guide your Associates.  Be clear (days of the week, month or year; and the times you are available), and indicate your time zone
          • Why?:  This will help reduce the time spent negotiating with your Associates as to the best day and time to meet and chat on the private message board.
        • Step 2 (Positions Held): Indicate at least 1 key role that you have played that has given you the experience to provide guidance in your key area(s) of strength
          • Why?:  Give your potential Associate some confidence that you can guide them through their challenge
        • Step 3 (My Strengths): Indicate up to a maximum of 3 key areas of strength that you have in overcoming career and/or business related challenges
          • Why?: The System will use these to match you to Associates who are looking for guidance in your areas of strength. They will only see a shortlist of Guides who have strength in the areas of their interest for guidance.  The number of queries you will get as a guide will therefore be manageable.
          • Tip: Once you have accepted and are guiding 3 Associates at the same time, you will no longer be visible in any shortlist, and so will not receive any more requests.  As soon as you are done with one Associate and you free up your association with them, you will reappear in the shortlists once again.
        • Step 4 (Guidance Questionnaire): Answer the guidance questionnaire to help us maintain a quality database of Guides. Register Now
      • Associates: Update your profile in 3 easy steps
        • Step 1 (Personal Data): Indicate when you are available to chat on the private message board with a guide. Be clear (days of the week, month or year; and the times you are available), and indicate your time zone
          • Why?: Being clear about the days and times you are available will help you decide on a Guide who is available at the same times, and will help reduce the time spent negotiating with your preferred Guide as to the best day and time to meet and chat on the private message board.
        • Step 2 (Positions Held): Indicate at least 1 key role that you have played that has presented the challenges that you are experiencing in your areas of interest for guidance.  A brief outline should do.  No names required.
          • Why?: Give your potential Guide some idea of the environment you are in and give them a head start on the guidance they will need to give
        • Step 3 (My Areas of Interest for Guidance): Indicate up to a maximum of 3 key areas of interest for guidance to overcome career and/or business related challenges that you have
          • Why?: The System will use these to match you to Guides who are available to guide you in your specific areas of interest for guidance. You will only see a shortlist of Guides who have strength in your areas of interest for guidance. The number of Guides you will get to choose from will therefore be manageable.
          • Tip: Once a Guide has accepted requests and is guiding 3 associates at the same time, you will no longer be able to see them in any shortlist. As soon as your preferred Guide has freed up a slot, they will reappear in your shortlist once again. Register Now
  • Guides in the Garden 
    • Go to 'The Garden' to find out if anyone has requested your guidance in any of your approved areas of strength
    • View a brief profile of the person requesting guidance and see what times they are available for guidance
    • Accept/Reject the request
    • If you have accepted the request you may send a message to initiate a date and time to chat (WALK) on the messaging board (THE GARDEN).
  • Associates in the Garden 
    • Go to 'The Garden' to find out who is available to provide guidance in your area of interest.
    • See the list of available guides and view their profiles - guides with the maximum number of associates (3) will not be available until they have ended their association with one of their associates.
    • Identify your chosen guide and seek their guidance - a walk with them.
    • Chat (WALK) with them on the messaging board (THE GARDEN) at the agreed dates and times
    • Invite a new guide to watch the conversation and give additional guidance if you need it. Your current guide will have to agree to this before the third party can participate. You are free to end the association with a guide if they are unwilling to have a third party participate and you feel it is necessary to have more than 1 guide at the same time in that particular area of interest.
  • You can be a guide in one area of strength and an associate in another area of interest. We understand that no one knows it all, and everyone has a unique strength
  • All
    • In 'The Garden'
      • contribute to the discussion board of your discussion groups,
      • give free advice that will show up in the advice feed of those that have registered for advice feeds in your area of strength
      • invite a friend you know can give to, or benefit from this website
    • Go to 'Me in the Garden' to change the details of your profile. You will not be able to remove an area of interest or strength if you currently have a relationship with a guide or associate in that area
    • Go to 'My Garden Settings' to
      • join a discussion group
      • register for advice feeds in a specific area of interest
      • email suggestions for changes or new areas of interest to the administrator 


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