thelighthouse is a private network focused on connecting and growing rising leaders across top industries.
Imagine a network of rising leaders in the industries you’re trying to advance in who can tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about their field and how to get there. That’s thelighthouse.
How it works
Share your goals
Share your career goals, challenges, and interests via our career questionnaire.
With relevant professionals who have experience with the career topic and book a 1-on-1 virtual career conversation to get insight and a new perspective.
In addition to the 1-on-1 sessions, you'll get access to relevant events and resources to keep you growing in your career.
thelighthouse was founded to empower professionals to drive their careers forward at every single turn - from a banker on Wall Street to joining a start-up in Tel Aviv.
Our networked approach empowers you with career insights that are up-to-date, rooted in real-industry experience, and curated to you and your career goals.
Or you can stick with what you know...
Out-of-date and overly-biased advice from Mom & Dad
Low-to-no response rate on LinkedIn
Out-of-budget and non-industry specific advice from a career coach
Information overload & questionable sources online
"thelighthouse encourages you to think outside the box and forces you to have a strategy about your career..."
— Julia, Finance Professional, lighthouse Member
Frequently asked questions
What is thelighthouse?
What is included in my membership?
Six 1-on-1 career sessions: We match you with other lighthouse members who have experience with what you're navigating for 1-on-1 virtual career conversations (all matching, scheduling, and hosting is done by thelighthouse).
Vetted resources tailored to your career goals: We send you playbooks on the career goals you've set. The playbooks include the top resources (courses, books, articles, and practices) that have been crowdsourced from professionals who have firsthand experience with the topic.
Unlimited events: We invite you to virtual and in-person events (hosted by thelighthouse and our partners) on topics that are relevant to your career goals, challenges, and interests. See past lighthouse events here.
How does thelighthouse work?
You’ll receive a welcome email from thelighthouse asking you to book your 20 minute onboarding call
Log in and create your profile
Take the Career Quiz to tell us your current career goals, challenges, and interests
Visit your dashboard to see recommendations of relevant professionals for 1-on-1 virtual career sessions, vetted resources, and upcoming events -- all curated based on your career goals, challenges, and interests
Come back to thelighthouse and retake the Career Quiz to set new career goals, challenges, and interests
What do members talk about during their career sessions?
If you have a performance review coming up, you can book a 1-on-1 session with a member who has experience advocating for themselves at work. He or she can share suggestions, speaking points, and approaches based on his or her experience. You can also run through a mock conversation to get you ready.
If you are a new manager, you can book a 1-on-1 session with a professional who has transitioned from an Individual Contributor to a People Manager to learn about their experience and what strategies, approaches, and resources they found most effective and helpful.
If you’re curious about a specific role or function (for example: Product Management), you can book a 1-on-1 session with a professional in that role or from that background. This person can share what it’s really like, how they made the transition into the field, what skills are important, and what resources are helpful to develop those skills. They can also help you connect the dots on what skills and experiences are transferable from your current or past experience.
If you’re applying for a leadership organization outside of work, you can book a 1-on-1 session to get a second pair of eyes on your resume, review your application, or do a mock interview.
If you’re considering getting a certification, like a PMP or an MBA, you can book a 1-on-1 session with a professional who went down that path and can share the benefits, drawbacks, and path they took.
Other examples: figuring out a career direction, navigating a salary negotiation, growing your personal brand, and more.
How does thelighthouse help me be a better manager?
Encouraging your team to use thelighthouse shows them that you care about and are invested in their long term success.
thelighthouse leads to higher impact 1-on-1's since lighthouse members have more clarity on their career goals, needs, and interests, thereby making it easier for you to support them in that growth.
thelighthouse is an additional resource that your team members can leverage to develop professionally.
Who makes up thelighthouse community?
thelighthouse is a community of rising professionals coming from a diverse set of industries, careers, and companies.
All members share a commitment to their career growth.
Industries and roles: thelighthouse is intentionally a cross-industry, cross-role community because we recognize that most careers now span multiple industries, roles, and geographies. We have members working in a diverse range of industries including tech, finance, professional services, real-estate, and more. Our members also have diverse backgrounds including Management Consulting, Customer Success, Strategy, Product Management, Investing, and more.
Demographics: Most members are mid-career, rising leaders from all genders and backgrounds. The membership is mostly U.S. based, and centered in metropolitan areas like NYC, SF, Boston, and D.C. We also have members in other cities and countries.