Office Hours is our one-of-a-kind, on-the-fly mentor program designed to connect industry thought leaders and professionals with the WIRe community.

As of Q1 2020 we’ve re-tailored our Office Hours program to support more mentors, more dialogue, and more opportunities for remote connection and growth than ever before!

Here's How it Works:

  • Read through the answers below first. There’s a chance your question has already been answered!
  • If you don’t see a question like yours already answered, use the form at the bottom of the page to ask our panel of industry experts your questions about career, methodology, leadership, work-life balance, and more. This is your opportunity to benefit from mentorship in a low-bandwidth, high response way.
  • Our Office Hours mentor pool will review your questions and respond accordingly. This means you might get a variety of responses from differing perspectives and backgrounds in the industry. Awesome!
  • We’ll post all answered questions here—check back for your response(s) over the next few weeks.
Our Office Hours Mentor Forum
Winnie Wong
Research and Evaluation Advisor, Independent Schools Victoria
Sarah Ryan
Director of Research, Everyday Health Group
Sima Vasa
Advisor/Entreprenuer, Infinity Squared Ventures
Baillie Buchanan
Co-Founder, Research for Good
Horst Feldhaeuser
Group Services Director (SVP), Fellow of RANZ, MR Insights Evangelist, Presenter and regular contributor, QPR
JD Deitch
Chief Revenue Officer, P2Sample
Laura Chaibi
International Digital Media and Consumer Research, Insights and Measurement Advisor
Finding Your Start in MRX
Pivoting into MR
Overcoming Entry-level
Standing Out to Get in
Graduate-level MR Studies
Academia to Industry
Coming to Research from Humanities
Finding Remote Work
Moving Up/Switching Roles
Stepping into Client-side Leadership Roles
Breaking into Client Side
Coming Back after COVID
From Operational to Consultative
On the Job vs Classroom Training
Switching Sides
Research Methods
Crafting Case Studies for Confidential Work
Learning Statistical Significance Testing
Career Success Questions
Job Security + Anxiety
Communicating Effectively
Defending Your Expertise
Futureproofing
Returning to the Job Market
Going Back to MR
Business Questions
Pricing and Business Mentorship
Fieldwork & COVID-19
Sales in MRX
Leveraging Messaging from the Inside Out
Freelancing
Starting Your Own Business
Shifting to Small Business Clients

Submit Your Question to WIRe Mentors

If you have a new question, send it in using the form below. If you don’t see your question answered yet, check back in a few days.

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Our Office Hours mentor pool will review your questions and respond accordingly. This means you might get a variety of responses from differing perspectives and backgrounds in the industry. Awesome!
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