Entrepreneurship Coach

The Spike Lab - Remote - Part time

What you’ll be doing

You will join us as an independent contractor coach. After the appropriate training in our proprietary Spike Coaching model and curriculum, your primary role will be to directly coach students on a weekly basis, primarily via video conference. You set the number of students you want to coach at a time, a minimum of two and a maximum of 12. You will have opportunities to work with the founding team to continuously improve our coaching curriculum and build a world-class organization positioned to achieve its ambitious mission: purpose-driven innovators for life. This is imagined as a part-time position (~2.5hours/student/week) that is well-suited for entrepreneurs, educators or other professionals seeking additional income.

About The Spike Lab

The Spike Lab is a youth entrepreneurship program that helps students launch a “Spike,” a multi-year project uncommon among teens, based on genuine passion and a deep sense of purpose. It’s structured as a one-on-one coaching program, and the first to combine Spike Incubation with College Admissions consulting. As such, we help students get into top US colleges while simultaneously learning to become life-long innovators and purpose-driven leaders. The program was founded by Stanford, Michigan and Cornell University graduates and has proven results: 100% of our students have launched Spikes and 87% have been admitted to one of their reach colleges.

  • Mission: To develop purpose-driven innovators for life. Read more about our mission here.
  • Company Inception: June, 2016
  • Students Served: 70 students as of April 9th and growing
  • Occasion: Our first few years have been focused on developing our unique Spike Coaching curriculum/model and achieving a reputation for high-quality, high-trust coaching among the families at the top schools in Taiwan and Hong Kong. We are now starting to scale throughout Asia and the US.
  • Team & Geography: 4 => 2 in New York City and 2 in Taiwan.
  • Financing: Bootstrapped and founder-funded
  • Website: Learn more at www.thespikelab.com and visit our blog.

Position Description

We are seeking a part-time contractor to coach students on a weekly basis. The primary responsibilities include:

  • 90 minutes of 1:1 weekly coaching with each student
  • 30 to 90 minutes per student of additional weekly support including coaching prep, office hours, networking, research and communication with student stakeholders, report writing, student progress tracking and other miscellaneous support
  • Initial training and continuous development
  • Cross-coaching to support other coaches, i.e. brainstorming Spike ideas
  • Continuous, agile curriculum development


  • Degree from a top US College
  • Entrepreneurship experience and mindset.
    • Real-world experience building “Spikes” -- finding purpose and taking initiative to achieve real-world impact.
    • Naturally interested in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • Creative and comfortable brainstorming under pressure.
    • Strong innovation and entrepreneurship skills
  • Experience as a coach or educator
    • The definition of coach that we are using here does not refer to an athletic coach but rather the definition more closely relating to professional mentors or advisors.
    • By educator, we are referring primarily to teachers, counselors or other instructors who have experience helping young people grow and achieve success.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: High EQ
  • US Citizen or permanent resident (preferred but not required)
  • Mandarin fluency or proficiency (preferred but not required)
  • US College admissions expertise (preferred but not required)
  • Based in Taipei, Hong Kong or New York Metro Area (preferred but not required)

Job Details

  • You define your work schedule and location.
  • You set the number of students you want to coach. Expectations are initially 4+.
  • Paid per student coached.
  • Maintain high level of communication and collaboration with the core team.
  • Travel: Periodic travel to meet with us and/or student families (preferred but not required)
  • Start Date: as soon as possible

To Apply

  • Contact Lloyd Nimetz, founder & coach of The Spike Lab, via email: lloyd@thespikelab.com
  • Send a letter or email Lloyd explaining your interest and attach your resume or a link to your updated LinkedIn Profile.

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The Spike Lab

The Spike Lab is a youth entrepreneurship program that helps students launch a “Spike,” a multi-year project uncommon among teens, based on genuine passion and a deep sense of purpose. It combines Spike Incubation with College Admissions consulting to help students get into top US colleges.

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