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Our Mission

Equip students with the skills, mindset, and opportunities for a successful career.

We believe in a Future of Boundless Education in which learning is centered around the student, not their curriculum or economic status. With Guide, students discover who they want to become, have access to their favorite instructors, and the opportunity to unleash their potential.

 

Our Story

 

Guide is not a traditional company. In 2017, our co-founders Mike Yates, Taban Cosmos, and Tim Salau joined forces to re-imagine what the Future of Education could be if it was designed around the student, not their curriculum. They decided that there was an opportunity to use software to help students learn the skills that matter most, life skills, and elevate the role of the teacher from teacher to creator.

Together, a visionary veteran teacher, software engineer, and community builder built Guide, a social learning application to equip students with the essential life skills that lead to career success. Since inception, Guide has been heralded as the Future of Education by thousands of students, educators, and parents. We’re on a mission to reclaim education one student at a time.

 
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Our Values

We are committed to building a company that is focused on more than just the bottom line. We recognize that our people are our most important asset. We are invested in the wellness, personal and professional growth, and happiness of our team. Here are the values we live by:

01. Be Authentic

We don’t hide our gifts, strengths, or quirks. We own our superpowers and live in our truth, every single day.

02. Be Bold

We don’t budge on our mission or vision. We challenge traditional wisdom, archaic systems, and are never afraid to speak truth to power.

03. Embrace Community

We rally together when things are tough, and elevate each other when things are great. We believe that true success happens through allyship, partnership, and belonging to something greater than yourself.

04. Act Agile

We prioritize team impact over individual impact. We don’t allow individual conflicts to deter our mission. We favor team intelligence over individual IQ.

05. Act With Purpose

We work with intent and excellence and are driven by building a better tomorrow in present day. We synthesize what’s possible and believe in accomplishing the impossible. Your purpose is welcome here.

06. Own Your Creativity

We channel our inner child to tackle tough problems. We don’t take life too seriously and relish moments of fun, delight, and serendipity.

07. Live With Entrepreneurial Energy

We are givers, connectors, and creators who aren’t afraid to fail. We take necessary risks, adapt on the fly, and are ruthlessly curious. We question to improve, improvise, and innovate.

 

Our Team

We’re a diverse group of leaders, givers, and change-agents. Our culture and environment is inclusive of people from all backgrounds and orientation. Your purpose is welcome here.

 
Tim Salau

Tim Salau, Mr. Future of Work
CEO & Founder

Mike Yates

Mike Yates
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Taban Cosmos

Taban Cosmos
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Robyn Adams

Robyn Adams
Chief Academic Officer

 
David Rigby

David Rigby
Software Engineer Lead

Monale Alemika

Monale Alemika
Content & Communications

Jonathan Sun

Jonathan Sun
Branding & Marketing

Basant Shenouda

Basant Shenouda
Business Development

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