The Freelance University Mentoring Program is offered to FreeU Students Only who would like to access 1-to-1 guidance, support, or skill-based training while they are building and growing their freelance business.

Our Mentors help you sharpen your skills so you can attract and wow clients with your expert knowledge.

How does the One-To-One Mentoring Program Work?

Step 1

Check out the Mentor Profiles below and decide who you would like to speak with.

Step 2

Choose your session date and time, tell us a bit about what’s on your mind, and book it!

Step 3

Meet with your Mentor and leave with clarity, actionable advice or a new skill!

Meet the FreeU Mentors

Anita Kilkenny

Honoured to be a recipient of various awards and nominations, I am a highly-acclaimed administrator, educator and virtual professional to health and wellness professionals throughout Australia, Bali and the US. I am also President of the Australian Virtual Assistants Association and Social Media Mentor for Freelance University. My passion is to help make the lives of business owners less stressful by assisting them to integrate email marketing and social media into their marketing plan, as well as day-to-day operations.

It is so incredibly awesome to be able to access this service. I am sure that I will be a regular. So nice to be able to ask questions from an expert! Thank you Anita!


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Setting up your freelance business
  • Social Media Management
  • Content Creation and Repurposing
  • Internet Marketing
  • Time Management
  • Events – Online and Real

Janice Hurlburt

Welcome! My name is Janice Hurlburt, and I’m the owner of Janice Hurlburt Online Management. I’m an Online Visibility Pro and Scheduling Coach (Acuity Certified Expert). In 2012, after more than 18 years in Project Management, I created an online management business supporting coaches and entrepreneurs with their product launches, marketing funnels, and online coaching program setup.

I’ve worn many hats in my career and learned to balance business with adventure in the great outdoors. For seven years, my partner and I lived on a sailboat, operating a sailboat charter business in Costa Rica for three of those years. This experience strengthened my self-reliance and intuitive ability to think ahead, planning a course of action from start to finish.
I’d love to be the cartographer on your business journey, helping you map your internet marketing strategies and action steps so we can chart your course to success and attract your ideal clients.

My session with Janice was on point, concrete and she included actionable to-dos in her follow-up.  Janice did her research before the mentor meeting showing initiative.  This trait alone shows leadership; guiding by example.  Thank you FreeU, and your team of amazing staff and mentorship!


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Boosting Your Online Visibility
  • Setting up the top 3 in-demand Marketing Funnels
  • Strategizing product launch email marketing campaigns
  • Improving new client conversion rates through Acuity’s time-saving scheduling and enrollment process

Susan Weeks

My road from Corporate Training Manager to Freelancer has been varied and winding, with plenty of interesting experience and clients along the way! I expect your path towards Freelance freedom has been equally as interesting. But going forward, I am here to save you from those bumps in the road…

Over the years I have helped my clients with many aspects of content marketing – video marketing, book marketing and blogging, and my current focus (and joy) is podcasting. I have also launched my own podcast, and I absolutely love doing it! Leading my clients is a key strength. Content marketing in all its forms, is my key service. Strong project management, alongside setting and achieving realistic goals, is my key tactic.

No matter where you are in your Freelance journey, I’d love to help you simplify your strategy, create clarity & move forward with areas that are causing you headaches.

It exceeded my expectations!


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Content Marketing - strategy, organization & planning
  • Content Creation & Repurposing
  • Video Marketing
  • Podcasting
  • Project Management
  • Goal Setting & Achieving
  • Video and Audio Editing
  • Planning and Implementing Marketing Funnels

Tammy S. Durden

Hello, I am Tammy of Tammy’s Office Solutions and Fearless Boss Babes (coaching). I am honored to be a Mentor, part of the FreeU Community, and to be a part of Your Journey!


My Freedom Journey into Entrepreneurship began because of…

  1. A need to help our family household income
  2. My need to work from home due to my disability from Multiple Sclerosis.

Since starting my business, in 2008, I have seen many changes, drank much too much coffee, made many friendships, and have done a lot of learning in the process.

A Business is always on a Journey and the last couple of years that has led us to become a Boutique Digital Marketing Agency + Custom Virtual Business Services.

I want to congratulate you on taking a huge step in your business journey, no matter if you are new to it or have been on the path for years.

If I can help you with a 1 on 1 Mentoring Session, I would be honored to speak with you. 

Tammy was very helpful and encouraging throughout the call, providing validation of where I am and the direction I am moving in, as well as great comments and suggestions. Thank you for offering this service!! I encourage everyone to book a session!


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Setting up Your Business and/or Picking Your Niche
  • Feeling ‘stuck’ or Not Sure Where to Go From Here
  • Time Management and/or Balancing a Virtual Lifestyle
  • Business Management (your company or client)
  • Creating Your Packages
  • Setting up a Team (Multi-Virtual Professional or Multi-VA Company)
  • Attracting Clients
  • Bookkeeping as a Service
  • Creating Systems and Processes
  • OBM (Online Business Management) Services
  • Creating Your Freebie

Theresa Scholes

Hi, my name is Theresa Scholes and I am the owner of Click Virtual Assistance. It was a fluke that I read an article in my local newsletter about a gal that called herself a Virtual Assistant back in 2006… What was that I wondered! After just completing a work-at-home project for a government agency, my next turn was to go back to my old 9-5 job or call this Virtual Assistant. I made the call.

Fast forward to today, I get to figure out problems for clients, build membership platforms that bring in residual income for them and format email/e-commerce solutions that streamline web-based businesses. And that’s just on a Monday:)

I’m a tech junkie that thrives on the opportunity to learn new software. Who knew??

In short, I am a firm believer in matching the right actions to realistic goals to really help those time-strapped entrepreneurs use the web to boost profits.

It’s all in a day’s work.

I’ve booked several sessions with Theresa and I’ve learned something new in each one. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise with so many different types of “tech” that we utilize in the freelance industry and I find myself leaning in that direction with my own business. She’s extremely patient and I never feel rushed in my sessions with her.


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Specialized Wordpress plugins (WooCommerce, Wp-Estore Gravity Forms)
  • Setting up a Membership site with Kajabi, Wishlist Member or Memberium
  • Configuring 1Shopping cart, Infusionsoft or Ontraport accounts
  • Working in Aweber or Active Campaign
  • Creating Affiliate Programs with 1ShoppingCart or Wp-Affiliate
  • Configuring Zaps with Zapier
  • …and more

Sabrina Espinal

How do you want to feel when you are creating, working and designing your business? It is so important to define your “why” and “non-negotiables” for yourself and your business so you can build a business and life that feels good to you.

I’m Sabrina and I started Sabrina&Company Marketing in 2009 after escaping from “Corporate America”. I was blessed to learn about Craig Cannings (the co-founder of VAClassroom and Freelance University) through a good friend. The courses and community have been invaluable in creating and building my business.

At Freelance University, I’m delighted to be a Community Manager and Mentor, along with managing the FreeU social networks. In my business, I provide social media marketing, customer service, graphics, websites, and business coaching to clients. I believe that everything is social and everyone deserves more than 15 minutes of fame. I would enjoy helping you define your passion, solve an issue or get a project ready to launch.

Sabrina is great – real and smart. I appreciate her candor and understanding of the industry. She took the time to ask thoughtful questions and put an action plan together for me, which is extremely helpful as I am starting out in Social Media Management. I look forward to booking more time with Sabrina in the near future!


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Business Planning
  • Graphic Design and Images
  • Your Branding Look
  • Defining Your Passion & Clients
  • Social Media for Your Business

Jena Kroeker

All my life, I’ve wanted to work with words. After completing a linguistics degree, I had an amazing opportunity to work from home – transcribing television shows to provide closed captioning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. I now specialize in freelance writing and editing for clients, and still enjoy the comfort of my home office.

Over the years, I’ve gained experience in content management, internet research, blogging, article writing, copy editing and proofreading. Along the way, I’ve learned that writing is much more than strict adherence to grammar rules. It’s about having fun expressing yourself (and breaking the rules once in a while). 🙂

I’d love to empower you to write and edit content for yourself and your clients that clearly and authentically communicates with your target audience. And I’ll help you with any issues that prevent you from enjoying the writing process along the way.

What a fabulous person to work with! Jena quickly understands your target audience by her intuitive ability of asking the right questions. I highly recommend Jena for her exceptional guidance with content development and in getting clarity on your website content or your bio.


Work with me if you need help with:

  • Grammar, punctuation, style, and word usage
  • Writing/editing processes
  • Blogging, article writing
  • Internet research
  • Writer’s block
  • Finding the right voice for your target audience
  • And other writing-related issues...