CommonGenius is an international expert community that helps professionals overcome complex challenges in and out of the office.

Our mission is to enable greatness beyond our circumstances.

CommonGenius’ knowledge marketplace boasts thousands of consultants, trainers, and mentors with more than 5000 unique specialities, from financial accounting to nuclear physics. Our users gain access to high level contacts and make better decisions to accelerate their careers, businesses, and personal ambitions — invaluable mentorship is now accessible to all, regardless of where you’re from. Our ambition unites us.


We didn't come here to be average.

Our vision is to be the central exchange of the knowledge economy by empowering subject-matter experts around the world to share and monetize their passions and experience easily and independently.

Celebrate Diversity

Diversity of thought, backgrounds, and skillsets creates the opportunity for innovation, creativity, and groundbreaking solutions. 

Learn Everyday

Learning is the single greatest investment of our time that we can make, or as Benjamin Franklin noted, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Champion the Community

We care for the success of our customers and experts. We encourage our community to be a sounding board for one another, and for us, and treat everyone like a house guest.

The Obstacle is the Way

We focus our efforts on what advances the mission and will lead to the strongest impact. Strive for perfection, settle for excellence. Be bold, resourceful and immensely creative.

Question what you know

Move quickly while thinking deeply – a paradox, we know – by striving first to listen and communicate freely, and then setting clear expectations.

Get the expert advice you've been looking for

Amber Hu

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, CommonGenius


At Facebook, I was lucky enough to have a brilliant, caring mentor - which is not the case for everyone. And it should be.

Through experience, compassion, and expertise, he taught me the skills necessary to succeed. He provided me with personalized, real-world feedback and wisdom that you can’t acquire from a Google search or even from earning an advanced degree.

My mentor also understood my individual situation and where I was coming from–for me, this one on one mentoring was critical. It was through his counsel and support that I made the move into something I had never thought possible – becoming a young female entrepreneur and CEO.

Soon I asked myself, why was this opportunity to gain an invaluable mentor left to chance or reserved for the most privileged? Doesn’t everyone deserve access to the people and knowledge they need to be successful?

That gave me an idea: I would create a community where people like me could gain access to experts like him. It would be a place where those looking to grow in their careers, make a move, or launch out on their own could save precious time and stress by getting personalized advice early on. That’s how CommonGenius came to be.

Our community inspires us everyday

Maybe you don’t have the right people to reach out to, or a serious budget to hire an expensive consulting firm. Maybe you just don’t have good leadership on your team–the kind of leadership or co-workers who can really help you with personalized guidance or true mentorship. Our community makes the very best expert advice accessible, so you can overcome life’s biggest challenges.

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