One on One Mentoring ProgramRegular sessions focused on you
Need some more "flow" in your life?
We have all heard the saying “in flow” which refers to being in your element, living your purpose, effortless progress that almost transcends time. The theory may be great but how do we get there? How do we apply the theory of flow to business? How do we make business a joy instead of a slog? How do we create a personal and business brand strong enough that clients, partners and supporters are attracted to us, creating an army of advocates?
The secret lies in your branding, positioning and surrounding networks. Add to that strong internal systems, effective goal setting and planning, and functional technical aspects and you have an unstoppable machine. Maybe you already know this in theory but the application is constant struggle. Maybe finding the time to do all this is a nearly impossible task. We know the formula is not the same for everyone. Find the balance between your life and your business and develop a plan that works for both. Now is the time to take action, not let another year get away from you, and focus on results.
Think, learn, grow
We live in a different world these days. The digital representation of your brand is no longer an option, it’s critical. Kim understands the digital landscape, web presence and development and has extensive experience within the social media world.
Build Your Brand
People do business with those they know, like and trust. Understand what your brand attributes are and find your authentic voice within the clutter. Kim has an innate ability to see the brilliance in your brand and bring it to the surface.
Get your body and brain working for you, not against you. Understand your energy profile, discover your key drivers and create a workable plan that catapults your productivity. Build your business from the inside out and never look back.
Have a burning question that can’t wait until the next session? Had a brilliant idea at 2 am? Bursting to share your latest success? Send an email and receive a response within 24 hours. Unlimited access via email between sessions is all part of the service.
Having run her own business and business network for 16 years and prior to that, in roles that provided training, advocacy and support to other business owners, Kim has had a front row seat to see what works, which people succeed and what elements make the difference. Kim is absolutely passionate about unearthing your authentic driver, building a sustainable business or career that supports you and building the community around your personal brand.
Kim McGuinness is Managing Director of Mentor Central where she co-runs a renowned yearly Mentor Program for Executive Women where she aligns senior experienced leaders with up and coming managers. Until recently Kim ran Network Central, a business network for middle to senior managers and consultants which she founded in February 1999. Network Central was acquired by Women’s Agenda (Private Media Pty Ltd) in February 2015. Prior to Network Central Kim headed up the Business Briefings and Events unit at Australian Business Ltd (NSW Business Chamber) and Business Sydney Newspaper. Kim is also one of Australia’s leading commentators on business, marketing and networking. She holds tertiary qualifications in marketing and training and is a keen student, recently completing studies in IT and nutrition. Kim is a leading speaker at many conferences and events, is a regular MC, and has developed a number of training programs for blue chip companies. Kim is co-author of Network or Perish – Learn the Secrets of Master Networkers and is featured in Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed, What My Favourite Teacher Taught Me and What I Wish I Knew About Motherhood. More information on Kim’s LinkedIn profile
Kim is inspired by people who aren’t afraid to be themselves. “So much of business today is bravado with the reality nothing like the image. Do what you can do in the time you have and do it well and your business will thrive. Understand what your priorities are, what you want your business to deliver and the support you need to make that happen.” Kim believes networks are critical in business and that networking is much more than a handshake. It is about building effective and valuable relationships that will underpin your business activities. “The value of an effective network cannot be underestimated. You don’t have to network with everyone, choose those who you really connect with and build solid relationships”. These people become your eyes and ears in the marketplace as you do for them.
To say Kim has extended a lifeline to Boogie Books (a small press publisher with a BIG purpose!) is an understatement. She has stopped us sinking into the abyss – one considered step at a time. Her thoughtfulness in fully interpreting my ability / lack of ability has meant each to-do step is manageable and achievable. With a huge dollop of focus on very personal development in areas such as self-esteem and self-belief, she ensures that at the end of each power session, I am unwittingly armed with an incredible list which is driving me forward, yet I honestly believe I can do this! It is exciting to be lifted from the quietness of my own office, to a safe place where I can articulate my dreams and visions for the future, and have a sounding board with responses richly peppered with industry experience, powerful insights and genuine concern. Thank you Kim – this is fun!Emma MacTaggart
Over recent months, Kim has helped me transform my business into a vital service and powerful tool for East/West and Asia-focused businesses. Her coaching really hit the mark, and helped me enormously. Kim has a wealth of experience, so all her suggestions were helpful. It was so reassuring to work with someone so professional – I was no longer wasting time or effort on things that weren’t important. She is also very empathetic – her advice was just right for me, for my goals, for my business. Kim is an inspirational leader, mentor, coach and business woman. She is totally professional, much respected. She is also generous and caring – such rare qualities for a successful entrepreneur.Claire Pisani
In a relatively short space of time Kim has helped me accomplish a range of smaller practical tasks, as well as map out my longer term vision. There is nothing that seems too daunting for Kim as she has probably already mastered it herself, and if not, she will find a lateral solution to any challenge. Kim has a wonderful ability to simultaneously grasp a multitude of situations, yet keep focused on the key issues to achieve optimal success. I also appreciate her fair yet quick thinking and creative approach to problem solving. I find this really helps me stay motivated, as well as maintain my momentum. I have already recommended Kim as a trusted and high level mentor to my close network and feel privileged to learn from her wealth of knowledge and experience. The first time I saw Kim in action at one of her Network Central events I remember thinking she was such a breath of fresh air within the women’s networking field. She is a rare combination of intelligence, humility, determination, warmth, motivation and vision. Despite having achieved so much in her life, both professionally and personally, she remains so accessible and generous with her time. Serendipitously, as I was seeking a mentor to help guide my growing Mama Creatives community I attended Kim’s final Network Central breakfast where she announced her plans to focus on Mentor Central. You can call it fate or stars aligning, but I see this opportunity to have Kim as my mentor my secret weapon and know with her experience, expertise and just being on my side I will achieve my Big Hairy Audacious Goals, and beyond.Anna Kellerman
In the past months, Kim has been helping refine my business vision and business development strategies, and I’m really appreciating the insight and value she has already added to our business and for our media skills training package. Sometime, it takes an outsider to really provide clarity on what needs to happen and how! Thank you Kim, your mentorship rocks!Julianne Dowling
I believe in transparent pricing, hence there are no “contact me for further info” links anywhere on this page in regard to pricing. I know that regardless what the value may be, if the money isn’t there to pay for it then it simply isn’t. I also know that if you implement strategies we discuss the money will follow, and then some. This is an investment in your business that will return many times that investment. I have priced my services reasonably to ensure that I offer exceptional value for a fair price. Nothing gives me greater joy than helping others succeed so this work feeds my soul as much as pays the bills. That said, I have other streams of income that support me to do the work I love without fear. I want that for you too, so let’s get started.
Individual SessionSession by Session payment
- Individual Session up to 2 hours duration
- Meetings via Skype
- Limited times available
Personal Mentoring ProgramGet serious
- A Program of 10 Monthly Sessions 2 hours in duration focused on your unique business
- Early definition of your goals and a step by step plan to get there
- Step by step digital marketing advice to leverage your business offering
Weekly Work in Progress (WIP) reminders to keep you on track – WIP to be reviewed in sessions.
- Ad hoc email contact between sessions for quick questions, advice, what to do next.
- Meetings via Skype or face to face in Sydney
- Limited places available
- Pre-authorised payment plan via direct debit or credit card available
- One month extra (free) for up-front payment in full
Focus dayTake a day off and work on your business
- Two half days or one full day focused on you and your business
- Four 1-1.5 hour sessions with tasks in between
- Written report and task list
- Email contact between sessions
- Follow up email access for six months
- Meetings via Skype or face to face in Sydney
- Limited places available
…I would recommend Kim’s services to any person or company who expects a thorough and conscientious person with whom to work. Should you wish for some creative input or perhaps a brain-storming partner – call Kim, her ideas are unlimited and her ability to put them into reality is unquestionable.Leonie Hicks