So Who Are We and Why Do We Care?We have been connecting and mentoring people for over 20 years
Mentor Central is an organisation focused on bringing the best out in you. We know, and see regularly, innate brilliance in people that sometimes they don’t see themselves until it is too late. We do this through face to face mentoring programs, self-driven online skill-building programs, personal mentoring, and reports, interviews and articles about what is working for others, mentors advice and current trends.
Mentor Central (Originally named Network Central) was created as a peer network for myself 16 years ago. As a mid-level manager in a mid-large organisation I was great at what I was employed to do but no-one taught me how to be a leader or how to manage people. That training was simply “on the job”! I also found that learning from others experience and creating networks was the quickest way to learn, advance and grow. In a previous role I had plenty of experience producing training programs, mentor programs and networking opportunities for business owners and CEO’s of mid sized companies. I decided to put this experience, along with my thirst for information, and mentors, to work. The result was an event named The Businesswomen’s Breakfast Series which launched in February 1999. Since then Network Central provided a home for this event (and other events and programs) and consistently delivered one of Australia’s most genuine networking and learning experiences. Women (and men) in management, and corporate consultants, met, networked and exchanged information in a civilised, soulful and connected way. The discussions that were created as a result contributed to lasting change with guests and their colleagues. Sometimes for years afterwards.
Our mentor program ran for ten years and maintained an outstanding reputation and success rate. The six month program ran in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Members consistently achieved beyond their expectations and have benefited immensely from having an external mentor. Our mentors were supported and trained throughout the program and certainly maximised this wonderful growth opportunity for themselves and their mentees. Our mentee/mentor group became connected and created a power network throughout the program and beyond.
In February 2015 Network Central was acquired by Women’s Agenda (a subsidiary of Private Media Pty Ltd). These days I mentor many people to build powerful personal networks and brands, help others create exceptional networking organisations, associations and mentoring programs, and mentor business owners on how to build aligned businesses that thrive.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to meeting you.
Kim McGuinness, Managing Director