One on One Mentoring Program

Regular sessions focused on you

WANT to kick some goals?

 

Having a mentor is a wise choice in business. There are mentors who are in the same industry as you and other mentors (like me) who are focused on helping you set goals, build a plan to achieve them and keep you accountable.  My role is also to help you with the soft skills of managing and building relationships, managing stress and building a life that makes you sing.

 

A mentor is a someone who will listen,  find ways to move you forward and suggest things that you may never have considered! A mentor is also a non-judgemental sounding board that will listen to your concerns and insecurities in a confidential environment. A mentor shares their network and can see where there is room for improvement in yours. Mentors offer encouragement, structure and planning to ensure that you achieve what you want to achieve. 

 

My one focus as a mentor is to see you improve. There is immense gratification in watching someone grow and succeed and this work fuels my soul. I know that you will move forward, create and kick goals, and step up to the next level of your life. We will work on your “work” life and your “life” life. You will have me as an accountability partner so that things get done and deadlines are met. Most of all you will have someone in your corner, cheering you from the sidelines. 

 

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“Mentoring is a brain to pick, and ear to listen and a push in the right direction.”

John C. Crosby

Digital Understanding

We live in a different world these days. The correct digital representation of you 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 personal brand attributes are and find your authentic voice within the clutter.  Kim has an innate ability to see your unique brilliance and bring it to the surface.

Cognitive Conditioning

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 career from the inside out and never look back.

Consistent Contact

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.

I can't wait to see where you will go!

Don’t be a time waster any more.  Plan to succeed and you will!  I look forward to chatting with you.

Throughout my career I have worked with thousands of companies and had deep insight into well over 500, from micro businesses to multi-national firms. I treasure the uniqueness and brilliance of each one and the humans who work within them. I bring lessons from all of them into my work today. I mentor business employees and owners, create and execute strategic business plans and run comprehensive training programs on how to build networks, create useful personal brands and create new revenue streams for existing businesses or careerists. 

I am a regular commentator and trainer on business, marketing, personal branding, community leadership and networking. A very reluctant award seeker, I have been honoured to be nominated for the Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards many times and have found myself on the finalists list for the Sydney Business Review Businesswoman of the Year and the Dare Magazine Daredevil awards.

I had a strong corporate career in finance and events management until starting my own business, Network Central, in 1999. Network Central was a business network for middle to senior managers and consultants and was acquired by Women’s Agenda (Private Media Pty Ltd) in February 2015.   I hold tertiary and post-graduate qualifications in marketing and training and am a keen student, with studies in IT and nutrition in my bag of tricks.

I have spoken at many conferences and events, am a regular MC, and have developed a number of training programs for blue chip companies including Westpac and the Australian Property Council. I am co-author of Network or Perish – Learn the Secrets of Master Networkers and am featured in Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed, What My Favourite Teacher Taught Me and What I Wish I Knew About Motherhood. More information on my LinkedIn profile

Kim McGuinness
Kim McGuinness

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 working life will thrive. Understand what your priorities are, what you want to deliver and the support you need to make that happen.” Kim is absolutely passionate about unearthing your authentic driver, building a sustainable career that supports you and building the community around your personal brand. “The value of an effective network can also not 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.

It has been a wonderful experience engaging with Kim in her mentoring program. She is down to earth, engaging and insightful, with a real understanding of her field. Her wealth of experience lends to a keen a perspective and understanding of corporate situations and the ability to navigate them, with her observations and recommendations for handling situations as well as for building a personal brand being astute and savvy. Always honest with feedback, she provides a logical and pragmatic perspective delivered with empathy and understanding. She is an extraordinarily motivating force and support as you navigate the complexities of modern business and the intricate levels of networking and interaction required. She has provided me with tools to further develop my personal brand and extend my voice so that I may build on my career with conviction and direction. It has been a pleasure working with Kim and I look forward to continuing with her, as well as recommending her to anyone seeking to advance their own career with a knowledgeable and understanding mentor.

Tricia D'Costa

Financial Controller, Natixis Investment Managers

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

Director, Culture Confidence

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

Director, Asset PR

To say Kim has extended a lifeline to Boogie Books 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

Director, Boogie Books

…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

Director, The UP Group