Meet the Mentors

Mentors are drawn from a wide range of business and professional backgrounds, assisting their mentee in career or business development through information & skills transfer, confidence building and sharing of networks.

The Mentor will be able to offer valuable knowledge, empathy and insight due to their own many years of experience. Mentors will be supported, through training and have the option to complete an ILM in Coaching.

 

THE mentors

 

Catherine KaneCatherine-Kane.png
Owner - Catherine Kane Associates

 

Catherine can provide support and advice as a mentor on; career development, business development, building networks, increasing career/business confidence, resilience, problem solving, managing relationships, organisation and planning.

 

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Claire Stewart
Partner - Cartmill Stewart & Co Chartered Accountants

 

Claire can provide support and advice as a mentor on; financial management, business start-up, organisation, planning and using cloud technology to advance your business.

 

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Heather WellsHeather-Wells.png
Senior Business Marketing Manager - BT Ireland

 

Heather can provide support and advice as a mentor on; project management, problem solving, marketing and communications.

  

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Karen BlairKaren-Blair.png
Managing Director - Cleaver Fulton Rankin
 
 

Karen can provide support and advice as a mentor on; career development, building networks, increasing career/business confidence and problem solving.

 

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Michelle MurtaghMichelle-Murtagh.png
Principal Consultant - Toward Ltd
 
 

Michelle can provide support and advice as a mentor on; leadership development, change management, organisation, design, restructuring, recruitment and selection.

 

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Nichola RobinsonNichola-Robinson.png
Procurement Director - Bombardier Aerospace

 

Nichola can provide support and advice as a mentor on; project management, people management, problem solving, managing relationships, profile and visibility.

 

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Patricia HaronPatricia-Heran.png
Previously Operational Director - Voluntary Sector
 
 
Patricia can provide support and advice as a mentor on; career development, business development, building networks, recruitment, training, people management skills and resilience.         
 
 
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Rosemary MorrisonRosemary-Morrison.png
Principal - Directus Training & Consultancy
 
 
Rosemary can provide support and advice as a mentor on; business development, business start-up, building networks, marketing, communications, organisation and planning.
 
 
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Sinead DillonSinead-Dillon.png
Principal Consultant - Fujitsu
 
 
Sinead can provide support and advice as a mentor on; career development, business development, project management, increasing career/business confidence, organisation and planning.     
 
 
 
Vicki HassanVicki-Hassan.png
Senior Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development - Danske Bank
 
 
Vicki can provide support and advice as a mentor on; career development, people management skills, confidence, presentations, public speaking, profile and visibility.  
 
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Jill MinneJill-Minne.png
Director of Organisational Development - Belfast City Council 
 
 
Jill can provide support and advice as a mentor on; career development, recruitment & training, people management skills, resilience, problem solving, managing relationships, organisation & planning, profile & visibility and interviews.
 
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Roslyn PreenRoslyn-Preen.png
Director - Preen People Solutions Ltd
 
 
Roslyn can provide support and advice as a mentor on; managing relationships, presentations, public speaking, profile and visibility.        
 
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Anne OrrAnne-Orr.png
Owner - Greenlight Consulting (NI) Ltd 
 
 
Anne can provide support and advice as a mentor on; business start-ups, project management, problem solving, organisation and planning. 
 
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Sophie RyanSophie-Ryan-(2).png
Senior Consultant People Advisory Services - EY
 
 
Sophie can provide support and advice as a mentor on; people management, problem solving career development, learning and development (including facilitation), organisation and planning, managing relationships, as well as acting as a confidential sounding board.
 
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Mairead Mackle
CEO/Founder - Homecare Independent Living (HCIL)
 
 
Mairead can provide support and advice as a mentor on strategy, leadership & corporate social responsibility.
 
 
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Lynsay SpenceLynsay-Spence.png
Head of Brand - Kaizen Brand Evolution
 
 
Lynsay can assist as a career progression sounding board, managing teams, branding and marketing, problem solving management and finance planning.
 
 
 
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Claire Loftus Claire-Loftus.png
Director - Evolve
 
 
Claire can provide support and advice as a mentor on; people management, career development, confidence, management relationships, and business start-up/growth support.
 
 
 
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Vivian McKinnonVivian-McKinnon-(1).png
Founder/Owner - Hydro-ease & Wellness Consultant NI
 
 
Vivian can support and assist a mentor with; identifying and removing decisions and negative emotions that may be holding you back,  business start up, resiliency and all aspects of becoming the very best version of you.
 
 
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Sinead SharpeSinead-Sharpe.png
HR Director - Robinson Services Group Limited
 
 
Sinead can provide support and advice as a mentor on coaching, leadership development, change and culture management, corporate performance management, interview skills and personal confidence enhancement.

 

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Paula LeathemPaula-Leatham-(1).png
Senior HR Business Partner - NIE Networks
 
 
Paula can offer advice and support in a wide range of areas including career development, how to seek out opportunities to increase your profile, building & managing effective relationships, people management skills, building resilience & confidence.
 
 
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Helen Moody
Centre Manager - BT
 
 
Helen can provide advice and support on strategic thinking, team building, performance improvement, leadership, presentations and public speaking.
 
 

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Paula Kennedy GarciaPaula-Kennedy-Garcia.png
Vice Preseident - Concentrix
 
 
Paula can provide support and advice as a mentor on: leadership, international business, problem solving, solution design, digital transformation, relationship management, sales, social branding, profiling, networking.

 

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Brigid DugganBrigid-Duggan.png
Owner - BD Consultancy
 
 
Brigid can provide support and advice as a mentor on: taking your business to the next level and ensuring sustainability. Her key services include business planning, strategic development, Financial management and securing funding, b2b sales and marketing and business development.
 
 
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Jennifer McWilliams
Manager - Antrim Enterprise Agency
 
 
Jennifer can provide advice and guidance on: start up, marketing & public relations, business development and building networks.

 

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Linda ArmstrongLinda-Armstrong.png
Director - ENM Marketing Ltd
 
 
Linda can provide support and guidance as a mentor on:  business development. Marketing and communications, customer relations, presentations and public speaking.

 

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Anne DarganAnne-Dargan.png
Executive and Leadership Coach - Rapid Change Consultancy 
 
 
Anne can provide support and advice as a mentor on: your leadership, your personal effectiveness & resilience, developing & engaging & motivating people, influencing stakeholders, relationship building, leading change.
 
 
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Sandra LeeSandra-Lee.png
Learning & Development Consultant/Coach - Training & Learning Solutions 
 
 
Sandra can provide support and advice as a mentor on career development, people management skills, presentations, interviews, pitches, resilience, business confidence etc and has delivered Women’s Leadership Programmes/initiatives on a global level.  
 
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Ashleigh WatsonAshley-Watson.png
Marketing Consultant - Copper Square Communications
 
 
Ashleigh can provide support and advice as a mentor on: marketing strategy and planning, using social media to make an impact and how to raise your profile online. 
 
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Louise O'GaraLouise-O-Gara.png
HR Business Partner - Danske Bank
 
 
Louise can provide support and advice as a Mentor to individuals such as new entrepreneurs/ business start-ups with little HR experience or individuals new to large organisations.  Areas of support include recruitment, disciplinary/grievance, attendance or performance management situations to handling difficult conversations and managing relationships.
 
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Louise McCartanLouise-McCartan.png
Managing Director - Search Scientist
 
 
Louise can provide support and advice as a mentor on Google ads, web presence, business start-up and can act as a confidential sounding board.
 
 
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Elaine CurryUntitled-design.png
Founder & Coach - Elite Living Academy
 
 
Elaine can provide support and advice as she has has two decades of experience in personal life coaching and successful business/ charity performance (project development and management). Elaine reconnects women to their powerful life force, helping heart centred business and charities be successful.