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

Anne Dargan

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.

Anne Orr

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. 

Ashleigh Watson

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.

Brigid Duggan

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 fundingb2b sales and marketing and business development.

Catherine Kane

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.

Claire Bain

Business Owner of Next Steps

Claire is an accredited executive coach who provides leadership and career coaching. She supports with leadership challenges, career dilemmas, clarity on career direction, and builds leadership and career confidence.

 

Claire Loftus

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.

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.

Elaine Curry

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. 

Fiona Molloy

Owner -FM Coaching and Facilitation

Fiona is a qualified and accredited Life and Executive Coach with 25 years of experience in Project Management. She can provide support with career and business development, building confidence and resilience, problem solving, managing relationships, organisation and planning.

Heather Wells

Senior Business Marketing Manager - BT Ireland

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

Helen Moody

Centre Manager - BT

Helen can provide advice and support on strategic thinking, team building, performance improvement, leadership, presentations and public speaking.

Jennifer McWilliams

Manager - Antrim Enterprise Agency

Jennifer can provide advice and guidance on: start up, marketing & public relations, business development and building networks.

Jill Minne

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.

Karen Blair

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.

Linda Armstrong

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.

Louise McCartan

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.

Louise O'Gara

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.

Lucy Haugh

Learning and Development Manager- Housing Executive 

Lucy can provide support and advice as a mentor on: leadership, people management skills, managing relationships and career development.

Lynsay Spence

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.

Mairead Mackle

CEO/Founder - Homecare Independent Living (HCIL)

Mairead can provide support and advice as a mentor on strategy, leadership & corporate social responsibility.

Michelle Murtagh

Principal Consultant - Toward Ltd

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

Nichola Robinson

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.

Patricia Haron

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.

Paula Kennedy Garcia

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.

Paula Leathem

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.

Roseann Kelly MBE

CEO - Women in Business

Roseann can support and help a mentee grow their network and make valuable connections. Roseann has vast business experience and has also supported many women in their entrepreneurial journey. 

Rosemary Morrison

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.

Roslyn Preen

Director - Preen People Solutions Ltd

Roslyn can provide support and advice as a mentor on; managing relationships, presentations, public speaking, profile and visibility.        

Sandra Lee

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.  

Sinead Dillon

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. 

Sinead Sharpe

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.

Sophie Ryan

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.

Stephanie Harvie

Executive Coach and Development Consultant - Snowglobe Coaching & Solutions

Stephanie can provide support and advice as a mentor on getting out of your own way by getting to know and appreciate yourself first.  Stephanie has designed and delivered leadership programmes across the UK on agility, innovation,  reducing stress and conflict, and works with professionals to develop themselves through coaching. She brings all of her experience to the mentoring relationship.

Stephanie Maher

Senior Development Manager - PwC

Stephanie can provide support and mentoring on: working in technology, project management, team leadership, relationship management and career development. 

Vicki Hassan

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.  

Vivian McKinnon

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.