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I feel flattered every time that someone contacts me to ask if I will mentor or coach them… I’m involved with a number of programs where I can support start-ups and entrepreneurs on his or her journey – but, literally, I do not have enough hours in the day to meet the requests that I have to mentor people one-on-one.

My Shark Tank invested companies get one-on-one mentoring as part of being successful on the program – this could be a way to go if you wanted to join the next season casting tour. A bit of a long shot I suspect, but we have come up with another way that could work.

You may have had a read of my books Live What You Love and / or Ready To Soar – perhaps you have more questions – or simply are looking for a bit more guidance, development, and insights. The team and I have been trying to work out how I can do more to support entrepreneurs, share what I have learned – with a bit of mentorship – but I needed to put some process around it.

I’ve found a way. Together with some other entrepreneurs such as Caroline Creswell, Adrian Giles and Emma Isaacs we are working together with BSchool to provide entrepreneurship education and mentorship.

Having sat with one of my Shark Tank entrepreneurs last week – I felt bereft that I could not pass on all my years of experience quickly… Needing them to work smarter, not harder, I wish that they had done this Diploma of Business some time ago – but better late than never.

Leaders learn – and leaders must invest in his or her own education. Life, business, and especially the world of entrepreneurs, is not getting any easier.

Take a moment to see if this is for you… Click here for details. I look forward to welcoming you to the program

In addition, I have been an advisor to Heads Over Heels for a number of years – advocating and amplifying female founders. Founded by a group of five volunteers, Heads Over Heels is passionately devoted to increasing the representation of women entrepreneurs in Australia, reducing gender inequality and promoting positive women role models for men and women alike.

In Australia, women are starting businesses at the same rate as men,(*) however, statistics from around the world show that women-led businesses do not prosper at anywhere near the same rate as male-led businesses.(**)  Heads Over Heels addresses this imbalance by opening up the networks of our men and women volunteer Connectors to women entrepreneurs in order to meaningfully improve their probability of success and help change the statistics for the better.

* Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey, 2010 ** EY independent study “Force Multipliers, How three fundamental adaptations can help women entrepreneurs scale big” 2014

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