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Tue Nov 27 18:30



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Finding a Mentor or Coach For You

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” — Steven Spielberg

As entrepreneurs, finding someone that you can trust and look up to for support, advice and guidance in your business can be difficult.
It has been said that finding a great mentor is like finding a great friend - it is hard to advertise for a great friend!

In this month's Entrepreneurs Anonymous we will help you find the qualities to look for in a mentor, how to engage with a mentor and how to make the most of the relationship with your mentor. We will also explore the differences between coaching and mentoring and the formal and informal ways of engaging with these supports for you.

We will have 3 speakers who have professional and practical experience of the value and importance of mentorship and coaching in building a successful career and business life. Our MC Max Thiel will interview the speakers individually for around 20 minutes each and then the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

We will be exploring questions such as:

How do I find a mentor for my business and career? How do I know they are the right fit for me?

How do I approach a mentor and what do I ask them to do ?

Should I pay for mentoring? If so, how much?

Can I have more than one mentor? Is this a good idea?

What is the difference between mentoring and coaching?

What does a good mentor do? What are the qualities of a good mentor?

What can I expect from a business coach? What are the qualities of a good coach?

There will be around 60 friendly people at this event, and it is always overbooked, so do arrive early to secure your seat.

We can't wait to see you there!


Conor McCarthy
Conor is a former software engineer, turned festival director and entrepreneur who coaches with Seth Godin’s team on the altMBA and Bootstrappers Workshops. He loves to innovate and accelerate with professionals as they become change agents for the future. As a coach, he is in direct contact with ordinary people who do extraordinary things, and he uses his multi-disciplinary background to help people move forward on the work that matters to them.

Ariana Dunne
With over 15 years experience in media sales, advertising and creative solutions Ariana Dunne has recently set up her own company ‘Mentor HR’. Spanning a range of specialisms including consulting, life and executive coaching, recruitment and sales training. In addition Ariana offers consulting services across a range of specialisms including brand strategy, creative solutions, digital media and celebrancy.

Her company motto is ‘Don’t aim for world domination, but aim to dominant your own little world’

Ariana has worked with some of the largest publishers in the world including The Daily Mail, Bauer Media, The Telegraph Group, Dennis Publishing, Maximum Media and Sheology. With a BA in Int. Journalism from LJMU she is also an accredited Life, Business and Executive Coaching and has a BTEC Dip in Manpower Planning.

Ines Gonzalez Galen
Ines is a career coach, mentor & trainer, and a regular speaker at events in the areas of communication, and career advice.She has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and professionals to help them reach their business and career objectives through careful planning and support. Co-founder of the Circle of Spanish Entrepreneurs in Ireland ( , a networking group to share experiences and help each other in business, and founder of Let’s Work Today ( initially helping Spanish speaking professionals moving to Ireland and now developing to assist multicultural professionals in their careers and businesses.


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