ICON Mentoring

Mentoring is strong within the ICON community and this facilitated program actively connects mentors and mentees in the same geographic region.

ICON’s most senior members take pride in giving back to the profession via mentoring relationships and mentees benefit from the significant experience and networks of these leaders.

ICON’s mentoring program encourages mentees to take ownership of their own goals and aspirations and actively seek advice from their mentors. Mentors encourage mentees to identify current and future challenges, helping them to become prepared and resilient professionals.

Mentors also benefit from the program by polishing their leadership skills and getting fresh perspectives from younger professionals.

The ICON Mentor Program is delivered through the Regional Committees. Please contact your local committee for more information.

The program encourages mentees to:

Identify goals and create strategies to achieve these goals

Receive advice and networking opportunities

Confront and discuss existing challenges

Identify their next challenge

Mentors will benefit from:

Developing their own leadership skills while helping others to develop theirs

Learning from mentees’ innovative ideas and concepts

Developing creative solutions to challenges presented by the mentee

Helping to shape the careers of marketers within professional services

Giving back to the professional services sector  which they have been part of for many years    

There are both immediate and long term benefits for mentees:

Strategies and tools for achieving career aspirations

A stronger sense of professional self

Increased self esteem and confidence

Improvement in existing skills and development of new skills

An insight into leadership and management roles

Increased networking opportunities    


New South WalesPenny ThomasContact Penny
QueenslandNaomi LynnContact Naomi
VictoriaCatriona McNeeContact Catriona 
Western AustraliaCharlotte ChapmanContact Charlotte
South Australia Olwin ColeContact Olwin 
The best mentor and mentee relationships are often those which develop naturally on their own accord over time. The ICON mentoring program is designed to simply kick-start the mentoring process by connecting mentees to mentors they would perhaps be unable to connect with outside the program. Once connected, it is up to the mentor and mentee as to how they structure and maintain their professional relationship. It is expected that many relationships will continue to grow and prosper once the six month program is complete.

Mentoring Events

Upcoming events

    • 16 September 2020
    • 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 16 October 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)

    ICON is pleased to announce that our popular development program for early-stage marketers and BD professionals will be expanding into a regional program. Starting on 16 September, the program will run for 5 consecutive weeks, featuring a series of five virtual (and only where possible, in-person) events dedicated to preparing members for their next promotion or milestone.

    At ICON, we want to ensure that all participants will have the opportunity to continue learning and growing during this uncertain time.

    Highlights for Next Step 2020 include:

    • Designed specifically to support in a virtual world, this year’s program also includes a one-off small-group mentoring session to support the specific challenges an individual may have.
    • Each session will also be accompanied with L&D tools and checklists to support participants beyond the program.
    • Get access to advice from 10+ senior leaders who have successfully navigated their next steps, and to a community that can help support you in your next step.

    This hybrid regional / local format program will be presented by senior professionals, representing a variety of professional services industries in the region.


    Session 1: Secrets to Career Success

    Format: Regional Webinar

    Date:  Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm AEST

    Session 2: Local Mentoring Session*

    Format: Local Virtual / In-Person**

    Date: w/c 21 September 2020

    Time: As coordinated by Mentors

    Session 3: Persuasive Writing

    Format: Regional Webinar

    Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm AEST

    Session 4: Staying Focused (Panel)

    Format: Regional Webinar

    Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm AEDT

    Session 5: What I Wish I’d Known (Panel)

    Format: Local Webinar / In-Person**

    Date: w/c 12 October 2020

    Time: 12 pm in local timezone

    * For members who are already participating in the existing ICON WA Mentorship Program, Next Step will work alongside your current program, and we will adjust costs accordingly. Please feel free to contact us at info@iconapac.com to discuss what this might mean for you.

    **In-person events will be subject to government and business advisories. Should an event not be possible, the event will be held virtually to ensure the safety of our members.

    Next Step pricing:

    ICON members: AU$290

    Non Members:  AU$390

    Single sessions can also be purchased at AU$80 for ICON members or AU$160 for non-members via the individual event. 

    It is more important than ever to stand out from the crowd and develop the necessary skills for the next step in your professional career. Do be sure to note the dates and engage your junior marketers. Full program details will be available shortly at our events page or register for the full series below. 

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