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    


VictoriaKate Fisher
Caitlin Chambers

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New South WalesJunior-mid level program:
Vicky Doneska
Alana Grasson

Senior Program:
Kate Potter
Jacqui Riley

Contact Vicky
Contact Alana

Contact Kate
Contact Jacqui
QueenslandEmma Kerswell
Kate Chaundy
Contact Emma
Contact Kate

The best mentor and mentee relationships are often those which develop naturally on their own accord over time. The APSMA 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

    • 01 September 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 February 2018
    • Victoria

    ICON VIC Mentoring Program starts in September – Apply Now!

    This year we have received lots of interest in the ICON VIC Mentoring Program. For those of you not already familiar with it, this ICON initiative is designed to increase influence, build collaboration, and extend the opportunity to network among B2B professionals. 

    The aim of this program is to enhance a mentee’s abilities in their current role through connecting them with the experience of a mentor within our community.  Through providing guidance and strategies that will allow mentee’s to improve their performance and confidence, this program will create an influential contribution to the mentee’s career.  Mentors will also benefit from developing their leadership skills and shaping the careers of future B2B professionals.

    The program will run in a similar fashion to previous years with one scheduled meeting each month for a total of six meetings, or more if mutually agreed between the mentor and mentee.  The suggested length of each meeting is one hour and can be arranged at a time, date and location suitable for both parties – we suggest catching up at a café over coffee.  Additional communication may include phone or email interaction, again depending on what is agreed upon between you.


    Please review and complete the mentor/mentee form in the application pack (found by clicking the link below) and submit to your ICON VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts by Friday, 18 August 2017.

    ICON VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts:

    Kate Fisher (Kate.Fisher@wrays.com.au | +61 3 8538 5813)  
    Angela Rook (arook@deloitte.com.au | +61 435 863 785)
    Hannah Shillson (Hannah.Shillson@au.kwm.com | +61 438 513 638)

    Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms) 

    Once you have submitted the application form and have been matched with your mentor/mentee, mentees will be invoiced by the ICON VIC accounts team.


    ICON Member - Mentee: $88 (GST incl.)

    Non member - Mentee:  $99 (GST incl.) 

    Mentors pay only with their time and knowledge.


    Once you have been paired with your mentor/mentee you will receive an email from one of the program contacts advising you of the pairing and introducing you to one another.  The program will officially run from September 2017 to February 2018.

    There will be a mentor/mentee networking and “check in” event in late September (details to follow).

    Again, if you have any questions about the program, please get in touch with your VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts:

    Kate Fisher (Kate.Fisher@wrays.com.au | +61 3 8538 5813)  
    Angela Rook (arook@deloitte.com.au | +61 435 863 785)
    Hannah Shillson (Hannah.Shillson@au.kwm.com | +61 438 513 638)

    We hope the benefits for all will be numerous, and that you are as excited about this program as we are.  We look forward to receiving your application!

    • 31 October 2017
    • 12:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • 31 December 2017
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Herbert Smith Freehills - QV.1 Building, Level 36, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

    Have you heard our reverse, cross-industry mentoring program in WA is about to take flight? There is still time to sign-up for our program and register for our launch event!

    There are many benefits for everyone involved in a mentoring program. Mentors have an opportunity to invest themselves in someone who is keen to learn from a seasoned professional. Mentees are able to share with someone who has walked down the same path. At ICON, we are pleased to share the benefits of mentoring with our members.

    Our program is cost-effective and we aim to match professionals aspiring to leadership with established senior leaders and provide a framework for creating and building mentoring relationships.

    WA ICON mentoring program:

    To formalise your participation, please complete the application form so we have a better understanding of what you’re looking to benefit from our program and so we can ensure you’re matched with a mentor/mentee appropriately.

    Mentoring Application Form - click here. Please complete and return your application by 15 September 2017 to Christa Queern and Kristy Rewell.

    Mentoring launch event details:

    For mentoring participants, we would be pleased to have you at our mentoring launch event to kick-start our program where we will have a panel of speakers who will share their experiences as a mentor or mentee in their careers to-date.

    Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 
    Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 
    A light lunch and refreshments is included
    Location: Herbert Smith Freehills - QV.1 Building, Level 36, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
    Price: ICON Members: $65
    Non-Members: $80
    Mentors and students - gratis. 
    This cost covers your entry to the launch event.


    Amber Hasler - Director of the FRINGE WORLD Festival and a senior member of the Artrage management

    Brent Fairhead – Managing Director of Lawrence Group - one of the top financial services firms in Perth

    Amber Sheldon – Associate Director of gtmedia - media, PR, corporate communications and reputation management specialists

    ICON thanks event sponsor:

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