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

    • 18 March 2020
    • 12:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • 02 December 2020
    • (UTC+08:00)

    Our 2020 reverse, cross-industry mentoring program in WA is about to take flight and we would like you to participate.

    There are many benefits to being 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 ideas with someone who has walked down the same path. At ICON, we are pleased to share the benefits of mentoring with our members.

    Our WA mentoring program is now in its third year. This cost-effective program matches professionals aspiring to leadership with established senior leaders and provides a framework for creating and building mentoring relationships.

    "I feel external mentor/mentee relationships are really important. Having previously benefited from being mentored earlier in my career, it is very rewarding to pay it forward in now being a mentor." ICON Mentor WA, 2018

    New to ICON WA’s mentoring program?

    To formalise your participation, there are two easy steps:

    (1) Complete an 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 to Kristy Rewell by 15 February 2020; and

    (2) Complete registration as outlined below.

    Already participating in the ICON WA mentoring program?

    As your mentor/mentee may have let you know, now is the time to renew your registration for the current year. All you need to do is click “register” as outlined below and you are all set.

    Price: For Mentees (less than 8 years professional B2B marketing experience)

    ICON members: $65*
    Non-members: $80*

    For Mentors (more than 8 years of professional B2B marketing experience, manager or higher title)

    For Students (currently enrolled in University)

    *This price covers the program costs and includes entry to attend two mentoring lunch events.

    Click here to register by 15 February 2020. Those who register for the 2020 mentoring program will receive a separate invitation for an upcoming mentoring lunch event.

    ICON thanks event sponsor:

    • 25 March 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants

    Join Vannessa McCamley, Principal Consultant, Link Success for her insight into stakeholder management using best practice case studies and practical tips. 

    This session is designed to support the development of ICON participants in communication, engagement and self-awareness through a neuroscience lens. This session will heighten your understanding of social motivators and improve your ability to influence and collaborate with others more effectively. The workshop is designed to utilise real workplace examples for the participants in discussions and interactive exercises, with the ability to apply what you have learnt straight away.

    Key takeaway:

    • Understand the social motivators model to improve your ability to influence, engage and collaborate with others effectively.

    Presenter details:

    Vanessa McCamley - Principal Consultant, LinkSuccess

    Vannessa McCamley, keynote speaker, facilitator and coach, has earned a reputation for assisting organisations, teams and individuals to achieve impressive results through behavioural change to increase performance, productivity and revenue. Leveraging the latest in Neuroscience for brain based, evidence rich strategies for improving leadership of self and others with over 20 years corporate experience learning how to effectively connect, influence and engage different levels of stakeholders both internally and externally with successful results.

    Prior to creating her own Learning and Development Consultancy business, her diverse experience ranged from hospitality, retail to business experience including Head of Marketing Communications of Microsoft Business Solutions Division and Head of Sales Productivity and Enablement for global IT security organisation, Trend Micro. Vannessa can relate to the challenges we all face with effectively communicating, influencing and engaging people in this busy and time poor era we are living in.

    In her personal life she is known as the ‘Zumba dancing queen’ and enjoys Salsa music, outdoor activities and travelling to diverse countries.

    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sydney / Melbourne - 12:00 pm - 1 :00 pm
    Brisbane - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Login Details:  Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar.

    Please note the webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants.

    Price: ICON Member: AU$40

    Non Member: AU$90
    * Please note all invoices will be in AUD

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