Who are mentors?

Mentors involved in the Mentor Partners Program have a proven track record of success in business and are accredited by Glen Eira and Kingston City councils’ Mentor Partners management team.

They are community minded business people — many are semi-retired or retired and willingly volunteer their time to share business knowledge and wisdom based on their years of experience.

The mentors work with a business under a confidentiality agreement and invest their time to provide support, encouragement and a sympathetic ear.

Mentors do not act as formal advisors, consultants or coaches. They support a mentee to take considered action in their business and they provide space to reflect, focus and achieve more effective outcomes.


The Program benefits from the good will of mentors with expertise in some of the following industries and professions:

  • engineering; 
  • retail; 
  • manufacturing; 
  • wholesale; 
  • real estate; 
  • finance; 
  • sales; 
  • marketing; 
  • human resources; 
  • hospitality; 
  • importing/exporting;
  • construction;
  • product innovation;
  • general management; and 
  • financial management.

For further information on how to gain support through the Mentor Partner Program contact:

Mentor Partners Program Co-ordinator

Phone: 9524 3333

Email: Cityfutures@gleneira.vic.gov.au