Our Mentors support Working Women’s efforts to establish a community where women can have their voices heard, share tips about the workplace, ask questions, and give advice to other women.


Australian television Journalist, Leisa Goddard, is the founder of award-winning Digital/PR firm, Adoni Media. Fortune 500 and ASX-listed companies work with Leisa and her Adoni Media team for interview/media training and PR campaigns because of Leisa’s 25 years experience in the media. She’s worked as a foreign correspondent and reported for news and programs such as Nine’s A Current Affair and Seven’s Today Tonight. Leisa knows what the media wants, what journalists need and how to get her clients noticed.

Michelle Pascoe lives and breathes her passion for customer advocacy, igniting the potential in individuals and team motivation through mentoring. She is an experienced businesswoman, international speaker and specialist in every aspect of service operations and processes, and their impact on the customer.

In 1994 she founded Optimum Operating Procedures & Services (OOPS) employing 60 people. Providing Mystery Shopping, Benchmarking, Team and Management development. Michelle has written two books, her latest The VIP Principle – Discover How Guest Experiences Drive Long Term Growth.

Combining her extensive experience and specialist knowledge with an absolute commitment to igniting the potential in every individual.

Virginia specialises in Change Leadership and Organizational Change, and offers one-on-one coaching, tailored mentoring programs, and workshop facilitation.

She has navigated significant change agendas at an executive level for more than two decades, in organisations such as IBM, EDS (HP), and Commonwealth Bank. The invaluable insights and know-how she developed throughout her career enables her to assist those who wish to steer their way to personal and organisational success.

Virginia is author of The Truth about Transformation, in which she identifies and unravels 10 key myths to help leaders demystify and deal with the challenges they are likely to face.


Jane Wilson is a Melbourne-based business manager, a mother and a blogger. She manages the local branch of Fantastic Cleaners, a company which provides a wide range of services to both residential and business clients.

They are very involved in the local community and promote nature friendly cleaning solutions. She also has a small blog, called Modern Housewives, where she provides tips and describes the life of the modern woman, balancing work, family, home and finding time for herself.

Some areas of her expertise include service management, business planning, marketing management and investment policies.

Rebecca Livesey is the Founder and Managing Director of Achieve-Lead-Succeed, a keynote speaker, leadership consultant and executive coach based in Brisbane, Australia. With an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University, an expert in Culture Change models, strategic frameworks and an accredited behavioural profiler, she combines over 17 years of experience working in numerous corporate leadership roles across Australia and the UK, and founded Achieve-Lead-Succeed with a clear purpose to create positive change in business and help leaders unleash their potential and improve their culture to achieve results with their people.


Lisa Fitzpatrick is the go-to spiritual business coach for high-achieving, soulful, entrepreneurial leaders, coaches and service-based business owners. She is a specialist in sustainable business practices and loves supporting women to grow their online and offline presence. As a best-selling author and founder of Sacred Women’s Business Coaching, Lisa believes that when women tap into their feminine wisdom, the feminine shift restores balance and equality and helps to heal our troubled world.

Lisa is a certified coach, experienced keynote speaker, best-selling author, yoga teacher, workshop facilitator, registered physiotherapist and mother. She lives in a subtropical paradise near Byron Bay with her two sons.

Vindya Vee is an internationally renowned High-Performance Coach who works with the world’s top 1% of talent. Her clients include executives, managers servicing Fortune 1000 companies and business owners, working across 13 countries.
She is known for her unique skills in identifying unique talent, impactful leadership and has a strong vision and a great passion for supporting remarkable women to create extraordinary success and exponential results.

Vindya helps women who have a bias for action, breakthrough common mistakes, that hold them back from achieving their dream career and life.
She has been featured on The Digital Journal, The Telegraph, Silicon Investor and AZCentral.

Brenda Tsiaousis is an experienced business potentialist and leading expert on clarity, confidence, courage and belief – known by her clients as the “connector of dreams”, she inspires confidence and ignites courage enabling her clients to realise their true potential as successful leaders in business, entrepreneurship and life.
As an authentic, powerful and inspiring speaker, author, mentor, and trusted professional advisor she partners with individuals, businesses and organisations to create life-changing and sustainable outcomes.
Committed to excellence she was selected as a finalist for the Business Excellence Award in the 2016 St Georges Bank Aus-Mumpreneur Awards. Appointed in 2014 as global ambassador to represent EBW2020 a global organisation empowering a billion women by the year 2020, Brenda developed a transformative series of services and programs connecting women to their authentic true self.

After a successful career at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby left the corporate world to found executive coaching firm Libby Gill & Company. Her clients include ADP, Capital One, Cisco, Disney; EY; Honda, Kellogg’s; Microsoft; Warner Bros., and many more. Libby has appeared on numerous news outlets, including The Today Show, CNN, and in Time Magazine, The New York Times and BusinessWeek.

Libby is the author of four books, including the award-winning You Unstuck and Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow. Libby’s latest book, The Hope-Driven Leader will be released on April 10, 2018.

Louise is a communication specialist and proven performer in moving individuals and groups to take positive action through a unique view, an inimitable style and deep insight in her field.
Dr Mahler is the foremost expert in the psychology of face-to-face engagement. With a PhD in Business, and degrees and post-graduate studies in Service Management and Music, together with a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Louise combines her years of professional performance on the European opera stage to put her in a league of her own. These skills blend to bring powerful observation that elicits discernible, positive change in those with whom she works.

Susan says she grew into her career out of necessity. As you can imagine there was a time when she wanted to “feel better” about herself, to help Matthew, to lose weight and to overcome the fears and limitations of past trauma which threatened to fence her into a life of low expectation.

Susan has worked and studied in NZ, Australia and United States, she is an international speaker, best-selling author, wellness and business coach, founder of the Academy of Lifestyle Excellence, is a managing partner of SMARTCOACH7, creator of the LiveFree40+Plan and an authority on brain training.

Susan is passionate and she yearns to share her knowledge and success with other women. She has developed a model for exceptional living into a practical plan that will changes lives for the better.

Bronwen Sciortino is an Author and Simplicity Expert who spent almost two decades as a high powered, award winning executive before experiencing a life changing event that forced her to stop and ask the question ‘What if there’s a better way to live?’

Through a journey of self-discovery, Bronwen gained the knowledge and wisdom to write ‘Keep It Super Simple -Tips from a Recovering Perfectionist’ and to step away from a traditional life.

Working globally through corporate programs, conference platforms, retreats, professional mentoring and in the online environment, Bronwen teaches people how easy it is to live life differently.

Melanie is a Internationally Certified Business and Lifestyle Coach, committed to helping women ditch the stress and overwhelm so they can enjoy the life and business they have – their true purpose with ease.

Melanie Wheatley is a introverted extrovert, former stress addict and a power-house for purposeful action. She has coordinated the aftermath of plane crashes, mass evacuations due to floods, fire and cyclones.

She is a grounded source of knowledge and inspiration for her clients. She is #anti-hustle and firmly believe’s that life should be easy, business should be fun and there is no such word as can’t!

Dr Zivit Inbar is the founder and CEO of DifferenThinking, a consulting practice that specialises in people, culture & performance strategies for growth with particular expertise in Technology companies, Start-ups, and Venture Capitals. Zivit has over 17 years of experience and expertise with building high-performance teams, driving high-level strategies and processes at the board and executive levels, spanning private and listed local and global organisations (China, APAC, Europe and the US). Her Board portfolio includes roles as a Chairwoman, Non-Executive-Director, Company Secretary and Advisory Board Member. Zivit is also the facilitator of the CSIRO’s Women in Innovation book club, developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills in female Australian and Founder of Parliament 51 Australia, a global initiative that strives to narrow the leadership gender gap.

Paulette McCormack from Fresh HR Insights (www.freshhrinsights.com.au) has over 12 years of HR Management experience and holds a Masters in Human Resource Management and a Masters in Employment Relations. As a trusted advisor to employers, she helps them navigate their way through a maze if employment laws so they confidentiality fulfil their obligations and protect their business. Paulette is also a lecturer at Griffith University in the Business School (HR/ER), a PhD candidate, a continual learner and student of life as well as a Mother of two daughters who she has brought up on her own whilst building a career and business – this chick knows what it is like to balance life.
As if that’s not enough she is also embarking on a Bachelor of Laws in July 2018 to give more to her clients and add another string to her bow. Paulette believes that our destiny is what we design it to be. Design yours today and be incredible.

Laurie Richards, Strategic Communication Professional and CEO of LR&A.

“It’s not enough to be good at what you do—you have to be able to tell people about it,” says Richards.

Laurie helps clients become more effective communicators, more persuasive presenters, and more successful teammates.

Thousands of small businesses, associations, and executives around the world call on Richards to help them tell their stories, diminish conflict, and improve communication. She’s practical, strategic, and entertaining helping clients directly affect the bottom-line. Clients describe working with Richards as “life-changing.” “Her innate charismatic style coupled with her ability to really connect with her audience gets us practical experiences to use immediately.”

I am an intuitive Transformational Expert with a big heart. For 29 years I have taken people around the world on a journey to re-program themselves from old patterns, so they can come back into their true self. My coaching is specialized and incredible.

I free people from old patterns and ensure they are aligned. I understand behaviour, neurological programming, DNA and how your unconscious works etc. I connect with people, so they experience and learn at a much deeper level.

No-one ever gets lost when working with me and I take people through what I have done for myself.