Mentorship blog

Career Stories: Kathryn George, Upskilling to Stay Relevant in a Transforming Media Industry

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Aug 20

August 16, 2020

Career Stories: Kathryn George, Upskilling to Stay Relevant in a Transforming Media Industry

Meet Kathryn George, Digital & Motion Designer at Stuff Media, New Zealand's largest and most popular news media company, and a mentor through OneUpOneDown. Kathryn spent a large part of her career working in print...

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Career Stories: Anna Resnick, from Software Developer to Mindset Coach

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Jul 20

July 16, 2020

Career Stories: Anna Resnick, from Software Developer to Mindset Coach

Anna took a brave leap out of a career in software and product development to pursue the work most meaningful for her. She realised that, despite having a good job title and the lifestyle she...

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Completing Your Three-Month Mentoring Match

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Jul 20

July 7, 2020

Completing Your Three-Month Mentoring Match

Each mentor-mentee match made through OneUpOneDown lasts 3-months. This is to promote rapid learning and development and to keep each relationship fresh, focused and engaging. Once the three-months is over, mentors and mentees can be...

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Career Stories: Marisa Sires, mentor, and VP of Product and Innovation

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Jun 20

June 3, 2020

Career Stories: Marisa Sires, mentor, and VP of Product and Innovation

Marisa Sires was most recently the Vice President of Product and Innovation at agile workspace company Hana. She’s also a OneUpOneDown mentor, and a great one at that! Marisa jumped into the startup world feet first...

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Burn-out: a cost of startup ambition

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May 20

May 25, 2020

Burn-out: a cost of startup ambition

Burn-out is more common than you might think. It’s particularly prominents in startups, whether they’re Silicon Valley or Auckland based. OneUpOneDown mentor and mentee, Dil Khosa, found this out first hand when she hit ‘the...

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Career Stories: Tania Hack, mentor, and Marketing + Communications Consultant

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May 20

May 20, 2020

Career Stories: Tania Hack, mentor, and Marketing + Communications Consultant

Tania is a New Zealand based Marketing and Communications consultant who is passionate about the environment, staying fit and healthy, and giving back. Having realised her passion for marketing while completing a business degree at...

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Career Stories: Tash Pieterse, Internationally Certified Career & Life Coach

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May 20

May 12, 2020

Career Stories: Tash Pieterse, Internationally Certified Career & Life Coach

Tash Pieterse is an Internationally Certified Career & Life Coach working with ambitious professionals and new leaders to thrive in their career and life. She is a valued member of our community, and has a...

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We’re all in the same storm but not in the same boat

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Apr 20

April 30, 2020

We’re all in the same storm but not in the same boat

Elle Bell, OneUpOneDown mentor and Managing Director at SpacetoCo reflects on how people have experienced lockdown, and how we navigate going forward, together.

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How to mindfully market your business during a crisis

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Apr 20

April 21, 2020

How to mindfully market your business during a crisis

5 quick-fire tips for marketing during covid-19 The world has faced and come out the other side of virus outbreaks, world wars and natural disasters, but Covid-19 is different. It’s the first of its kind...

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Meet Kelly Johnson; Mentee and Founder of Her Energy

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Apr 20

April 14, 2020

Meet Kelly Johnson; Mentee and Founder of Her Energy

After graduating from university, Kelly knew she wanted to work in the social enterprise space and to experience the challenge of starting her own business. She formed her company Her Energy in November 2019 with...

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