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Coaching and Mentoring For Female Growth

Business Mentors For Women

Starting, growing and running a business as a woman is hard, with a host of expectations and responsibilities that can be difficult to manage. But it’s not impossible, and there are plenty of women out there who have made it work! But the question is: How?

The answer is by seeking out guidance and mentorship from other successful women business owners and mentors. These women have been there, done that, and can offer invaluable advice on everything from time management to marketing to product development.

Ruffle Mentoring is a growing online mentoring program that connects women entrepreneurs with successful business mentors. Our platform is filled with women who are from all walks of life and are passionate about helping other women succeed.

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Take Your Business To The Next Level

Starting a business from scratch is not only about having an idea – it takes a lot of hard work and determination to see your dreams into reality. But you don’t have to do it alone! 

Having a one-on-one relationship with a woman who is dedicated to helping you understand what’s best for your professional future can make all the difference. Experience and an outside perspective is key when it comes to the advice that they provide and can help translate your goals, ambitions and desires into reality. 

We make it easy for you to find the support that you need by helping you connect with the right mentor, at the right time. We have a wide variety of business mentors, coaches and advisors who specialise in all areas of business. Simply browse our directory, find a successful mentor that suits your needs and book a session today!

From $275

Claire 

Takács

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Working with you to explore your potential is so exciting for me and I am thrilled to help you open up to what your life can really be like!

I help you acknowledge your inner strengths and skills and to understand that you already know what you want – because these things often become hidden underneath the daily grind of years of family, work/career, and other commitments.

That’s why I am supporting women, like you, to break out of the restrictions surrounding you; to re-connect with your own true values; to stop putting limits on your happiness, and help you get rid of the fear of living life on your terms.

The best role model you can be for others, and the best life you can live is by being your true self.

Life Coach
Podcaster
Speaker
Workshop Facilitator

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From $135

Anna 

Lane

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Having explored career paths in public and private healthcare, corporate industry, and coaching and mentoring, I have lived and worked across roles based in London, Amsterdam, Melbourne, and Sydney.

I understand the challenges and roadblocks associated with change and professional development having spent time dedicating myself to finding my own purpose and achieving ultimate success.

I help women, including teens and young women, to navigate intense periods of overwhelm and pressure and explore who they are and what they should be in this world – guiding them to develop and build successful careers that light them up and set them on a path to achieve their life goals.

I empower you, as a woman, to go for what you want, to live and flourish unapologetically, and find the purpose and ultimate success you deserve.

Business Strategist
Project Manager
Career Coach

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From $99

Melissa 

Meagher

5
Rated 5 out of 5

We often think the first step to being financially independent is to stop spending money, make more money, or generally find more money.

This is simply not the case!

It is never just about the money…

I am on a mission to support you to claim your financial independence, activate your abundance, free yourself from limiting beliefs and truly step into your birthright of feeling empowered and in control!

My clients find that once they take a deep dive into their personal finances and shine a light on their relationship with money…

Money no longer becomes a problem!

As a successful business owner and single mother raising my two children (who I am happy to report are still alive!) I overcame my own unhealthy relationship with money (in fact this was a major contributing factor in ending my marriage!)

Despite my financial qualifications and skills, my business almost failed in the early days due to my imposter syndrome and low self worth AKA money!

This is why I’m so driven to help you now.

Disclaimer: Whilst we do consider your circumstances during mentoring, we are not providing financial advice. The content and services we offer is shared in good faith to inspire you to make change and is general informational and for educational purposes only. Where we talk about improving your financial circumstances, it does not take into account your specific circumstances and we recommend you seek professional advice before making any decisions.

Business Owner
Coach
Founder
Investor
Professional Speaker
Speaker

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From $149

Hayley 

Mayer

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“I did not choose my trajectory, it chose me. I was a young first-time Mom when I had a stillbirth. This was a turning point in my life. Not only did I lose my baby, I lost my dreams, my identity, my confidence. I was at the precipice of going down the rabbit hole of despair when I realised that it would not rewind the past. What I learned is that we suffer more in our imagination than we do in reality.

It showed me how our happiness really does depend on the quality of our thoughts.

I learned that we cannot change anything outside of ourselves yet we can change the way we choose to respond to them. It taught me that none of us get out of life unscathed and that resilience is a learned skill.

It taught me to live wholeheartedly. You can too.”

Counsellor
Founder
Life Coach
Speaker
Trainer

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From $89

Michelle 

Springett

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Michelle Springett is an inspiring, dynamic woman who has learned that colour is life!  Michelle’s ‘can do’ attitude has allowed her to follow her passion of helping others and now achieves this through Expressive Art Therapy.  After 30 years of not painting, Michelle picked up a paintbrush and instantly knew that art was great therapy for soul connection.

Michelle has pivoted many times herself – divorce, graphic designer, mother, funeral director, and now Expressive Art Therapist – which she believe is a wonderful combination of all her life’s experiences, rolled into one tool that can benefit you!

“My life’s experiences have been wide and varied and the learnings have been deep and downright uncomfortable! Writing a book about my cheating (first) husband gave me huge insight into relationships.

Since then, I’ve re-invented myself (a few times) over the decades – Admin Extraordinaire (organisational skills), Graphic Designer (creative), Funeral Director (empathy and understanding), and now Expressive Art Therapist – which I believe takes a piece of all my life’s experiences into one tool that can benefit so many!

So I definitely know about pivoting and starting over.

I know we are all great women doing the best that we can and I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey in life!”

Art Therapist

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From $179

Anne 

Wicking

5
Rated 5 out of 5

A CEO for 16 years, as well as experience including Board and Consulting, Mentor Anne Wicking, has navigated her career path by harnessing her lived experience.

With many years in both corporate and the Not For Profit sector, Anne has worked across a range of industries such as mental health, education, and employment.

Combining her experience and business acumen, Anne has strengthened and built extensive networks in both her personal and business environments.

“The fascination with what happens when conversations don’t hit the mark and the impact it has on each of us has led me to explore the neuroscience behind how conversations influence our brain.”

Anne now spends her time here at Ruffle supporting women like you to lean into your authentic leadership, find your path to healthy conversations and be the CEO of your own life.  Known for her open and encouraging mentoring style, Anne looks forward to helping you action your aspirations.

Author
Board Advisor
CEO
Podcaster
Speaker

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From $89

Eileen 

Stewart

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“Resilience could be my second name!  My daughters’ were 7 & 11 when suddenly I became a sole parent and provider. With no family in Australia, very little money and a whole friendship group change, it was either going to be sink, or swim – I swam!”

I still consciously choose to be in charge of my own future, and to be a healthy role model for my daughters and women overall.

If you are considering, or going through change – I’m your change specialist!”

Whether you need to: 

  • Explore the process of personal or organisational change
  • Develop a plan or
  • Gain awareness of the negative thoughts that hold you back

Eileen’s professional skills as a counsellor will help you make positive changes in your career or life!

Counsellor
Life Coach
NLP Practitioner
Trainer
Tutor

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From $149

Michelle 

Scheibner

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Tedx speaker, Michelle Scheibner uses a combination of tools from Neuroscience and Narrative Storytelling, where her Hybrid Identity Strategy will help you become a truly influential leader.

Whether you need to identify your purpose, develop your unique brand voice, or attract “best fit” opportunities for greater reward, this will be a game-changer for how you stand out in a very crowded marketplace.

“For many years I have leveraged the intersections of my varied professional identities to bring a unique perspective to personal brand identity.

When you learn the magic inside your hybridity, you will attract fresh inspiring possibilities.”

Executive Coach
Personal Brand Strategist
Speaker

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From $69

Heidi 

Luchterhand

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“How many times do you wish someone could come into your business and “sort out your staff?”

OR wish you could just talk to someone who knew and understood your situation first hand – and could give you advice on how best to deal with your team?

Leadership is massive, right? And dealing with our team and getting them in the right flow is the most difficult thing for many business owners – me included years ago!

As a salon owner, I understand how we creatives are a special breed – in a good way!  But I want to help you firstly; not let the crap get to you, and secondly;  get positive results in your decision-making and your team.

I am confident and insightful and I know how to help you take control of difficult situations and people. My own creative team has been with me for 6 years (and counting) which as you know is a long time in a creative industry.

People are often not bad at all, and I approach each mentoring session with genuine care, respect and without judgement. So if you’re a small – medium business, I can help you. I know what you go through!

Book a Half-Hour of Power call with me – I’ll help you get your situation sorted and your business running smoothly again – you’ll be so glad you did!

Can’t wait to chat!

Business Owner
Hairstylist
Human Resources Mgr
Investor

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From $149

Karyn 

Lynch

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“It was the success of my first business that literally pushed me into the limelight.

Although I was fiercely goal-oriented at the time, becoming a speaker and coach was totally unplanned, but I gave it my all and learned to go with the flow and say yes to the requests.

I learned to accept what life offered me and take action on the business ideas that woke me in the night. Some worked, some didn’t, and even though they’ve led me down a hugely varied and exciting entrepreneurial path.

Each business I have founded has had one thing in common – they empower people – and Ruffle is no exception.

I want Ruffle to help you find the confidence to stand strong as a woman, earn a great income, and feel proud of yourself in your business knowing you’re on the right path.

Because for me, this is where true freedom is.”

Are you a start-up or an established business needing to get clear on your vision? Or maybe you need sound business strategy around your marketing, pricing, sales, or profit? 

Then Karyn is the mentor for you.

Coach
Founder
Hairstylist
Professional Speaker
Business Strategist

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From $89

Julie 

Gabrielson

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that life will bring us what we need, not what we want! And I’m here to help you clear your clutter and help you organise your office and your day, so you can think clearly and find things easily. It reduces the overwhelm!

Like all of us I’ve had challenges, yet I wouldn’t change any of it. It’s got me to where I am today and I have used these as opportunities to grow and find more of me. How cool is that? 

A health crisis (a couple of dances with cancer), relationship heartbreak… I have learned not to make decisions from fear and to always, always face it head-on from my heart, not my mind.

I am passionate about inner freedom – gaining awareness about beliefs, behaviours, and triggers that keep us trapped and hinder us from finding our best self.

So, I’m all about helping you to clear your internal and external clutter by getting you super-organised – easily!”

If you’re ready to get out of overwhelm and into organised – Julie is the mentor for you.

COO
Founder
Life Coach
PA

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From $179

Amanda 

Gore

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Voted in the Top 50 Keynote Speakers 2022, Amanda Gore is up there with the likes of Brené Brown, Mel Robbins, and Lisa Nichols – to name a few.  But this world-renowned hall-of-fame speaker explains that getting down to business isn’t all about targets, goals, marketing, and optimising click-throughs.

The heart and profit centre of every business is about how people think, and consequently, feel about themselves; and how they make others feel. I help you find and change the limiting stories you are telling yourself and that in turn transforms your life and business – massively! We are not our stories, but our stories run our lives! Including how we present ourselves in all situations.”

Amanda knows that from personal (and challenging) experiences! Our stories determine how we feel – about personal or business relationships and inform every part of our decision to invest with a company or individual. Amanda’s experienced mentoring offers an abundance of use-it-now tools to create deep, lasting changes in relationships at every level – with yourself, family, customers, colleagues, staff, or your audience.

Amanda leaves you feeling more confident, good about yourself, and believing in yourself most importantly – which means you will be more energised, enthusiastic, and re-engaged!

Coach
NLP Practitioner
Professional Speaker

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From $179

Tracy 

Stanley

5
Rated 5 out of 5

With multi-national experience and expertise in organisational change and employee engagement, Tracy is a Social Scientist, published author, and speaker.

Having worked throughout the Asia Pacific and Europe in senior management roles, Tracy’s curiosity in understanding what engages us at work, prompted her Ph.D. research and desire to help others create an engaging life.

Having assisted many individuals and organisations to introduce positive change, Tracy’s open and encouraging manner will help you take the next steps you need in realising your ambitions, whether they exist within or outside of an organisation, including essential elements to engaging your team.

Tracy enjoys sharing her knowledge to help you identify and communicate your unique value.

“Often all that is needed to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be, is the right strategy and a generous dollop of encouragement!”

Author
Business Strategist
Executive Coach
Podcaster
Social Scientist
Speaker

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One-on-one Online Business Mentorship

Not Just A Mentor, But A Partner

One-on-one business mentorship and coaching provides personalised support to help women make their business dreams and goals a reality.  If you are looking to create a grow your business, the business mentors from Ruffle Mentoring are your number one supporters and partners!

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Business Mentors For Women

Why You Need A Business Mentor

As a woman in the industry, it can sometimes feel like there’s not much left for us. When we’re at our lowest point or just need that little push to take one more step forward into something new and exciting with potential for growth – a mentor is always here. One-on-one mentoring sessions allow women who may be struggling on their own get personalised attention they need.

By offering an external, objective and constructive perspective, a business coach from Ruffle Mentoring can help you overcome your fears and take the initiative in steering your business in the right direction. It is a partnership that will enhance and accelerate growth for both your company and yourself.

Improve Communication Skills

Running a business involves much more than numbers and budgeting. Communication, with employees, clients and investors are critical to the success and life of your business. 

Unfortunately, good communication skills do not come naturally. Shyness, low self-confidence and feelings of inferiority can hinder your ability to communicate effectively.

Working with a business mentor can help you overcome these obstacles and take all of your skills to the next level. The expertise that they have acquired over time in their own business can be used to help you feel confident and clear as you communicate.

Better Decision Making

Every woman business owner has experienced the pressure to make important decisions. But when you are in this position, it can be difficult to know which choice will have the most beneficial outcome for your business. 

While staying true to your original aims are important, recognising when changes need to be made is also essential. 

Here a business mentor will support and assist you by offering an unbiased and objective perspective. Sometimes, decisions are easier to make if we have a variety of perspectives to consider.

Gain Motivation

No matter how successful you are in your business, there will always be setbacks. This is part of the process and one that every entrepreneur will experience during their journey.

However, sometimes it can difficult to get back on track when things aren’t going according to plan. 

Having a mentor by your side can help keep you motivated and inspired. They are your support system through all obstacles that you face.

Insider Knowledge & Expertise

Having been in the same position as you, our business mentor will understand and be able to help you grow your company.

With their expertise and experience, they will be able to provide the advice that only comes from someone who has been in your shoes and can speak from personal experience.

This will allow you to get the most from your mentorship, discuss any concerns you have, and get advice on how to overcome any challenges you may be facing.

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Looking For A Mentor?

Book A Discovery Call

Sometimes we need to find a mentor to be a sounding board – to run ideas past an expert who’s ‘been there’. Other times we need some solid business strategies, a gentle nudge into action, or kind encouragement from someone who understands.

But, with so many mentors out there, how can you be sure you’re picking the right one? With a Ruffle Discovery call, you can explore your mentoring options with one of our experts, and get matched to the perfect mentor for you and your business goals – without any obligation.

Discovery calls are free, and there’s no pressure to sign up for anything afterwards. So what have you got to lose? Book your call today!

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Start Your Journey

Ruffle Mentoring is all about helping women-owned businesses succeed in their industry. Having worked with and in the business field our mentors are passionate about helping your businesses grow.

Your mentors are dedicated to supporting the continued development of you and your company by implementing changes that will give you a competitive edge!

So, if you need business advice, coaching or mentorship to steer your business in the right direction, Ruffle Mentoring has the solution. Start your journey now and find a mentor today!

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Business Mentor FAQs

Learn More About Business Mentorships

Are you looking for a business growth mentor? We have answered some frequently asked questions about mentorship relationships.

There are many benefits when taking part in a mentor program. Mentors can provide invaluable support and guidance as you pursue your personal and professional goals. A mentor can help you gain new skills and knowledge, improve your performance at work, and make progress toward your long-term goals. They identify areas of improvement and help develop an action plan to address these areas. Lastly, a mentor can provide support and encouragement when you feel overwhelmed or discouraged.

Ruffle Mentoring is a growing directory that helps connect women with leading female mentors who have the experience and expertise they are seeking. Ruffle Mentoring is committed to providing a place that helps women connect with mentors who can help them achieve their goals.

Yes! Ruffle Mentoring has a wide variety of mentors available, all with different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Our Business mentors can help you with anything from developing your business skills to improving your communication and marketing strategies.

If you’re not sure where to start, our “Find a Mentor” tool can help you narrow down the options and connect you with the perfect mentor for your needs!

Ruffle Mentoring offers a simple and straightforward booking process. Simply search for mentors that match your goals, view their profile, and request a meeting. You will then be able to choose a time that works for both you and the mentor.

If you are unsure of which mentor to choose, our team can help! Book your discovery call and we can find the right mentor for your needs.

Yes! We are always looking for leading female mentors to join our directory. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out our form and we will be in touch!