3rd Global

Mentoring Conference

30 October 2020

3rd Global

Mentoring Conference

30 October 2020



How is mentoring evolving in different parts of the world and how do we optimally respond?

Session on 30 October 2020 12:15 cet - View on timetable


As mentoring grows and develops globally, what do we as mentors have to be aware of and ready to adapt to? This panel discussion is an opportunity to explore and understand the many forms and directions that mentoring is taking, such as:

  • The expanding spread and diversity of mentoring interventions globally
  • The growing professionalism of mentoring as a service
  • Corporate users’ developing expectations and needs
  • Mentors no longer simply being more experienced (and older) than their mentees.

Panelists from across Asia, Europe, and North America will share their perspectives and insights of how mentoring is evolving and how you might need to respond to remain fully equipped and fit for purpose, as mentors, mentor supervisors, and mentor trainers, during the 2020s.








Panel Chair:

Nigel Cumberland – EMCC Global WorkGroup Leader for Mentoring

Nigel Cumberland is the co-Founder of The Silk Road Partnership and is a coach, mentor, facilitator who has worked with leaders in the United Nations, The World Bank Group, Fortune 500 groups including Google, Dell and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as in the Public Sectors of countries such as the UAE and Malaysia. He is the author of a range of leadership and self-help books including the best-selling 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (John Murray Learning, UK & US, 2016) and 100 Things Successful Leaders Do: Little Lessons in Leadership (Nicholas Brealey, UK & US, 2020). Nigel is an EMCC accredited coach (EIA) at Master Practitioner level and is the EMCC Global Mentoring Review WorkGroup leader. Until last year he had spent five years heading EMCC Global’s Ethics WorkGroup and in this role oversaw the creation of the first and second versions of the Global Code of Ethics. He also sat on the UK Academic-Industry partnership, The Collaboration for the Future of Coaching (‘CFC’), as they produced the Ethical Principles and Good Practice for Coaching Provision in Organisations.

Panel Members:

Asia Pacific – Ivan Yong Wei Kit – EMCC Global WorkGroup Leader for Social Responsibility

Ivan Yong Wei Kit is an organisational psychologist, engineer, author, and startup angel investor. He is a leading voice in startup innovation and the adoption of startup culture as the building blocks to corporate innovation. A strong believer that people are the key to success of any venture or innovation, Ivan has been mentoring startup founders and millennials for the past 10 years, which includes appointment as an official mentor to The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Ivan is also passionate about social justice; he is an initiator of various global social responsibility programmes as WorkGroup Leader for EMCC Social Responsibility and as the Founding Vice-president of Social Responsibility in EMCC Asia Pacific Region. As an avid writer and speaker, he published the book ‘Department of Startup : Why Every Fortune 500 Should Have One’ (BEP, New York) which is essentially a book on the adoption of startup culture of innovation for corporates. Last but not least, he is a big fan of history and is fluent in five languages.

Europe – Kirsten M Poulsen – Founder KMP+ House of Mentoring

Kirsten is one of the leading experts in Europe on mentoring in an organisational context. She founded KMP+ House of Mentoring in 2000, a consulting company focused on designing and delivering high impact mentoring programmes for developing leadership, talents and diversity. Kirsten is creator of the Mentor+System which includes the Mentor+UniverseTM, an online toolbox, the Mentor+GameTM for training mentors and mentees, and the Mentor+Survey for evaluating the process and documenting the results.  Additionally, Kirsten is author of several books and many articles on mentoring, leadership, and talent development including ‘Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes’ co-authored with David Clutterbuck and Frances Kochan (2012). She contributed a chapter to The Sage Handbook of Mentoring (2017). Kirsten is founder and former first President of EMCC Denmark (2007-2009) and holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain. Among her clients are Danfoss, Danske Bank, Novo Nordisk, Airbus etc. as well as many universities.

LATAM – Marisol Castillo – EMCC LATAM Board Member

Marisol Castillo Vargas has developed in Latin America in the last ten years in Human Talent Management as Organisational Development Chief for the Inpact Group of Companies. Currently, she works as Marketing & Business Chief for the same group. Her work scope covers areas such as Training and Education Services, Organizational Development Consulting, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Information Technology & Business Solutions, Technology Security, and Banking Services.  She is also an International HCN World Trainer, lecturing and certifying Coaching, Developmental Mentoring, NLP, and Hypnosis, in more than twenty-five countries in Latin America and the US. Marisol’s original profession is Commercial Engineering from the Universidad Mayor de Chile. She has studied People Management at the Universidad Chile. She belongs to different associations such as the Colegio de Ingenieros de Chile and the Asociación de Coaching y Mentoring de Chile.  She is co-founder of EMCC LATAM which will launch in the next few months and its Vice President of Marketing.  Among her passions associated with mentoring and coaching are the inclusion and equality of women and their equal consideration in our society and working environment. She says there is enormous work to be done to achieve this goal in LA.!

UK – Kerrie Dorman – Founder of the Association of Business Mentors

As founder of the Association of Business Mentors and voted 2019 ‘People’s mentoring champion’ at the National Mentoring
Awards, Kerrie is one of the UK’s leading female professionals in business mentoring and coaching. Since 2006 Kerrie has been operating in the coaching and mentoring world. Her professional business mentoring programmes are bespoke to each business. Kerrie’s professional mentoring provides a fresh and critical eye to all parts of a business, with her solutions helping to achieve positive changes that allow businesses to make the best decisions for their future. From providing solutions to introducing managerial entrepreneurial spirit, to shedding frustrations and achieving politicalharmony, Kerrie listens carefully to her clients to get to the heart of what they need to do to make the best decisions for their business at the time. Kerrie’s own businesses include sectors from leisure, beauty, hospitality and retail, to recruitment and membership associations. Now, as well as well as managing mentoring schemes with her team, Kerrie trains professional business mentors and speaks
at events across the UK to promote the powerful and influential role that professional business mentoring has on the UK
business community.

USA – Dr Brenda Marina – President International Mentoring Association (IMA)

Brenda L. H. Marina PhD is a retired higher education leadership educator. She served as an associate dean for the division of academic affairs at Baltimore City Community College and has served as an associate professor, teaching graduate courses in educational leadership and higher education administration at Georgia Southern University. Prior to relocating she also served as an assistant dean at the University of Akron, Ohio. Brenda currently serves as the President of the International Mentoring Association (IMA), as well as the chair of the Governance committee and chair of the National & International Partnerships committee. She also serves as a mentor/coach for Girls on the Run International and as a mentor/tutor for “Adjust the Crown” (#ATC), a girl empowerment group for teen and pre-teen girls in her local community. She has published book chapters related to identity development for female students of color, religiosity and spirituality in leadership programs, managing diversity in workplaces and society, as well as journal articles on cultural competence and the glass ceiling. She also has published books entitled Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education and Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academe: A Cultured Critique. Her scholarship continues to explore women in leadership, mentoring for leadership, multicultural competence in higher education, and global education issues from a womanist perspective.