Veros mentoring programme for the business community

Veros Property mentoring programme helps connect and grow future leaders in business.

Conceptualised and brought to life by Veros founder, Peter Williams (who was also a former Chamber Board member), The My Development programme connects up-and-coming business professionals with business mentors from the community – enabling discussions with a focus on the personal development of the participant.

The My Development programme is about to commence its fifth round and is inviting ambitious participants that want to develop themselves further.

The main objective of My Development is to connect and grow our future business leaders, with a view to achieve great things and make an impact that matters. My Development enables a confidential and transparent discussion from work and family balance through to tough negotiation strategies, and anything in between.

Each mentors’ story and advice is unique and those in the programme have benefitted enormously from their experience and will continue to do so.

“It’s important that the nature of interactions and the structure of the programme stays casual. It’s an opportunity to grab a coffee and chat – share experience and build relationships in the community,” says Peter.

Feedback from both participants and mentors has been positive, with the exchange of useful advice and connections made and business relationships continuing beyond the time frame of the programme.

Scott Adams, Managing Director of Carrus, says, “I was intrigued by Veros’ mentor initiative and it was a privilege to be selected as a mentor.

“My personal experience through the connection I made through the programme I felt was mutually beneficial, and I promote that collaboration for this type of initiative should be given scale on a city-wide perspective and the funding for this type of collaboration should be made available through our regional channels.”

This is another reason to open My Development up to further participants.

“It’s all about sharing knowledge and experience from which we can grow,” says Peter.

Mentor Stuart Crosby says, “I have enjoyed sharing my life experiences from the public sector, private sector and personal challenges through the My Development programme. The open and honest conversations and learnings benefit both parties and are well worth the time invested.”

“Often the discussions revolve around the complexities around understanding people, relationships, and the workplace. The shared experiences and built-up knowledge will ultimately improve productivity and a more cohesive workplace.”

Declan Stubbing from Discovery Marine Limited joined the programme last year.

“I have really enjoyed the experience, beyond my expectation. Access to the caliber of person I have been paired with would have been difficult for me, outside this programme.

My mentors have been easy to chat with, inspirational, and willing to share their own experiences. Both have been responsive and available”.

So, if you think grabbing a coffee and talking openly about growth, opportunity, and strategy with a respected local businessperson from our community would be beneficial to you, then get in touch with Peter Williams to get started: or 027 4970 123.