About Art of Mentoring

Art of Mentoring is a coaching, mentoring and leadership development consultancy based in Australia and operating globally in 26+ countries. We offer the latest in mentoring best practice with a vast range of evidence-based programs, expert consultants and world-class resources to support the design and implementation of effective mentoring in your organisation.

Our company has been conducting mentoring programs since 1997, webinar-based mentoring programs since 2009, and online training since 2014. Our management is supported by an expert team of Program Designers and Managers.


The purpose of mentoring

Mentoring is more than personal professional development. The implementation of a structured mentoring program is an effective business strategy that can transform your company culture, improve your Employee Value Proposition and positively impact your financial bottom line. Art of Mentoring can prevent your organisation from making common mistakes when it comes to implementing mentoring programs. Our bespoke custom plans and expertise make Art of Mentoring programs an undeniable choice.

At Art of Mentoring we combine evidence-based mentoring expertise with the latest technology to deliver innovative mentoring programs with the ability to empower individuals within organisations and associations, improving overall productivity and workplace culture.

We provide the tools to support the mentoring of future leaders within your organisation or industry. Whatever the size or need of your organisation, Art of Mentoring has the skills and expertise to support your mentoring program.


The Team

Melissa Richardson, Managing Director

Melissa is one of Australia’s leading experts in coaching and mentoring, having worked in the field for nearly twenty years. She has designed and implemented mentoring programs across dozens of public and private sector organisations, and is at the forefront of the use of technology to support mentoring programs.

Melissa is a trustee of ISMCP (International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes).


Alex Richardson, Marketing, Sales and Technical Director

Alex is at the forefront of mentoring technology and program design in Australia. He has designed, implemented and supported many successful mentoring programs in the Association, Corporate, Government and University industries with more than 1,000 participants successfully matched each year.

Alex leads our Client On-boarding, Marketing and Sales teams and has a great client service track record. He is an expert in implementing geographically dispersed programs and using modern technology to solve any challenges a mentoring program faces.


Art of Mentoring

Art of Mentoring is one of Australia’s leading mentoring and executive coaching consultancy firms. We are a proud member of Coaching & Mentoring International (CMI), a global network of mentoring, coaching and developmental dialogue specialists, allowing us to support our Art of Mentoring product and services range with people on the ground in most parts of the world.



Who we work with

We have the privilege of working on a diverse range of exciting and successful mentoring programs across Australia and around the world. Take your time to read through our client case studies.

Case Studies