Donella Roberts

Chief Experience Officer

Donella is an experienced and dedicated people and culture leader, specialising in training and development, human resource management, event management and project delivery. In corporate roles, Donella managed large and small teams in Australia, UK, and Dubai, across financial services and hospitality. More recently, she has worked extensively as a consultant with enterprise, government, and professional association clients.

Before joining Art of Mentoring, Donella was instrumental in launching a mentoring program for people working in the social housing sector in Australasia. She believes strongly in the power of mentoring to connect and develop people, help them reach their potential, and produce extraordinary results for organisations.

Working for Art of Mentoring allows Donella to contribute to the professional development of others and support their career goals, a long-term professional commitment she has maintained.



A guide to unleashing the hidden value in your organisation through high impact strategic mentoring programs.

Most human beings and organisations have one thing in common – they both want to do better. But it’s hard for one to achieve without the other. When you can harness both you can achieve great things.

Unfortunately, most organisational structures are hierarchical, which may aid efficiency but not necessarily “real” human interaction.

Solving the human equation is the cornerstone of great culture and the larger and more diverse the workforce, the more challenging it becomes, even before we factor in things like location, technology and pay rates.

Well designed and managed mentoring programs can have a dramatic impact on workplace culture and people engagement. A strategic mentoring program transcends hierarchy, creating relationships and interactions to build individual and hence organisational value.

In this guide we present you with proven practical insights on how to design, build, implement and automate a high influence mentoring program and create your own ripple effect.

the ripple effect