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Mentoring at its best in our Entrepreneur Programs

Elisa Luck
Thursday, August 24th 2023

One of the greatest benefits of participating in our SAYES and Encore Entrepreneur Programs is the assistance participants get from working with a Business Mentor. 

The key to the success of this program is the ongoing support from experienced mentors and industry leaders who present comprehensive workshops, providing participants with all the essentials to launch and run a successful business.

Jodie Cole of Jodie Cole Coaching has mentored dozens of participants in the South Australian Business Chamber’s SAYES and Encore Entrepreneur Programs. Jodie was also recognised by the South Australian Business Chamber as the SAYES Mentor of the Year in 2021. 

What drives someone to give their time and mentor budding entrepreneurs? 

Jodie Cole I love to see others achieve, and perform to the best of their capabilities, and develop new abilities in business and in life – these are my core drivers.

Mentoring SAYES and Encore participants has enabled me to see participants stretch out of their comfort zone and at times truly pivot in business, which is exciting, stressful, and joyful all in one. I wouldn’t want to be on any other journey, I truly love mentoring”.

Jodie has mentored participants since 2017 and has seen firsthand the benefits the South Australian Business Chamber’s SAYES and Encore Programs bring to participants. 

By participating in mentoring sessions and workshops, participants gain an understanding of business fundamentals. At the completion of the program, participants will leave armed with a comprehensive, fully formed business plan, ready to successfully launch or establish their business.

Ms Cole I love to see others flourish and truly leave a legacy and footprint for good on this earth. Self-actualising and giving back my time and experiences truly bring me joy”.

After mentoring for over seven years, Jodie enjoys the added benefit of mentoring, which is making new connections and catching up with past mentees, who keep Jodie up to date with their lives and of course their business post SAYES and Encore. 

Ms Cole I enjoy following along with and in many cases enjoy the ability to personally support their businesses by purchasing products etc. Creating a large network also assists me in linking up past mentees with each other at times, whilst also giving me the opportunity give back to buy SA and support local businesses”.

To find out more or apply for our Entrepreneur Program register here

Interested in becoming a Mentor? Find out here

The South Australian Business Chamber also recognises the generous support it receives from its partner and major sponsor Vailo.


Elisa Luck

General Manager, Programs and Consulting
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