• TIME’s 31st mentee intake welcomed to the program at event generously hosted by The Travel Corporation
  • Keynote address delivered by accomplished travel industry figure, Peter Egglestone

Sydney’s TIME network assembled in Bondi Junction at the headquarters of The Travel Corporation to welcome the 31st intake of mentees to TIME’s renowned mentoring program.

Alice Ager, Jen Pagett and Zoe Dean at Travel Corporation HQ.

“We love seeing new mentees take their first steps in the program”, says TIME founder, Penny Spencer.

“It’s the start of an incredible professional metamorphosis for many of them as they set off to be challenged and guided by their personal, expertly-matched mentors”, continues Penny.

TIME’s 31st intake of Mentees, back row – Atina Vertzonis, Lina Trimarchi, Lisa Canturi, Bart Druitt, Dylan Hearne, Oso Adinughoro; front row – Nicole Black, Emma Rebello, Lauren Wardle.

TIME’s mentor-mentee matching expertise is a critical pillar of the program’s near decade-long success.

“Getting that right makes all the difference”, said Penny Spencer.

“No two mentees are the same. They’re all different people seeking different things from the program. A cookie-cutter approach would be meaningless”, she continued.

John Veitch, CEO TTC Australia

After welcome drinks, canapes, and a welcome address from TTC’s CEO Australia, John Veitch, the evening’s keynote was delivered by respected travel industry figure, entrepreneur and TIME mentor, Peter Egglestone.

Insight Vacations’ Tomas Malmberg (left) with Peter Egglestone.

“Mentoring is a two-way process”, said Egglestone.

“As a mentor, you learn so much more about yourself as a human being, in addition to imparting some of your experience to your mentee”, he continued.

As a committed coach and mentor, Peter thrives on developing people into new leaders, by helping them enhance their capabilities through empowerment and encouragement.

Trish Shepherd (TIME Mentor) with Mentee, Lauren Wardle.

“Confidence is your ability to show your inner-strength to other people”, posited Egglestone.

“You can do anything you want in life with pure hard work. It doesn’t matter who you are, the key factors to being successful in business are passion and perseverance”, he concluded.

Since its foundation in 2009, TIME has accelerated the leadership and career paths of some 200 graduates from more than 100 travel, tourism and hospitality businesses.

Kelley Wacher, Pat Skalsky, Satu Ranuola-Spencer, Ruth Lilian and Sharon Hannaford

TIME is now seeking applicants for its 32nd program intake commencing 05 September, 2018.

Expressions of interest are due by Friday 17 August, 2018.

For more information, visit the TIME website or contact TIME Program Manager, Marie Allom:


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