John Groarke

Mentor - Early-Stage Start-Ups & Consultants
Mentor to Early-Stage Start-Ups - shaping prosperous futures since 2006 | Mentor to Consultants - creating relevant, distinctive, focused, sustainable & profitable consulting enterprises since 2001

Introduction | John Groarke - Mentor

Briefly, my life / work balance has three segments ... two commercial ventures, a 'giving back strategy', and volunteering within my local community.

JEGMC is my solo venture, where I work with consultants and professional advisors of all sizes, and in all disciplines, nationally and internationally to develop relevant, distinctive, focused, sustainable and profitable enterprises.Β  I have delivered many significant projects and these Reference Stories will give you an insight into my work with some of my 172 clients.Β  I am the proverbial β€˜quiet achiever’ with talented clients as fantastic advocates.Β  Though some prefer to maintain a confidential relationship with me.Β  I also occasionally work with other services-oriented businesses (e.g. health care, IT services) and product-oriented companies (e.g. electrical generators, specialist lighting) who wish to introduce additional services and entire solutions.

FindaConsultant is a two-person joint venture which provides a lead generation service to consultants and professional advisors.Β  We have established the only screened and vetted consultant community in Australia.Β  A community which includes; brand-name firms, boutique consultants and sole practitioners.Β  Whether you are a buyer or a supplier, I suggest you take a look.

I 'give back' by mentoring for one organisation and four initiatives:

Small Business Mentoring Service (NSW), where I work with small businesses, with a strong services ethic, from a diverse range of industries on their issues and opportunities

CSIRO ON Prime, an entry level, part-time pre-accelerator that helps research teams validate their research and discover a real world application for it

Western Sydney University - Global Scope - Business Project Program, where small teams of multi-disciplinary international and domestic undergraduates work on a business project for a local public or private sector enterprise

The University of Sydney Business School - Genesis Program, where the most promising start-ups from The University of Sydney's alumni, students and staff community are mentored to accelerate their commercial and social enterprises

INTERCHANGE 2020, a virtual employability & entrepreneurship challenge designed to build the employability and resilience of university students.
My community volunteering includes:
Individual reading support for year 3 & 5 students, including refugees, at Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School
Football (aka soccer) Managing and Assistant Coaching since 2016 at Mt Pritchard Juniors Soccer Club.
Clearly it's a juggling act ... but I've got a balance that works for me and my clients in each of the three segments.
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