Mentoring Circle: Finding Your Purpose

Tuesday, 13 April 2021
18:00 - 19:00 GMT
TRN Members ONLY

Having a sense of purpose is motivation that drives you towards a satisfying future providing you with direction, focus and a goal to aim towards. Your purpose is shaped by the things you believe in and value, and is essential to wellbeing. Hear from our mentors on how they discovered and re-discovered their purpose and what motivates them to wake up every morning.

Do you know what your purpose is? Has your sense of purpose shifted and you would like to revisit what your purpose is now? Or have you found yourself drifting not where to start or how to figure this out?

“Finding your purpose” is more than just a cliché or a dream that will never be fulfilled. It’s a tool for a better, happier and healthier life that can relieve a lot of stress and anxiety.  Equally important is having a sense of purpose in your role at work and being aware that this will continuously evolve as your circumstances in career and life change.

Life is short. Join us to explore life purpose and how you can use purpose to create a life and career you love.  

What are Mentoring Circles?

The Rising Network Mentoring Circles offer a supportive peer to peer learning environment lead by mentors in each circle. Each mentoring circle will have a set theme so that mentees can come armed with questions to seek advice from both mentors and peers to collectively explore and discuss the issue – while being mentored and guided by someone who has knowledge and experience in personally overcoming that problem: the mentor.

We have restricted numbers for each mentoring circle to ensure the effectiveness of each mentoring circle so we advise booking in advance to secure your place.

How to book:

Mentoring circles are available to members only: Individual, Enterprise and Corporate members, including in your paying subscription. 

To become a member, sign up HERE to have FREE access to this event plus more.

About Suzanne MacDonald-Car:

Suzanne commencement her business career in 1978 after studying Psychology and Business, in London and joined International Business Machines in HR management following her vocational ‘train the trainer’ training at Oxford’s Templeton College. She subsequently moved into Sales and management career that spanned 14 years.

Having worked mainly in Europe at that time, Suzanne had the opportunity to work on a downsizing task force and she then took the opportunity to leave the corporate world, retrain as a teacher with teaching practice and started her first business – a school for children with sense deprivation, which she successfully developed and sold.

Suzanne returned to the software industry and developed a reputation for working with very new technology software solutions, following her Executive MBA, Dallas, USA she became involved in a series of business development roles from management, into directorships and VP Worldwide Sales and VP US operations. She is a registered Non-Exec Director.

Suzanne found her passion or CSR having studied law for an LLB (Hons) and an LLM more recently, and it was the optional modules of research into International law that led her to the world of CSR and Human Rights.

Suzanne is an experienced, accredited, award winning business coach with six client in the NWES Future 50 businesses to watch this year (2018) and has incorporated CSR to the USP of The Business Coaching Mentoring and Training Centre (, as CSR becomes congruent and more widely understood and implemented in the Corporate and SME sectors. In 2017 Suzanne sponsored the CSR Category at the East Anglian Business Awards and received three times the awards entries than on previous years.

About Jaspreet Kaur: Jaspreet Kaur is a spoken word artist from East London focused on gender issues, historical topics, taboo subjects and positive social change in both the Asian community and wider society. By day, Jaspreet is a secondary school History and Sociology teacher, with an academic background in both history and gender studies. Her work tackles issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, the postcolonial immigrant experience, and more. She has now taken a break from teaching to focus on her journey as a writer, poet and performer.

Over the last two years and by the age of twenty seven, Jaspreet has performed all around the UK, including the 2018 Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, Theatre Royal London, Oxford University, London City Hall, the House of Lords, Trafalgar Square, and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Her TEDx London Talk ‘How Poetry Saved My Life’ to an audience of 1200 people explored how the power of words gave her the confidence to overcome her own mental health struggles. As well as performing poetry, Behind the Netra also provides workshops and motivational talks for all ages.

Her creativity has also led Behind the Netra to opportunities such as featuring in a short film with Idris Elba, appearing regularly on the BBC and Sunday Morning Live and working with the UN on the HeforShe Campaign. Jaspreet is also a Senior Judge for the Queen’s Essay Competition 2018 and 2019, and an ambassador for The Girls’ Network, Time to Change and Binti International. In 2020, Jaspreet will also be a Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence at Birkbeck University and an Artist in Residence with the Spine Festival, led by Apples and Snakes.

It’s been an incredible journey for Behind the Netra, winning the Asian Women of Achievement Award by Women of the Future in the Arts and Culture category, winning the ‘We Are The City’ Rising Star Award for her work in Education and Academia, being shortlisted for the National Diversity Award for being a Positive Role Model and finally being voted one of the Top 10 Inspirational Sikh Women in the UK. Jaspreet has also become an ambassador for Binti International, a charity on a mission to tackle menstruation stigma and period poverty around the world.

She is currently working on her debut book, Brown Girl Like Me, a narrative non-fiction exploring what it means to be a Brown, British Feminist in this new decade. The book was recently signed by the world-renowned publisher, Pan Macmillan, and is set to release in Autumn 2021.

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