Ann Rolfe

Australia’s most published author on mentoring, Ann Rolfe has thirty years experience in learning and development. For the last sixteen years, she has specialised in helping organisations and individuals enjoy the benefits of mentoring. Widely respected as a consultant and presenter, her training programs and resources are used internationally to develop and support mentoring. In 2011, a program she helped design and deliver within the NSW Department of Community and Family Services won the LearnX Asia Pacific Platinum Award for Best Coach/Mentoring Training Program.


  • Speaker, trainer, author and consultant
  • Working with all levels of staff including CEOs, directors and front-line staff
  • Mentoring programs, training and materials used in public and private sector organisations
  • Theoretical and practical mentoring models used as references by universities
  • Webinars, online, self-paced learning modules, resources, tools and tips
  • Mentoring Network Online facilitating a community for mentoring program coordinators, mentors and mentorees


  • Founder of the consultancy operating since 1987
  • Mentoring programs for major Australian and multinational organisations
  • Australian Institute of Training and Development, presented 1991, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
  • International Mentoring Association, presented in USA 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 & 2012.
  • Projects for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, diverse ethnic and cultural groups
  • Lectured for University of Technology Sydney in the Adult Education Faculty


(2012) Mentoring Mindset, Skills and Tools. Mentoring Works

(2012) The Mentoring Journal (2nd Ed.). Mentoring Works

(2007) The Mentoring Guide. Mentoring Works

(2007) Mentoring Demystified. Mentoring Works

(2006) The Mentoring Conversation. Mentoring Works

(2006) How To Design and Run Your Own Mentoring Program. Mentoring Works

(2002) Mentoring in Australia – A Practical Approach. Pearson Education

(2001) Take A Minute To Mentor. Synergetic People Develeopment

(1998) Develop Your Mentoring Skills. Synergetic Management

(1996) Tailor Made Mentoring. Synergetic Management

(1995) The Mentoring Workbook. Synergetic Management


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