Mentoring, Evaluation & Research

Businesses succeed by retaining their staff, building effective teams, developing leaders, and having good systems in place to support and develop their people. This can be achieved through mentoring. Creating a culture of mentoring where people are supported in their professional development and practice supports a range of strategic initiatives including succession planning, talent management, cross-organisational communication, and leadership capability development.

Dr Lesley Petersen has an extensive background working in the higher education, corporate and Government sectors. She has excellent leadership and facilitation skills, and is an experienced communicator which has enabled her to build quality relationships with her customers as well as develop an extensive professional network. Lesley completed her PhD in 2011 which explored how mentoring supports professional practice and development.

Petersen Consulting is an international consultancy business working across a range of industries, including corporate, Government and higher education organisations. The business specialises in three key strategic areas of organisational development:

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Mentoring Services

Mentoring is a very powerful mechanism for enhancing business quality and profitability. Based on an evidence-based mentoring model designed by Lesley, she works with organisations to implement customised mentoring programmes for staff retention, improved job performance, succession planning, talent management and leadership capability development… read more

Programme Evaluation Services

Many organisations have mentoring programmes in place to support staff professional development. Often, however, the return on investment (ROI) for the company from investing in these programmes is unclear or unknown. Evaluating programmes is an essential activity to confirm the ROI, for the individual staff member and for the organisation… read more

Research Services

The research arm of Petersen Consulting includes writing project funding applications, conducting research to pilot new systems and approaches within an organisation, and evaluate needs, strengths and areas for improvement in existing systems for organisational development… read more


Book a chat with Lesley

Are you thinking about implementing a mentoring programme in your organisation?

Would you like help with:

  • Programme design?
  • Mentor and mentee training?
  • Developing programme documents?
  • Determining the mentoring return on investment?

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