Mentors

Mentors

Mentoring is vital to your career growth! The person in receipt of mentorship may be referred to as a protégé (male), a protégée (female), an apprentice or, in recent years, a mentee. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing sense of learning, dialog, and challenge so we want to help our stars even more, please find our willing Mentors who will help you  grow in your path to greatness. All you have to do is click on the link of the Mentor you like and we will arrange for you to meet up with them, and best of all it's all free of charge!

Time is limited for our Mentor stars, so we will try our very best to get you in front of them so bear with us.  But remember you can always rely on us to talk to you whenever you like :) 
 
Happy Choosing! 
 
*Disclaimer*
The information contained on this website, mentor advice or information including ideas, suggestions, techniques, and other materials, is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice. Transmission of the information on this website and subsequent mentor/mentee meetings  is not intended to create, and receipt of does not constitute a client-coach or any other type of professional relationship between the reader, mentor, mentee and Superstars and should not be relied upon as medical, psychological, coaching, or other professional advice of any kind or nature.

 

Mentors

  • Alex Butler

    Founder, KindredHQ.com

    Alex Butler

     

    Alex Butler is Founder of recently launched KindredHQ.com, a brand new start-up community of people who work freelance and independently. 
     
    Until 2010 she led the transformation of the UK Government’s approach to and use of digital. Responsible for the original service proposition for Directgov, the UK Government’s citizen website, she also established and ran a new digital delivery division, the forerunner of the UK’s Government Digital Service. 
     
    Her background is in marketing, from Saatchi and Saatchi and Interbrand, to large-scale brand marketing in large organisations, such as BT and Cable & Wireless. 
     
    To contact Alex, please email mentors@homeofsuperstars.com with the subject "I want to be mentored by Alex Butler".
  • Christian Ruland

    Head of Innovation, John Brown Media

    Christian Ruland

     

    Christian’s speciality is the ability to tell a brand’s story across a multitude of communication channels, using ‘content’ as the glue between the brand and its audience – his approach spans from strategy to creative and technology. 
     
    Christian can help interested parties to develop cross-platform content marketing thinking as well as offer advice on how to bring a concept to life as part of a project. 
     
    To contact Christian, please email mentors@homeofsuperstars.com with the subject "I want to be mentored by Christian Ruland".
  • Richard Ogley

    Head of Digital, BSkyB

    Richard Ogley

     

    Richard is a true friend and supporter of Superstars. 
     
    A leader in the field of User Experience and Design with a passion for creating engaging, relevant, functional and beautiful experiences, Richard has over 10 years industry experience spanning broadcast, interactive television, online, mobile and tablet with a proven track record for creating and delivering award, winning work that meets business targets. Richard sets and executes creative visions, developing UX and design strategies with an ability to drive creative excellence through all stages of the design and development process, through to delivery. 
     
    Highly capable in leading and fostering creativity and innovation with a passion to experiment, he inspires new ways of thinking. Richard can offer inspiration to anyone who wants to launch or further their careers in the Creative sphere – not only is he hugely knowledgeable and experienced, he is also one of the most charming and engaging people we know. We love him and we know you will too! 
     
    To contact Richard, please email mentors@homeofsuperstars.com with the subject "I want to be mentored by Richard Ogley".
  • Robin Pembrooke

    VP of Product & Solutions at Rightster

    Robin Pembrooke

     

    Robin is an experienced Online GM / Managing Director with a strong Product Management and Product Development background, in the media and broadcast sectors.
     
    He is currently the Interim VP, Product & Solutions for Rightster, the fast growing online video distribution and monetisation platform that supports clients such as the Guardian, ITN, MP & Silva, and London Fashion Week.
     
    Robin also ran the online operations of the UK's largest commercial broadcasters; ITV and Global Radio. At ITV, he relaunched ITV Player, ITV News, and 2nd screen applications for programmes like The X Factor.
     
    Before joining Global Radio, he ran EU Product Operations for Yahoo!, managing the UX, web dev and SEO teams that designed and developed Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Eurosports, Kelkoo and Yahoo! Answers.
     
    To contact Robin, please email mentors@homeofsuperstars.com with the subject "I want to be mentored by Robin Pembrooke".
  • Clare McDonald

    Founder and ECD of Wonderful+Brilliant

    Clare McDonald

     

    Having started life in fashion and styling, Clare McDonald quickly fell in love with the web in those early dot.com days. Working with pioneering ecommerce websites, entertainment portals, interactive TV and future interfaces, Clare built and developed digital creative within bskyb. Clare creatively directed all applications and product development for the company for many years, developing content ideas and 2020 concepts along the way. But big ideas and branding were never far away.
     
    Clare for the last few years held the position of Executive Creative Director of Sky entertainment including channel branding and digital products, and more recently the Founder and ECD of Wonderful+Brilliant, a new creative house aimed at the entertainment, fashion and music industries.
     
    Clare dreams of making a truly wonderful Oscar winning interactive film, to have an 8 page shoot in Vogue, and to keep working with most fun and creative people there are across all fields!
     
    To contact Clare, please email mentors@homeofsuperstars.com with the subject "I want to be mentored by Clare McDonald".
  • Amjid Rasool

    Superstars North Mentor

    Amjid Rasool

     

    Since 2002, Amjid has led user experience strategy across a range of sectors, from fashion to international financial services.
     
    Mostly, he asks questions like “What really matters to customers?”, “What makes them stop?” and “What helps them connect with the brand?”. Finding the right answers isn’t about choosing red buttons over blue ones, it’s a deeper process that creates customer engagement to deliver conversion and bottom line impact. So although his specialism is user experience in the very broadest sense, he delivers very specific projects. Some recent examples include website re-launches, digital brand definition and conversion optimisation.
     
    To contact Amjid, please email mentors@homeofsuperstars.com with the subject "I want to be mentored by Amjid Rasool".

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