I founded Young Einsteins in 2006 with a basic principle to nurture, develop and celebrate young people in business. Over seven years it has evolved and our vision now is
“to help and inspire a global community of young individuals become leaders for tomorrow”
It’s no secret that around the world there are a lot of successful smart young people. We’re surrounded by them everywhere we go. Personally, I find these individuals inspiring and so began the journey of Young Einsteins. I chose the name because the word ‘young’ identifies potential and ‘einsteins’ is synonymous with intelligence. Together they complimented a vision I was building and created my new catchphrase!
The story further developed in late 2010 when I was regularly speaking to young talent about how they can control the direction their career takes. The results from these forums allowed the business to move forward with a force. By 2012 I chose to launch The Mentor Club. It was a deliberate move to inspire and attract young talent and also to garner some press. My personal belief is that confidence is the door opener to success, and you need it to go places. Therefore to maintain a natural confidence I continue to ensure I surround myself with positive people. However as my career has progressed so too have the challenges. These challenges lead me to acquiring a Mentor. Strategically I chose a person I viewed as a role model and with a bit of luck on my side my request was accepted. In this relationship I learned many things from a man that epitomises visionary, innovative, inspirational and courageous leadership. Over two short years his guidance and support changed my career. It rejuvenated my belief in my ability, it enhanced my credibility and I was rewarded financially. Often I get asked about whether there is a direct correlation between having a mentor and achieving success and through my personal experience I 100% believe this to be true.
So July 2012 the doors to The Mentor Club opened, with my Mentor as the key note speaker. The topic was Leadership and the theatre was filled with some 70+ talented future young leaders in business. Following this session we held another in October which resulted in press coverage through The Australian, Women’s Agenda, Adelaide Now and The Courier Mail.
By January 2013, I further expanded the product offering and brought in a business partner. Vicky Lau joins the business with a wealth of experience in technology, recruitment and management. In addition she has achieved a lot in business for her young age. You can read all about Vicky and her success story by clicking on the link below.
At 21 years of age I became a Bank Manager and three years later this business began. At this time someone senior believed in me. When everyone else said due to my age I was a risk to the business, there was one person who stood up, challenged the status-quo and declared I was an investment. This is exactly the view Vicky and I take with young leaders. Around the world these individuals are valuable assets in the workplace and Young Einsteins is committed to invest in their talent to help shape the future of business.
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Stay successful and inspired,