Working with someone in a mentoring relationship can be a really rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

Other than being rewarding and fun, a mentor shoulders a large amount of responsibility. Someone with less experience in a particular area is putting their faith in you to guide them and provide high-level advice, in order to make a better-informed decision. In that respect, you are making yourself available as a trusted support network.

The best mentors share their knowledge, expertise, wins and failures with their mentees while creating an environment for them to flourish. …


If you ask any CEO or Founder, to name a few of their top leadership challenges, you are guaranteed to hear the words “Finding and keeping good talent” somewhere near the top of that list. Yes, we have a few other challenges keeping us awake at night, but the one that stands out most is the challenge around hiring great talent and then keeping them motivated and engaged.

Most recruitment processes have now evolved into really well researched, designed, and executed strategies — job specs are meticulously crafted, candidate journeys are carefully mapped out to and interviewers are trained in…


Mentoring is a proven tactic for anyone wanting to invest in their own personal or professional development. You might feel like this is a bit of a business buzzword at the moment, however, this powerful strategy is not a Newage Millennial Trend.

Did you know? The word mentor comes from the character “Mentor” in Homer’s epic tale, The Odyssey. Mentor was a trusted friend of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. When Odysseus fought in the Trojan War, Mentor served as friend and counsel to Odysseus’ son Telemachus.

So the word is derived from ancient Greek times and since was popularised…


Do you know and understand the differences between Teaching, Counseling, Mentoring, Consulting & Coaching? I am sure you’ve come across most or all of these along the way. Having a very unique Mentoring Programme — Eva Elevate, I thought it would be good to clarify the difference between these Personal Development strategies.

Have you reached a point in your career where you are stuck and you are not sure where you should be heading next?

Do you feel stuck in your life or job, but don’t know where to get support?

There are so many approaches and strategies available… how…


It’s been 2 years since I’ve left the mad world of corporate ladders, alpha male’s, queen bee’s, unnecessary hierarchy, over-complicated processes and my fair share of office politics. “They” say not all companies have these, but you know it’s in there somewhere…

I wanted to spend a bit of time reflecting on some of the key things I’ve learned over the last 2 years as we — myself and business partner Katie — muddled our way through life as Solopreneurs, Yourpreneurs, Entrepreneurs, Startup owners, Co-Founders — or more simply put two businesswomen with kids and a dream.

1 — Be…


Having spent the best part of 20 years in the field of HR and People Development I have seen many, many, many types of leaders, and of course, wannabe leaders. I have some rather strong views on leadership, management and good our micro-management and I’d love to share a few of these with you.

We know the facts… A leader is one who influences a group toward achieving a common goal. However, a leader does not need to perform all the tasks or know every task in detail. They should trust the group and function in a manner that directs…


Having spent the best part of 20 years in the field of HR and People Development I have seen many, many, many types of leaders, and of course, wannabe leaders. I have some rather strong views on leadership, management and good our micro-management and I’d love to share a few of these with you.

We know the facts… A leader is one who influences a group toward achieving a common goal. However, a leader does not need to perform all the tasks or know every task in detail. They should trust the group and function in a manner that directs…


It’s been 2 years since I’ve left the mad world of corporate ladders, alpha male’s, queen bee’s, unnecessary hierarchy, over-complicated processes and my fair share of office politics. “They” say not all companies have these, but you know it’s in there somewhere…

I wanted to spend a bit of time reflecting on some of the key lessons I’ve learned over the last 2 years as we — myself and business partner Katie — muddled our way through life as Solopreneurs, Yourpreneurs, Entrepreneurs, Startup owners, Co-Founders — or more simply put two businesswomen with kids and a dream.

1 — Be…


2020 — It’s the start of a new year, a new decade and for some of us also a few new chapters. I’ve never been a big fan of “blogging” but I do love to write and enjoy telling a good story — bedtime stories for my 2 children mostly these days but I hope to branch out into something more… business-like this year.

As a bit of an introvert — or perhaps “an introverted extrovert” as I was recently described as, I set myself the challenge of blogging in 2020! Which in my world means making public some of…

Estelle Roux-Stevens

An entrepreneur by heart, mentor, aspiring writer, mother to two toddlers, tech geek who loves to create stuff… and wife to a man who allows me to dream big!

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