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the mentoring approach we have developed is INTERACTIVE


Our focus is to work with you on your path to impact others and make a difference, are seen, heard and understood.

You know who you are, so let us translate that self-confidence and store of capacities into action.

We value authenticity and trustworthiness because it transmits strength and it is central to everything we do

Drives Us

SILK MENTORING was born of a vision where women are equal to men, where their contributions to society are valued and where they confidently and authentically contribute their female perspectives, abilities and skills toward their own and others’ wellbeing. In spite of the great advances made in the last century, this vision is still far from reality, but we plan on doing something about it in our own unique way!

“The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the sexes is essential to human progress and the transformation of society. Inequality retards not only the advancement of women but the progress of civilization itself. The persistent denial of equality to one-half of the world’s population is an affront to human dignity.” (UHJ p.41)

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Why is it so hard to pin down Nobility?

Why is it so hard to pin down Nobility?

I was reflecting on the notion of human nobility, trying to think of individuals who I consider “noble” – women in particular. The first person that came to mind was Mother Teresa, but then I got stuck and had to think! This made me wonder why it doesn’t come easy to...

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

From the 4th of October to the 6th of December, 2020, I ran a 10-week SILKMentoring Empowerment Cycle for the Asia Pacific Region (Australia and Philippines). It was an intensive 25-30 hour program with individual, peer-to-peer and group discussions, activities,...

From Our Clients

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“This program encourages you to see things differently. It stimulates you to get out of your shell and to open yourself to possibilities. It shows you that you can make mistakes and you can use your learning from those lapses, to change. Each session opened my mind and motivated me to grow.”

Karin Schuring-van Norden

Business Owner, Drive Vintage, The Netherlands

“Russell is a great coach and mentor. She has an extensive understanding of the content and is very core focused. Besides being a great public speaker, she’s also a wonderful marketer.”

Nehad Sharaf

Vice President, International Newcomers Club, Spain

“I can honestly say that I’ve not experienced group mentoring like this before. Beforehand I really wasn’t sure what outcomes to expect but the learning, content and connections were very impactful. Although some of the discussions were at quite a deep level, they were very powerful in the way they were facilitated and will have a lasting, positive effect with regards my Self-awareness and Nobility towards myself and others. I’d highly recommend this programme, and Russell truly is an inspirational mentor and facilitator with an amazing way of delivering the content!”

Suzanne Murdock

Co-Founder, The Hub Newry, Northern Ireland

“I completed for the 2nd time, the 10-week SILKMentoring Program for Asia Pacific. Russell Zehtab did an amazing job in gathering at least 20 passionate women into a wonderful Sunday afternoon/evening for 10 weeks until June 20, 2021. Though it was my second time in the program, each session felt like it was my first time because of the different perspectives and insights shared by all the participants. Those 10 weeks passed by so swiftly because we had fun even though the topics sounded serious. The grounding brought me into the moment where I could be myself. I also enjoyed all the breakout sessions and activities as they pushed me, in a positive way, to be self-aware, creative… and confident. The program has culminated but SILKMentoring’s Conceptual Framework still lingers. Russell articulated the Framework that is focused on Nobility and Self-Awareness excellently!!! I am claiming NOBILITY to be part of my spiritual lifestyle already. I could never get tired of joining the program as the experience would never be the same. Each day our Nobility is being tested. Each day we negotiate and make decisions. Each day is a new experience. Each day there is a new story to tell. And for every story that we tell, we empower and become empowered. Thank you, Russell for making me a part of this program once again. Count me in if there is another one coming!!!”

Catherine Panilla

Director, Global IT Business Solutions, International Container Terminal Services, Inc., Philippines

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