Mentor Program


Since 2011, over 100 women have participated in Lighthouse’s mentor program.  That is to say, linking dynamic, insightful people together in a safe environment to share their own unique business wisdom and life lessons with each other.

So, maybe you long for a community of like-minded souls with whom to celebrate your successes and work through your challenges? Would you like to bring on successful results more quickly while avoiding the pitfalls of bad decisions and steep learning curves? Moreover, wouldn’t it be great if you could tap into a diverse knowledge base to guide your business or career along the way?  The benefits of a mentor program is proven – and undeniable.

As a result, the coolest thing I see in Lighthouse’s mentor program is how so many different people, from diverse backgrounds, can come together and lift each other up to greater success than they ever could have achieved on their own.

I’m a coach, mentor and trained facilitator that attends every mentor session to share my incredible tools, resources and content while nurturing a community of women sharing their experiences and feedback as we navigate life and business.

Does This Sound Familiar?

Madelyn lives a great life: she is healthy, active, has a good marriage, adores her two kids (even when they drive her crazy). So, she started her own business to have more freedom, only to discover she doesn’t make as much money as she’d like and wishes she could turn her work mind off more often. As a result, she feels overloaded and would like to have more control of her schedule. Meanwhile, if only she could prioritize self-care, it would give her more energy and peace of mind but every time she tries to do that, something falls through the cracks. But, it’s easier to go along with the ‘status quo’ – after all, things are pretty good and many have it much worse. Who is she to want more?

And then there is Sharon. In her 40s, her career is going well but she wonders what’s next? How long will she work for? Can she afford to wind it down in 10 years? She is healthy but feels that her body is changing – and so is her mind. She wants to quiet her inner critic, feel confident and not worry so much. She feels an inexplicable urge to live a more authentic life and develop habits to create peace and ease in her day. Sharon wants to feel more in control of the next few years and wants that before it’s too late.

Such different stories and yet, similarities in that both Madelyn and Sharon just want to make some changes.
Laurie Buchanan said it best:

“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”

A desire for change doesn’t make Madelyn and Sharon ungrateful – it just opens them up to forming a support network to nudge them towards more contentment, better health, greater results. To get answers even though the questions may not always be clear.

What to Expect From This Mentor Program

Whether you’re just starting out in business, a seasoned business owner, or an
entrepreneurial spirit working for a company…
there’s a group for you in this mentor program.

Which Mentor Program is for me?

Please note that the mentor groups are open to women of all ages, however, our ‘Over 40″ mentor group is restricted to that age bracket. If you are over 40, you can join any of the groups! 

Our most popular mentor offering, these groups provide female business owners (either start-up or more experienced entrepreneurs) with an intensive learning experience guaranteed to elevate business success.  Targeting the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being an entrepreneur, participants share and acquire knowledge with a strong focus on building a success mindset and personal mastery to achieve both business and personal goals.  

This group features everything offered in the other mentor groups but will focus on the unique challenges of women over 40 years of age. Whether wanting to transition to another career or retirement, adjusting to life with young children or the ‘empty nest syndrome’ or addressing health challenges unique to this stage of life – this group will equip and empower you with shared knowledge and tools to build abundance for this next life stage.

This is the only mentor group tailored to those innovative, employed individuals looking for personal and professional development and growth.  Sharing and acquiring knowledge will provide strategy and leadership skills to elevate your career success.  

The Mentor Program Includes

8 meetings during the mentor program season (from approximately October to May). Meeting days and times are reached by consensus to ensure that it works for everyone in each individual mentor group — unlike other programs that expect you to fit into a set schedule, Lighthouse’s mentor program actually works around your schedules!

These 8 meetings are comprised of:

  • A Welcome Orientation that is held online to share how the mentor program works, the program’s guiding principles, and specifically, how you can get maximum benefit.
  • An online Kick Off meeting that will get you started on Lighthouse’s inspirational methodology to craft your goals and intentions.
  • 6 monthly in-person meetings (held in Whistler) designed to help you navigate through the challenges of your personal and professional aspirations.  Specific focus for these sessions will be on achieving the goals you set for the program, and acquiring the knowledge, resources, tools and strategies to move you more quickly to successful results.

The Lightbulb Moment Video Series are 4 short and sweet (but powerful) video sessions designed to dig deep into topics that will empower you to make transformational changes in both personal and professional ways. Additional video segments will be offered to delve into your own Wellness Wheel with a goal to elevate self-love, self-care and self-awareness.

Welcome Package with Lighthouse’s innovative 2-page Mentor Map system to achieve clarity of your vision, values and intentions. You’ll also receive a bevy of specially-designed exercises to set your personal and professional goals, as well as your objectives for the mentor program.

Lighthouse’s Cathy Goddard as your guide and champion. Cathy is a trained facilitator and coach that promises equal participation, maximum accountability and depth of learning experience.

Written summary after every meeting with the action items you have committed to act on and any resources, tips and tools discussed during the session.

The Accountability Partner Paradigm will be formed within each mentor group to support, share progress and keep momentum going in between meetings. You will also be shown how to make the most of this partnership to move you towards success.
Private Facebook group to confidentially share resources, tools, knowledge and progress.

Exclusive access to the Lighthouse Mentor Connection, a private Facebook group of leaders and learners. This forum offers opportunities to access widespread sharing of resources, tools, tips and knowledge plus promotional power for your business or blog or whatever else you have going on.

Opportunity to attend Mentor Mixers that bring together this dynamic collective of past and present mentors for networking, connection, fun, personal and professional growth.

Preferred, early access to tickets for other Lighthouse events.

Each group has 6 to 8 participants that have been carefully pre-screened to ensure they:

  • come from non-competing businesses and industries
  • bring a high regard for confidentiality and a commitment of mutual respect
  • are willing to give of themselves, their knowledge and their expertise
  • possess diverse skills and business knowledge to the group
  • are committed to the mentor program’s guiding principles and code of conduct

Your Investment


$729 / one time


$279 /3 payments

*prices do not include GST

Mentor Program Application Deadline is October 7, 2019 with limited space available

Mentor Program Application Timeline


October 7



October 16

Still Uncertain? Reach out to Cathy

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Still Uncertain?

Let’s discuss what you want to achieve, get all your questions answered and explore what working together can look like.

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Our Mentor Program Sponsors

Thank you to these exceptional organizations for their continued support. It makes all the difference. 

Community Beacon Award

Presented by Squamish Savings, a division of Vancity – the COMMUNITY BEACON AWARD is an opportunity to take part in Lighthouse’s award nominated mentor program free of charge. We are proud to offer two Community Beacon Awards for the 2019-20 mentor season: one to a female employed in the non-proft sector and another to a female entrepreneur from the indigenous community.

Mentor Program Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization looking to attract and engage some of the brightest entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Sea-to-Sky corridor and beyond? Does your company offer products or services targeted to small business owners? Sponsorship opportunities with Lighthouse Mentor Network connect you with that audience but also offer something a little different.

With our mandate to build a thriving business community, this is more than a request for your financial support. These partnerships are just that…. partnerships!

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