About me

We’re a daughter and father team, sharing our millennial and baby-boomer perspectives as well as our collective experience and research in personal development.

Jess Pollard is a career development coach and professional musician. She facilitates career workshops for young adults and emerging artists and holds a Masters of Education in Career Development.

Ian Pollard brings to this partnership a wealth of experience in business having been chairman, director or CEO of over 30 companies and having coached CEOs of major businesses for the past 20 years. He is an Adjunct Professor at the UTS School of Business and a Rhodes Scholar.

To learn more about this project you can visit: www.mentalspinach.com

Previous speaking experience

Ian and Jess have extensive keynote and workshop experience. Together as part of their Mental Spinach project in 2018 and 2019 they have provided keynotes for professional services firms, publicly listed companies, universities and high schools. Their favourite topics of interest are career transition and how to unleash the power of family collaboration. To date this project (including book sales from Mental Spinach) and their keynotes have raised over $20,000 for charities impacting the lives of disadvantaged young people in Australia and abroad.

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