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Back on the circuit 

I am back on the circuit for the northern autumn (I am “for hire” after a year’s absence), something I have missed doing, but to balance the money-making there, I have volunteered for the programme for Business in the Community in Wellington, . On the latter point, I was inspired by Ron Entwistle, who has volunteered as well. Sometimes, all a business person needs is empathy, to know that he or she is not alone.
   Ron sees something like 12 to 20 people a month. Because of my schedule, I plan to start on one.
   I’ve been advising folks on a basis who find me after my speaking gigs, but I thought: why not get in contact with some who have applied through the BITC programme? They would be people who want mentoring, on a less casual basis. In some cases, they may have . It could be a good adventure.
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The program sounds like a fantastic organization. I have not seen anything similar in the US (I'll start looking now) but think the concept is wonderful. That is very admirable that you are making time to give back in such a way.  
Thanks, Peter! It was about time I got back into my pro bono work properly, beyond casual enquiries via email. I really missed it.
   The mentoring is part of various chambers of commerce, I believe. I do remember a programme out west in your country called SCORE, which I did use when I was there in ’00.  
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