Martin Luther King said, “In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be … This is the inter-related structure of reality.”
Our mission is to provide an online platform that empowers people of any industry in any country to connect to each other for mutual benefit, to achieve their professional dreams.
We also aim to be a showcase for the corporate social good business model, by incorporating a charitable component into our revenue structure.
We want to be part of the culture of giving. Kahlil Gibran’s words aptly summarize our thinking on the concept of giving.
You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.”
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
What We’re About
Kindred is a marketplace that connects real people, for personalized and tailored mentorship. Mentors offer services and set their fees. Mentees connect and have as few or as many sessions as they need. Some of our profits go to fund charities operating to end poverty in developing countries. This is a community which is excited to be helping and contributing to a world in which human connection is the most important factor in growing oneself, growing one’s career, and giving those who most need it a leg up. Have a look around, register a mentor or mentee profile for free, and be in touch with any feedback, requests and suggestions.
Based in Sydney, Michelle grew up in America (Atlanta, Georgia), and earned her a BA in International Relations from George Washington University. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Sydney. She has worked in freelance marketing and SEO, as a holistic life coach, a facilitator of bodywork/meditation workshops and retreats, and as an instructor on topics in marketing and mindfulness. Her writing is published on Flying Solo, a website brimming with small business advice. Read her articles here. She also contributes to Open Forum, a collaborative, online think tank for dialogue about Australian public policies and social issues. Also find her on LinkedIn, and Crunchbase and Medium.com.