So, what does “mentoring” mean exactly?  

At Media Mentors, we listen to you, we share ideas and we collaborate with you to achieve your goals. 


We’re working with people who’ve lost confidence in themselves and their talent, reached what seems like a dead end in their careers, struggled to get pitches right, need guidance on where projects fit in a complicated media landscape, want to better wrangle their slate and their business.  And so on. 


We provide an outside perspective.  We’re not biased and we certainly don’t judge.  We are great sounding boards.  


But, most importantly, we’ve got expert knowledge and decades of industry experience so we know how to get stuff done.  We are your support as you venture into new territory.  We also make sure you are accountable in delivering the plans we work on.  We don’t do the work for you.  We point you in the right directions - so you don’t need us forever. 

Between us, us being Denise Eriksen and Esther Coleman Hawkins, we have more than 50 years of experience in content creation.


From production and development to senior management, we know their business inside out. And they are ready to share their experience and knowledge to enable others to move forward in their careers.

We also have a small, hand-picked team of fellow professionals we are able to call on to support us if expertise outside of our skill base is required. 

Media Mentors Australia are the real deal.  


Australian author Alli Sinclair at a book signing

Alli Sinclair, Author

"As an author moving into creating content for the screen, I've been expertly guided by Denise and Esther. Their support for creators and love for their industry shines through and I am so very thankful to have Media Mentors helping me make this transition. They are wonderful!" 

Headshot of David Chau, ABC Finance Journalist

David Chau, ABC Finance Journalist

"Denise has been a wonderful mentor to me these past few years! She has given me great advice to further my career, and practical tips on how to be a better presenter. She's also a lovely person and a pleasure to work with!"  

Kristina Kraskov, Documentary Producer/Director sitting in a chair

Kristina Kraskov, Documentary Producer / Director

"I got  invaluable insight and perspective into the industry, skill set analysis and real connections and advice to move forward. The advice and connections have not only made me more confident of my future path but have already had a real effect on my career."