“Giovanna is a mentoring superstar and extremely invested in the career paths and aspirations of those around her. She is a big picture thinker who helps connect the dots and goes above and beyond when it comes to creating introductions and connections. There needs to be more people like Giovanna around in the workplace - it's refreshing to come across someone who is so supportive of the growth and development of others.”
“Giovanna and I had some mentoring sessions to help explore and scope out marketing for my business. It was fantastic to sit down with an honest, open and friendly expert who could help me weigh up options. Giovanna encouraged me to do things that felt a bit of reach, but having her support meant they were much more achievable and rewarding.
Giovanna also runs a fantastic networking group, Sparrows United with such a great philosophy for no nonsense connecting with lovely people. It was great to run a workshop with the group earlier in the year and Giovanna was so generous with her time and input in to setting up and promoting it.
Thank you Giovanna for all your support, inspiration and business help!”
“Working with Giovanna was like working with the fairy godmother of Marketing and Business Development! Giovanna recruited me for the Sales & Marketing position at Walkerscott. A new role in a new country, Giovanna took me under her wing for 6 months with her expert of the marketing business, her amazing energy, ideas and insight helped me craft my skills to settle into my role at Walkerscott.
The mentorship and encouragement have given me the confidence to become a leader in my field and create opportunities for the company. Her support and coaching is the best in the field! Because it’s more than just the traditional business mentoring. Giovanna helps you to challenge yourself to achieve a better work/life balance. Her perseverance, integrity and people-loving nature are just a few of your qualities that continue to inspire me.
Thank you for being a great mentor!”
“Someone-or-other famous once said ‘People influence people.’ Well, to give a specific example, ‘Giovanna Lever influences people.’ Giovanna has the natural ability to make you turn that influence upon yourself and to give you a forum to connect. This is turn creates energy; energy to direct and prioritise your own influence. Not many have the ability to genuinely do this, but Giovanna and the Sparrowly community have this in spades. Sparrowly influences us to grow our business in a manner we are proud of.”
“Giovanna has been a breath of fresh air for our business. Giovanna entered our business, a professional services Technology Company, and very quickly was able to dissect from us in terms of what our needs were and define a roadmap to move the business forward in what we tried to do in the previous six months and several thousands of dollars later with other marketing agencies. Giovanna is a no nonsense person. She is straight to the point, she knows what questions to ask to get the best out her clients and she knows how to nurture and mentor for growth – with plenty of laughs along the way. She even gives us homework because as she says – success is collaborative and we need to bring our smarts together to see true growth. Not only is Giovanna helping us with our growth strategy, she also mentors our marketing team – a skill we lack, but one that she is a natural at.”
“I have worked with Giovanna on a number of projects within the hotel and business industries. To me, she is perhaps the most efficient and professional mentor/networker I have met, as well as having lightning speed comprehension of your business’s needs.
I trust her, which is disposition I don’t give lightly. If I could describe her character in one word, it would be ‘embracing’, as this covers her genuine heart for your success and her empowering business acumen on the dreams you want to build.”