Meet the NSW Mentors
Theresa Lord

Theresa Lord

Theresa Lord

Client Partner at EssenceMediaCom

With over 15 years of marketing and advertising experience, across client and agency sides, I've had the opportunity to work with some incredible brands, across diverse sectors and industries, including tourism, finance and government.

I'm currently working as Client Partner at EssenceMediacom. And outside of work, you'll find me hiking (mainly solo), mountain biking and yoga.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

It always comes back to showing up and doing my best for my team and my clients. I love taking on new challenges and problem-solving to find solutions that work, and the journey to get to such solutions. Every day is an opportunity to help my team thrive and give them the nurturing environment they need to feel safe and excited to achieve great things too.

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

I have dabbled in many industries and roles throughout my working life, including barista, baker, butcher, stylist and high-end fashion manager, makeup artist, and most recently advertising and marketing. The diversity stems partly from my never-ending curious nature and learning new things, and partly in my early 20s taking on various roles to fund my extended travel jaunts and in between my multiple (around 6) back surgeries, meaning I also needed extended time in bed for recovery and was unable to work and developed severe persistent pain at the age of 17. The common thread is my drive to do my best, push boundaries, and think creatively.

Where I’m headed in my career right now is continuing my leadership path and enabling my team to feel supported to grow in their careers. Having recently become a yoga teacher and currently studying to be a meditation teacher, wellbeing is a major focus for me and making it part of my team leadership.

Your favourite food for thought


  • I’m less about books and more talk to people who can help and provide some guidance to enable you to make your decision.

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

  • Jane Goodall
  • Simon Sinek
  • Seth Godin

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Growth
  • Kindess
  • Optimism
  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Adventure

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Oh, too many people to list personally and professionally. I’m inspired by people who show kindness, and non-judgement and rally for those around them to be their true selves.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I’ve been blessed with some incredible mentors over the years who have helped shape and guide the person I am today, professionally and personally. I love the idea of being a mentor and being there for someone who may need some help with working through things.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Empathic
  • Great listener
  • Humble
  • Non-judgemental
  • Present

Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are now up and running in QLD, VIC & NSW – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!