Mentorship Programme

Elevate your performance with guidance from senior chiefs of staff who help you define and deliver on key outcomes.

Supercharge Your Performance

The four-month programme refines practical, leadership and interpersonal skills to accelerate your chief of staff career development.

Mentees meet for four intensive small-group sessions led by a senior chief of staff who understands the complexities of your role.

Benefit from the experience
of senior chiefs of staff.
Access a supportive
peer sounding board.
Gain actionable strategies
to enhance performance.
Increase your resilience
and maximise your efficacy.
Refine technical, team
and leadership skills.
Achieve key personal and
organisational outcomes.

Col Mike Jernigan USMC (Ret), Programme Director

“Chiefs of staff serve as sounding boards and strategic thought partners to their principals, yet they often lack their own support network. The CSA’s mentorship programme connects members with the expert guidance of senior chiefs of staff and feedback of a trusted peer group to accelerate professional growth.”

Mike Jernigan spent thirty years as a United States Marine. He was Chief of Staff for the organization responsible for one third of the Marine Corps’ bases. He is passionate about leadership development and helping people grow.

Featured Mentors

Our dedicated team from the military, government and private sector ensure that you are matched with a mentor who aligns with your experience and is best suited to enable your professional growth.

Dr Paul Jung
Chief of Staff

Paul Jung is a public health physician with over 25 years of experience in health policy, health care reform, international health, health workforce issues, and preventive medicine. 

Dr. Jung has served as Associate Director of Peace Corps, Chief of Staff of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, and in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. 

Dr. Jung has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and was elected to chair the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service for two terms.  He is the recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s Leadership Award and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.  

Gina Gauthier
Chief of Staff 
Erie Street 

Gina is Chief of Staff at Erie Street Growth Partners where she oversees strategic, administrative, financial, and operational activities for Erie Street’s Chairman and CEO.

Previously, she served as Chief of Staff at BRJ Ventures–a Chicago-area single family office–and OS Fund, the family office’s life sciences-focused VC arm.

Within these organizations she served as a strategic partner to the CEO and oversaw both firms’ administrative, communications, project management, and human resources functions.  For more than 15 years Gina has worked closely with senior leadership in growth stage organizations, and she brings her passion for supporting developing companies and leaders to Erie Street.

Scott McQueen
Global Operations Manager
Amazon Corporate Security 

Scott is a strategic leader with over 20 years of business and security operations experience. He is a problem-finder and innovative solutions-oriented business enabler who provides risk-based and intelligence-led leadership to protect employees, business and assets.

Scott has held multiple global roles and has extensive experience in restructuring, optimizing and motivating the workforce, balancing company operating priorities and the customer experience with integrity and focus.

Scott has recognized expertise in implementing corporate security programs, auditing physical security and processes, building world-class security and operations management teams and establishing safety and risk mitigation regimes in a matrix organization across multiple geographies and cultures.

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