Kickstart 2020

Are you ready for an inspiring and impactful 2020? We’re hosting Kickstart, a day to welcome JCI members and the general public to get next year off to a flying start and ensure you achieve all of your objectives for the year.
With a keynote speaker from Alveena Malik of One Million Mentors and sessions from UK change-makers the day is set to give you the kick start to make an impact in 2020.

The ticket price includes lunch, tea/coffee, a 30 minute Invisible Manchester city walking tour and a goody bag. So if you’re wanting to find out how you can make a positive change in 2020 then book on today.



  • Coffee & networking
  • Welcome
  • Keynote – One Million Mentors, Alveena Malik
  • Invisible Cities Manchester inspiring action – Alice Sparks

Lunch ( included) + invisible cities 30 minute walking tour


  • Speed mentoring – interactive session
  • 2020 goal setting with Simon Ong
  • Finish by 4.30pm

Evening – Separate social to be announced

Speaker bio’s

Alveena Malik, Co-Founder, One Million Mentors

Alveena is Co-Founder and Director of One Million Mentors which is a pioneering approach using the advantages of technology in order to transform the process of mentoring for all. One Million Mentors purpose is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people in the UK to help them maximise their talents and get into the world of work.

Formerly Alveena was CEO of UpRising which is Britain’s premier leadership programme looking to support diverse young people aged 19 to 25-year-olds access power and become leaders whilst remaining connected to their communities.

Alveena will be delivering the keynote session on how mentoring can make a life-changing difference, as well as the surprising benefits you develop as a mentor.

Alice Sparks, Head of Invisible Manchester

Invisible is a global social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their city. The purpose is to give people a voice, when they haven’t had one before, putting them at the centre of the attention and challenging the stigmas that exist around homelessness. Alice will share the story of the impact Invisible Manchester has had at a local level.

Simon Ong, Life Coach

Simon will be delivering an exciting goal setting workshop to finish off the day to help you plan for a successful and impactful 2020.

Everything that Simon does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can lead meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives. He shares his insights, lessons and wisdom with all who are committed to upgrading their life and business to that next level, having spoken at events organised by Google, O2, Barclays UK, DocuSign, The Institute Of Directors, Salesforce and The Peter Jones Foundation. His work as a coach and speaker has also seen him featured in a wide range of publications and interviewed on the likes of BBC Radio London and LBC Radio.