Take your Networking to the
Next Level with Mid-West Mentoring

“For those who understand no explanation is necessary. For those who don’t understand no explanation is possible.”

Step by step on how to
take advantage of your membership

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Join the Group

All individuals and businesses are welcome. If you are looking to network and speak to like minded people, please come to our meetups and meet our members.  If you like what we have going on, consider staying and becoming a member. 

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Participate

At our meetings there is no formal structure nor do we expect you to be there every single week. But we do want you to take part and attend whenever you can. We have a really active group and we are hoping that our members take part in what we do.

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Network

We have a bi-weekly in person meetup and we also have several weekly meetings on Zoom. Our members actively engage in 1on1 conversations. With our group, the more you participate, the more you get out of it. 

What we offer

Business Networking

Expert Mentoring

Quality Referrals

Fantastic Community

Our Approach

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We believe that every conversation has the potential to lead to new opportunities for everyone

At the Mid-West Mentoring, everyone takes part and everyone contributes. That is what is at the core of our great community. Here at Mid-West Mentoring, we have business from all shapes and sizes, everything from single sole traders to large Limited companies. We have a vast array of knowledge and a fantastic community that will share this knowledge with you. If you become a member and take part in what we do, you will learn, you will make connections and you will open doors to new opportunities.

John Loftus leads the Mid-West Mentoring and John’s core belief is to simply do something now rather than do it later. John likes all members to get involved and to take part in what we do, which is to be  part of our community. As John often says, it is the 1 on 1 conversations that you have with your fellow members that make all the difference and what grant the most value.

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Why MidWest Mentoring?

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Networking

We provide weekly zoom meetings and bi-weekly in person meetings for our members. Come along to our meetings, meet your fellow mid-west members and get the started. 

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Mentoring

Our membership hails from every industry and every size of business. These people are on hand to answer your questions, give you advice and point you in the right direction. You just need to ask for a chat. 

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Connections

As a member of our community you will meet like minded people who are happy to work with you, offer you advice and ask you for advice. At Mid-West Mentoring we make connections that last a lifetime.

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Community

Our membership are always happy to have a chat. Having members from all walks of life and all stages of business gives you the opportunity to be part of a wonderful, helpful community. Start a conversation, ask advice and get help  from our members.

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Referrals

One of the best ways to get ahead in the business world is by referrals. Our members actively refer each other when we see an opportunity. We want all members of our community to grow and be successful.

What our Members think of the Mid-West Mentoring

Alec Morrissey
Media Planner - Limerick Post Newspaper
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Midwest mentoring is always a positive place to visit on a Wednesday as it has a variety of different members all sharing from experience. Since joining 6 years ago we in Limerick Post see the group as being in the centre of all that is good for business in the region.
Darren Sheahan
Marketing Communications Executive - Cliona's Foundation
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Cliona’s Foundation have been part of the Mid- West Mentoring group for the past few years and have found it extremely beneficial. John and the group have been fantastic in supporting us to help families in need. I would highly recommend John and the Mid-West mentoring group to everyone.
Liam Woulfe
COO - WebDevBuilders Ltd
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"From the beginning the Mid-West Mentoring has been an amazing resource for us. We have learned so much from John and other members. Honestly the Mid-West is one of the best networking groups we have been a member of. Everyone we have spoken to is amazing and John has been incredibly helpful. I cannot recommend this group enough. The community here is absolutely fantastic."
PJ Holmes
Business Development Coach
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I’m involved with Mid -West Mentoring for a number of years and I find it an excellent source for making business contacts. A great benefit to the SME sector in the Midwest region.
Barry Coffey
Proprietor - Coffey & Co.
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I am happy to say that I have been a member of John Loftus` Mid- West Mentoring group for a number of years now. John has managed to build up one of the largest business networking groups in the region. The wide and varied number of business involved have proven to be great of help and support. Not just for winning new business but also for advice and support in my own business. Whether its marketing, I.T. or numerous other areas there is always someone in Mid- West Mentoring willing and able to help. I would strongly advice anyone interested in increasing their network of business contacts to get in touch with John Loftus.
Liam Carroll
Qualified Financial Advisor - SYS Group
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I joined Mid West mentoring and Networking group in 2016 taking the financial Services seat. I found John Loftus created a hugely professional business Network environment blended with a friendly family like atmosphere making this the most productive network group I have joined. John has an enthusiasm to help others succeed and can-do attitude like no other. The business passed throughout the group is remarkable. I could not recommend the group highly enough and thank John sincerely for his assistance to date.
Colm O'Brien
Co-Founder - Carambola
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John Loftus’ second most prominent skill is helping people through networking, his most prominent however is his ability to build people up so they can help themselves – teach a man (or woman) how to fish vs, give them a fish and all that – and that is why his brainchild, Mid West Mentoring is one of the most successful peer support and business referral networks in the country. People come to do business, they stay for the heart evident in the group. Continued success John.
Kay O'Sullivan
Sales Manager - Clean Habit
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It has been my pleasure being part of Midwest Mentoring for the last 4 years. Midwest has an incredible network of contacts all over Ireland, and are always there to offer support, advice and contacts to help grow your business. Clean Habit now represent D.K. Service creating Safer & Healthier Environments in the Ireland and got an invitation to the recent work Trade Fare EXPO 2020 in Dubai.
Ursula Mackenzie
Coordinator - EmployAbility Limerick
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Midwest Mentoring not only provides the opportunity to help you grow your business, but its invaluable member support is also something unique to this network group that can’t be found anywhere else! It’s a great way to meet new prospects or build business relationships. It has grown from strength to strength over the years I would recommend it to others. With this group networking is always fun!
Christopher Heaney
CEO - WebDevBuilders Ltd
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Being a member of the Midwest Mentoring group has been a game changer for me. The community is brilliant, members are always willing to have a chat and share advice and tips, which is invaluable. The group really has opened up a lot of possibilities for my company. I've only been a member for 6 months and already the MidWest Mentoring group has proven its worth 10 times over. I am genuinely excited to go to the meetings and I can't wait to see what my future within the Midwest Mentoring group holds. I cannot recommend the Midwest Mentoring group enough.
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Cliona's Foundation - For Familes with a seriously sick child

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Cliona’s Foundation was set up by Brendan and Terry Ring, following the death of their daughter Cliona, from an inoperable brain tumour in 2006 aged 16. Over the years, as Cliona underwent numerous different hospital treatments, Brendan and Terry were struck by the number of families, facing enormous financial hardship, on the brink of financial free-fall, blindsided by non-medical expenses piling up. They saw at first-hand the enormous toll it took on these families, already struggling to cope with the nightmare of having a seriously ill child. They decided to take action and set up Cliona’s Foundation, in honour of their daughter, a charity that uniquely provides financial assistance to families with children who have life limiting conditions.

Since its launch, Cliona’s Foundation has raised in excess of €2 million and has helped more than 1,000 families across 31 Counties. It is Brendan and Terry’s intimate understanding of the stress brought upon these families that explains the diversity of expenses covered by Cliona’s Foundation – from rent, food, utility bills to transportation for chemotherapy or alternative therapies, to a treat for a sibling and even covering the cost of a child’s funeral.

Cliona’s Foundation believes that no family should have to face any added financial stress, when already struggling with the devastation and trauma of a seriously ill child.Cliona’s are unique because we offer financial support solely for non-medical costs across all illnesses. Cliona’s Foundation relies 100% on income raised through a range of activities including events & fundraising, corporate donations, philanthropy & private donations and partnerships with other charities.

At any one point, there are 4,000 critically ill children in Ireland of which 400 will die this year with an additional 400 new seriously ill children diagnosed. Cliona’s Foundation is hoping to support 200 of these families over the next 12 months. This will require funding of at least €500,000. Cliona’s Foundation receives no state funding whatsoever and relies entirely on fundraisers and events to support the many families who contact them each year for support.

Cliona’s is a member of the Network of Childhood Illness Organisation

The objective of the network  which was formed in 2019 is to maximise combined knowledge and evidence from childhood illness organisations so that we, as a group, can be a stronger voice in the promotion of better services for affected children and their families. 

​Further detail on the Network can be found here.

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