Mirror Mentor

Bringing two worlds together


An unlikely union between a young entrepreneur from Brixton and a TV executive turned professional empowerment coach from Cambridge has spawned an entirely new nationwide form of mentoring scheme called ‘Mirror Mentor’.


Jeremiah Emmanuel, 20 and Remy Blumenfeld, 53 have pioneered this new approach together over the past 12 months. 


‘Mirror Mentor’ pairs people from different backgrounds and generations, to mentor each other simultaneously, sharing their experience and insights to a provide a fresh perspective for the other.


Due to the success of their own shared experience of this new relationship – Emmanuel and Blumenfeld have decided to launch the ‘Mirror Mentor’ scheme, so others can benefit from this method across the U.K.

How it works

The ‘Mirror Mentor’ scheme, is delivered by the EMNL Group (founded by Jeremiah)  - who have already begun identifying professionals nationwide from a wide variety of industries, including media, banking, entertainment and manufacturing who will be matched with Gen Zers from different socio-economic backgrounds among the more than 30,000 people already on EMNL’s database.

Following a rigorous selection process a Gen-Xer is paired up with a Gen-Zer. We strive to connect a young person and adult who we believe will have the most impactful relationship possible.

Remy's top tips from Jeremiah:


  • Keep it real – authenticity is everything

  • Keep it short- Two minutes is long, 30 seconds is better

  • Be vulnerable - Share your fear and pain 

  • Be flawed - make mistakes and own them 

  • Be everywhere - It’s not enough to post words and pictures. Some people only listen to audio other people only watch video.  If you want to be heard you need to blog, vlog and podcast 

Jeremiah's top tips from Remy:


  • Do your best. Forget being THE best

  • To make sure someone understands you, check in with them and ask them what they heard you say

  • Always have three things to look forward to: a work thing, a personal thing and a holiday

  • Don't take yourself so seriously

  • Own your difference

Gen x-ers

Joe Mace

Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at ITV

Robin Woodhead

Chairman of
Sotheby’s International

Sophie Turner Laing

CEO for Endemol Shine Group

Tinie Tempah

Musician & Entrepreneur

Alistair Spalding

CEO and
Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells

Lord Michael Hastings

Former Head of Global Corporate Citenzenship KPMG

Gen z-ers

Nicola Coaker

Music Publicist, and freelance journalist 

Treasure Oyelade

COO of Motives, Undergraduate at Warwick University

Photographer & Video Director

Dani Carroll

Co-Founder of Firm London

Daryl Parker

Activist & Ambassodor IWill

Jonelle Awomoyi

Founder or Millennials Club & CJ Events

Chris Jelev

Here are some of our founding Mirror Mentors


Comprehensive questionnaire for all inductees, we match them in a bespoke way based on interests needs and experience. 

Mentoring sessions

4 x 1 hour sessions a year in which the pairs will follow our 'Mirror Mentor Guide' to help spark conversations and keep the dialogue flowing.

Networking Event

You and your fellow Mirror Mentors on the program will come together for an end of year celebration and workshop style event


After a year of mirror mentoring you may agree to continue your relationship without our support. We hope each party would have benefited in a multitude of different ways.



Blumenfeld is a professional empowerment coach who founded Vitality, currently coaching senior executives within UK broadcasters, a leading figure in publishing, a serial entrepreneur who has recently launched a new sports company, an entrepreneur specialising in talent management and the leader of a UK arts institution.


The new dynamic has helped both in their professional and personal lives, with Emmanuel drawing on Blumenfeld’s life experience, packed with advice that has helped him tackle the adversities that he has had to face including preconceived misconceptions from older business associates.

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Emmanuel is the founder of EMNL, a consultancy firm that advises brands including Rolls Royce, Nike & Virgin on how to engage with Gen Z, allowing them to generate ideas and solve problems the company may be facing within marketing, consumer output and social media campaigns.


He has already advised the Gates Foundation and Richard Branson and is the youngest person from an ethnic minority to be named by the Queen in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, being awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

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