The concept of Notebook Mentor

We are experts in helping organisations find, nurture and develop great leaders. We provide professional assessment and development services, mentoring, and human resource consulting.

The idea for Notebook Mentor sprang to life in 2017, on the 20th floor of an office block in the East of Hong Kong Island. Our Founder, Elisa Nardi was at work, in her role as Chief People Officer for a large global healthcare company. Elisa had already resigned and knew a new life beckoned. Having dealt with a life-changing illness, leaving the high powered, corporate world seemed like a sensible move. However, Elisa didn’t want to simply let go of her wisdom and experience. Indeed, she still felt she had much to give back to those in work.

Now working alongside other likeminded executives, the team at Notebook Mentor have created a business that shares a passion for leadership assessment, professional development, mentoring and HR consulting, and one that is evolving into an exciting integrated place for business and personal improvement.

Notebook Mentor wants to help businesses and people manage, develop, and be happier at work.

Our Company Values

Treat people well and they will do right by you, your customers, partners, suppliers, shareholders, communities and the world.


We work hard to be our best and be free from pride and arrogance. If we think you need more expertise than we have, with your support we engage our network of trusted partners to deliver collaboratively.


We work to be inquiring and open at all times. We love bringing fresh perspective and we want to explore and create together.


We are experienced at navigating the fine line between being hired in service of organisational outcomes and being trusted to work with people where sensitivity, compassion and confidentiality combine.


We are confident that we can help make a difference. This sometimes requires us to call out that which is sacred or unpopular. We also remain open to the fact that seizing the moment sometimes risks failure.

Elisa Nardi

Founder of Notebook Mentor 

Elisa pursued a three-decade career in human resource management. She made it to the top of her profession, working for fifteen years as a group chief people officer for three well known global brands. Throughout her time as a subject matter expert in all things ‘people,’ she never lost her passion for storytelling or for using the written and spoken word to inspire others and engage them in personal development and learning. She has supported thousands of people through complex work, career, and life situations and wants to share what she has learned. Elisa has honors degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. She holds the Institute of Leadership and Management’s Level 7 qualification in Executive Mentoring and Coaching. In 2019 she joined the Board of the British Medical Association as an independent non-executive director. 

Notebook Mentor

Manage, develop and be happier at work

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