2019-20 Twelve @ Twelve Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch series


Imagine if you could sit down with your future self and ask for advice. You’d have some incredibly wise and valuable snippets to share with your current self that would really help you navigate the coming months and years — and enable you to better prepare yourself for what’s to come.

This is what Twelve@12 Mentoring for Leadership Luncheon does for prospective leaders.  Leaders are helping leaders with Pierre Branding Group's Mentoring for Leadership Lunch Series pairing mentors and mentees. It provides them with a forum for setting, discussing and dissecting a path to leadership with someone who has walked that path before.

This fall, Pierre Branding Group has strengthened its partnerships with CEOs, Law Professionals and State level Officials across Georgia in an effort to secure mentors who could participate in the Twelve@Twelve program. "It’s all about raising awareness about the importance of mentorship", said Lydia Pierre, Brand Manager at Pierre Branding Group.  "We achieve this by creating a space where leaders are giving others advice and guidance so they can continue in the career world with confidence, while giving these mentors an opportunity to deepen their ties to the community and give back.  So far, it’s working.  Many of past participants reported they felt more connected with the mentors as well as sponsors thanks to Twelve@Twelve."

This is the second season of the Twelve@Twelve, which has taken place every month since June 2018. To date, more than 12 successful mentee/mentor meet-ups have taken place, and this time around we hope to have the most exciting series of mentors to date!

Some of the confirmed mentors for 2019-20 include Senator Brian Strickland, Superior Court Judge Holly Veal, State Representative El-Mahdi Holly, Dr. Lorie Johnson, our new GA State Revenue Commissioner, David Curry, GDot Board Member, Dana Lemon, and more to be announced.  

How it Works


  • It's 1st come 1st served so...The First Twelve guests to reserve their seats are locked in.
  • A $75 flat fee covers your lunch from a pre-set menu, non-alcoholic beverage, tip, tax, and Eventbrite ticketing fees (plus an hour of mentoring!)
  • Upon arrival, you’ll tell the host(ess) that you’re with Pierre Branding Group. You’ll be seated and can choose from our pre-selected menu.
  • Enjoy an hour of great conversation with our Featured Mentor and other attendees.
  • When you’re finished, no need to worry about the bill because we’ve taken care of it.
  • As an added bonus, A PBG Host will be there helping to facilitate your conversations! This will help encourage dialogue and break the ice as well as to ensure everyone gets a chance to engage and participate.
  • The 12 attendees will receive info on who is joining the lunch before the event to help see how they can connect and support one another professionally.

Dining Etiquette


  • If you reserve and can no longer attend, we ask that you let us know so that we can give your seat to someone else so the table is full. This is for the sake of those who are on the waiting list and can truly benefit from meeting with our Featured Mentor.  If your seat goes empty, we won’t be able to host you in the future.
  • Please arrive to the venue on time! While we don’t aim to be strict, we do want to make sure that you have a chance to meet everyone and order before we move into the more conversational aspect of the lunch.  
  • Please review the menu before purchasing as it is a set menu – If you order anything, not on the set menu, you are responsible for settling up on that before you leave.

**Should a table not fill up to a minimum of 8 guests, we will cancel and offer refunds day of 

Next up! Come be mentored by Dana Lemon!


Come out to meet and network with Dana Lemon and learn more about her journey to becoming the first female to serve on the State Transportation Board and her experience representing the 13th Congressional District ever since all while being the President & Ceo of her family's Funeral Home Business. 


Pierre Branding Group would like to welcome all of our new Featured Mentors to the Twelve@Twelve family!  Mentorship is important at every stage in your personal & professional development and these mentors are here and willing to give you some advice and guidance that is sure to help you in your own life and career.  Click on their pictures to learn a little more about each mentor.  Don't let this unique opportunity to receive advice from those in positions of influence and leadership pass you by.

Senator Brian Strickland


Georgia State Senator District 17 |   

Attorney at Smith, Welch, Webb &  White

Rep El-Mahdi Holly


Georgia House of Representatives District 11

Lorie Johnson, MD


Founder of Just For You Women's Healthcare

Judge Pandora Palmer


Henry County State Court Judge

Dana Lemon


CEO & President of W.D Lemons Funeral Home |   

Board Member - 13th Congressional District at Georgia Department of Transportation

Doug Hooker


Executive Director of 

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

David Curry


GA State Revenue Commissioner

Owner /Franchisee of American Cookies & Marble Slab Creamery

Judge Holly Veal


Henry County Superior Court Judge

Meet Our Hosts

Geraldine Andre


Geraldine Andre is a Certified Event Decorator and Project Manager. Geraldine has earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Management as well as her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management. She is a wife and the mother of two energetic boys, a college professor, Vice-President of a local non-profit and entrepreneur of a thriving design company.  Geraldine works as a contract professional to Pierre Branding Group through her own company Regal Innovation & Design

Janice Jacoby


Janice Jacoby is a proven management, financial, and business operations professional experienced in working with nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, and small businesses successfully delivering insightful solutions. As a finance manager and grant writer for Connecting Henry,
Janice is directly responsible for the management of all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to the budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

Lydia Pierre

Lydia Pierre

Lydia Pierre is a branding expert and strategist who counsels small business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs  in the process of maintaining, improving, and upholding a successful brand.  Lydia is active as a leader in the business community and is the chair for the One Henry Arts & Leisure Subcommittee.  She serves as a board member of the Henry Arts Alliance and is the Vice Chair of the Board for Family Support Circle Inc.  She is also an on air talent for Southern Crescent Broadcasting Television.


Gain experience not shared in books.

Experience is a very expensive asset -- yet it's crucial to business  success. There's only so much about a person's experience you can gain  from books. Some personal experiences and how they dealt with it can help another entrepreneur's career. 

You can learn a lot from someone else's experience

Your chances of success in life and in business can be amplified by  having the right guidance. The valuable connections, timely advice,  occasional checks -- together with the spiritual and moral guidance you  will gain from having a mentor -- will help leapfrog you to  success. 

Network opportunities

Networking with the attendees can expose you to a network of people who can benefit your career.   Connect in a smaller, more intimate environment outside of the normal large events where you are just 1 in 60 plus attendees. In addition, a great leadership mentor naturally has a great network of leaders. He or she can certainly push a high performing and/or diligent mentee in the direction of other leaders who can help you develop and manage your growth.

Help you develop stronger Emotional Intelligence.

We all know that a quick way to make a business fail is to mix it with  emotions or make crucial decisions based on emotional feelings.  Situations like this can be curbed as hearing from someone who went through it will help show you how to  react in given instances. 

Get Encouraged

Someone who has experienced the highs and lows of running a business is in the  perfect position to give positive and soothing words of advice to you  when things refuse to go your way. And not only do they have the right  words to share, they would also have ideas to help you navigate your way  to success. 

Why Not?

Good food, good company and good information. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by attending. 

Media Partners


SCBTV Channel 182 is a Broadcasting & Media Production Company in Stockbridge, Georgia
delivering positive community programs highlighting the local businesses we play, shop and eat at everyday! 

Their services include Broadcasting, Local Television, Commercial production, Program development, Marketing and Commercial advertising.

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Become a Featured Guest if...


You are someone who loves to help others…and you want to be doing work that makes a real difference in people’s lives.


You enjoy having the opportunity to pass knowledge and experience on to an interested person.


You were helped early in your career by someone who had achieved greatness. Now you believe that you  should “pay it forward.”



The leaders that participated in the 2018-19 installment as the featured guests in this mentoring for leadership series were community leaders and C-Level Executives in Henry County, GA