Hosted by C3 Church, Pathfinders is designed to gather leaders in business, sport, media, politics and the arts to inspire, encourage and impart knowledge and experience to Sydney’s professional community. Pathfinders’ forum includes inspirational breakfasts, masterclass workshops and mentoring programs.

Held in the heart of Sydney, our famous breakfasts bring together hundreds of professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds to hear from Australia’s preeminent leaders. Past speakers have included The Hon. John Howard, David Koch, Mia Freedman, Mark Bouris, Peter Overton and Mark Scott. With such high calibre speakers, it is one of the hottest tickets in town.

Our mentoring program connects highly experienced industry leaders with aspiring professionals in a small group environment to allow maximum engagement and learning.

The masterclass workshops provide an opportunity to hear from industry leaders as they reveal the secrets to their success in fundamental areas such as leadership, entrepreneurship and people management.

Check out the following video for a taste of our breakfast program.



Click below to see reviews, wrap ups and a behind the scenes look at past Pathfinders events! The C3 Journal blog is a collaborative initiative of the C3 Church campuses across Sydney.

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September Breakfast

  7am  //  12.09.14  //  The Ivy

Save the date! Our next speaker will be announced shortly but in the meantime, make sure your mark your diary for this not to be missed event. Those who managed to get a seat to hear Phil Cave (Chairman of Anchorage Partners, a private equity firm specialising in corporate turnarounds) in March will attest – this is not to be missed!


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Mentoring Program

   Commencing 16.06.14

The Pathfinders mentoring was established in 2012 and aims to create a platform where experienced marketplace leaders can share knowledge and wisdom to the next generation of leaders. The program focuses on exploring the intersection between life, business and faith in a practical way. Register your interest now to secure your place!


Mentoring Program Details

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7am // 8.07.14 // C3 City Campus

Entrepreneurship Masterclass With Wendy Simpson and Kate Brennan

Cost $30 ($25 for students)


  • The two key questions every entrepreneur must be able to answer  (Wendy)
  • Learning to hear God and use his wisdom to scope the market for your business  (Wendy)
  • Key Scriptures which help an entrepreneur (Wendy & Kate)
  • Case Study or interview with Kate

Masterclass Details




Pathfinders famous bi annual breakfast, held at The Ivy Ballroom in downtown Sydney, is designed to inspire you for a successful and significant life. Featuring dynamic presentations and speakers such as the Hon. John Howard, David Koch, Mia Freedman, Mark Bouris, Peter Overton and Mark Scott, Pathfinders always includes a sumptuous hot buffet breakfast and the opportunity to network across Sydney’s leading marketplace community. From creatives right through to finance, all industries are traversed and all speakers are asked to share the backbeat story behind their success, and not just in the business world, we want to know their secrets to their success in keeping their body, soul and spirit successful too!

All breakfasts at $55 per person and tables $495, book your place on our up coming events page today! 

Pathfinders is committed to getting the world class leaders from a range of fields. Here are just a few who have graced the Pathfinders stage recently.


Where: The IVY, Level 1, 330 George St Entry via Palings Lane.

Time: 7am – 8.30am, Fri 12 September 2014

Cost: $55 single registration or $495 tables of 10

 *Hot Buffet Breakfast included

*Parking available at Angel Place, The Westin or Wynyard

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In a society where much of the apprenticeship and community approach to learning has dissipated, we see a great need for mentoring. This is evidenced throughout the business and professional sectors where professional coaching is becoming standard practice.

Knowledge can be gained from lots of sources, but some aspects of learning can only be gained from having an experience person show you the way. Mentoring is having someone a little further down the track than you, share their experiences and demonstrate how to do life.

We have a unique opportunity to build community by linking our more experienced and accomplished marketplace leaders with younger people, eager to down load the wisdom that they need for the next stage of development.

Apply now!

Program commencement is now 16.06.2014

Application deadline has been extended!  10.06.2014


The Masterclass series is designed to get up close and personal with key issues in business. In 2014 the series will cover the big issues of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and People Management. Whether you are a corporate high flyer, business owner, entrepreneur, fresh out of Uni or launching back into the workforce, Pathfinders Masterclasses are your opportunity to gain top tips from business experts in a smaller setting than our big events, that you can put straight into practice.


Entrepreneurship Masterclass

With Wendy Simpson and Kate Brennan

7am-8:20am // 8.07.14 // C3 City Campus

Cost $30 ($25 for students)

C3 City Church – Corner or Stanley & Palmer Sts, Darlinghurst


  • The two key questions every entrepreneur must be able to answer  (Wendy)
  • Learning to hear God and use his wisdom to scope the market for your business  (Wendy)
  • Key Scriptures which help an entrepreneur (Wendy & Kate)
  • Case Study or interview with Kate

Wendy Simpson is the Chairman of Wengeo Group, an innovative diversified industrial group with investments in industrial property development, and new media. She also Chairs CitytoCity Australia and is a Board member of World Vision Australia, Member of the Sydney Prayer Breakfast Committee and was the founding Chairman of Springboard Enterprises Australia an innovative programme for women entrepreneurs.  For eight years, Wendy was a Senior Vice President of Alcatel Asia Pacific, where she grew the business to 4.2 billion euros in annual sales and delivered major mobile and broadband services to 17 countries. While in Shanghai she played a key role in negotiating with the Chinese Government to bring internet to China.  On Australia Day 2013 she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to disadvantaged young people and a range of women’s organisations.  In October 2013 she was listed as one of The Australian Financial Review’s 100 women of Influence.  She has also had pioneering global leadership roles with BHP, QBE Insurance and TNT International. She completed an IPO of an automotive aftermarket group (ASX:AMA) which at the time was listed by BRW as Australia’s second fastest growing company.

Kate Brennan is the Founder of Global & Smart (www.globalandsmart.com), a storytelling platform for ‘the story behind the good.’ Kate studied international development at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and spent the last year of her doctoral studies at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton on a visiting fellowship. She returned home to Australia from New York, where she had been working, to be Advisor to Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Her edited volume, Making Global Institutions Work, will be published by Routledge in September. Kate and her fiancé are part of St George’s Anglican Church in Sydney’s Paddington.

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Photo: Wendy Simpson



Photo: Kate Brennan



Phil Pringle

Founder & President C3 Global, Pathfinders Host

Phil Pringle is passionate about seeing people in the marketplace succeed and make an impact within their workplace, profession and community.

“Marketplace influence is a powerful concept, and one that must be understood and harnessed by anyone who wants to succeed in the business world. My vision for Pathfinders is to see businessmen and women empowered and connected, so that they can not only live their best life, but also use their success to benefit the world around them.” – Phil Pringle

Phil Pringle is a sought after speaker, accomplished author, television host, successful artist, and President and Founder of C3 Global. He is also Founder & President of C3 College & Oxford Falls Grammar School, both located at Oxford Falls on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. He travels domestically and internationally to speak at conferences, leadership forums and local churches right throughout the year. He has authored 14 books, including ‘You the Leader’ which continues to be one of the highest selling Christian leadership books. As an artist Phil has sold over 1,200 paintings in the past 10 years, and continues to hold successful art exhibitions within Australia and beyond. Based on these results, he is considered one of Australia’s most successful artists.

Phil, together with his wife Chris, is also the founding Senior Minister of C3 Church Sydney. Under his leadership C3 church has grown to a global network of over 300 churches, with thousands of people attending a C3 church service on any given Sunday. C3 churches have a strong missions focus, with many lives impacted financially and practically in their local communities and right around the globe.

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