The Gathering Welcome Information



Welcome to Mentorship Academy 2020 hosted by the CEO and Founder Denise Michelle Coates. We are excited and ready to share this years’ experience with you that will be rich and rewarding.

This year will be extra special as we use the occasion of our 10th anniversary to celebrate the success of the hair industry through Mentorship and the launching of the new Mentorship Academy Advance Training Institute that will support young people interested in cosmetology through free education and scholarships. 

Mentorship Academy is becoming a premier and fast growing gathering focused on what is best for our conference attendees. One of the most important aspects of our conference is the level of professional development from our hands on educators who are some of the best throughout North America.

Theme: “ ACCESS GRANTED" at “The Gathering”

Location:  The Westin Atlanta Airport

4736 Best Road

Atlanta, GA 30337

Dates:   Saturday, August 22nd  2020 8:00 a.m. – Monday, August 24th 2020 7:00 p.m.


Classes to consist of:

o Look and learn - Classroom

o Interactive classroom - open forum, Q&A, handouts, diagrams, etc.

o Mini hands-on session – 60 min. guided practice. You will work on your own mannequin following the educator’s demonstrations and instruction. (optional)

Hotel Booking: Visit our website and click on the Mentorship tab, scroll down until you see hotel booking or call the Westin directly at 404-762-7676 and ask for Next Level Concepts/Mentorship Academy Room Block. All conference activities will take place on site at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. Discounted rate of $129.00 per night and discounted parking included when you book through our link. 

EARLY Registration Meet & Greet Mixer Check In will begin on Friday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. 

If you are arriving on Friday, August 23rd please come to the Lobby Bar to register and enjoy light refreshments with us.  


Saturday, August 22nd

“Revival service” will start at 6 pm. We invite you to kick off the conference with us during a high time of Praise and Worship along with the preached Word of God!

Sunday, August 23rd 6AM Prayer with Pastor Georgia Salmon

Prayer 6AM (Grand Ballroom Salon I & II)


Hosted by Chris Bond

Sunday, August 23rd

8PM-10PM. ALL white dress attire. If you are interested in being featured and showcasing your talent please contact Chris Bond at 615-943-8818 for details.

Monday August 24th is The Gathering  T-Shirt day, T-Shirts can be purchased during registration check in. We ask all attendees to be in agreement and wear your T-shirts on this day.

Enjoy Mentorship Academy. Enjoy Atlanta. We look forward to three full days of learning and excitement! All Master Educators are set and ready to IMPACT you as only a Mentor can!!! Any questions, please feel free to contact us. Safe travels and we will see you in ATLANTA…!


Denise Michelle Coates