Hello! My name is Mel. I’m a People-Planet-Profit driven business & leadership coach, consultant and project manager. My mission is to support leaders in evolving the future of work and redefining business as usual. I help talented and passionate people and projects bring their ideas to success - ideas that solve real-world problems and contribute to a future we wish to live in.
Depending on the time of year, you'll find me in co-working hubs in Singapore, Bali, and California, When I'm not working, you're likely to find me adventuring, scuba diving, dancing and enjoying the good life!
THE BIG PICTURE CHALLENGE
So here it is....I believe business can be one of the fastest vehicles for positive change in the world. I also believe that our rapidly changing society deserves strong leaders, fully activated teams, and problem-solving organizations to pave the way forward. Yet, running a successful business can be one of the hardest things we face in this modern world, just look at the stats:
80% of businesses fail within 18 months (Forbes)
96% of businesses fail within 10 years (Inc.)
73% of employees feel they are not engaged (Gallup)
75% of the workforce will be Millennials by 2030 (US Bureau of Labor)
71% of Millennials expecting to leave their employer in the next two years are unhappy with how their leadership skills are being developed (Deloitte)
As business leaders, we are operating in a high failure rate, ever-changing world where Millennials are shifting the way we do business. We certainly have our work cut out for ourselves and our organizations!
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS
In knowing the challenges that business leaders face, I am committed to bringing you effective tools and strategies that help leaders increase the chances of success, enhance overall organizational well-being, and facilitate great ideas birthing into reality.
Let's work together if you are:
We can solve real-world challenges
Together, we can bring your ideas to success - ideas that solve real-world problems and contribute to a future we wish to live in.
Mindful Leadership Methods
Building Company Culture
Optimal Self & Team Management
Business Canvas Modeling
Pitch Deck Development
Social Enterprise & Sustainability
Planning & Market Research
Branding & Graphic Asset Production
Content Marketing Strategies
Marketing Funnels w/ Automation
Project & Task Management Systems
Accounting Systems and Software
Billing, Time Tracking, Invoicing
Legal Structure and Company Registration
A few of the people I've had the privilege to work with and their feedback
Slow Fashion Creator, Linda Morkos
Founder & Head of Design at eleven44
"I have truly loved working with Mel and greatly value her hard work, initiative, knowledge, insight, experience and willingness to do what is needed each step of the way. I am so thrilled with where I am standing at this point in time in my business and that is in part due to Mel's support and expertise.
I have learned much from her and I will continue to put these lessons, and the many skills that I have picked up from her along the way, into practice as I continue to grow my business."
Wellness Entrepreneur, Patrick Reardon
Co-Founder of Natural Instinct Healing
Mel has the rare gift of combining "head and heart" based solutions to business, with an innate knack for clearing any obstacles in the way of achieving a purposeful outcome.
She has a genuine understanding of the challenges we face daily - and a deep knowledge of systems and solutions save the business time and money, and the owner head space and headaches!
Mel is a breath of fresh air for any business owner looking for support on a project, strategic, or personal development mission.
Sustainability Expert, Petra Schneider
Founding Director of Alam Santi: Sustainable Living Design
"Mel is wise well beyond her years, and her discerning kindness not only to others but to herself is something I find myself learning from on a regular basis.
She has a great combination of visionary & deep roots on/in the ground in her working style and I always appreciate when she takes what is random / wild out-there ideas and finds creative ways to bring them back to earth and make them accessible."
Serial Entrepreneur, Justin Milano
Founder & CEO of Good Startups
"Mel's zest for entrepreneurship, combined with her practical business skills and easy likeability is a huge asset to our team.
Her work has saved our team, including me, so much time and head space. Her deep understanding the challenges of managing people and work flow leads to creative solutions to get to the end goals.
She has an incredible knack for finding the right tech systems to deliver on our business goals, and this skill set is valued immensely. I appreciate the way she can implement new systems on demand."
Mindfulness Expert, Daniel Cordaro
"I've had the pleasure of working with Mel for over a year and she upholds both the big picture visioning and the ability to get into details and keep the two in balance. Her work helps to create team cohesion by bridging the different types of personalities and work styles. Her disposition brings a sense of calm and level headedness to each project she takes on."
Entrepreneur & Coach, Richard Pursell
"Every now and again, someone comes along that can think analytically and from the heart simultaneously, Melissa is one of these rare breeds who has mastered this and I have witnessed this phenomena over the past few years with awe.
She has the capacity and foresight to think outside the box to arrive at the best possible solutions that benefit everyone."
Developing Your Leadership Abilities
Go next level. Further develop your leadership skills and optimize performance on a 6 month transformative coaching journey. I'm mentored and trained by top leadership coaches in Silicon Valley and I bring cutting edge tools and techniques into your coaching experience. Check out the coaching company I helped build from the ground up: www.goodstartups.com
Charting A Strategic Way Forward
Save time and money by implementing expert advice on the core pillars of small to medium-sized business strategy including business planning, marketing, operations, human resources, accounting and tech systems. In addition, my experience with non-profits, community development and social enterprise can support your organization to be leading edge in terms of impact.
Getting Things Done - On Time, On Budget
Get the help your project requires without the hassle and risk of hiring a full-time employee. I thrive in the formative phases of a project or business and am well seasoned in setting up systems and training others to sustain them. Think project plans, budgets, task management systems, work-life hacks and team communication and reporting.
Speaking, Writing, Podcasting
Contributing Value To Your Audience
Whether you're an event organizer, blogger, media rep, or podcaster, I'd love to bring valuable content and thought leadership to your audience as a speaker, guest writer, co-host, or interviewee. Get in touch to explore the opportunity to collaborate online or in person.
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