My mission is that everyone is successful in a job they love
MY FAVOURITE QUOTE
Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.
I went from the mailroom to the senior management table to running my own business.
I spent 20+ years of my life working my way up the corporate ladder, from delivering the mail at a small ad agency, to the senior management table @ McDonald’s, to running my own successful business.
Along the way, I’ve had incredible successes and made all the mistakes. I’ve believed in myself and suffered from imposter syndrome. I’ve been the controlling manager and the inspirational leader.
I’ve done that and been there more times than I can count. And I want to share that world class experience with you.
To compete as an Executive Coach, I need to get results.
My whole career has been about driving to get results. And I put that same accountability into my coaching. My job is to help you be mentally and strategically grounded to get results in a natural, enjoyable, sustainable way.
It’s not just about knowing what to do… that’s the easy part. The trick is sustaining the mental focus and courage to keep doing it. That’s what I’m going to help you with.
If I didn’t know I could help you get results, I wouldn’t be offering it. I’ve honed my process with tons of Clients to get them real results. And now it’s your turn.
Extraordinary results are created by ordinary people.
You know all those people who have achieved extra-ordinary things. They’re just regular people like you and me.
They’re smart, they work hard, they have bad days, they doubt themselves, and they fail a lot. They main difference is they don’t quit on their goal.
You don’t need to be extra special to do have the career you want. You don’t even need to be 100% sure you can do this.
You just need to keep trying and learning. That’s not always easy to do, but that’s what I’m here for.
The secret to success is making decisions you commit to. That’s all.
It doesn’t matter what your current development goal is. It might be a leadership competency. It might be building your confidence and self-advocating more. It might be a promotion you want or a relationship you need to nurture.
Or maybe you simply want to have a clearer career direction you can get excited about.
Whatever it is, you’re going to decide what success looks like, and then every day you’re going to commit to making decisions that get you closer to that vision.
I’m going to show you how.
FUN 01 FACTS
MY FIRST PRESENTATION WAS A SINGLE ‘NEXT STEPS’ SLIDE TO THE EXECUTIVES AT GM. I PRACTICED IT 20 TIMES AND STILL BLEW IT. NOW PRESENTING IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO.
FUN 02 FACTS
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT GAZPACHO WAS UNTIL I WAS 22 YEARS OLD AND MY BOSS ORDERED IT FOR LUNCH. I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING YOU USED TO PATCH UP DRYWALL.
FUN 03 FACTS
IN MY FIRST OFFICE JOB I DELIVERED THE MAIL AND SET UP MEETINGS. MY OFFICIAL TITLE WAS ‘GIRL FRIDAY’! REALLY??? SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM THE PAGES OF MADMEN.
FUN 04 FACTS
MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS THE BREAKFAST CLUB. WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, I MEMORIZED THE ENTIRE THING. BEST LINE: DOES BARRY MANILOW KNOW YOU RAID HIS WARDROBE?
FUN 05 FACTS
THE BEST ADVICE I GOT FROM A BOSS WAS ‘YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DIE, SO JUST TRY IT”. SO I JUST KEPT TRYING. THIS IS THE SECRET TO ALL MY SUCCESS. KEEP TRYING NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.
FUN 06 FACTS
I DO A GREAT MICK JAGGER IMPERSONATION AND A MEAN AIR-GUITAR TO FREE BIRD (GLASS OF WINE IS REQUIRED).
FUN 07 FACTS
I ONCE GOT TO EAT A STEAK DINNER AND DRINK CHAMPAGNE ON THE MCDONALD’S CORPORATE JET. #BALLER
How Leaders Can Rapidly Improve Their Confidence, Performance And Career Opportunities.
I’m going to give you the exact strategies to transform you into the leader who naturally has unstoppable confidence, easily builds the capacity of their team, is valued up, down and across the organization, and does it all in a calm, pragmatic way that inspires outstanding results.
Natasha C. | CEO
I’ve been working with Mel for the past two years. We started 1:1 and she helped me revolutionise the way I led my business which has grown to over 7-figures a year. I've hired a team AND have space in my life for me. My mindset has shifted completely. I've even hired Mel to work with my Clients. I cannot recommend Mel enough she is honestly one of the most incredible women I know and I’m so lucky to have her on my team.
Alexis S. | Sr. Manager
Great results. I’ve been promoted twice since starting to work with her. Have a much clearer understanding of what I want out of my career that goes beyond my current company’s career path. Worth the investment in yourself and lays a foundation of self-assessment and goal setting that will be applicable throughout my life.
Hope B. | CMO
I engaged Mel to work with a promising Team Member, to help her refine her leadership brand. It allowed her to be far more focused on her development, and unlocked a confidence and new approach that was immediately recognized by her colleagues. The positive changes and confidence have led her to excel such that she’s been promoted to a very important and senior level role. I most certainly would recommend her to others and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
Farhad M. | Entrepreneur
Mel is an amazing executive coach, that perfect blend of focused listener and someone who is able to ask the right questions at the right time to encourage their client to push forward in their personal and professional lives. Highly recommended.
Martina I. | Head of Operations
I have known Mel for many years and have always admired her passion and leadership, which is why I jumped at the chance to work with her as an executive coach. Through our coaching sessions, Mel has provided me with practical tools to help me reframe my thoughts and to seek to understand first, rather than jump to conclusions. She has also helped me take a more positive approach to all the opportunities around me. It's not always about making a significant change either, it can be a small shift, but it all starts with setting goals, defining what you want out of your career, and planning out the steps to achieve it. Working with Mel has given me a new lease on my career goals and has helped me rediscover the confidence to make them happen.
Ardi V. | Coates Group
Working with Mel is like working with a powerhouse institution but with a super-nimble approach. It's like using 20+ years of experience, expertise and wisdom for 1x1 coaching and mentoring.
Carolina B. | VP Marketing
Mel was very instrumental to help me view myself in a different way. The opportunity to have someone so skilled like Mel to discuss all these topics provided clarity on how to articulate my vision and continue to pioneer change in my business. Her coaching style and business savviness were fundamental to help me visualize my future growth and areas to accelerate my development and remove obstacles.