As a team leader of six geographically diverse mental health teams, chaos and complexity is something we work through every day.
When I first met Melanie, I was at rock bottom and in a place where I had bits and pieces of leadership and management skills but none of it was consolidating. The clinical stuff was fine, but I was struggling to manage my teams, I was burnt out, lost, and needed clarity and direction.
I lacked confidence and trust in myself, and Melanie’s support was like being lifted out of the bog of never-ending sadness. She took the time to listen, deeply understand my values, and help me do what I needed to do within the health services context.
The level of personalisation to identify and leverage our team’s strengths and take my half-formed ideas to set up a 12-month action plan that was mine and I was happy to own, totally transformed the way I work, and the strategies Melanie and I talked through were easy to implement and sustain.
Working one-on-one with Melanie has really empowered me, and my team to cut through the chaos, manage things better, and know that our services are having a deep and positive impact for our communities.
Melissa Mayoh – Team Leader, Southern Downs Mental Health and Other Drugs Service, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service
One of the things that impressed me the most about Melanie's coaching style was her willingness to share relatable anecdotes and insights, these provided valuable perspective, inspiring me to push beyond my own roadblocks.
Melanie's generosity was truly remarkable. She went above and beyond to ensure that our time was thorough and comprehensive. She dedicated herself fully to addressing my needs and providing the guidance I required.
Throughout the coaching process, Melanie's unwavering support was truly uplifting. She offered encouragement, validation, and a safe space for me to explore my thoughts and ideas. Additionally, she equipped me with practical resources that I could readily apply in my professional life. These resources proved to be invaluable, enabling me to take tangible steps towards my goals.
If you're looking for a transformative experience, Melanie is the one to turn to.
Rochelle Peyrac-Coughlan – People and Culture Leader, TripADeal
Melanie is an incredibly talented professional and great human being. She has a natural ability to see things that others miss - perspective.
Her ability to cut through people's confusion and challenges, and clearly communicate what needs to be done, along with her drive to help people improve, makes her an exceptional leader. I can highly recommend Melanie if you are wanting to create extraordinary results.
Mandy Napier, High-Performance Mindset Coach and Author
Before working with Melanie, I felt like a child trying to make shapes out of clouds. It was frustrating trying to push through our conversations to manifest our goals. We had the passion and desire but struggled to give our dream form and substance.
After working with Melanie, we felt grounded, knew our direction, and could clearly see the path forward both individually and as a group.
Melanie is a great facilitator, and we would not have been able to move forward without her wisdom, patience, and guidance!
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN Author, Speaker, and Nurse Leader, USA
Melanie has been integral in coaching me through a very exciting, albeit daunting time in my professional career.
Reading the dissonance between what I was saying and my non-verbals, she has managed to coax me out of a rather large rut and get my brain fit and focused on what I am looking to achieve and what is next for me.
Jaime Wallace, HR/People & Culture Specialist
Melanie has a great ability to listen and identify what matters. With her strong sense of empathy, Melanie is quick in understanding the values of a team and organisation.
Melanie's intrinsic understanding of strategic direction enables people to see new ways forward, builds morale, and remotivates work areas.
Alex Rogers – Service Designer and User Experience Researcher, Australian Government
We're always told to reach outside our comfort zone but with 25+ years of service behind me I was filled with a lot of fear and trepidation in my transition decision from Defence.
Having Melanie on hand to discuss these fears openly allowed me to open the doors to amazing opportunities that have defined my next self, outside of Defence.
Richard Lane – CEO Virtulane, Air Force Veteran
Melanie has proven strength, knowledge and deep wisdom belied by her soft and caring voice.
Her contribution to our team has been invaluable in helping us coalesce around our Value Proposition, as a non-profit so that we can truly achieve our dream of transforming healthcare.
Leanne Meier – Online Talk Show Host, and Co-Founder of Nurses Transforming Healthcare, USA
Melanie is one of those rare people who takes their professional responsibilities and development seriously, and who mixes practical experience with proper evidence and research.
David Wilkinson – Editor, The Oxford Review UK
Using an interactive lean canvas strategy, Melanie was able to help our group take our esoteric dream to a concretized form assuring that our vision moves from possible to probable to inevitable in warp speed. Melanie is brilliant!
Kim Evans – Advanced Practice Nurse and Practice Owner, Institute for Integrative Medicine, USA