Based in Melbourne, Melissa’s career has focused on driving growth for companies and the people in them. She has 25 years of corporate experience in both Australia and North America. The first 15 years were spent leading Product, Innovation & Marketing teams and advising C-level executives during her time as a strategy consultant.
Melissa is a commercially-minded, straight-talking, pragmatic coach who works with leaders in organisations ranging from fast-growth start-ups to ASX50. Over the last 10 years she has coached individuals and teams across a range of industries including financial services, professional services, manufacturing, medical devices, technology and health insurance.
Melissa’s deep commercial experience is accompanied by her ongoing commitment to learning and her robust academic background. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a Professional Certified Coach as accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.
When not coaching Melissa loves to run, drink good wine and play acoustic guitar (although not concurrently) and dreams of a record contract in Nashville.