Hi, nice to meet you

Hi, I’m Melissa. 

A recent returnee to New Zealand after living and working in Amsterdam.  Married with two teenagers, two cats and the world's best dog.

What you might want to know:

  • Over 20 years in corporate roles in New Zealand and abroad including most recently a Global HR Director role covering 80 countries for a large multinational
  • Experienced Executive Coach - I received my first coaching diploma in 2008 with ongoing advanced skills training with ICF accredited coach training providers 
  • Experienced public speaker both in Europe and New Zealand at conferences as well as in-house webinars
  • Obsessed with learning which means at any one time I am likely enrolled and participating in 5 different courses or learning experience
  • Accredited in almost every psychometric tool around with a deep belief that knowing yourself changes everything
  • Owner of more than 5000 books (possibly more - it's at a stage I don't want to actually count)

What I believe in:  

  • Your self-worth does not come from your job title; you are a wonderfully imperfect human that is a work in progress (like all of us)
  • 99% of people come to work wanting to perform and do a great job and when that doesn’t happen it's an organisation issue not a people issue
  • Work has the possibility of being where we contribute to society and live our purpose and it is a travesty that this is so damn uncommon
  • Most organisations are like a house that has had bad renovation with structures and activities added on with no thought for designing for performance and employee experience
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What you need to know if you want to work with me as your coach:

  • I promise to be profoundly honest as I challenge you with respect and empathy
  • I call bullshit on status quo bias and staying in the comfort zone
  • I will see the possibilities for you and/or your work and hold these for you as you step into these for yourself
  • I will deeply believe in your capacity to make a difference

What you need to know if you want me to work with your organisation:

  • I don’t do standard boring template stuff - you will never get a slide deck with a pile of text and bullet points - you’re more likely to get a drawing 
  • I am so curious that I will keep asking questions until I really get what you need from me and how I can serve your business
  • I’m a creative but I love structure and totally believe that boundaries create focused innovation so expect processes and methodology to guide us to an outcome
  • We all learn through play so as part of the experience you might get to do silly improv exercises or do some art

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