My name is Milena, but most people call me Mel. I also respond to Mella, Mils and M.
I've been a professional change agent specialising in capability, leadership, performance and organisational development for the past 15 years. In that time, I've seen the work arena from many angles - employee, manager, contractor, consultant and employer. I've helped hundreds of individuals optimise the way they do what they do.
I like to think of myself as a professional encourager and love to challenge people to think in new ways, take ownership of their choices and find the leader within.
When people come to me they’re usually struggling with direction, clarity and focus. Or they just want to live a bigger life but don't know where to start.
You could say, I help them remove the kinks from their goals (and armour) so they can let go and achieve all the things they didn’t think were possible, yet secretly always wanted. Because in the end, it isn't what you meant to do that matters, it's what you did.
Ultimately, my real work is about helping people close the gap between where they are and where they ultimately want to be. I make it easier for them to distil their big ideas, develop a sense of purpose and create meaningful results.
Assist people to create a life and body of work they're proud of by bringing passion, purpose and possibility together.
Live simply, kindly, wholeheartedly and leave people and places in better condition than you found them in.
I Create Programs That Educate, inspire & Empower
I also share practical ways to live better, smarter, now on my blog which I hope will inspire readers to live each day with renewed enthusiasm. You can sign up to my newsletter to receive the latest news and event information.
And I've written a fun book to help you get back on track with your ideas and goals. You can check it out here.
I love little dogs, big hugs and deep conversations. I also love going on adventures, almost any kind of dessert, and the mysterious healing powers of the ocean. I'm also a big fan of the 3 C's - coffee, chocolate and champagne. Not necessarily in that order.
You could say I'm an extraverted introvert. I love socialising and meeting new people but I also need plenty of me time to renew my energy. I'm told I have an incredibly inappropriate sense of humour, I would have to agree. I think playfulness is an essential key to staying young at heart and not taking yourself too seriously.
I am a Scorpio, loyal friend and nice human.
I want to create an engaging, positive and truly transformational experience for my clients so if you choose to work with me, know you are choosing to show up and step up even if it gets messy and uncomfortable along the way. My friends, past clients and colleagues have described me as passionate, focused, approachable, honest and refreshing. I've also been called demanding, direct and funny. I enjoy working with motivated, committed and optimistic individuals who are willing to learn and most importantly have a go. If I sound like the kind of person you want by your side challenging, encouraging and supporting you then let's get the conversation started here.
If you want to do great things, you've got to keep asking yourself "What happened because I was here?"
With love & gratitude, Mel xx