Inspire people to create a life and body of work they're proud of.


My name is Milena, people also call me Mel and M. I am the founder of The Life Habit and like to think of myself as a professional encourager. I love to challenge people to think in new ways, take ownership of their choices and find the bold, brave, daring 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 set in motion the strategies and steps needed to bring their highest vision and most important goals to life.

Creating Programs That Inspire, Educate & Empower

I've been a professional change agent specialising in organisational and capability development, leadership, and performance development, training, management and coaching for the past 15 years. I've worked in both the private and public sector and have 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.

Trained and accredited in Life and Executive Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, MTQ48 (mental toughness), and Strengths profiling. I'm currently completing my i4 Neuroleader certification. 

The following programs have been designed and developed to inspire, educate and empower individuals to step up and play a bigger life and work game:

I also share practical ways to live better, smarter, now on The Life Habit blog which I hope will inspire readers to live each day with renewed purpose and gusto. You can sign up to the newsletter here to receive the latest updates and event information. I've written a fun book to help you get back on track with your ideas and goals. You can check it out here.

Random bits 

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. And I'm 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'm told I have an incredibly inappropriate sense of humour and 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.

Working Together:

I want to create a truly renewing and positive experience for my clients so if you choose to work with me, know you are choosing to show up. 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

Final Words:

If you want to do great things, you've got to keep asking yourself "What happened because I was here?"

With love & gratitude - Milena