• Customised to your needs

  • Designed personally for you

  • Delivered on your site 

  • Duration decided by you

  • Wide scope of tailored training solutions


Develop your team's emotional intelligence, leadership, communication, performance management,  coaching &

motivating skills + more

  • Individual Coaching

  • Career Coaching

  • Group Coaching

  • Coaching the Coaches

  • Performance Coaching

  • Goal Setting

  • Mindset Coaching

  • Metacognition Strategies (thinking about your thinking)

  • On-site Support

  • HR Advisory Services

  • Outplacement

  • Position Description Development

  • Performance Management

  • Practical Guidance for Managers

  • Employee Engagement

  • KPI Development

  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation


“Melanie was able to tailor a training program for us that not only suited our time frames and availability but that also was created within the parameters of a broader internal Leadership Development program.


This flexibility and willingness to work with our organisation was greatly appreciated and meant that the training was very tailored, very interactive and relative and more importantly, met our needs.


Mel did an excellent job training and connecting with our Senior Management group.”


Matt Connell - people and culture

Surf Coast Shire

"Mel’s style was perfect for the audience and her engaging, relaxed coaching approach really resonated with our culture and encouraged the managers to think about how they manage and lead their people, share their experiences and consider different ways they can influence more positive results in future. 

I was confident that we already had a great team and after this experience and with a new take on how they approach their roles as Leaders, this team is sure to go from strength to strength.  Thanks Mel."

Tani Jacobi – HR Advisor

Cotton On 

August 22, 2019

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

I love the simplicity of it. In the book which is now over 25 years old, Susan Jeffers outlines some really basic approaches to managing your response to fear. The crux of her message is beautiful in it's simplicity:

1. Allow room for fear

Acknowledge and accept the presence of fear that arises in all of us at one time or another. By acknowledging and allowing fear it enables us to give up...

August 22, 2019

Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses "mental processes and behaviours in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential negative effects of stressors"

Why do some people cope better in difficult situations than others? Are they just born differently? Are some people just "stronger"...

January 28, 2017

So I recently become aware of a man named Monty Roberts. You may have heard of him. I must have been living under a rock because I never had. My hairdresser has an affinity with horses, she trains them, grooms them, participates in dressage competitions with them and generally loves everything about them. During our chats during the placing-little-individual-pieces-of-foil-in-my-hair process we often talk about her involvement...

January 23, 2017

You won't find me subscribing to the theory that if you just think optimistically and say positive affirmations in the mirror your life will be all roses. Granted, much of my personal philosophy around happiness is based on our choice of thoughts being a huge piece of that puzzle. However anyone struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental illness can vouch for the fact that there's nothing more frustrating than someone...

January 23, 2017

Ever feel that you are not living up to your own expectations?

It's common to feel that you are not living up to the ideal you set for yourself. Consciously or unconsciously we all adopt certain self expectations and create internalised standards for ourselves. These standards act as the makeshift blueprint of how we expect our life to play out. Dissatisfaction can arise when the reality of our existence differs from our desire...

January 23, 2017

My friends have always described me as being a bit scanty when it comes to self-disclosure. I tend to sit more comfortably in the role of listener as opposed to speaker. I rarely call a friend to discuss anything that's troubling me and I typically prefer to wrestle issues to the ground in my own head. I've only recently discovered how draining and un-resourceful this can be for my own psyche and I'm starting to embrace the no...

January 23, 2017

I had never expected to become a mother, in fact I was vehemently opposed the idea for most of my life. Then along came my daughter Lilly.  

Followed not too long after by my son Joshua.

In the beginning motherhood and I were not the best of friends. I didn't adjust well to my new life, my new routine, my new limitations and my new obligations. I struggled a lot with the change, the sleep deprivation, the lifestyle adjustment an...

January 23, 2017

Some people leave the nest voluntarily and eagerly. Some tread lightly, inching out with great trepidation and hesitation. Me, well I need to be aggressively pushed.

Something or someone always has to nudge me out of my comfort zone and every time it happens I feel sick with anxiety and dread at being so rudely disrupted from my comfy, feathered nest. Then as time goes on I settle into a new norm and I begin to like my new adve...

January 23, 2017

So here I am, owner of my own business, the new and exciting Bloom Development Solutions.

I have my very own registered business name, a website, an email account and hopefully some clients. To say I'm frightened would be an understatement. It's a brave new world that I'm keen to pursue and yet I feel torn between wanting to do well and yet desperately fearing the possibility of doing well. Some of you may relate to...

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