Melanie is a business psychologist and coach, with extensive experience working in the learning and development profession both in-house and as an external consultant. Previously, she has worked as a subject-matter expert and organisational development consultant with Deloitte, KPMG, Morgan Cole LLP and other partnership organisations implementing national policy reforms. She regularly works with law firms, SMEs as well as public service organisations such as the NHS.
Originally trained as a clinician, she moved into learning and development after recognising the breadth of opportunity to support individuals to maximise their potential. During this period she has established a track record as someone who is passionate about people development whilst adopting a pragmatic, action-orientated approach to support individuals to maximise their potential. She adopts a flexible, open and creative approach, yet retains a clear focus on organisational outcomes and strategic alignment.
With a background in organisational psychology, she uses her knowledge and understanding of psychology and evidence-based practice to inform her work and support individuals to understand the dynamics of human behaviour and change. She has a specialist interest in leadership development, team dynamics and change management, and has worked with professionals within a range of industries including medicine, media, legal, engineering and financial services.
Driven by evidence and results, Melanie has previously conducted a market-leading research study exploring the influence of employee Psychological Capital, which is how individuals can maximise their potential and thrive. She has since developed an innovative programme to apply this evidence-based research to the complexities of the workplace.