MEL SCHILLING – Confidence Coach, TV Presenter, Speaker, Author, Ambassador
Mel has built a 20 year career as a therapist, business consultant and leadership coach for high performing people. A thought leader in Confidence and Courage, Mel draws on her background in psychology, as well as stage and screen performance, to ensure her speaking and consulting engagements are highly informative, actionable (and always entertaining!). Mel’s work with NAB led to the development of the successful Start Counting program, a workshop series to empower women to make smart life and money choices. Her media presence has steadily built over the past decade, resulting in her becoming one of Australia’s highest-profile relationship coaches and experts. As a speaker, Mel educates and entertains with her unique combination of science-backed research, light-hearted story-telling and interactive audience participation. She has graced the stage for organisations such as Business Chicks, Financial Executive Women and What Women Want, earning her sea legs as she wobbled her way through a 5-part speaking series, The Thrive Series, onboard P&O Cruises.
Mel has appeared on Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight for the past nine years, and 2023 will see her once again return to Australian and international screens. Mel’s warm, yet direct style and colourful facial expressions have earned her a place in Australia’s heart. Presenting a balanced approach with a clear feminist perspective, Mel has a reputation for asking the hard questions, making people accountable for their actions and shining the spotlight on gender politics in relationships. In 2021, Mel joined the UK version of MAFS undergoing a massive makeover and adopting the Australian format, working alongside sex therapist Charlene Douglas and “the world’s most influential matchmaker” Paul C Bronson. What’s more in 2022, Mel has penned a new book and launched an online membership experience – The C Word. Themed around confidence, it’s expertly aimed at helping guide high-achieving women to live extraordinary lives without leaving their comfort zone. Mel says, “Courage emerges when what you want is bigger than what you fear.” With her depth of media experience spanning TV (from full programs to brief segments), radio, online content (video and written) and print as well as brand ambassadorships for a selection of brands that align with her values, Mel is available for speaking, MC, media, brand partnerships and ambassadorial work.
When Melanie speaks, people pay attention.
Melanie uses her depth of experience across 20 years of practice to educate and entertain, intuitively blending science-backed research, aspirational anecdotes and interactive audience participation to ensure everyone always learns something new.
Be Your Own Leader
Master your self-talk, reframe your life. Melanie explains how you can think, feel and act your way to success. Discover how to respect your mirror.
Build Positive Relationships
How to select the right people into and kick the wrong ones out of your inner circle. Melanie explains the difference a little collaboration can make. Getting the right balance with love, friendships and family.
Make A Bigger Impact
Aligning your values, with your strengths and passions. Learn how to elevate your success beyond your backyard, as well as leaving a meaningful legacy.
Make It Count: Get the Results You Deserve
Melanie reveals the three ways you may be holding yourself back right now and the difference between being reactive and proactive, as well as why it matters. Discover an inspired, courageous action as a path to success.
Own Your Career
Discover the benefits of strategic stalking (without getting arrested). If you do not ask you do not get. Paying it forward.
Real Confidence and How To Get It
Melanie reveals the two things you need to build your confidence as well as the difference between under confidence and over confidence. Learn how you can work with your brain to build your confidence.
The C Words and Why You Should Use Them Every Day
Explore your comfort zone and why you need to extend it. Discover the relationship between confidence and courage, and why you need both. Learn what it takes to make a meaningful impact on yourself, your community and the planet.
The Power of Surrounding Yourself With the RIGHT People
Not all relationships are created equally and there is one theory that will change the way you see your social network. Discover your social life in the digital world.
Mission and Ethos
There’s a pattern to every breakthrough in life, and for Melanie Shilling it all starts with three clear fundamentals: Confidence, courage and competence. These three ‘C’ words have underpinned every bold move, career choice, business risk and life decision she’s ever made. Above all, it’s Melanie’s belief that any challenge you’re presented with in life, whatever you choose to do, handle it with absolute authority. It’s all part of her signature style, exclusively aimed at inspiring a new generation empowered people and which further resonates perfectly with many brand values and consumer expectations.