Psychologist Melanie Schilling strongly believes ‘Positive relationships lead to a positive life’, and it is this philosophy that has guided a career spanning 20 years and three continents. With a particular focus on adults and their relationships, be that love, family, friends or career, Mel is driven to help people discover their own independence and courage. Mel firmly believes we all have everything we need to be the best version of ourselves.
A keen interest in the science and psychology behind the ‘love match’ saw Mel become the first person in Australia to become accredited by the International Dating Coaching Association (IDCA) in New York in 2014, which led to consulting to Australia’s largest dating website eHarmony and her role for 4 seasons on the top rating Channel 9 series ‘Married and First Sight’ which returns for its 5th season early 2018.
As a sought-after speaker, coach, consultant and media commentator, Mel is regularly called upon by large corporations such as NAB, Ernst and Young and organisations like Business Chicks for her coaching and consulting services. Her expert opinion is regularly sought by shows such as the Today Show, Today Extra and The Project as well as a range of online and in print publications including Australian Women’s Weekly and Huffington Post. Mel has become a well-known and notable expert on Australia’s media landscape.
Practising across both the corporate and therapeutic arenas Mel has worked as a business and personal coach to people at all business levels, across the Australasian and Middle Eastern regions. From graduates to CEOs, she works with high potential professionals to magnify their happiness, wellbeing and success.
Passionate about discovery and the power of education, Mel walks her talk continuously learning and up-skilling in every area of her field. She is a member of several industry bodies such as The Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association for Cognitive Therapy. She also sits on the advisory board The Mindshift Foundation. Mel draws on her life experiences to add colour to the science and enable her to truly engage with, inspire and motivate her audience.
Mel believes the most important relationship you have, is the relationship you have with yourself. Get this right, and you have the opportunity to live, love and work to your fullest potential.
Like Mel herself, she delivers her message in an inspiring, honest and fresh approach.
On a personal level, Mel spent 10 years as a single woman in the Melbourne dating scene before mastering online dating, meeting her partner at 40, heading down the IVF road and having her beautiful daughter at 42. She has worked as a consultant in large and small corporates, as an ex-pat in Dubai and Bali, in a business partnership with a friend/colleague and as a solo entrepreneur.