About Mel

Melanie Schilling has a presence as a psychologist in the Australian media and is known for her informative, yet engaging and vibrant approach.  Passionate about educating, motivating and inspiring women to be their best selves, Mel has the privilege of working with women at all stages of life – from dating to relationships, to motherhood, career and divorce. Mel applies the art and science of psychology to uncover women’s’ strength and potential. Strongly believing in the power of collaboration, Mel works in partnership with a select group of organisations to magnify the happiness, wellbeing and success of women.  She is an advisor to eHarmony Australia, sits on the advisory board for The Mindshift Foundation, is a member of the expert panel on Channel 9’s Married At First Sight and offers female-focused positive psychology programs to companies like NAB.  Mel is also proud to facilitate the Power Players program for Business Chicks.

Mel has 15 years experience in both the corporate and therapeutic arenas.  She has worked as a business and personal coach to people at all business levels, from graduates to C suite professionals, and has operated across the Australasian and Middle Eastern regions.

Drawing on positive psychology principles, cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and a strong focus on social experimentation, Mel develops highly engaging and inspiring programs for her clients.

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, in a business partnership with a friend/colleague and as a solo entrepreneur.

Surrounded by a family of mostly women (And a fabulous bloke by her side), Mel draws on her life experience to add colour to the science and enable her to truly engage with, inspire and motivate her clients to be their best selves.