COACH | SPEAKER | TV PRESENTER | CONSULTANT - Melanie Schilling

As a highly recognised and respected thought-leader in inspiring confidence, courage and competence, Melanie Schilling challenges limits and redraws boundaries to captivate and empower elevated self-awareness.

It’s these prized hallmarks which have earned her recognition as one of Australia’s highest profile therapists, most notably in her role on Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight in which she fast became a firm favourite amongst Australian audiences. 

With a reputation for asking confronting questions and holding everyone accountable for their actions, Mel 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.

That’s why when Mel Schilling speaks, people pay attention.

Your eyes are the key to your body acceptance

I’ll bet, if I asked you to list all the things you LOVE about your body, I’d be faced with a long pause (and possibly an awkward silence).  Right? What if I asked you to list all the things you DISLIKE about your body?  Different story?  Long list already prepped and...

3 Ways To Return To Body Acceptance Post Lockdown

The Covid Pandemic and its associated lockdown periods have kicked our collective asses on so many levels.  Our news feeds are constantly reporting on the macro-level changes that will impact us for years to come - from politics to social and economic implications....

The [Corona] Crisis Of Confidence And Why Women Have A Right To Complain

The Covid Pandemic has created an extra 6 hours per day of work in the home for households dealing with children, social isolation and school closures. Of those 6 hours, 4 hours are being done by women, and 2 by their male partners.* But, we know there is more to...

The Simple Formula For Courage (Simple, But Not Easy)

It’s time to get practical in our attack on fear. The past two blogs in this series have unpacked the nature of fear and the role it plays in our life.  In Fear Is Not Your Frienemy (even if it feels like she’s ripping your heart out) we looked at the science of fear...

@#$% Fear | How To Look Fear In The Face And Rip Her Lashes Off One-By-One

In my last blog, I introduced you to the concept that fear and excitement are experienced very similarly within our bodies.  It’s often called the ‘stress reflex’ and in addition to cropping up when we feel threatened, it relates to the way we respond to exciting...

Fear Is Not Your Frienemy (even if it feels like she’s ripping your heart out)

Right now, as we do our best to carry on living our lives amidst incredible uncertainty, one of the overwhelming emotions is fear.  And of course, this is completely natural - why wouldn't we feel fearful?   Our families, communities, careers, our economy are all...

The 4 Ways To Survive (+ thrive) In The Post Covid Work Environment

“Stop being that nice little girl you were taught to be in childhood … There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Lois P. Frankel, Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office Thanks to...

Why It’s #CovidNormal To Take One Step Forward and One (or two) Step Back

“I feel like I did so well last time in lockdown, but this time, I’m just a mess”   “Why did I start off so well but now … I just feel like I’m failing lockdown on the daily?”   “I feel like such a loser, I had such clear goals for my lockdown period but now all I...

The Back To Me Challenge – especially for Melbournians in lockdown 2.0

OK MELBOURNIANS - So, we are back in lockdown.  Our kids are heading into another period of remote learning.  Let's take a collective deep breath and figure this out together ... it's tough, but we are tougher!  This time around ... it doesn't have to be hard.  It...

How to make a meaningful impact through courage and confidence

We all want to make a meaningful impact on the world. We want to leave a legacy; to take comfort in the fact that we can go to sleep at night, knowing we have made a difference. We want to pat ourselves on the back and feel proud of our accomplishments; we want...

My Top 5 Tips For Dating Yourself

Before you can be the best version of your ‘dating self’, you need to become the best version of your SELF. You already have all the ingredients you…

My Top 3 Tips For Optimising Your Brain For Dating

We all have baggage. We have all been hurt, disappointed, let down, let go and endured the roller-coaster ride of past relationships…

How to Get Out of your Own Way and Stop Sabotaging your Dating Success

As a dating coach, I’ve probably heard every excuse in the book in answer to the question ‘Why are you still single?’. From blaming…

How To Build Epic Confidence (Without even Leaving your Home)

You are sitting at home on your comfortable couch, in your comfortable slippers, eating your comfort food and binge-watching your…

Getting your Head Right for Better Dating

Danni nervously entered her favourite inner city bar and ordered a lycee martini. ‘I can do this’ she told herself as she awkwardly wriggled…

Case Study : When Your Outside Matches Your Inside

Those who know me, know that I spent my entire 30s as a single woman. I travelled, built my business, worked overseas and had a…

Case Study: Just Say YES

I’d like to introduce you to Jane (not her real name). Jane and I first met when she was in her late 30’s and living a full, stimulating and fulfilling…

Case Study: Living your Best Life is an Aphrodisiac

I’d like to introduce you to Pippa (not her real name). When we met, Pippa had spent 15 years as a banker. A straight…

3 Tweaks to Online Dating Success | The Rachel Series Pt I

Meet Rachael. Rachael had been single for many years when we met. She was in her 30s and although she enjoyed…

Date Yourself First: How to Become the Perfect Date

Dating is hard. Sometimes, it’s really hard. It can play to our deepest fears and insecurities and sometimes the couch and a bottle of wine…

3 Ways to Communicate your Personal Brand to the Dating World

So, you’ve spent some time thinking about your personal brand. You’ve reflected on your core values, you are clear about your lifestyle…

Why SPOOKY is the new SEXY; Dating on Halloween

It’s no coincidence that Michael Jackson’s Thriller sold 110 million copies and held the number one position in the charts for 35 weeks. Do you remember the video?

Why single dads make great partners

I can’t help but wonder if single dads are an untapped dating goldmine. Some women who want children of their own tend to avoid single dads…

3 signs you’re NOT ready to date

Does dating just seem too hard at the moment? Are you finding that, despite all your best intentions you are not having any dating success? Do you go cold…

Your dates are Googling you

We all do it. The pre-date Facebook scan, the drink-prep Twitter check, the face-saving Google image search. Conducting our own internet dating due diligence has become a natural…

The Age Gap and the 4 F’s of dating

Cougar. Toy Boy. Sugar Daddy. Cradle Snatcher. These terms have become part of our dating venacular, despite being rather unflattering and unhelpful…

Chivalry is dead … isn’t it?

Prior to the Sexual Revolution, sex roles were clearly defined and accepted. We all knew who we were and how to behave. It was commonly accepted, for example, that a man…

STOP Playing the Numbers Game of Dating

Myth: Dating is a numbers game and the more dates you go on, the more likely you are of hitting the relationship jackpot. Myth: By dating as…

Break Those Deal-breakers | The Rachel Series Pt II

My clients often talk about their ‘Ideal Partner Lists’ which include all sorts of physical and materialistic characteristics. From ‘tall, dark and handsome’ …

Most Aussies are romantically LAZY – Are you?

Oh dear. Romantically lazy, what on earth could this mean…? eHarmony has conducted another round of ground-breaking research into the life and love…

Are you dating a Commitment-Phobe?

When I was single I went through a two year spate of dating commitment-phobes. Exclusively. This was my thing. I invested in several fruitless relationships…

Take Control Of Your Dating Destiny | The Rachel Series Pt III

Your vision and desire for the future is only as powerful as the action you take. All the wishing and hoping in the world will not bring you your ideal…

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