Melany is passionate about mentoring women through the challenges and joys of integrating their multiple roles as career women, wives, and mothers, and making business a better and more accessible place for parents.
She established Great Expectations in late 2012, the first company in S.A. dedicated to coaching professional women through the Maternity Transition. The Maternity Coaching program supports women before, during and after maternity leave to manage successfully this important transition in the context of their professional lives. Forward-thinking firms have started to embrace this niche form of business coaching as a vital element of their broader gender and diversity strategy, and to realize the significant commercial benefits of retaining their high achieving women.
Melany draws on a depth of personal experience having successfully managed the ultimate plate-balancing act, of a 36-year marriage, with two beautiful accomplished well-grounded daughters as the fruit. Looking back, she admits life was often out of balance. Sharing the wisdom of her experience to inspire other women to challenge their comfort zone, is what she loves to do.
Alongside Great Expectations, Melany continues to lead Business Presentation Group, a specialist Learning, and Development company, which she co-founded in 1987.