Melanie is an Organization Development Certified Professional who helps successful, busy, and stressed owners, leaders, and HR professionals reduce firefighting, stress, and persistent problems and increase the effectiveness, engagement, and well-being of everyone in their organization.
Throughout her career, from managing safety, wellness, and continuous improvement in her family’s manufacturing business, to owning and operating an award-winning retail store and parenting centre, to coaching and consulting in the organizational development field, Melanie has helped people and organizations develop systems, behaviours, and thinking that enhance their well-being and increase their success.
Melanie has a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo. Her education and experience have given her a great understanding of systems thinking and human behaviour, which she uses to help individuals, teams, and organizations effectively solve problems and realize opportunities. She is known for creating spaces where people feel safe, valued, and included, and for challenging people to think and grow.
Giving to her community is important to Melanie. She has been a member of numerous boards, committees, and councils and a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She spent nine years volunteering for the Board of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, three of those years as Board Chair during the retirement of the hospital’s long-standing President and CEO and the peak of a major redevelopment project. She currently serves as Chair of the School Council at her children’s school.
Melanie is President of Humaning Made Easier Inc. and author of the program content.
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