In this episode of the Jane Anderson Show, I'm so thrilled to interview an amazing lady, Mel Kettle. Mel Kettle is an internationally recognised expert in fully connected leadership and communication.
Mel is a trusted mentor to executives and leaders and a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Her clients include leaders, teams and organisations that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement.
At the heart of everything Mel does is a commitment to self-leadership. She has an over-arching belief that we need to lead ourselves first before we can lead others. This view came after she survived the debilitating effects of work-related loneliness, stress and burnout in her late 20s, and was reinforced when she had a life-threatening melanoma in her early-40s.
Mel also brings the unique educational combination of a Master of Business (Marketing) and a Master of Public Health, making her a valuable asset to clients including IRESS, Toll, Queensland Country Bank, ANZ, Westpac, the Local Government Association of Qld, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, IHC New Zealand, Arup and numerous universities and government agencies.
Mel's sub-speciality is helping women and organisations better understand the impact of menopause in the workplace. She has been a frequent podcast and radio guest talking about her experience and how organisations can better support menopausal women at work.
Mel has twice (2022 and 2023) been recognised by leadersHum as one of the Top 200
Biggest Voices in Leadership, one of only seven Australians on the list.
Mel is the host of the podcast This Connected Life and the author of two books, the best-selling Fully Connected and The Social Association.
In her spare time, Mel loves to cook, go to the beach, dance around the house and read crime thrillers.
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