Melissa Powick

Melissa Powick

Melissa has extensive experience in cultural development, organizational structure, team development and performance management — gained from her experience working in operational and human resources roles with companies as diverse as McDonald’s Corporation, Macro Wholefoods (where she helped to grow the staff from 20 to over 500 prior to the acquisition by Woolworths) and Sydney Water. She is also experienced in designing and implementing end-to-end people practices in start-up companies producing operational excellence and achievement-focused execution.

Melissa is a dynamic and inspirational facilitator with the ability to custom design training programs and workshops that strategically aligns to the business requirements.

Development and Accreditation

  • Post Graduate Qualifications in Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Management
  • Certificate IV in Assuagement and Workplace Training
  • Growth Coaching Leadership Solutions
  • Human Synergistics – Lifestyle’s Inventory (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI) Accredited
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt – Australian Graduate School of Management
  • Hogan’s Profiling Accreditation – PeterBerry
  • DiSC Accreditation – Integro Learning Company
  • Conflict Management and Mediation – Australian Institute of Management

Sample Projects

  • Multiple projects building trusted long term relationships with senior executives to strengthen the leadership team and build effective team dynamics through executive coaching and mentoring – using diagnostics such as LSI, Hogan and DiSC to create team awareness
  • Coach and advise senior leaders on structural change, work flow and clear accountabilities and authorities through informed role design that reduces complexity, duplication and operational expenditure and increases constructive cultures
  • Consultant on the execution of end-to-end employee life cycle, identifying future capability requirements to deliver on the business strategy, develop training plans and recruitment and resourcing strategies
  • Partnered with businesses to lift culture and engagement through simple culture plans and strategies that help facilitate change at an individual, team and leadership level
  • Design and develop and facilitate tailored leadership development programs
  • Design and plan diversity and inclusion strategies


  • 2008 Best Graduate Intake Program Australian HR Awards 
  • 2009 Runner up in the Diversity at work awards
  • 2010 Runner up in the Professional Development award at the international World Water Congress in Montreal Canada