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 with the business requirements.

  • 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, workflow 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.

Kim Dutton, Executive Development & Consulting, Facilitation, Program Design, Coaching, Consulting

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


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