Melina has 20 years of proven results training executives from Fortune 500 companies, startups, government institutions, foundations and charities. For multiple presenter events, Melina works with entire teams of senior executives to coach on general presentation skills and polish, and to establish coherence of message and tonality across all presenters. Melina also travels with directors, CEOs and presidents for on-site coaching and preparation at major presentations, IPO roadshows and so on.
After graduating with honours in Production Management from York University in Toronto, Melina worked as a producer. She went on to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City, where she learned the Meisner technique of acting, which focuses on an authentic, direct and truthful approach. Returning to Toronto in ’99, Melina began coaching, becoming a certified adult educator under the Coaches Training Institute program. She has continued her education through subsequent years, pursuing regular training in various coaching disciplines. More recently Melina has focused on executive presentation coaching, enabling her to incorporate her full range of expertise in theatre production, wardrobe and makeup to provide a more consummate offering.