Self-belief Coach Match


Melissa Whiting

Melbourne, Australia
Side Ferns
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Melissa Whiting

I am an experienced gender equity, diversity and inclusion advisor, workshop facilitator and leadership, career and life coach with 25 years of senior corporate leadership experience, including 5 years in the role of Vice President Diversity & Inclusion for a multinational company.

I trained as a certified professional coach because I wanted to be better able to support individuals to cultivate a sense of clarity and fulfillment, navigate challenging (mostly workplace) relationships, understand the root causes of and shift their personal self-doubt stories, beliefs and perspectives holding them back in their careers, relationships and other aspects of what they want for their lives.

My one-to-one coaching work was an important complement to my organisational work that was focused on addressing systemic inequities and behaviours that often create the conditions for and feed personal insecurities and doubts.

Before shifting my career into gender equity and coaching, I worked as a corporate lawyer for nearly 20 years, including leading in-house legal teams across Asia, Western and Eastern Europe.

In mid 2021 I chose to leave my full-time corporate role to explore new ways of connecting and reconnecting with myself, others and contributing to less suffering and more love, abundance in a sustainable world.

I offer a limited number of one-to-one coaching places, focused on supporting you to transition from where you are (whether in your career or life stage, relationships, daily habits and more) to where you want to be, and how you want to feel. I’m commited to supporting you to cultivate robust self-belief, self-worth, and unconditional self-acceptance, and in doing so to create a life that you love.

My past clients have mostly been professionals but have also included students, musicians, sole busienss owners, career transitioners and career returners.

I do not know exactly what I will be doing or where I will be this time next year. There is both anxiety and excitement for me in that. Step by imperfect, uncertain step, I’m creating my own new path. I’d love to work with you to create yours.

I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve lived in Hong Kong and Switzerland. I’m currently living in the south of Spain on a semi-sabbatical. I will be returning to Australia in early 2022.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) with Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Resilience@Work coaching certification.
  • International Coach Federation, ACC accreditation
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Melbourne.

What clients say about

coaching with them

I came about to work with Melissa on limiting beliefs that were blocking me on my every day at work and in my personal life. She not only was a great listener, but she was able to guide me through the different levels of consciousness to help me give the right attention where it was needed and make peace with my past. I was able to gain better self-confidence by building a set of values and connect with them thanks to the different exercises and tools Melissa brought during our sessions. Thanks to Melissa, today I know my self-worth and can put my needs first. No words can describe how comfortable, heard and peaceful I felt with Melissa. She is an incredible human being with great power to help others connect with their inner-self and reach their higher potential! I highly recommend her if you need a coach, a mentor, or a good advisor in your personal and/or professional goals