keynote speaker

Entertaining, engaging, informative, inspiring

Mel Rowsell keynote speaker


  • Putting the heart back into business and leadership

  • Being the best leader YOU can be

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Leadership for the Fourth Age

  • Putting the human back into Human Resources



  • Microsoft Ignite conference

  • Canterbury Tech Summit

  • HRINZ Summit

  • NZ Organisational Learning Symposium

  • The Icehouse Leadership Development Programme



“Mel's enthusiasm was a highlight of working with her. She brought her session to life by adding tangible and interactive elements which the audience enjoyed engaging with. Her wealth of knowledge and experience shone through and she brought an exciting dynamic to the event. Her session was a talking point of the day.”

- Loren Beagley, Conference Organiser

“After just one day of training you should get ready to see challenging and desired changes in your life”.

- Helena Jirankova

“Thanks for your excellent talk on culture! It was a great talk breaking down the essentials of how cultures work in technology driven companies. Being able to recognise these key elements in your organisation will enable you to improve and drive success”

- Paul Swettenham, Sunstone Talent

“If you’re looking to improve your skills in smart leadership, I highly encourage you attend one of Mel’s workshops”

- Jonathon Hagger, CEO Rotorua Hospice

I’m grateful for Mel teaching me you don’t need to be perfect to be a leader.

- Former Vend employee

Staying calm under pressure and remembering to stay mindful are skills that can make or break a great team, so it's always good to be reminded of that. It's clear Mel has an absolute wealth of insight in this area and it was fantastic to hear her share some easy to implement techniques for staying in control at work.

- Amy Potter