Voices From The Edge – Melissa Richardson

Join Michelle in this rich interview with Melissa Richardson exploring:

  • Similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring,
  • Sponsorship and it’s role (or not) in mentoring,
  • Developing a framework for internal mentoring in organisations,
  • The developmental journey of a coach and mentor,
  • Coach Supervision

About Melissa Richardson

Melissa Richardson has a strong reputation as a coach, mentoring expert and coach supervisor, built on a foundation of over 30 years of business experience.

She works with individuals, teams and organisations, facilitating their growth and supporting them to achieve the results they desire.

Melissa offers expertise in the following areas:

  • Executive coaching,
  • People and leadership development,
  • Mentoring and mentoring program design,
  • Linking coaching and mentoring strategy to business-critical outcomes,
  • Supervision of internal coaches

Prior to consulting, Melissa had a successful track record in FMCG multinationals, with experience as a senior Marketing Executive and leadership team member. She later co-founded Galileo Kaleidoscope, a premier brand strategy and market research firm, and led a practice specialising in corporate brand development, vision and culture alignment. Melissa founded non-profit association Marketing Women in 1997, an organisation established to provide volunteer mentors for female marketing executives. Her passion for the power of mentoring led her to make a career change ten years ago, and to train extensively in coaching and mentoring. Since then she has been able to offer her unique combination of business acumen, pragmatism and rigorous coaching and mentoring technique to blue-chip clients across private, public and non-profit sectors.

A lifelong learner and enthusiast for personal and professional development, Melissa has an undergraduate degree in psychology, postgraduate qualifications in Strategic Marketing, in Counselling, a Masters degree in Organisational Coaching, and is trained in Crucial Conversations, NLP and Play of Life, as well as a number of psychometric profiling tools. She is currently completing a Diploma of Coaching Supervision, and writing a book on coaching and mentoring with co-author Prof David Clutterbuck and two others.

Contact information: