Melanie Schilling

Psychologist & Media expert

As one of the Relationship Experts on Channel Nine’s Logie nominated Married At First Sight, Mel has been a regular fixture on Australian TV for the past five years. One of the highest rating shows on air, MAFS Season 6 (2019) regularly reached audiences of 2 million, breaking records for the reality tv genre in Australia.
Mel’s warm, yet direct style and colourful facial expressions have earned her a place in Australia’s heart. Presenting a balanced approach with a clear feminist perspective, Mel has a reputation for asking the hard questions, making people accountable for their actions and shining the spotlight on gender politics in relationships.
Mel is an empowering speaker who inspires her audiences to step up, stand out and take control of their lives. Coming from a place of optimism, self-belief and emotional intelligence, Mel guides her audiences away from their old habits toward a fresher, more empowered and successful future.
A strong believer in self-driven action, Mel ensures her audiences walk away with personal insight and practical tips to implement straight away. With a background in theatre, TV and workshop facilitation, Mel presents in an entertaining fashion and translates scientific messages into easily digestible bite size pieces. Her goal for each speaking engagement is to ensure her audience can learn something new about themselves, laugh at themselves and take away tangible ways to improve their lives.

As a registered psychologist with 20 year’s consulting experience across Australasia and the Middle East, Mel has seen what it takes to make a meaningful impact in business. Drawing on her background in positive psychology and decade in the entrepreneurial space herself, Mel leads her clients through a journey of self discovery, personal insight, confidence building and courageous action.

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