About Me

I was born in Australia and lived in Hong Kong, Canada and Germany before deciding to settle in the UK.

I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and worked in radio drama before becoming a radio presenter at Xfm in London.

I went on to become Head of Speech and Drama at the London Academy of Media, Film and TV,  where I specialised in vocal performance. During this time, I coached the TV continuity announcers on BBC1 and BBC2.

Ten years ago, I was asked to join the Coaching Team of the Professional Support and Wellbeing Service under Health Education Thames Valley in Oxford.

They were in need of a coach with expertise in communication. I loved the work and embraced the world of medical education to further understand the nuances of the many different specialties.

I am regularly referred doctors who face a wide range of difficulties in their careers. All of these issues have their complexities but are capable of being resolved. I continue to enjoy my work with this remarkably important support unit.  

I have The Professional Certificate of Coaching from Henley Business School, the Psychological First Aid Certificate from the Jon Hopkins University and am a Practitioner in MBTI - Myers Briggs Type Indicator. 

I am currently undergoing a years Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma Therapy at the Naos Institute in London.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

“I have worked with Melinda for many years and hold her in the highest regard.

She has been a coach with the Professional Support Unit for nine years. She takes referrals of doctors and other health professionals who are need of extra support.

She has technical excellence in coaching, especially in the area of communication, and combines this with her deeply intuitive and intelligent approach and personality.

Her clients speak highly of her and she gets excellent results.”

Dr Richard Stevens
Assistant Director, Professional Support Unit