Melanie Taylor, BASc, MEng

Melanie helps her clients make changes in their personal and professional lives that lead to improvements in productivity, performance, and personal satisfaction.  She inspires people to ask questions, understand and meet the needs of others, and set and work toward SMART goals.

Melanie has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and has a diverse background that includes managing health and safety, quality, and continuous improvement in a design and manufacturing environment; business start-up and operation in the retail and training sectors; and governance of an acute-care hospital undergoing LEAN transformation.  She utilizes the knowledge and skills she has developed in the areas of leadership, sales, business management, continuous improvement, auditing, governance, and strategic planning to help her clients achieve the results they are looking for.

It was through the start-up and operation of her own business that Melanie learned that positive business results are achieved through investing in your employees, setting a clear direction, providing effective coaching, listening to what your customers are really saying, and holding yourself accountable.

Melanie has been a member of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Board of Governors since 2009, having served three years as Board Chair.  She also previously served on the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation Board and the board of an independent childcare centre.  Melanie volunteered as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin for nine years and continues to mentor her Little Sister, who is now in university and running a business of her own.

Certifications:

  • TAC Assessments
  • Results-Centred Leadership
  • Results-Centred Teamwork
  • Coaching for Success
  • Pure Selling
  • Social Marketing for Sales

Specialties

Melanie excels at motivating, engaging, and leading people to achieve culture change. She is a skilled, experienced, and dynamic trainer, facilitator, and leader who thrives on helping people to learn, develop themselves, and achieve results.