To achieve the results that you need takes a personal and professional approach for each assignment. The following short biographies and photos cover our consulting network.

Liz Mellish
Liz MellishLiz Mellish founded Mellish & Associates in 1984. Liz was awarded her Doctorate of Education (Leadership) in April 2001. Her thesis, "Appreciative Inquiry at Work" explored and applied Appreciative Inquiry in the context of organisational change. Liz is a professional facilitator, mediator and executive coach. She has consulted to industry, government, higher education and the community sector for 20 years. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Liz works with her clients to plan and implement sustainable organisational change. Liz holds a number of Corporate Governance, Board and Council positions in government and the education sector. Mellish & Associates management consulting practice is based on the four principles of Appreciative Inquiry; being appreciative, practical, provocative and collaborative. Apart from facilitating planning and performance improvement processes, Liz's current interest is in participatory program evaluation.
Resume of Liz Mellish


Eileen Heywood
Eileen HeywoodEileen Heywood has been a Senior Consultant with Mellish & Associates for 9 years. Eileen has a BA (Politics) and a Masters of Arts (Women's Studies, focusing on organisational development) and has completed the course work components of a Masters in Public Administration. She has strong skills in policy development, research, program design, facilitation, executive coaching and training. Eileen works with clients in the private, public, higher education and community sectors. She has successfully designed and delivered training and facilitation in a wide variety of areas including facilitation skills, coaching and mentoring, effective communication, management development, emotional intelligence, team building and work-life balance. Her practice is underpinned by an Appreciative Inquiry approach. Eileen also runs Yoga for Now and is a qualified and practicing yoga teacher.
Resume of Eileen Heywood


Dyane Helin Dyane Helin
Dyane Helin has been the Practice Manager at Mellish & Associates for 5 years. Dyane enables Mellish & Associates to walk our talk! She is frequently the first point of contact with Mellish & Associates and has an up to the minute appreciation of our client service commitments. Dyane has over 20 years experience in administration and customer service areas. Her background includes a wide knowledge of popular computer software systems and she has recently completed a Certificate IV in Business Administration. Dyane is a community service enthusiast, and volunteers at both Lifeline and Australia Zoo.
Resume of Dyane Helin

 
Launching "Stepping Up - developing leadership practice through
Mentoring" November 2008

Eileen Heywood,
Queensland Governor, Penelope Wensley AO
and Lou De Castro Myles


August 2007 - Mellish & Associates Business Meeting: a relaxed approach to planning
The Group Liz and Eileen working Leigh and Eileen