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Welcome to Mel Kettle Consulting

In 2006 I quit my job to become a marketing communication consultant, and I haven’t looked back. My first client is still a client, as they, like all my clients, seek to create a positive difference to people’s lives.

The most important factor that comes into play when I take on a new client is that we share common values – gratitude, integrity, honesty, a sense of social justice and a willingness to work hard for a successful outcome.

I work with my clients to help them build strong relationships that will create communities. This is done using a range of communication strategies and tactics. I am particularly determined to encourage my clients to embrace social media as it is a great tool to increase awareness of your brand, your product, your expertise, and, when done well, it enhances the service you provide to your stakeholders.

– From the Blog –

The Activity Pod

Announcing The Activity Pod – my new podcast

I've been a little quite on the old blogging front of late, as I have been working on a new project - a podcast! I'm really proud to announce that it - The Activity Pod - has now been launched. You can find us on iTunes, and soon, hopefully, we will also be on Stitcher Radio… Read more

Filed in Podcasts

Working from home-the good, the bad and the ugly - www.melkettle.com

Working from home – the good, the bad and the ugly

I'm just going to come out and say it. I absolutely LOVE working from home. However it is definitely not for everyone. To start with, I'm an introvert. This means I draw my energy from myself. It doesn't mean that I don't like to talk, that I don't like people, or that I don't like… Read more

Filed in Consulting, Organisational culture

Walking meeting anyone - www.melkettle.com

Why I love walking meetings

As the demands on my time increase, I'm finding it more and more difficult to fit in exercise. Even finding time for a 30 minute walk is difficult if I don't do it as soon as I get up in the morning. And walking first thing isn't always possible. The benefits of walking are many… Read more

Filed in Consulting, Networking, personal stuff

Investing in yourself - www.melkettle.com

Investing in yourself

I have always valued education and professional development. I wouldn't have completed three degrees if I didn't! Or have books exploding from every shelf in my house! As a small business owner I find professional development more important than ever. I still want my career to advance and for this to happen, I need to… Read more

Filed in Consulting, Networking

culture of helpfulness - www.melkettle.com

A culture of helpfulness – or are you a superchicken?

I watched a fabulous TED talk by Margaret Heffernan a few weeks ago and I can't stop thinking about it. "It's time to forget the pecking order at work", referenced chickens and corporate veggie gardens (making me love it instantly!), but more importantly, she talked about creating a culture of helpfulness. I can't count the number… Read more

Filed in Consulting, Customer Service, Organisational culture