Mel Kettle is a communication and social media expert, speaker, author, trainer and mentor.

With over 20 years’ professional experience, Mel has found that one of the biggest challenges businesses face is how to communicate effectively so they attract, retain and engage their customers and clients.

In 2006 Mel established her communications consultancy and has since worked around the world with associations, researchers and academics, CEOs and Executive Management Teams, small business and not-for-profits.

She is particularly obsessed with teaching associations, CEOs, thought leaders and businesses how to communicate authentically, as authentic communication helps build strong relationships. And as people do business with people they know, like and trust, authenticity is essential.

Mel has a Master of Business (Marketing), a Master of Public Health, and she is a past Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators (Qld) and The Queensland Choir.

You can read Mel’s blog on menopause and women’s health at Just as Juicy and listen to her podcast, A Great Recipe for Life.

The Social Association

My book, The Social Association – 5 key skills not-for-profits need to increase member engagement, generate ROI and create a thriving online community, is now available for order. 
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How I can help you!

Marketing strategy

Cost effective strategies to help you achieve your business goals

Social media

Practical social media advice to engage with your customers


Short or long term coaching to improve performance and skills


Topics include marketing, social media, health and wellness at work


Access Mel’s expertise, experience, advice and contacts


Improve your communication, writing and social media skills

Who I have worked with

Mel’s starting point of sincere interest in strategically building our social media presence was very rare indeed! Mel proved to be the perfect choice. She not only did her homework to make sure she understood our context, what we wanted and what would work for us, she also brought to the table very simple suggestions that actually work.

Fiona Forrest

Ipswich Art Gallery

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Creativity in the wild

I come from a very creative family. My mother was incredibly skilled with fabric, fleece and yarn, and could turn a bale of raw fleece into a beautiful throw blanket, finely woven women's suit or a durable floor rug. My father also had creative ability, especially...

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Our research centre has benefitted enormously from Mel’s ability to deliver solutions for a diverse set of challenges – communications and media, event coordination and committee secretariat. We have engaged Mel Kettle as a consultant for over ten years. She has done an excellent job managing a number of projects for us, and has consistently delivered high quality work within tight timeframes. Mel’s professionalism, work ethic and enthusiasm make her a pleasure to work with.

Dr Keith Hampson

CEO, Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre

We really appreciated the Social Media Workshop that Mel delivered, particularly with its focus on using twitter for researchers and academics. The session gave us a great background on the role social media, is playing within universities, and by researchers and students to promote research and connect with others working in similar fields.

Clare Murray

QUT’S Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland

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