Category Archives: Portfolio

Marketing brainstorm and strategy session

Marketing brainstorm and strategy session

Bring 25 years of marketing and communications experience directly to you and your business. Are

you struggling with where to start with your marketing? Trying to work out how to tell people about what you do, who your target audiences are and how to reach them?

This marketing brainstorm session is a fun and easy process I have developed and used successfully for many years during my time as a small business mentor for local government and when working with private clients.

In 1 ½ hours we will discuss what you want to achieve from your marketing and how best to achieve it. I can help uncover your unique story, your niche, who your target audiences are and the best ways to grab their attention. We can even work out which promotional channels are best for you depending on your abilities and resources – both time and money-wise.

Even if you already have some ideas in these areas, it is always useful to have a fresh pair of eyes to look at things, especially from someone with such a long and diverse career in marketing, communications, PR and event promotions.

$125 for a one on one session where you get to take advantage of 25 years of marketing experience.

Top Trail

Top Trail

Northland’s new Twin Coast Cycle Trail hopes to bring prosperity and new business opportunities to the region. It’s also a wonderful way to explore the countryside and some of New Zealand’s oldest settlements. I’m helping Top Trail Hire and Tours, Northland’s only dedicated cycle hire and transport specialists, with all their marketing needs. Continue Reading

Magic cottages

Magic cottages

I’ve just completed a winter PR campaign for Magic Cottages at Takou River – encouraging media to experience a ‘ridiculously romantic’ getaway. Some great publications visited including Sunday Star Times and Woman’s Day. I previously worked with these gorgeous eco lodges when I lived in Northland back in 2007 – 9 and we achieved some great media coverage… Continue Reading

Giving nature a voice

Giving nature a voice

From May 2015 – 2019 I was the Auckland Communications Officer for Forest and Bird with the wonderful remit of giving nature a voice. During that time I campaigned on issues including kauri dieback and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. I also helped out all the amazing branches who work so hard as volunteers… Continue Reading

A role with SOUL

A role with SOUL

From September to December 2014 I had the pleasure of running SOUL – centre of the body and mind, a yoga studio and holistic wellness centre in Titirangi. I looked after the marketing of their weekly classes and weekend workshops and got to meet some incredible people who have a passion for healing mind, body and soul. Continue Reading

Small business mentor

Small business mentor

As a small business mentor in Northland I was contracted by the local NZTE provider to help SME’s with their marketing.  I was allocated two hours to cover whatever they most needed help with, and over the years developed a great set of questions and prompts.  I still use these now in my marketing brainstorm sessions which are a fantastic… Continue Reading

Transforming Auckland's city centre

Transforming Auckland's city centre

During my time at Auckland Council my portfolio included urban design where I learned about the concept of a city built in the human scale. Auckland, and far too many cities around the world, were built for cars rather than people. Looking after the communications for street upgrades in Federal Street and O’Connell Street I saw first-hand the obsession many Aucklander’s… Continue Reading

Flying the fairy

Flying the fairy

“What I liked most about Melissa was her thoughtful approach to make my project reflect me and my purpose. That takes commitment.” Legendary child dance educator ‘Fairy’ Clare Battersby. Clare has been helping kids to fly to their highest potential for 25 years. I’ve been helping this wonderful woman to fly…to Copenhagen. Promoting her family event… Continue Reading

A new website for Tivaevae Collectables

A new website for Tivaevae Collectables

“I LOVE our new website. I have a look every now and then and get the FEEL GOOD  vibe. I’m so proud of what we have achieved.”  Anne Reid, Tivaevae Collectables These beautiful bedding and home decor products now have an equally stunning new website. I worked closely with Anne in Rarotonga to build this website,… Continue Reading

Pasifika, Lantern and Diwali

Pasifika, Lantern and Diwali

“Auckland’s greatest weekend”.  In 2014 I worked for ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) where I looked after the communications for three of New Zealand’s biggest cultural festivals – Pasifika, Auckland Lantern Festival and Auckland Diwali Festival. This meant writing everything from all the social media channels, leaflets, e-newsletters and stallholder applications to hosting and co-ordinating media.… Continue Reading

Event – Detox your Toxic Relationships

Event – Detox your Toxic Relationships

For five weeks, once a week, a group of us that are meant to connect, will join together. I see you – sensitive, loving and compassionate. A person whose life force is being clouded by a toxic relationship. You have made the first steps to break free from this relationship but the hold is still…

Energy healing and clearing

Energy healing and clearing

Together, we can release the blocks you have to living a life you love Energy is all around us. We are energy. There is even energy attached to every incident you have had in your life. We can often pick up other peoples’ energies, or unknowingly hold onto things that make us feel heavy and…

Intuitive Alignment Consultation – 30 minutes

Intuitive Alignment Consultation – 30 minutes

This 30 minute online consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to get a feel for what a full session is all about. I will share the messages that I have received for you and we may do a mini guided meditation or clearing, depending on what your soul is most…

Love Living Conscious Creation Programme

Love Living Conscious Creation Programme

This comprehensive package is a combination of all my other magical programmes – change your thoughts, life purpose and healthy relationships. It’s all about helping you to live a life you love, from the heart and for the good of all by stepping into your brilliance and consciously creating your dream life from that place….

What is my Life Purpose and how do I get there?

What is my Life Purpose and how do I get there?

Why are you here on this earth? Do you know deep in your heart that it is time to stop playing small and self sabotaging – but you don’t know where to start? Are you ready to finally find your true calling and bring your genius to the world? Join me on a life-changing journey…

Healthy and Loving Relationships

Healthy and Loving Relationships

Are you ready stop this cycle of short-lived, unfulfilling and bad relationships? Romantic relationships, friendships, family ties and relationships in the workplace have such a huge impact on our life. They can be a joy and a pleasure, or they can make our lives miserable. When they become abusive they can even destroy our soul….

60 minute intuitive guidance session

60 minute intuitive guidance session

For clarity and clearing. If you are confused or distressed about a situation or person, or just want some general guidance about life the universe and everything, this is the session for you. Available in-person or online, I use oracle cards, intuition and various modalities such as guided meditation, energy healing, affirmations and tapping to…

Change your thoughts, change your life

Change your thoughts, change your life

What’s stopping you from living your best life? In this life coaching programme we will uncover some of the limiting beliefs that hinder you from embracing and being all you can be, and help you focus instead on your strengths.  Even just realising and acknowledging these negative thought patterns can have a profound effect as…

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Every month or so I'll send you a summary of the guidance and healing messages I've channeled.