In this episode, I chat with Mel Kettle, author of the book Fully Connected.

Mel is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Her clients include leaders, teams and organisations that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement.

At the heart of everything Mel does is a commitment to self-leadership. She truly believes that we need to lead ourselves first before we can lead others. This became clear after she survived the debilitating effects of work-related loneliness, stress and burnout in her late 20s and later when she had a life-threatening melanoma in her early-40s.


Talking Points

  • How Mel came to develop stress and burnout, and it changed the course of her life.
  • What is different about leading in the post-pandemic workplace?
  • Why are leaders less connected?
  • What can we do to reconnect with self and others to be a better leader?
  • The importance of adding self-care to your diary.



Other episodes to listen to

Credible Communication for Leaders


Fully Connected by Mel Kettle 


Connect with Mel 




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