Melanie is specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in my mindset, I just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues. The Learning Gym is a platform for learning professionals to exchange ideas, discover new tools and stretch/build/flex their learning muscles.
Being the ﬁrst Kirkpatrick Certiﬁed facilitator in India, I eﬀectively assists individuals and organizations in building memorable learning experiences linked to performance. I ﬁrmly believe in creating learning solutions that are guaranteed to deliver results. I am also one of the early adopters of Accelerated Learning, a methodology that has been proven to deliver effective learning, saving time and money in the process.
My tryst with training began with my award-winning thesis, “Managing Cultural Diﬀerences - A Key to Successful Oﬀshore Collaboration.” This led me to joining a Bangalore-based oﬀshore product engineering company. After a three-year stint in International Sales and Account Management, I moved to training & development and started building bridges between companies and people around the globe. I am also a frequent lecturer for Cross Cultural Teamwork, Communication and Negotiation in France, Germany and Switzerland.
I grew up in the tri-national area of the Upper Rhine and received my degree in International Business Management through a four-year course conducted in the three neighbouring countries of Germany, France and Switzerland.
My belief: "People need to enjoy their work just like they enjoy the other aspects of their lives. Life is too short to do anything but it. With the help of facilitation, I want to contribute by equipping people with the skills and mindset shift to enjoy work and excel at it while having fun."