How she’s turned different interests into a multi-passionate career
Melissa Chan is a Sydney-based strategy consultant, writer and producer.
Melissa Chan has been a career changer throughout her working life, driven by a desire to learn and embrace new experiences.
During her 15-year career, she’s done everything from teaching yoga to advising a Prime Minister… and she’s also spent time in both the corporate and creative fields as a management consultant, writer and documentary maker.
Melissa is what you might call the ultimate ‘slashie’ – or what these days is often referred to as ‘multi-passionate’ – following her curiosity to explore different interests and talents, and enjoying the journey of self-discovery along the way.
Having recently finished up working with Malcolm Turnbull, during and post his political career, and making the documentary series Women’s Work, shining a light on financial issues facing women, Melissa is now getting ready to launch an exciting business venture of her own.
In this episode, Melissa chats with host Jacqui Ooi about:
- What’s led her to make big career leaps throughout her working life
- Her various career chapters from working in PR to working for a PM
- What she’s learned from throwing herself into different work environments and industries
- The role of confidence, values and identity in her career change journey
- Her best tips and recommendations for aspiring career changers
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