Melissa Chan | Journey of discovery

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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