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The IDEAL Conference 2019

Sylvia will facilitate one of her signature leadership workshops.

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53rd Annual Local Author Showcase at the San Diego Public Library

“Supportive Accountability” was selected for this year’s annual showcase.

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Don't look for someone to blame, but rather seek to uncover the underlying causes and provide the support necessary for success.

- Sylvia Melena

Melena Consulting Group


Melena Consulting Group is a leadership and management consulting and training company based in San Diego County, California. The company helps businesses and organizations strengthen their leadership and management capabilities, create great workplaces, and improve performance.


We design, customize, and deliver research-based leadership, management, and workplace training and strategies to improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Our proprietary Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Program builds the performance management muscles of managers and supervisors.


Our work inspires and equips leaders and their employees to transform their workplaces and achieve results.


Sylvia Melena, Founder & CEO

Sylvia Melena is the Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a California corporation. She has two decades of leadership experience in the public sector, including over 14 years at the middle, senior, and executive management levels.

Sylvia has a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and a Design Learning Certificate from the Association for Talent Development. She is also a certified trainer, skilled talent development professional, and engaging workshop facilitator.

Sylvia has led individuals, small teams, and entire workforces into successful performance improvement. She has coached, developed, and trained hundreds of seasoned and emerging managers and supervisors. Most importantly, she has a passion for leadership and a profound love for people.

Sylvia’s Book

Sylvia’s debut business book, Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance, quickly hit Amazon’s Hot New Releases charts and captured the hearts of leaders across industries.

What Leaders Are Saying

David Freeman, Baby Boomer Career Coach

“If the One Minute Manager wanted to recommend an engaging, actionable how to guide for all business managers, this is that book.”

Victor Martinelli, CEO at MDS Escuela de Negocios LATAM (MDS Business School, Latin America)

“The methodology used by Sylvia Melena is very integrative and complete, always focusing on how to boost performance.”

Paul Brodie, Best-Selling Inspirational Author

“Love this book! The author does a great job with providing real-life situations and offering best practices for leaders who want to truly lead their company.”

Tina M. Hallis, Ph.D., Scientist and Positive Psychology Expert

“This is practical, real-world advice that every manager and leader should have.”

Curious? See for yourself at Amazon.


Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Program

Equip your leadership team to engage employees and ignite performance.

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Leadership Development

Build the leadership muscles of your organization with our leadership, management, and workplace training.

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Management Coaching & Consulting

Improve organizational, team, and individual performance. Tap into our strategic management coaching and consulting.

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Harness the power of a robust suite of assessments and reports to transform your workplace.

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Inspire, reinvigorate, and energize your workplace. Book Sylvia as a speaker for your next event.

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