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Melena Consulting Group

Melena Consulting Group is a leadership and management consulting and training company in San Diego County, California. The company helps businesses and organizations strengthen their leadership and management capabilities, create great workplaces, and improve performance. The work of the company's Founder & CEO, Sylvia Melena, inspires and equips leaders to transform their workplaces and achieve results.

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Sylvia Melena

Founder & CEO

Sylvia Melena is an award-winning leadership author, ATD Master Instructional Designer™, and management development consultant with a knack for reinvigorating workplaces and improving performance. With a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies and nearly two decades in the trenches of management, Sylvia is the architect of the Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Model. She unveiled the model with the publication of her award-winning leadership book, "Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance."

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Leaders Talk About Sylvia’s Training

Sylvia’s Leadership Book

Sylvia’s leadership and performance management book — Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance — quickly captured the hearts of leaders across industries.


Supportive Accountability has sold thousands of copies in five continents (North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America) and is used to build the performance management muscles of leaders in many settings.


This book is simple, practical, and actionable. It’s perfect for new and emerging managers and supervisors seeking to jump start their leadership careers. It’s also recommended for experienced leaders struggling to engage employees, promote accountability, or improve  performance.

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Supportive Accountability Embraced by Best-in-Class Local Government Organization

Sylvia's work is making a difference.

Sylvia Melena Featured in “Breaking Barriers: Women in Human Perfomance”

Sylvia and her work were featured in the 14th Edition of The HPA Journal, a publication of The Human Performance Association.

Listen to Sylvia’s Interview on My Quest for the Best Podcast

Hosted by Bill Ringle, My Quest for the Best is a Top 50 iTunes business podcast.

What Leaders Are Saying

Suzanne Drotman, Vice President - People and CultureNorth Texas Food Bank

"Sylvia, I cannot thank you enough for your passion and dedication to building strong leaders. Your book will be critical to the development of our emerging and aspiring leaders at the North Texas Food Bank. You’ve gone above and beyond in your support of our journey and we know the impact Supportive Accountability will have on our food bankers."

Victor Martinelli, CEO Escuela de Negocios LATAM (Latin American Business School)

"Love the Supportive Accountability methodology... As a leadership expert working in the Call Center Industry for more than 15 years, the methodology used by Sylvia Melena is very integrative and complete always focusing on how to boost performance."

Ana Patino, Latino Book & Family Festival Event PlannerLatino Literacy Now

“Sylvia, the insights you provided were of great quality and value. I loved the transparency… The way you invited your audience into the conversation made it a personal and comfortable environment… You are an outstanding speaker.”

Ricardo Villa, Board MemberSan Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

"(Sylvia), what an amazing presentation. You really made an impact on our visitors. Thank you so much."

Paul Brodie, Best-Selling Inspirational AuthorBrodie Consulting Group

“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.”

David Freeman, Career CoachDream Job Dynamic

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

Tina Hallis, Ph.D., Scientist and Positive Psychology ExpertThe Positive Edge

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

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California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2020 Conference

Sylvia Melena joins the International Latino Book Awards at CABE 2020.

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Create a Great Workplace

Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Program

Equip your leadership team to engage employees and ignite performance.

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Leadership & Management Training

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

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Management Consulting

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

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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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