Sylvia Melena

Founder & CEO

Sylvia Melena is an award-winning leadership author, speaker, trainer, and 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 Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group.

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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.

Performance Management Nuts and Bolts Workshop

On October 2019, Sylvia Melena will deliver an interactive ½-day workshop to leaders of the Chula Vista Community Collaborative and its partner organizations.

Sylvia,... 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.— Suzanne Drotman,
Vice President - People and Culture, North Texas Food Bank

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Melena Consulting Group


Melena Consulting Group is a leadership and management consulting and training company based in San Diego County, California. The company helps 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 work inspires and equips leaders and their employees to transform their workplaces and achieve results.


Supportive Accountability Embraced by World-Class Organization

Sylvia's work is making a difference.

Sylvia’s Leadership Book

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


It has sold thousands of copies in five continents — North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. featured Supportive Accountability among the most notable leadership book releases of 2018. Here’s the article: “Book Lovers Day: 25 New Releases That Will Make You a Better Leader.”


The book was recognized as a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist for Business & Economics.


It was awarded the 2019 International Latino Book Awards’ Honorable Mention Medal in the Best Business Book category.


The book won the 2019 San Diego Book Award for Best Published Business.


Supportive Accountability has also been used in graduate and undergraduate university classes in executive leadership.

“Supportive Accountability” Received the 2019 International Latino Book Awards Honorable Mention Medal in the Best Business Book Category

"As a first-time author and publisher, attending the 21st International Latino Book Awards was an inspiring and humbling experience." - Sylvia Melena

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What Leaders Are Saying

Suzanne Drotman, Vice President - People and Culture, North 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 the in 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."

Ricardo Villa, San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board MemberSouth County Latino Business Connection Lead

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

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

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

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.”

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.”

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Performance Management Nuts and Bolts Workshop

Sylvia Melena to deliver interactive ½-day performance management workshop to leaders in South San Diego County.

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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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Leadership Coaching

Leaders focus on solutions, see beyond obstacles, and make great things happen.

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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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