Everyone has differences in work styles, talents, and preferences. Empowerment respects these differences and focuses on results.

- Sylvia Melena

Sylvia Melena

Founder & CEO

Sylvia Melena is a 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.

Her direct management experience includes over 14 years at the middle, senior, and executive levels in the public sector.

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.

Human Performance Association Webinar

On June 27th, join Sylvia Melena for a free webinar on how organizations can refine their leadership approach to meet two critical challenges to productivity and results.

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” Named 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

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.


The book was recognized as a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist for business and economics. The winners will be announced in June 2019.


Leadercast.com featured Supportive Accountability among the most notable leadership book releases of 2018. Here’s a copy of the article: “Book Lovers Day: 25 New Releases That Will Make You a Better Leader.”


The book has also served as required reading material for graduate-level university coursework in executive leadership.


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 of a Latin American Business School

“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 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.

News & Events


Presentation at the 2019 North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival

Sylvia will share strategies and resources for marketing your first book.

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Leadership Workshop at The IDEAL Conference 2019

Sylvia to deliver action-packed leadership workshop for small businesses and nonprofits.

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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 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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Get in Touch

Have questions? Get in touch, and Sylvia will get back to you within one business day.