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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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.

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.

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. Sylvia's work inspires and equips leaders to transform the culture and achieve results.

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Supportive Accountability Embraced by World-Class Government 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.

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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."

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."

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

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

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.”

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.”

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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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