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.

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.

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2019 Adelante Promotores Conference

On August 23rd, join Sylvia Melena at the 2019 Adelante Promotores Conference in San Diego. Sylvia will deliver a dynamic, hands-on communication workshop.

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.


San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books

July 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of "Supportive Accountability." Sylvia will celebrate this milestone at the San Diego Festival of Books.

Book Signing at Warwick’s in La Jolla, CA

On August 25th, the celebration continues at Warwick's, the country’s oldest continuously family-owned and operated bookstore.

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 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 named 2019 International Latino Book Awards Finalist for Best Business Book. Sylvia will receive one of three medals in the category at the Awards Ceremony in September 2019.


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.

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.

Sample Engagements

The IDEAL Conference 2019

This conference brings together 24 powerful sessions to help you build your personal brand and run a successful business. Sylvia Melena will deliver an action-packed leadership workshop for small businesses and nonprofits.

News & Events


“Supportive Accountability” Celebrates at The San Diego Festival of Books

Sylvia Melena celebrates the first anniversary of “Supportive Accountability” at the San Diego Festival of Books.

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Book Signing at Warwick’s in La Jolla, CA

Warwick’s presents San Diego award-winning author, Sylvia Melena.

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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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Need several copies of Supportive Accountability for your leadership team? We have a 10-book bundle.