Don't look for someone to blame, but rather seek to uncover the underlying causes and provide the support necessary for success.

- 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.

Melena Consulting Group


Melena Consulting Group is a leadership and management consulting and training company based in San Diego County, California. The company helps businesses and 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 finalist in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. 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 F., 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 M., 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 B., 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 H., 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


2019 North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival

Sylvia Melena will deliver a workshop on self-publishing.

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The IDEAL Conference 2019

Sylvia to deliver leadership workshop.

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The Leadership Strength Blog

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Create a Great Workplace

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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Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Program

Equip your leadership team to engage employees and ignite performance.

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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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Sample Engagements

Book Your Complimentary Clarity Call Today!

Do you want to strengthen your team's leadership and performance management muscles? Do you crave an engaging and high-performing work culture?

Melena Consulting Group can help. Book your complimentary, no-obligation clarity call today. Sylvia will discuss your needs and what Melena Consulting Group can bring to the table. You decide if it’s a good fit.

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