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Multi-Award-Winning Author, Sought-After Mindfulness & High Performance Speaker for Fortune 500's

Mindfulness should no longer be considered a nice to have, it's a must have!

Multi-award-winning author Melo Calarco is a mindfulness and high-performance expert, keynote speaker, and facilitator of corporate programs.

Melo has the unique ability to bring the best out of the people and the companies he works with. With well over 25 year’s experience, his results-based work is grounded in neuroscience, mindfulness, human behaviour, leadership training and other unique tools to help his clients find self-awareness, clarity, focus and ultimately success.

Melo learned to manage highly challenging and stressful situations, build mental endurance and rise above adversity from his life lessons on the road where he cycled, trekked and travelled over 30,000km’s around the planet on his mountain bike. He traversed Africa, Asia, India, Nepal, Europe and North America, along the way he had to overcome many obstacles and demanding encounters, including near-death experiences.

He now shares that deep experience working with many global Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s, managers and directors, and corporate executives, as well as Olympic athletes, surgeons, actors, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and other individuals that want to operate at their best, without burning out.

Just some of the companies Melo has presented to include: The Royal Flying Doctors Service, Channel 7, Loreal, Deloitte, Westpac, KPMG, Allianz, David Jones, SEEK, Toyota, PwC, JCDecaux, ANZ Bank, GSK, Aurecon, Mars, Mercer, Insignia Financial, Maurice Blackburn, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and many more.

His work has been described as ‘truly transformational’!

Talking Points

Staying Energised as a High-Performer (without burning out!)

In this session we will explore various tools and techniques to help you and your team stay energised as a high performer. We learn effective ways to manage stress, build resilience and avoid burnout, while still remaining a high- achiever.

We will discuss the difference of good stress vs bad stress and the evolution from Stress to Burnout and how to optimise your performance with the right amount of stress. We will learn to recognise the main signs of burnout and how to prevent it.
We will also learn positive mindset strategies, mindfulness techniques and ways to reclaim your self-care habits and your work-life so you can maintain your mental wellbeing for the long term.

You will walk away with implementable tools and techniques that can help you for the rest of your life!
Key takeaways include:
- How to use stress positively to optimise your performance
- Eustress (good) vs Distress (bad)
- The neuroscience of the stress response
- Signs of burnout and prevention
- Techniques to ‘nip stress in the bud’ in 90 seconds

Staying Focused and Maximising your Potential

Trying to wear too many hats at work and continually switching your attention from task to task can be stressful and tiring. When you lose focus on your task at hand it causes stress, overwhelm, anxiety and can eventually lead to burnout.

This talk is a great opportunity to step back and look at the way you are working and make some positive changes to maximise your workflow and focus on a daily basis. We look at ways to stay focused on important tasks and ways to drive the business forward. We explore the cost of context switching (multitasking) and the shocking truth of lost time and energy.

We also explore different brain states to optimise your performance throughout the day depending on the task at hand and how to block out your time in three distinct work-modes.

This session will help you and your team work more efficiently, proactively and with much less stress.

Key takeaways include:
- The cost of context switching in terms of lost productivity
- Myth of multitasking
- Staying focused on what matters
- Different brain states for optimal performance and productivity
- Managing your time and energy more effectively
- Managing a team with clarity and focus
- How to work proactively, not reactively

Mindfulness for High Performance

In this fast paced modern world that we live in, mindfulness should no longer be considered a 'nice to have' it's a must have.

This talk explores the evidence based concept of mindfulness for high performance and how you incorporate it in your daily life.
Many of the worlds top performers practice mindfulness, like olympic athletes, top CEO's, corporate executives, actors, surgeons and many high performing professionals.
We discuss the neuroscience of mindfulness and how you can use it to optimise your performance everyday (without burning out)

Key takeaways include:
- Neuroscience of Stress and Mindfulness
- How top performers use mindfulness
- The difference and similarities of elite athletes vs corporate athletes
- Using mindfulness to stay calm under high pressure
- Help your decision making processes
- Increase problem solving skills
- Different brain states for optimal performance
- Breaking the myths of meditation
- Increase your energy and vitality
Melo's inspirational work with the RFDS has resulted in positive outcomes and feedback from participants. He builds a safe place for everyone to open up and share their stories, challenges and ambitions and then provides the frameworks and practical tools to achieve their outcomes. Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australia

Melo is a fun and engaging presenter. He has been great for our team by giving them tools to use to understand their thought processes, decompress and have clarity of thought in hectic times.

The Bluerock

Melo was engaging, knowledgable, present and authentic. Best presentation so far in this group!

CEO Institute

Melo’s sessions gave great insights and practical advice for employees to overcome challenges and improve both their professional and personal lives. Melo is a very engaging facilitator with an authentic and collaborative style which leaves you feeling back in control.

Randstad RiseSmart
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