Melissa Lewis

Travels from: Victoria

Australia's leading expert on 'the power of Womens’ Executive Presence'

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, Communication, Leadership, Women in Business

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

As a professional panellist, executive coach and an expert on 'the power of Womens’ Executive Presence', Melissa Lewis has worked and collaborated with corporate and entrepreneurial women across Australia. Elevating Personal Branding and Executive Presence, Melissa is overtaking male-dominated fields with success. 

Melissa has worked with leaders from some of Australia’s largest organisations including KPMG, EY, Bendigo Bank, Telstra, CBUS Superannuation, Hall & Wilcox, and ShineWing Australia.

With her own business, The Ascension Group, Melanie provides tools and techniques to create lasting impacts and measurable change. 

In 2017, Melissa was the first Australian accredited expert of the Bates Communications ExPI™ Assessment Tool, and has since revamped her service platform to reflect the tools 380 degrees of feedback. Melissa has also created her own tools and frameworks that assist women with their business demeanour, professional brand and executive style.

Melissa is a distinctive speaker, combining entertainment, science and real-world experiences to give audiences an insight into business performance. 

Speaker Topics

Brand YOU: How to Build a Professional Brand that Elevates Your Presence
Staying on top of your career is tough, no doubt about it. To complicate matters, building a professional brand has become essential to modern day success. But what exactly is a professional brand, and how can you use it to leverage your presence?
How to Act, Feel & Look Like a Woman who means Business
Discover why your Image is one of the first things people will associate and remember about your presence. Gain clarity and control over it by managing the external messages that you communicate about yourself (either intentionally or not) through your appearance, actions, speech and lifestyle.
How to Elevate YOUR Executive Presence for Greater Reward & Recognition
Women in leadership today already face a mountain of challenges. As they become more time poor and competition rises, they are finding that their technical knowledge, hard work and drive that got them to where they are today is no longer enough to get them to where they want to go tomorrow.
The Power of a Woman’s Presence
Whether you’re a professional woman seeking a next-level promotion, greater financial rewards, or the visibility and influence you deserve, Melissa will strip back the layers on executive presence, the mysterious ‘X-factor’ of leadership and provide useful tools and insights on how to further elevate your power and your presence.


Melissa was fantastic! The way she incorporates and embodies everything she knows to how she presents allows us to understand not only WHY executive presence is so important in our careers but also how to move forward and have more presence.


Melissa was engaging, refreshing and inspiring. I totally become aware of the importance my presence, brand and communications skills have on others and how to better use them for influence.

CBUS Superannuation

Melissa was a breath of fresh air who engaged all in the room. Her advice was practical, knowledgeable and extremely useful. It was great to see how the team have embraced her advice to have better presence and be brand advocates for themselves and the business.

Bendigo Bank

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