Future focused business consulting

We are a global company based in Auckland, New Zealand specialising in the intersection of Future Technology and People.

We offer the following services

Tech with Heart offers a range of consulting, mentoring and speaking services to ensure your business and staff are ready for the future.

Keynote Speaking

Speaking Topics

Future of work

Future of HR

Future Technology

People & Technology impacts


Kindness in the workplace


Future of Work Strategy Projects

Technology Design Projects and Implementations

Human Centered Design Consulting

Future Fit Executive & Leadership Team Training

Customised Executive and leadership team sessions.

Is your HR Team Future Fit
Future Simulations Workshop

Future of Work Workshops

HR Team Upskilling
Technology, Psychology and Future of Work trends

Themes centre around future capabilities, future technology & potential impacts, psychology research, HR tech trends, HR innovations and global best practice.

We believe the future of business is in learning how to optimise the best of technology & people, to create a better world.

Tech with Heart brings experience across both sectors to provide a unique and rounded perspective, adding a human focus to technology projects and providing future technology insights to people projects.

Melissa Crawford

Meet Melissa Crawford

Melissa Crawford has a background with a mix of strategy, leadership, project management, HR and IT, gaining experience in high profile organisations.

As a strong advocate for human-centred design and people development, she is also a staunch promotor of kindness, caring and fun in the workplace.

She now works with businesses to ensure the smooth transition to future working with technology.

Listen to Melissa’s podcast on Apple or Spotify

Watch Melissa’s interviews on YouTube

Read all published interviews with Melissa

Keep up to date with Melissa on LinkedIn

Organisations we’ve worked with

Coca Cola
Skills Consulting Group
Master Plumbers

Turners and Growers
Air New Zealand

The Warehouse Group

What do our clients say?

“Melissa’s expertise and unique blend of HR and Tech is exceptional. Melissa has the ability to decipher the blocks and facilitate the development of strategic plans that build the bridge between HR and tech.

As a result, we have a strategy that encompasses the future, reflects the changing demands and expectations of the modern business environment; it is adaptable, considers emerging technologies, is highly collaborative and ensures we operate in a socially responsible and sustainable manner.  Who better to have on your side as a coach, trainer, mentor or advisor, than Melissa Crawford “

“We have utilised Melissa’s expertise as a presenter and a panellist at our last three HR Tech and Innovation conferences across New Zealand and Australia due to both her engaging content and style. A crowd favourite, Melissa’s content is always relevant, current and thought provoking with a future focus that pushes people to think ahead.

Her brand of Tech with Heart is exactly why we like working with her as she manages to weave the intersection of future technology and people psychology to help her audience understand why both will play such a critical role in our future.”

“When looking for a speaker for an HR focused breakfast, Melissa at Tech with Heart was a fabulous choice.  Much of the feedback we received focused not only on her extensive knowledge, but also her ability to convey often technical concepts into language that clarified and motivated our audience.  You can see her passion for the blending of technology and HR practices, and the profession will be the better because of it.

“Melissa wowed the crowd with a taste of the future – the metaverse of workplaces was a fascinating topic. She demonstrated her metaverse experiences on the conference screen which made it real. I look forward to working with her again”

On behalf of the NZPSHA executive, I take this opportunity to thank you for presenting to our recent NZPSHA conference. Your excellent presentation on emerging technology and digital psychology behaviour’s shaping the future of work was insightful, engaging and very though provoking.

Attendees commented that “Excellent speaker really made us think. Would love to hear more from her. Very interesting to know what technology is available to make us work more efficiently. Excellent content and presenter. Great to have this perspective on AI & hear about innovations coming into our environments”.

We recently had the pleasure of having Melissa present on “The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work.” to our business community.

Melissa prepared a thoroughly captivating and informative presentation that really resonated with our audience. It was evident that Melissa was not just sharing information but that she was genuinely passionate about the subject matter.

Not only was Melissa professional in her approach but she managed to seamlessly inject a sense of fun and enthusiasm into her delivery whilst keeping the audience engaged and eager to learn more.

I would highly recommend Melissa for anyone seeking an informative and enjoyable speaker. She exceeded all expectations, leaving a lasting impression on our audience.