Future focused business consulting

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

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.

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


Is your HR Team Future Fit
Future Simulations Workshop

Future of Work Strategy Projects

Future of Work Workshops

HR Team Upskilling
Technology, Psychology and Future of Work trends

Technology Design Projects and Implementations

Future Fit Executive Coaching / Mentoring

1 on 1 personalised coaching / mentoring blend with a focus on keeping
executives future fit.

Sessions are a combination of discussions on latest research
or upskilling combined with discussions on issues the individual would like
to focus on.

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

*Please note: I only take on a limited number of clients for coaching.

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

What do our clients say?

“Thank you, Melissa, for delivering a thought-provoking, insightful session for our Herrmann NZ client community of OD, HR and L&D leaders.

It was truly eye-opening stuff delivered in such an engaging and down-to-earth manner.

We have had nothing but excellent feedback from all that attended. Kai pai.”

“Melissa is a rare speaker who combines deep tech expertise with human-centred delivery and empathy.

She can take a complex subject (like the metaverse) and conjure a ‘do not ignore’ future relevant to any industry.

Melissa is a must have speaker for any conference organiser who wants a thought provoking and insightful keynote on their programme”

“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.”

“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”

“Melissa is an engaging and highly knowledgeable presenter who captivated our audience on a recent webinar she delivered for us. She is a drawcard for the HR community and savvy Business Leaders alike, able to convey her breadth and depth of thinking and relate it to business priorities and impacts.

We had feedback on her webinar for WEEKS after!”