Organisations we’ve worked with
Skills Consulting Group
Turners & Growers
Air New Zealand
The Warehouse Group
Melissa consults to clients across a wide range of industries – here’s what some of them have to 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 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!”
“Listening to Melissa speak was inspiring. Her insights of how technology could improve the way HR (specifically OD and L&D) operates was really engaging, and we were surprised by the range of tech we should become more familiar with. Melissa’s knowledge, experience and passion for all things ‘tech and people’ were evident in the examples shared. It certainly left us feeling motivated to explore how we can become more informed. Thank you Melissa for sharing your expertise and opening our eyes to the possibilities that technology can bring to our mahi.
“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”
“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 recently spoke at our annual NZ Plumbing Conference on how technology is transforming our industry. This was an inspirational session which showed our members, who are also business owners, how technology will be a great solution, rather than a challenge, for their business.
Melissa is engaging, informative and inspiring. I would highly recommend Melissa as a speaker who will bring effervescence, energy, and engagement with your audience. Melissa worked hard to ensure the content she was delivering was relevant to the audience, and we appreciated her enthusiasm.
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”.
‘Melissa presented to our recent membership seminar for the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association. Melissa’s presentation style and engagement was excellent. It was very insightful to find out what technology is available to allow us to work more efficiently. Melissa is highly recommended as a presenter. Change is upon us and Melissa led us through this.’
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.
Your session yesterday was spectacular. You speak with an energy and passion that is contagious and uplifting.
“I could have listened for hours” is feedback we received. You had a huge impact on everyone and your insights and pointers are featured very clearly in the feedback from the attendees. Thank you again so much, we are honoured and privileged to have had you and thank you for bringing smiles, laughs and practical wisdom to our conference. “