Mel Kettle

Strategic Communication Expert, Podcast Host & Author

Connectable – how leaders can unlock the power of connection

The irony of our increasingly connected world is that as humans, we are becoming more disconnected than ever. Connection in business is essential as people do business with people they know, love and trust. Leaders and organisations that are connected are more influential, have more trusted relationships with their people, higher productivity and generate more profit. This is because connected leaders know their people – their workforce, customers, volunteers and investors. They understand the problems they face, the information they seek, and how, and where, they like to be communicated with. With five generations in many workforces and in the marketplace, it is essential that our leaders are connectable with all. In this presentation, Mel will explore the nine behaviours that make leaders more connectable. She will share real-life examples and practical ideas to help you become more connectable – and it’s not all about being online.


Mel Kettle is a strategic communication expert. For over 25 years she has been obsessed with communication, connection and collaboration. She works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help them become more connected in an increasingly disconnected world. Mel is a sought after thought leader, speaker, mentor and facilitator who helps her clients create stronger relationships with their workforce, customers and investors. By communicating with clarity, conviction and compassion, they are able to increase their influence and become more trusted. She is the host of podcast This Connected Life and author of The Social Association. Her second book Connectable is due out in February 2020.