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Melissa Meagher brings with her a warmth and passion for her topic, with first-hand experience of how money can play out in all aspects of your life. She engages the audience through sharing relevant and interesting stories to create an awareness of the impact of money, and how your relationship with it can make or break you.

Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, working previously as a financial planner, stockbroker and seminar delivery specialist. Melissa has worked with a variety of different employers – from large financial institutions such as Sunsuper, Suncorp and Westpac to small boutique financial planning firms.

With a passion for finance and making a difference in people’s lives, Melissa was naturally drawn into financial planning. But while working in the industry she realised there was a strong need to educate and coach people around managing their money.

Melissa consolidated all her knowledge around finances and her love of working with people and created her own Money Mindset and Success Coaching business called Talking Money.
Talking Money is about changing people’s lives; by providing the tools, support and framework to empower them to have clarity, awareness and efficiency around their money.

Melissa creates a safe space to have a real conversation about money and is passionate about uncovering how our relationship with money impacts our motivations and behaviour every…single…day!

Melissa has spoken extensively as a Guest Speaker including Business Chicks and has also been a contributor in numerous magazines and newspapers including Marie Claire Australia and MamaMia.

Melissa is a member of the Financial Planning Association since 1997.


Working with Melissa has been wonderful. Her experience and knowledge on all things money is matched equally with her passion and care in providing practical and relevant information, including useful hints and tips. An engaging presenter delivering practical information Melissa ensures that everyone can take something away from her presentations. I look forward to future opportunities to work with Melissa again.

—Kellie Dyer, Senior Commercialisation Strategist, Impact Innovation

Melissa is such a warm, dynamic and engaging speaker. We’ve interviewed her twice now for our programs and we have found that not only does she really know her stuff, but she also cares about her audience, and is able to pivot and change direction as questions are asked. Her lived experience means she’s not just sharing facts and figures, but really engaging on a personal level, delivering valuable education with relatable stories. Melissa is one of the most popular speakers we’ve engaged, and we hope to have her back again and again.

—Carolyn and Gillian, Champagne Cartel

We recently engaged Melissa Meagher from Talking Money, to speak at our annual financial planning conference, her presentation was very engaging, passionate and on topic for our national group of planners.

Melissa took the time to research and understand the challenges our group faces in coaching their clients around better money management and structured her presentation to address these needs.

The feedback from the group was overwhelmingly positive and we plan to invite Melissa to run a follow up session in the coming year.

—Michael Burgess, Business Development Manager, Australian Capital Financial Planning

I have seen Melissa speak with so much ease to over 200 delegates at a national convention. She presents valuable truths about the financial challenges of starting a business, and shares practical advice based on her own start-up experiences and expertise. She has a unique way of presenting relatable insights in her conversational tone which allows her to connect very well with the audience, even as she tackles a very unpopular subject of personal finances. Melissa is definitely one of the most interesting and engaging speakers when it comes to Talking Money.

—Mary Juria, SpringUp

Melissa’s session brought the whole day together. It was practical, an excellent mix of information, discussion and practical tools for people to use in the session and later. It was the post-lunch session, the most difficult timing for a seminar. Melissa’s exuberance and inspiration kept everyone engaged and interested.

Over the course of our day-long seminar there were many speakers. Melissa session was a standout in the evaluation. Most people rated it as the best session of the day. Most of the comments noted the practical element of the session and the tools that were shared.

—Kaylee Campradt | Campaign Officer, Queensland Council of Unions

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