Inspire. Educate. Facilitate.

At Sitting Low, Reaching High, Mel provides motivational speaking, consulting, education and blogging in order to break down barriers and explore all aspects of life including adaptive fitness, travel, work and recreation.

Hi, I’m Mel

I’m the founder of Sitting Low, Reaching High

I’m based in Sydney but have provided motivational speaking, consulting and education for over a decade. My passions are adaptive fitness, travel, work and recreation – showing that you never know someone’s ability until you give them the opportunity to explore it.


SINA – Spinal Injury Nurses Association Conference AU and NZ – “Ways to break down barriers’ – Thursday 30 March – Sydney

Lifeline – Delivering DV Alert training – Working with Women with Disabilities – Sydney – 29 and 30 May 2023

Nepean Disability Expo – 31 March and 1 April 2023 – EmCee

For a list of all upcoming events visit the Event page

Keynote Speaking

Mel has experience in speaking with participants in many different settings and is well known for her ability to adapt training and speeches to meet the needs of any group; including disability, age, location and/or group size.

Woman sitting in a wheelchair presenting and talking


Mel is a dynamic and charismatic speaker who engages her audience from all walks of life. I highly recommend Mel for speaking engagements and presentations.

Michael Murphy, Event Manager ‘An Awesome Life’


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