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Melissa Jenner

My Purpose




“Some live a life of constancy, others of curiosity”.

My choices in life have been fuelled by my deep desire for two things: learning, and impact.

When I look back over my career, the only thing that will matter to me is not whether I won or was the best, but whether I played to learn. I have become known as the 'pivot-master' – an intrepid soul who has travelled the world in search of what makes work, work. I have learned lessons from some of the greatest minds in Europe, Wall St, and Aoteoroa.

I have participated and watched how marketing, banking and technology industries have become cyclical in their evolution. And I harvested my triumphs and my tragedies and put them to use.

Having found design later in life through visiting Stanford D-School multiple times, I now have clarity on why I work.

My purpose? To enable people to work well.

A designer at heart and by trade, I am now a catalyst of people’s futures. I’m proud to have helped thousands of people design high impact businesses, work and lives, and promise to bring my 3 principles of courage, curiosity and creativity to the table – as that is how we will all collectively grow value.

And to quote one of my favourite authors
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Founder Melissa Jenner interviewed START Now on the AM show