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Melissa presents to workplaces and businesses who have young male clients and employees, parents and educators of young males and aspiring young leaders. Melissa has spoken to thousands of people across Australia and is passionate about young men’s health. If you have an audience where Melissa can share her message, please contact her.  


  My Speakers Kit  

Keynote Presentations


Melissa is a professional speaker who has presented to over 7,000 Australians. Melissa is passionate about delivering highly engaging and interactive keynote presentations and workshops to young people, business leaders and parents. 

What they’re saying about Melissa

What People Say

"Melissa is an extraordinary young woman with incredible passion. Her clarity, purpose and drive to make a positive difference is truly remarkable, and she is an absolute delight to work with. If you are looking for a powerful, inspiring and intelligent speaker to wow your audience and motivate them to take action and create change, look no further than Melissa Abu-Gazaleh.”

Layne Beachley - World Champion Surfer and Founder of Aim for the Stars



‘The breakfast was one of the most valuable events. Melissa was hugely helpful and inspiring. Her messages were clear and insightful and her delivery was awesome! Extremely valuable!’

Attendee, C4CE Community Energy Conference State Breakfast

“Melissa is a truly passionate and engaging presenter and practitioner in community engagement. Her experience and insights from her journey establishing Top Blokes were not only inspiring but provided our members with a range of tools to enable them to engage with and mobilise their communities to plan and prepare for natural disasters."

Troy - Coordinator 

Rural Fire Service NSW


Melissa appeared as a guest panelist at the RDA Regional Summit, hosted by Q&A's Tony Jones. Melissa spoke about community development, women's leadership in business, government and community sectors and how to engage Gen Y in innovative ways.

“Melissa is a regular speaker at our 2-day leadership camp for 14-17 year olds. She has a great personality that the students readily warm to. Her sessions are filled with laughter and fun. Her topic "My Life is Like a Cheeseburger" is far from trivial and challenges the students to consider the role of themselves and those around them. We receive a lot of comments from parents after the camp which refer directly to Melissa's presentation. Additionally, the students rating of Melissa on a feedback sheet is consistently 10 out of 10.  




“Melissa is a one of the most powerful presenters I’ve ever seen. Her story shows that being young is not an excuse. I’m now more focused on what I want to achieve in life.”


Brian – Camp Coordinator – RYPEN



Emma, Student, University of NSW



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NSW Dept Innovation and Finance
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Rural Fire Service NSW
Coogee Prep School
St Patricks Marist College
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Lane Cove Council


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