A story of grit, elbow grease, belief in oneself and a YES I CAN attitude, whose early years cast a long shadow on her goals of living a ‘perfect’ life! From a young age she worked her way up the corporate ladder through applying creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to business problems. Now a finance executive with experience across the property, transport and infrastructure sectors, CPA qualified, top 1% commerce graduate and two children. On the surface it looks like she has had a privileged life and upbringing. However, there have been some challenges along the way. You cannot miss her story nor her unbelievable tales! Melodie’s personal anecdotes demonstrate there is opportunity to break away from the mould and tap into your imagination and potential to live your big life.