Style Confidante

Personal Branding * Adviser to Women in Leadership * Founder of Style Confidante

Melissa Lewis is Australia’s leading expert on ‘the power of a woman’s executive presence’. She works with high-performing corporate and entrepreneurial women to help them elevate their executive presence by developing out their personal brand, image and influence for greater commercial success.

In recent years, Melissa has worked alongside leaders from such organisations as KPMG, EY, Bendigo Bank, Telstra, CBUS Superannuation, Hall & Wilcox, ShineWing Australia, to name but a few. Every client is unique, and Melissa meets each challenge with her trademark honesty, insight and positivity.

Style Confidante was born from a deep desire to assist career-driven, intelligent executive women elevate their influence to get the career opportunities they deserve. Melissa is a true “confidante” – a trusted, supportive advisor who helps women take their presence to the next level.

For many of them, their missing ‘X-factor’ is not their IQ or EQ but rather their PQ, their presence quotient.

Style Confidante provides the commercial and practical tools, techniques and support to create real change. Since 2017, Melissa is proud to be the first Australian accredited expert to provide the Bates Communication ExPITMAssessment tool as part of her service offerings. ExPI is the only science-based model that measures executive presence and the impact the results have on a woman’s ability to influence and achieve her career goals.

Melissa’s fascination with the power of a woman’s presence began as a little girl when she spent many hours in her grandfather’s couture boutique learning the skills to run a successful business. Since then, most of Melissa’s professional life has been in commercial retail and property, bringing a depth of business experience to her work.

When Melissa is not with her Style Confidante clients, you can find her training for half marathons or playing with her kids and family.