About Mel and Sitting Low, Reaching High

Sitting Low Reaching High

Mel was a presenter at the launch of JUST LIVE! Hunter Disability Expo in 2017! We were so thrilled to have her as a part of our expo. Her raw honesty and open nature connected with the community and inspired many to consider the opportunities available to them. People were talking about Mel’s couch interview and inspiring story for weeks!”

Founder JUST LIVE! Hunter Disability Expo | Beyond Boundaries Rehab 

Carly Stewart

Sitting Low Reaching High

Mel is an unbelievable display of strength and perseverance. Since i have known her she's never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals. She's an unbelievable human who never lets her disability impede her lifestyle; but uses it to connect with others by showing them that hard work makes the impossible, possible. Mel is an inspiration to everyone she encounters and i look forward to seeing what she achieves in the future. 

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dimi Polous

Sitting Low Reaching High

Mel presented on her experiences of why identifying and setting unique personal goals is the key to building an awesome life.

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.

Event Coordinator An Awesome Life 2017

Michael Murphy 

Sitting Low Reaching High

Mel is inspirational. Her humble approach and funny delivery made the subject of driving diversity and inclusion for people with disabilities accessible for all. 

The audience were left laughing and with a thought provoking message. I cannot advocate enough, the great work Mel does.

Amazon Web Services

Andrew Boyd

Sitting Low Reaching High

I have had the humbling privilege of listening to Mel's story a number of times - each time i have been moved to tears as well as being incredibly inspired by her significant accomplishments, positive mental attitude and fearlessness to achieve. Mel's story and message is so powerful, with the compelling ability to make individuals and corporations stop, think and act differently.

Enterprise Business Developmemt Manager, Amazon, Australia & New Zealand

Michelle Hardie

Sitting Low Reaching High

 Mel has such a gift for the stage, her ability to connect with the audience and take them on a journey is exceptional. Mel shares her story with so much authenticity, humour and grace.


It’s no wonder she has reached such great heights in her own life, Mel is simply unstoppable.

Mazzeo (Miracle Mama)

Natalie Roberts

Sitting Low Reaching High

Mel has written several travel stories for Travel Without Limits magazine. Mel's humour, can-do attitude and spirit for adventure shine through her words. Her stories encourage and inspire many to see the opportunities available to them despite any disability they may live with.

Editor, Travel Without Limits

Julie Jones