Mel Geltch

Member & co-founder
Brisbane, Australia

I’m a co-creator and collaborator for meaningful change, my practice deeply embedded in the principles of participatory leadership and self-organising human systems.

Within Campfire Co-op, I’m an agent for transforming the way we impact the world - wherever it’s invited. This feels like solid ground for doing purposeful work that benefits people and the planet, and for practicing a more human way of doing business.

I am passionate about unleashing the potential of people to do our best work in the world, and amplifying sustainable organisations, communities and systems where everyone is a valued contributor.

My professional background is in journalism, communications, learning, events, planning and change across government, the media, and community and cultural sectors.

I love to work as a personal, team and organisational mentor and guide, host and collaborator. I have skills in the three critical parts to successful events, projects and work. Organising for collaboration; designing and hosting in complex situations for maximum participation; and feeding back learnings back into the system to bring about lasting change and better results.

I carry and learn many practices and tools. Among others, I am a Flow Game host, and a graphic harvester – drawing to make sense of what we learn together in meetings, workshops and conferences. I’m an active member of the Australian and international Art of Hosting community of practitioners, and increasingly practised in more human organisational models and approaches, such as Teal.

I believe in the capacity for people and systems to solve their own challenges, and I’m committed to building capacity and skills for that to be more of a reality than a possibility. I long for a more peaceful world, where people seek to understand each other, laugh and practice humanity in all spaces and places - in systems, organisations, governments, communities, families. Step-by-step. Together.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of all the lands in which we work and pay respect to all Elders past, present and future, and their people, culture, and history.  In Australia, we honour that this is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and thank them for the care they have given this land for thousands of years.  

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