I am Melanie. Let’s grow something bold together.

I am an avid endurance athlete, triathlete, swimmer, roadie and life-long learner.  Add to that, I have a full-on, rewarding career, I’m a mother of two and lover of all things endurance sports.

Lycra is my uniform of choice and I greet life with a smile. I believe in power of setting goals and the power of manifesting success.


In the midst of my career, I found myself facing a dilemma. I was looking for a professional mentoring group that spoke to my roots both as an endurance athlete and a woman. But there were none!

I had my athletic posse and I wanted the same for my career. I was tired not fitting in to ‘the boys club’, but not finding any women’s groups that spoke to who I was an athlete.

So guess what? No brainer! I am firmly planting my own roots and growing the professional group I wanted, for women athletes like us.

As endurance athlete, we are all rooted in a lifestyle that is unique to us, and I created Poppy Sports so we can all BLOOM.


Coming in 2021 is ROOTED by Poppy Sports, a unique mentoring program for female endurance athletes. We teach them to use what they know from sport and to apply the principles to their corporate careers and entrepreneurial journeys.

Every team member gains entry to career and life mentorship plus regular masterclasses. These are based on successful techniques I have used in professional settings

Do you think your workplace should offer mentoring for female employees?

ROOTED will available as a corporate service for forward-thinking companies looking to offer career coaching to their female executives.

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