What if you could turn your PhD knowledge and passions into a prosperous business without the frustration and overwhelm?

so that you can finally create the income, impact, and autonomy you dream of

Does this sound like you?

What if I told you there was a better way?

A roadmap to building your business that will bring you clarity, direction, and confidence.

A roadmap specifically designed for academics to build a business that brings you prosperity and well-being. All while utilizing the skills and knowledge you gained during your PhD.

Kind words from past clients.

Are you ready to build a prosperous business?

An immersive 10-week business foundations program. 

It shows you exactly how to build your dream knowledge-based business.


Our Signature Program​

Boss Your PhD™ will fast-track your journey from academic to successful entrepreneur by giving you the mindset, strategy and implementation support to reach your goals! 

Here's what's included:

Private Calls

Weekly one on one private coaching sessions. 

M-F Voxer Access

Utilize voice & direct messaging to get quick resolutions to roadblocks between sessions.

Custom Action Plan

My leveraged PhD model creates a unique-to-you business. Aka a lifestyle aligned business.

Here's how it works.

With private coaching sessions, easy to follow tutorials, actionable steps, and accountability, Boss Your PhD™ is specifically designed to help you build a business without sacrificing your well-being.

You will tap into your potential and build a strong base for your continued business success.



Book a FREE discovery call.

Investing in your business is a big decision. A good fit is one of the most important factors to your future success. So set up a free discovery call and see if I’m the right person to help you reach your business goals.

A discovery call is our chance to really get to know each other. We will chat about your history and your goals – as well as discuss what coaching can do for you. The conversation is done via video call and lasts around 30 minutes.




We chat.

During our video call we’ll ask each other questions and we see if we’re a good fit. If we both think I can help you achieve your goals you can join us in Boss Your PhD™ on the spot or you can take some time to think it over. Investing in your first business program is a big decision so taking time to choose the right one is important. I will never hard sell you (and I even encourage you to check out other coaches and programs).



We get started.

Once you join Boss Your PhD™ you’ll have instant access to the portal. You can get stuck in to building your lifestyle aligned business straight away. 

Kind words from current clients.

Here's my invitation

I’m Mel. A business professor turned online entrepreneur.

My story began when I returned to work after 12 weeks of leave and was punished for not publishing enough. I was ‘encouraged’ to publish anything/anywhere as quickly as I could so that the department could meet its metrics… I was tired of doing work with no impact, and I wanted to use my skills and knowledge for good to positively impact society.

So, I handed in my resignation, finished out the academic year and started my own business. That business allowed me to move back to my home country, pursue projects that brought me joy (rather than just ticking boxes), and have a real impact on the world.  My kids get to grow up with their grandparents and cousins, and I have a lifestyle that I love.

I now have a thriving, lifestyle aligned business, and I want to help you do that too.

  • Are you ready to massively reduce the overwhelm by getting clear on the exact next steps?
  • Are you ready to gain momentum as we work together to turn your PhD knowledge into a business? 


If this sounds like you, book a discovery call now and let’s meet for a free, relaxed call to see if Boss Your PhD™ is the right fit for you.









And just so we're clear...
(so we don't waste each other's time)

You're in the right place if:

You're in the wrong place if:

You've got Q's? I've got A's.

You can think about it like having a business partner. Someone to talk about every little detail of your business.

A sounding board, an adviser, a cheerleader and a drill sergeant all rolled into one.

Boss Your PhD™ includes weekly one-on-one coaching calls, voice and text messaging and detailed video feedback on every step of building your business foundations.

Calls can be scheduled at a time convenient to you. Coach Mel is based on AEST and has availability during regular office hours for all time zones.

Starting a business has the potential to create a life of freedom and prosperity. I have designed Boss Your PhD™ to set you up for business success but I cannot guarantee that your business will work or make money. If you want a guarantee don’t become an entrepreneur.

I do offer a pro-rata refund on remaining sessions if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to continue the academy.

Nope. You can start your own business while working full time. Boss Your PhD™ is built to shortcut the time you need to invest in your business. You will create a business that works for you, around your life. 

Boss Your PhD™ is designed for PhDs wanting to create a leveraged knowledge based service business (e.g. coaching, courses, digital downloads, speaking, or workshops). This is not the right program for you if you want to sell physical products.


3 monthly payments of $740

TOTAL VALUE: $7000+.