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There are many great books about the design process, tools and methods. One missing aspect, almost in an ironic twist, is what it takes to be the person who is actually doing the designing. This Human is about that person—you.

If you are curious, open-minded and are seeking to become masterful in your craft of leading and designing meaningful change, this book will empower you to maximise the impact of your work.

This Human is about self leadership. It's about how to make sense of your observations in a way that isn’t biased by your own world views. About how to deal with complex, intangible situations in ways that are easy to make sense of and communicate. This Human is about how to learn more about yourself and how to be successful in your leadership or design practice—to grasp all that is going on inside you to positively influence your work.

This Human sets out a comprehensive framework of mindsets, tools, competencies and practices that Melis has developed, implemented and proven as significant enablers of change within great leaders and designers. With insights from her own leadership in corporations and her own design firm, plus proven tools from her executive coaching practice, This Human offers a solid foundation for your practice that you can return to time and time again. 

"Oh it's my number one for reminding me about being a human."
"Definitely something you keep coming back to refocus. Everytime you learn something new not only an approach but yourself as well."
"Reminds me to re-read before I start my next project! A great book."
"Honestly, it's the kind of book that you can open a random page, read it and you'll get something from it." 
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You can buy your copy of This Human direct from me. I'll package up your copy personally and pop it in the post.

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You can get your copy of This Human from all sorts of places globally. Please let me know if you can't get one in your part of the world.


This Human is available in Australia at Readings and The Hill of Content booksellers. 

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I've had great support from Barnes & Noble in the US for the distribution and sales of my book especially at SXSW. 

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If you live in Europe, you can buy direct from my fantastic and supportive publishers, BIS Publishing.


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Most places around the world can get my book from Amazon. Let me know if you're having trouble getting a local copy.

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"This Human focuses on people who are determined to have impact with their work and what it means to be human in this time of rapid change and shift. ... This reshaping is essential to ensure we address the complex challenges facing humanity and the planet."

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