All programs Buy the book Articles About Join Login

Work on your design leadership

 To shift any established thing, whether it is a person’s habits, or an organisation’s culture, it always pays to look inside first—to ask the question "what must first change within me, so things can change outside me?"


Learn more

My intention is to enable you.

My intention is to help you deeply connect with yourself to uncover your strongest foundations. From these foundations you can lead and create powerfully.


Understanding yourself, what limits you and what enables you, is the key to having more impact in this world. It enables you to create and lead from a place of deep understanding of humanity, of nature and the universe. This is a place of love, compassion, confidence and possibility. 

This world needs this human, you.


This Human is the first step.

This Human is about a person—you. The one reading this page. Inside you’ll discover the things that enable, and hold you back, as a creator and a leader.

You are curious, open-minded and are seeking to become masterful in dealing with the greatest challenges of humanity. This book empowers you to maximise the impact of your work and ensure it can be manifested in the world.

Get your copy

Programs to build upon your experience.

Inside my online programs you’ll find new ways to think about yourself, supported with techniques, tools and principles that can help you uncover your strongest foundations for creation and leadership.

Through deep leadership and deep design, we can design and lead from a place of authenticity and strength. This place connects you with a perspective to solve for the challenges that face humanity, our planet and our future.

Learn more

"Dr Senova knows what she’s talking about. Here’s a book you can treasure, savour and revisit at every stage of your creative life."

Marty Neumeier
Director of Transformation at Liquid Agency. Recognised thought leader in brand strategy, innovation and design and best‑selling author of The Brand Gap, The Brand Flip and ZAG.

Coaching, workshops and events to inspire.

I work with executives, leaders and designers to help build the foundations that support meaningful change, within them and within their organisations. I help them discover their unique bridges to possibility. I speak often about human-centricity in business, about aspects that challenge our existence and shine a light into places we often cannot see. Sometimes the best place to start is with a conversation.



About Me

"In a market saturated with books on design thinking, Melis’ work stands out for its ability to delight, instruct and provoke! And most importantly, she reminds us to keep people (versus “users”) front and center of our work in strategy, service delivery and organizational design."

Natalie Nixon PhD
Design Strategist at Figure 8 Thinking, LLC.


Free Things to get started!

Here you can get free access to my thoughts and articles, find out about workshops and events, as well as staying informed about the latest updates on new programs. Subscribe for free access.


Main homepage photo courtesy of the wonderful Julia Archibald.
Site photos courtesy of the very talented Oli Sansom:


50% Complete


Let me know when I can join the community!

We'll add you to the list and let you know when the community is ready.