A Solutionist’s Journey
Emily Melgar has been a part of the vocational education and training sector for over two decades. She is the Managing Director of Enable College, an RTO specialising in vocational education and training.
Emily calls herself a “solutionist,” a fantastic word she coined to describe her approach to problem-solving. She looks at problems and analyses why things aren’t working and what has been tried before. She then gets creative and starts thinking of ways to find the right solutions.
A natural networker, Emily remembers the first time she learned about BNI. It was duing a conversation with Marty Edwards from Multiple Solutions at In Studio + Café. Whilst walking to work one day, she saw Marty having coffee from the corner of her eye and decided to pop in and say hello. They hadn’t known each other for long, but during their conversation, he suggested that she come to a meeting.
“We talked on this particular day, and Marty said, “Why don’t you come along?” And because I’m always looking for new opportunities, I said, “Okay, I’m a bit of a natural networker; I like going out and meeting new people. So, it was a bit of a no-brainer to go.”
After visiting BNI Advantage, Emily knew she needed to be a part of BNI. It wasn’t just about networking but the energy in the room and being surrounded by other businesspeople. The camaraderie and support among the 70+ members were strong, and the “Givers Gain” concept resonated with her.
She’s always been a natural referrer and gets satisfaction from helping others solve problems, even if it doesn’t directly benefit her. Knowing she had the group’s support was a big drawcard.
“I’ve been referring long before BNI. I refer a lot within the room, but on a day-to-day basis, I also refer a lot outside of the room. It’s just something I’ve always done.”
It took some financial manoeuvring, but Emily made it happen because she knew she needed it. BNI has been a fantastic experience for her, and she continues to enjoy meeting new people and supporting others in their business endeavours.