Youth | Parenting | Leadership

Exploring the intersection where teenage development, compassionate parenting, and leadership skills converge towards connected families & teams.

About Me

Hi, I’m Melanie, 

I’m a Counsellor, Coach and Mentor passionate about empowering

  • young people to find their path in the world,
  • their parents better understand their role in how to nurture their experiences and
  • leaders connect and understand their teams.

But why this seemingly disparate mix?

I started my journey as a coach in the corporate space alongside my father Dr. Carlos A Raimundo at the age of 21. Since then I have presented to leaders and their teams across large organisations, NGO’s, Government Agencies and small businesses. As I continued to present the Play of Life and the Enneagram to these teams, the leaders began asking me if I’d be open to speaking with their teenagers from my capacity as a young counsellor. I thought, “sure, I can give it a shot!”

Working with these teens, many grappling with severe depression, anxiety, NSSI, and suicidal ideation, I discovered they felt safe opening up to me, entrusting me with their deepest troubles. This realisation sparked my specialisation in this field, driving me to delve into Professional Development and seek guidance from a specialised supervisor.

However, my work with teenagers didn’t end there; understanding the family system is crucial. Often, parents are eager to better support and understand their children.

Thus, I expanded my focus to include coaching and supporting parents in guiding their teenagers or adult children. Drawing from my expertise in Psychodrama, Group Therapy, Systems Thinking, the Enneagram, and the Play of Life, imparted by my father’s mentorship, I began to discern the parallels between Parenting and Leadership, Youth and Teams.

So whether you’re looking for someone to

  • help your teenager (or young person) find their way,
  • looking to understand your role in helping them as a parent,
  • and/or looking for help as a leader with your team, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Contact me here to schedule a free consultation to determine if I’m the right fit for you, your family, and/or your team.

Looking forward to meeting you


Melanie is the Director of Active Learning International,
the umbrella organisation of all programs facilitated and presented by Melanie.