Melanie Rae

Melanie Rae

Melanie always wanted to work in performance coaching, and now she’s achieved her goal.

Can you tell me how long you have worked for Utilitywise?

I’ve now worked for Utilitywise for two and a half years.

What do you like about working at Utilitywise? What’s challenging and interesting?

Every day is different, which brings a lot of variety to my role. I enjoy being able to work with a diverse cross section of energy consultants. They have different experience levels in the industry and I enjoy helping them learn more. To be able to influence and encourage good behaviours across the business, which in turn drives revenue, is extremely satisfying and rewarding.

What was your first role here at Utilitywise? How have you progressed?

I started as an energy consultant on the manufacturing floor and after one year expressed my desire to enter into a coaching and training role. I was fully supported by my manager at the time, who like most managers at Utilitywise encourage people to reach their full potential within the business. After being an energy consultant for one year and nine months, I finally was lucky enough to be offered the role of performance coach within the coaching function, where I am today.

What moment are you most proud of in your career with Utilitywise?

Any moment I have helped energy consultants achieve their goals.

Was progression originally what you desired in your career with Utilitywise? Was the role you have now something you were immediately drawn to? What else are you looking for?

I expressed at my initial interview that coaching was an area I would be looking to get involved with. This has always been an area of interest for me. At the moment I am concentrating on being effective in my role and to become the best coach I can be.

What did you do to get where you are today?

I sought advice from my management and heads of departments, and worked hard to achieve my goals.

What would be your advice to other colleagues wanting to progress within the company?

Keep the faith, never give up on your ambitions and goals, and lead by example.