Changing Seasons Consultancy
Changing Seasons Consultancy is a mother-and-daughter-run business.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Melody and her family emigrated to Australia in 2004 after losing their farms to the Mugabe regime.
Their initial reasons for choosing the name ‘Changing Seasons’ were very literal – attributing the seasons to stages and ages, with a particular focus on those in the Autumn or Winter of their lives. But over time they’ve come to realise that we are, or should be, continually ‘changing seasons’ to keep happy, healthy and motivated.
From Melody’s perspective:
“I have to admit that, while I am generally a glass half-full kind of person, I need to be setting new goals for myself, big or small, and to be continually moving in a positive direction, to prevent feeling rudderless and frustrated. This is made worse when my surroundings are messy or cluttered!
Unfortunately, life has a terrible habit of throwing curved balls at us &, while we generally cope, sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed. Being able to make a tangible difference to someone’s life, not just in the provision of a service but, more importantly, in helping them to regain their own controls and sense of order and achievement, is priceless!’
And from Shae:
“I have always been slightly ‘OCD’, so becoming a Professional Organiser was a no-brainer! However I’ve definitely learned, through experience and training, that everyone has their own issues, mental and otherwise, and dealing with these has become one of our biggest skill-sets. Mum and I really do care, sometimes too much!”
Melody has operated several small businesses in her life but for the last 10 years has been heavily involved in the lifestyle industry, as General Manager of Savannah Lifestyle Resort in Mareeba and Sales & Marketing Manager of Affinity Sheep Station Creek Lifestyle Resort in Morayfield, developing both communities virtually from scratch. In addition to a complete downsizing consultation, Melody offers a retirement community analysis & advisory service, as one of her biggest concerns about the over 50’s industry, from experience, is that older folk are making monumental decisions based on misleading information.
Shae, mum to a beautiful baby girl has changed her career path from childcare, into a better suited industry, where she is able to utilise her OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!!) tendencies to specialise in decluttering, organizing and staging homes for sale.
Both ladies have always shared a passion for orderliness and this, coupled with Melody’s achievements and tertiary study (which include an MBA and real estate sales agent registration), her reputation and ability to both sell pre-loved homes within, and the general management of lifestyle resorts, ensures that each job undertaken by Changing Seasons is carried out to complete client satisfaction.
They are also extremely careful in selecting consultants who share their ethics, integrity and empathy; furthermore all are given the training & have the experience to tackle any task & solve any issue.
Changing Seasons handled the “decluttering” and cleaning of my Newport QLD house in preparation for sale and the packing/moving/unpacking to my downsized apartment in Mango Hill.
At all times they displayed the highest standards and professionalism and frequently went beyond what was expected.
I could not recommend them higher.
With a decade of experience in the retirement sector & well over 30 years operating family-owned businesses, you can be confident of the level of competence in all the services offered.
Integrity, respect and compassion have always been our personal & professional cornerstones.
In addition, what you see is definitely what you get!!
We understand that everyone’s circumstance is different & it is critical that we get a complete understanding of what each individual client requires before providing a solution & a fair price to achieve it.