Melissa O’Brien


Melissa is currently a Managing Partner of a corporate team building company based in Dubai, UAE. Additionally, Melissa is an experienced role-player and stage actress and professional drama teacher. Melissa has used her background in both theatre and education to develop customised training programs for clients that emphasise theatre as a platform for learning and development in the workplace. She has written, directed and produced a variety of training scripts for such organisations as TECOM, Intel and the Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS).


Melissa has an entrepreneurial spirit and has owned and operated her own businesses for the past 12 years in both the creative and business-training fields. As a role player she draws on her varied and relevant background to provide meaningful training opportunities for candidates from a range of institutions including; NBAD, The Qatar National Bank and The Government of Abu Dhabi.


Areas of Expertise

  • Teambuilding Facilitation
  • Effective Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Improvisation
  • Conflict Management


  • Managing Partner Consultancy (current)
  • Managing Director of an Event Entertainment Co (previous)
  • Teacher certification in Drama and English, Bishop’s University, Canada
  • BA of Drama and English, University of Toronto, Canada.