When you engage Apogee, you’re bringing in experienced changemakers who are proven to unleash the potential in your people and teams.


Apogee is not restricted to dogmatically follow static models of yesteryear, dictated by administrators removed from the local talent market. We have the freedom to be agile, innovative and bring our considerable personal acumen to the fore to solve even the toughest of people challenges.


We’re not hemmed in by a one-size-fits-all approach. We can tailor our approach and program solutions to best meet your needs. We flex to you rather than you flexing to preconceived ideas, methods and models.


As previous senior leaders in the Western Australian business community, we understand the unique challenges and operating environment of the WA labour market and the personal challenges this can present to the people who work in it. With this innate understanding, our insights and recommendations come to you applied, thorough, effective and built to translate into the dynamics of the local economy.


Our track record speaks for itself, having helped some of the largest and most influential organisations at home and abroad. Our demonstrated outcomes evidence that our process leads to stronger employee engagement and long-term business benefit.

Genuinely Caring

Apogee consultants have a genuine, heartfelt commitment to achieving personal and professional growth outcomes for the people in our care.

We are people centric. When you engage with Apogee you feel a great sense of...


We believe in what is possible rather than what has always been is. Belief in the individual, in the team and in the organisation abounds. Opportunity is there to be grasped.


We’re relatable individuals and clear, compelling communicators. We’ve seen the work we do move the needle in the organisations we’ve helped, so we’re confident but realistic about what we can achieve together.


We’re not a cookie cutter consultancy with scant regard for need and practicality. We apply acumen, insight and experience when drawing on our storied history of helping. We have real world understanding of what works and what doesn’t.


We’re people people. We’ve managed people. We lead people. We’ve inspired people. We’re here to help.

Madeleine Long MBA (Distinction), GAICD

CEO, Apogee Global
Executive Coach
Leadership Development Facilitator

Madeleine is considered a thought leader in building high performance teams and inclusive workplaces. She designs, develops, and delivers practical, engaging, and thought-provoking employee development programs to provide value to both the individual and the organisation.

With a distinguished business career spanning over 35 years, Madeleine worked in product and service delivery leadership positions with the Commonwealth Bank, MasterCard, and VeriFone both in Australia and globally. She worked as an executive director with Tourism WA.

Madeleine co-founded Dress for Success Perth and was its inaugural Board Chair. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.


“Madeleine Long has designed and facilitated group coaching programs for FMG for approximately 7 years on career development for our mid-level managers. We do a rigorous evaluation of these programs. We continue to use her services as they have evidence of improving employee and team performance. It, therefore, has a positive impact on the whole business.
I would not hesitate to endorse her work and recommend her to other organisations.”
Linda O’Farrell, Director Fortescue People, Fortescue Metals Group

“I have had an association with Madeleine Long over the past 8 years and highly recommend her professional coaching and team facilitation programs. She has been an effective coach to our executive team members and operational teams which is why we continue to work with her. Her coaching provides lasting results. As a successful professional in industry herself, she also provides mentoring when asked.
I believe Madeleine’s services have had significant, positive effects on our organisation’s service delivery.”
~ Justine Collyer, CEO, Rise Community Network

“The program was incredibly valuable and increased my confidence with leading my team.  Madeleine provided a personalized service to meet my specific needs.  I would absolutely recommend Madeleine as a professional coach.”
Natasha Noone, Senior Lawyer, Woodside Energy

Mel Mairata BA Edu (Distinction), GAICD

Executive Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator

Highly skilled in facilitation, organisational coaching, strategy and communication, Mel has 30 years of experience gained from working in the corporate and public sectors.

Mel is passionate about boosting performance outcomes for organisations and promoting productive, healthy, and engaged workforces. She is committed to creating diverse, psychologically safe, solution-focused work environments.

Mel is a skilled presenter and facilitator, and an accredited organisational coach. She has worked extensively with people from all walks of life, including senior executives and boards; managers; white collar professionals; blue collar workers; school and university students.

As part of the Apogee team, Mel facilitates the Empower Career Success Program and coaches individuals to develop the confidence and motivation to develop positive career outcomes.

Mel is a Non-executive director on the board of Ngala, whose purpose is to support parents, families and communities to enhance the well-being and development of children and young people. She is also an active member of philanthropic collective giving circle 100 Women.


“Mel was the best facilitator I have had. She was interesting, fun, engaging and incredibly supportive. I will miss her input. What an inspirational woman. Thank you so much”
FMG Empower Career Success Program participant 2021.

“Mel has a multitude of professional talents and a high level of integrity that makes her a highly regarded, respected, personable and passionate force to work with.”
Nazzari, Senior Advisor Media & Govt, Water Corp

“Mel is one of the best strategic thinkers I’ve come across, but more than that, she couples it with impressive leadership and finely honed and intuitive communication skills – the combination a rare and powerful one indeed.”
S Solomon, Head of Brand, Marketing & Communications, APM

“Mel easily builds rapport with groups to encourage open communication, manage dialogue, ensure inclusion and effectively direct self reflection.
Development Manager, Housing Authority

“Mel is an exceptional facilitator who has the ability to engage, enthuse and challenge.”
Associate Professor S. Burns, Associate Professor Health Promotion and Public Health; Co-Director Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health, School of Public Health, Curtin University.