Mel Power is the founder of The Revolutionary Firm. Mel has been in the accounting profession since 1994 starting out as a tax accountant in regional NSW. Mel has built two consecutive practices built from inception to succession Mel has been involved in small business since she was 19 and has had several different ventures alongside her accounting firms being involved in electronic servicing, IT & software consulting, as well as a thriving motorcycle dealership and finance brokerage which won the No. 1 dealership of its type in Australia in 2011. Mel is incredibly passionate about helping small business transform to achieve freedom and profitability in business and lifestyle.
Mel’s particular passion is the bookkeeping profession and as part of this journey, she has championed this part of the industry for Xero in Australia as their Head Of Bookkeeping during her tenure from 2015 – 2018, establishing a thriving online community and also developing and delivering the highly successful Grow Your Practice Program which helped bookkeepers double their revenue.
The Revolution birthed as an online global community in 2016 as a movement for advisors that want to throw away the chains of tradition and become revolutionary firms and the open community is on a mission to connect 100,000 accounting and bookkeeping professional across the global by 2020 – and this has now developed into a highly successful educational program.
Mel is a regular industry speaker at events all across the globe, being featured in major industry events such as Quickbooks Connect San Jose, Accountex USA, ICB UK, IPBC Canada, Xerocon Australia & USA, Accounting Business Expo
Mel is also a huge supporter of women entrepreneurs and is a Global Ambassador for the #ifshecanIcan Inspiring Rare Birds supporting women in business.
Mel enjoys reading and writing (as a regularly published author), playing music (bass guitar and piano), riding her motorbike, appreciating fine dining and wine experiences, loves horses, shoes, her cat and most of all spending time with her 3 boys.
“Live in the moment and with passion” is her motto!
Accountants Daily Jan 2018
Accountants Daily – Nov 2017 – Bookkeepers go hard in 2018
Accountants Daily Nov 2017
Accountants Daily October 2017
Accountants Daily July 2017
Xero Blog – Austin Xerocon Community Dec 2017
The Australian Business Review – Nov 2016
Xero Blog – Small Business April 2017
Xero Blog – NZBAI Event – Aug 2016