For more than twenty years, Melissa Williams-Gurian has worked as an executive coach and leadership development consultant. Her philosophy is simple: possessing a clear understanding of who you are as a person, which beliefs and values drive your actions, and how you connect with others gives you access to your full potential as a leader.

Her clients include Fortune 1000 companies, CEOs, and high-level executives and their teams from a wide range of fields, including technology, manufacturing, retail, public education, nonprofit, financial services, and health care. She specializes in helping leaders build better relationships, communicate effectively, take decisive action, and recognize and change systemic issues in the workplace. She is also a professional certified executive coach with the International Coach Federation and a licensed mental health counselor who has worked with individuals, couples, and families in private practice.

Williams-Gurian holds a BS from Cornell University and an MA in applied behavioral science with an emphasis in systems consulting in families and organizations from Bastyr University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three children.