Coaching

When people engage in authentic conversations, the work environment becomes more productive and effective. Melissa helps executives develop their innate strengths in order to build better relationships, communicate more effectively, and bring purpose and meaning to their work.

 

Melissa’s areas of specialty include the following:

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Coaching Intact Teams
  • 360-Degree Assessment Surveys
  • Developing High-Performing Teams
  • New Leader and Manager Transitions
  • Team Building
  • Individual and Organizational Branding
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence

Her client engagement has included:

  • Coaching senior vice president at a high-tech firm in anticipation of promotion to a C-level position. Melissa helped the executive develop clarity of their leadership brand and integrated their strengths and values, in order to become more intentional and effective in leading a team.
  • Working with chief scientist at a high-tech firm to strengthen and build emotional intelligence and increase effectiveness working with others at the organization, which led to increased performance and improved work culture.
  • Working with eight-member executive team of a major medical facility to develop leadership and build team cohesion. Those changes then cascaded downward to the rest of the organization during a major business transition.
  • Leading a daylong workshop with a group of women executives in technology to enhance and empower leadership. The workshop developed skill sets, helped individuals grow leadership identity, and brought in a senior executive to share learnings and demonstrate leadership development.
  • Coaching the general manager of a manufacturing facility to develop leadership identity, leading to an emotionally intelligent workplace culture and new business norms. Resulting clarity and purpose among employees helped turn business around.
  • Working with six functional teams at a nationally recognized food company to break down silos that had impacted business productivity. Resulting team cohesion transformed business culture and enhanced productivity, communication, and business results by year-end.

Representative clients: Microsoft, Getty Images, Oberto Brands, Starbucks, Concur, Nordstrom, Premera Blue Cross, Univar, Masco, Intellectual Ventures, Sur La Table, Point B, REI Co-op Recreational Equipment, Weyerhaeuser, Incyte Diagnostics, Community Health Plan of Washington, Cray, Harrison Hospital, Honey Bucket, Milgard Windows and Doors, Emeritus, Fisher Communications, Drugstore.com, Westin Hotels, Nokia, Community Transit, T-Mobile

 


Every reader will find inspiration and tools in Melissa’s book. Her coaching has been instrumental in my career, and now she can share her expertise with the masses!
Distinguished program manager executive at a leading tech company in Seattle
Melissa’s warm, wise coaching helps clients understand their barriers to leadership. The stories and tools in her book can do the same for readers.
Marty Diklich
A captivating book about understanding our internal barriers and how to unstick them. Melissa’s coaching helped me understand my own leadership challenges and how to overcome them. Her book, How Do You Want to Show Up?, is a great new resource for executives and their employees.
Sherri Mason
I really appreciated your gentle nudging. It takes a lot of time to do this kind of thing and I have to admit it’s not one of my favorite parts of my job. I’m working on it and plan to incorporate it into my goal for this year to improve my leadership skill.
CFOBiomedical Company
After two decades of leading teams and organizations (and despite some skepticism on my part), Melissa helped me break through and become a more effective leader. It was a very difficult but enlightening journey.
Executive at a Fortune 50 company
Melissa is an incredibly insightful coach, able to hone in on opportunities for development needed to take your leadership to the next level.
Vice president of global customer experience at a multinational software corporation
Incredibly compelling storytelling that marvelously brings each coaching case to life. Which example are you?
Brian O. UnderhillPhD, founder and CEO of CoachSource and author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders
You have really helped me come out of my shell as a manager and develop a style that I think works really well for me.
CFOConstruction Service Company
There’s something for everyone in How Do You Want to Show Up? Whether you’re a seasoned executive or a young professional looking to find your voice and place in an organization, this book provides thoughtful insights and lessons that can help anyone advance their career.
Michelle Rhee
Whatever your leadership struggle—team dynamics, difficult conversations, advocating for yourself—this book shows how to overcome the problem by identifying and navigating your inner truths. Melissa has worked with our teams over the years and has led them through the conversations that are talked about in the book.
Ron Inman