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

 


At the first of the year, Melissa and I first started talking about what success would look like for me and my team. Success looks like yesterday, how you all showed up during the meeting and how you are all jelling as a team. Thank you.
Senior Vice PresidentHealth Service Organization
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’s perceptive and masterful coaching help clients unlock their inner truths, which opens the door to self-knowledge, confidence, and ultimately power.
Former vice president of marketing at a leading coffee retailer
A thoughtful and approachable book, How Do You Want to Show Up? addresses many of the foundational skill sets leaders require to be effective. The lessons around self-awareness, authenticity, accountability, presence, difficult conversations, and more are spot-on characteristics of the best leaders we know.
Michael Humphries
As she teaches self-reflection, Melissa helps her clients become more intentional as leaders. This book—and her engaging stories of coaching—shows readers how to do the same.
Tom EnnisCEO at Amplify Snack Brands and SkinnyPop Popcorn
Melissa’s examples of executives’ challenges are relevant, while her solutions are practical and realistic.
Former executive and current board member at an independent review board
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
My most valuable takeaway from the 360 experience was the time spent with Melissa. I find the feedback and comments useful, not biased, and very constructive.
Vice PresidentManufacturing Organization
Having had the opportunity to work directly with Melissa and experience positive results both personally and professionally, I know this book is a must-have for any professional looking to accelerate their career and impact their personal brand in a positive way.
Chief executive officer at a global wellness consulting company