What do you really believe? What do you truly want? What are you here to do?

Many of us start our careers with satisfying answers to these questions but stray off course. We stop finding time to revisit our goals. We stop asking the big questions. But no matter how talented we are, we can only work to our full abilities if we take the time to know ourselves. With more than twenty years of experience as an executive coach, Melissa Williams-Gurian has found that truly effective leaders share a key strength: the ability to realize their inner truths and use that knowledge to communicate more effectively. Through stories and lessons gathered from her decades of consulting work, Williams-Gurian reveals the strategies she uses to help leaders develop that strength and use it to achieve high performance in the workplace for themselves and their teams. Whether you’re a longtime leader, a rising star looking to develop your talents, or an employee struggling to communicate with your executives, How Do You Want to Show Up? will help you use your internal values and beliefs as a guide in the workplace—and in life.

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Praise for How Do You Want to Show Up?

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
Melissa’s superb storytelling and incredible insight takes the reader on a powerful journey toward greater self-knowledge and what it means to be human. The wisdom infused throughout this book is relevant and hugely beneficial to any reader!
Suzi Skinner, MCC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 examples of executives’ challenges are relevant, while her solutions are practical and realistic.
Former executive and current board member at an independent review board

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