Melissa has an unwavering passion for excellence, a sharp instinct that helps her detect those qualities that are highest, best and most brilliant in both people and in organizations. She loves the challenge of exploring areas of growth that seem unreachable–goals that most would consider unthinkable. Her core coaching belief is, "Growth happens when you're on the edge". As a coach, she's passionate about nudging, guiding, inspiring and encouraging her clients to explore areas of expansion they never imagined possible. She creates a positive environment that pushes "the edge" in order for her clients to experience exponential growth.
Bottom line, Melissa “holds” a person, business or project to its ultimate greatness. To her, there's nothing more thrilling than being a catalyst who helps others step into and claim their absolute potential. Melissa is a consummate encourager who stands by the belief that we can do more, be more, become more–and all the while truly enjoy the process.
People often tell her she is a paradox and it’s true. At times, she can be off-the-wall wacky and quite mischievous–and yet there’s also a huge part of her that processes life with philosophical depth, focus, clarity, and meaning. As a coach, she's not only a sounding board, but she's also a "thought partner". It's this duality that gifts her coaching with richness and inspiration.
As a Keynote speaker, Melissa incorporates her coaching philosophies into her speaking topics, motivating her audiences to stretch their capacities and change their perspectives. Melissa spent over 20 years in media production and performance. She co-hosted a national award-winning television show called "You Need To Know". Besides her love of being a motivational keynote speaker, she also performs improvisational comedy. Whether with friends or in front of an large audience, she believes there’s nothing quite as satisfying as getting people to laugh so hard they can barely breathe!