MELISSA CREEDE, P. ENG., CPCC, PCC, CPQC
I coach to enable individuals and organizations activate their full potential. I aim to be the catalyst that sparks transformative leadership development in my clients.
I recognized the importance of career management and leadership development early in my career. I rose from Project Coordinator to Vice-President in just four short years, holding an executive role by the time I was thirty. I now coach others to be purposeful about their own leadership aspirations and successful in their existing and desired roles.
I love coaching those interested in making a difference in the world: clean tech, sustainability, climate change, LGBTQ, diversity and inclusion, and anti-racism, to name a few.
I consulted on climate change, sustainability and clean energy issues for 12 years. I am a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute, certified through the International Coach Federation, and trained in Appreciative Inquiry and other engagement methodologies. I am certified in mental fitness (Positive Intelligence).
I founded Sapis Insight in 2009 to focus on developing leaders and change makers (and wannabe change makers).
I recognize that meaningful change requires a sense of purpose: It only happens when leaders make a conscious choice and commitment to themselves. It begins with the deliberate work of growing your self-awareness and crafting a compelling and strategic vision.
What I know now is that the magic of transformation needs a third ingredient. Change requires a catalyst—an agent of change. And that is where I come in.
I recognized that simply reacting to events is not enough: for change to be sustainable, organizations need to invest in their leaders, and leaders need to invest in themselves. I transitioned to coaching work so I could specialize in helping people and organizations make this happen.
I bring a unique combination of career experience, coaching expertise, intuition and interpersonal skills to every coaching relationship—and no two relationships are ever the same. I have been helping to deliver change from communities to board rooms, and everywhere in between in multiple countries for more than two decades. I endeavour to be the spark that ignites change and the bridge to a new level of leadership for my clients.
corporate social responsibility
I live my environmental and social commitments at work and at home. Early in my career, I was named to Eco-Canada’s Honour Roll as one of 10 recognized leaders in the environmental industry. I have dedicated much of my career to work related to the green economy. At home, solar panels supply my hot water and a waste-wood heating system provides winter warmth. I drive an electric car when I drive at all.
I enjoy engaging, informing and inspiring leaders and the next generation of leaders through a variety of volunteer initiatives.
adventure and joy
I have a passion for encountering other cultures. I believe that my past extensive travel around numerous continents has stretched my mind, taught me how to navigate unexpected challenges, and helped me recognize the value of considering new perspectives.
Ride si sapis! (Laugh if you are wise!)