Melissa helped me achieve clarity around who I am, what I can do and why I want to do it. She helped ensure that my efforts to make a difference in the world are meaningful, resonate with my innermost purpose, and align with the legacy I want to leave. It’s like having a personal trainer or second conscience: she knows what you need to work on and is there to guide you.
— Aline Ribas
“With Melissa’s experience as a business executive in the sustainability field, she was also a valuable mentor – which I could not have found with another coach.”
– Andrea Grant, Sustainability Consultant
“I spent two hours with Melissa preparing for a promotion interview, and they were among the most insightful and useful hours of my life! By listening to my stories, she was able to articulate my competitive advantages in a way that I didn’t fully recognize before, and I left our session feeling excited and confident.”
– Barbara Brook, Manager
“Melissa’s facilitation triggered the flow of ideas in a very respectful and unobtrusive way. We emerged with a much clearer sense of future direction and priorities, and the inspiration to take solid action.”
“She has helped me to find the courage to define who I am, what I value and what I most want to do.”
“Melissa helped me develop the confidence I needed to assert myself at work despite often being the youngest person in the room. She helped me overcome my “impostor syndrome” and become a more effective leader.”
– Courtney Cheng, Diversity and Inclusion Youth Outreach Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
“Melissa developed a tailored approach—focused on time management, leadership and delegation—that was specific to my goals and helped me identify areas of improvement that I hadn’t considered. As a result, I moved up fairly quickly and met my goal of being promoted to partner during the year we worked together.”
—Kody Wilson, Partner, GGFL
“It was really helpful to work with someone who offered specific feedback on how to be a more effective leader. Melissa gave me unbiased, non-judgmental ideas about how to think about my own destiny. She asked thought-provoking questions that encouraged me to reflect on my version of myself—questions like: What kind of leader do you want to be? What does the future version of you look like? What about 18 months from now? Five years from now? I found the process to be very powerful. I think of Melissa like a sports coach: as an athlete, you think you know what you can bring to the table, but a good coach can see how you can make yourself better. Melissa helped me to reframe how I think about my team, my skills and the future that I’m designing for myself”.
– Belinda Lau, CEO and Entreprenuer, ELIMS