Executive Coach and Consultant
Melinda is a coach and consultant with over 22 years of experience in human development on an individual, team and organization level. She draws on her knowledge of neuroscience, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence to help leaders and teams improve their effectiveness.
Coaching: Melinda provides outcome-based coaching to senior teams and senior executives. Her coaching is a blend of pragmatic guidance and curious exploration into the underlying assumptions and thought patterns which support leadership performance. She helps clients build skills in areas such as strategic thinking, influence and persuasiveness, relationship and conflict management, and coaching others.
Consulting and Facilitating: Melinda builds talent development, leadership programs and change strategies for high-growth, global clients. She is curriculum designer and co-founder of The Leadership Room – a one-year learning experience for high potential executives. Melinda has also facilitated change initiatives in product innovation, sourcing and inventory management, strategy & operational planning, and brand marketing.
Prior to her career as an external coach and consultant, Melinda served in senior HR business partner and organization development positions at Gap, Inc., American Express, and Macy's Northeast.
Adobe Systems, American Express, Applied Materials, Baby Center, Bite Communications, Cannondale Bikes, Cisco, ClifBar, Design Within Reach, Duarte Designs, Gap, Inc., J Crew, Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Consultant, Facilitator, and Razorfish. Not for Profit: WildAid, the Stupski Foundation.
Melinda holds a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is certified as an integral coach by New Ventures West and is a certified facilitator for MBTI, Lominger Voices & Career Architect, 5 Dynamics and PDI Profilor tools.