With more than two decades of experience equipping C-level executives and board directors with the skills they need to build stronger personal brands, Melissa helps businesses reach their internal and external goals. A highly skilled executive coach, her approach is designed to develop thoughtful and respected leaders and cohesive teams.
A sought-after speaker, Melissa designs, develops and leads interactive employee and organizational development programs. While topics depend on organizational needs, every program focuses on the use of language to communicate effectively without creating barriers.
The author of The Truth About Scandal: The Everyday Guide to Navigating Business Crises and principal founder of TruPerception, a crisis management firm, Melissa has a strong background in strategic and corporate communications. She has held senior positions with 3M, Carlson Companies, Maytag and AmeriPride and has provided professional and leadership development, change management implementation and other human capital solutions to leading companies for nearly 20 years.
Melissa has an MA and BA in Organizational Communication from the University of Arkansas, as well as a Mini Master of Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas.