Partner Experiences

Melissa is an extremely bright and driven professional.  Our organization benefited from her interest and ability to focus on the big picture and her passion for creating programs to drive cultural and organizational improvement.

During my time working with Melissa, she became a trusted sounding board.  I appreciated the investment she made in me personally, her thought-provoking questions and specific feedback that improved my leadership skills.

Michael Dardick

Michael Dardick

CEO, Granite Properties

When I first started searching for an executive coaching firm, I encountered several who had created a program they utilized for all clients, no matter the situation or person. But people are not a science and what works for one may not be best for another. Melissa’s respect for the individuality of each client is evident as she customizes and creates a tailor-made coaching experience for each person and group.

Melissa is an expert question asker, guiding you to the solutions through your own processing. Her approach not only coaches you through the situation at hand, but also instills an ability to process at a higher level on your own in the future. I do not say this lightly: The time I have spent with Melissa has truly shaped my management style, my approach to complex challenges, and equipped me to approach my talents and weaknesses with a sense of ownership and confidence instead of my former second-guessing and frustration.

Holland Morris

Holland Morris

Vice President – Programs, Leadership & Culture, The Real Estate Council

Melissa was instrumental in changing our culture and growing our leadership team to increase their awareness of the importance of diversity, empowering our people and adjusting to the changes in the workforce. Personally, she has helped me be aware of my blind spots and developing a more thoughtful approach to leadership. Her ability to create initiatives that will change a company’s culture and ensure they are fully implemented is one of her greatest strengths. She has truly helped me be a better leader and was the driving force of making our company a Great Place to Work.


Sheryl Troiani

Sheryl Troiani

Granite Properties | Sr. Director of Accounting

Melissa and I worked on several projects together, but a highlight was working side by side to create a strategic program that supported the future growth of the organization.  Melissa was a true partner and it was truly a pleasure to work with her on this company initiative.

Robert Jimenez

Robert Jimenez

Senior Director of Leasing, Granite Properties

Melissa’s ability to think creatively and to vision potential solutions helped us to achieve amazing results within our teams, which enhanced our employee experience, and ultimately our partner/customer experience as well!

She has the unique ability to combine a strategic enterprise view with a real-world approach, which encourages individuals to grow, teams to become energized & engaged, and companies to excel.

Tessie Nolan

Tessie Nolan

Senior Director of Property Operations, Granite Properties

During the 10 years that I worked with Melissa she continuously pushed our organization in new directions that shaped our culture and overall employee experience.   Her strategic thinking and courage to promote change has been a critical asset to our organization. 

Will Hendrickson

Will Hendrickson

Senior Managing Director – Dallas, Granite Properties