Melissa Labor, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Thought Leader and Founder

Melissa Labor is a results-driven leader who provides a unique blend of strategic and creative talents. She brings a solid track record of over 25 years of partnering with organizations to deliver strong results and build environments with highly engaged people. Prior to launching her consulting career, she held Executive HR and Culture leadership roles in commercial real estate, manufacturing and retail industries.

Related experience:

  • Instrumental in shaping culture and employee experiences – Resulting in 7 consecutive years of recognition by Fortune and Great Place To Work as a Best Place to Work.
  • Facilitated training sessions with all levels on topics including Emotional Intelligence, Crucial Conversations, Leadership Development, Strengths, Compassionate Directness and countless others.
  • Strategic change agent to evolve the company mission to a purpose-driven organization.
  • Influenced, designed and implemented numerous leadership development programs for senior leaders and high potentials.
  • Involved in development of a 7-year vision for an organization experiencing changes in senior leadership and industry disruption.
  • Provided coaching for C-Level and Senior Leaders – Served as a sounding board to enhance leader effectiveness, hone interpersonal skills and facilitate higher level performance.
  • Speaker at GPTW and other professional organizations on creating a culture where employees are your best advocates and your bottom-line is positively impacted.
  • Participated in best practice events such as Zappos Culture Bootcamp and Southwest Airlines Culture Connection.
  • Actively involved with groups committed to creating great employee experiences – Corporate Culture Consortium and Great Place to Work® 


InputYour pursuit of mastery and access to knowledge empowers you to make credible and well-informed decisions.

StrategicYou draw clever linkages between facts, events, people, problems, or solutions. Your natural ability to anticipate, play out different scenarios and plan ahead makes you an agile decision-maker.

AchieverBecause of your strengths, you do much more than just try to live up to your commitments. You persist working until you can deliver on your promises.

IdeationYour reputation for innovative thinking explains why you are recruited by groups.

FuturisticYour powerful anticipation and detailed visualization of a better future can turn aspirations into reality. Your vision of tomorrow can inspire and push others to new heights.

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