M.J.

To become a master, remember who you are In the African Diaspora, many of us really like what the “Sankofa” bird represents. That is, you need to reflect on the past to build a successful future. “Know your history so you know where you’re going” is one variation. Why am I bringing this up in…

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Cynthia Abdelkarim

I’ve hired Melissa twice. Most recently, it was for strategic guidance on updating my CV and to help me do the requisite company research that gave me the confidence I needed to have conversational yet informed chats with hiring managers in a growing media company in Europe.

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Paul Musho

I wasn’t sure that a person with 10 yrs of experience could help someone with 30 yrs but I took a chance because I wanted to be fully prepared. The VALUE that I got in working with Melissa was really around being able to focus in on the important aspect of the interview which is…

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Aisha Barry

The results that I garnered from partnering with Melissa were that I landed an offer in a new sector for me from machinery to healthcare and along the way I identified advocates within multiple organizations during our time together and in fewer than two months. Softer results include improved clarity on career objectives and work…

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Thierry Delarue

The results that I garnered from working with Melissa are that I gained structure around my interview preparation and picked up valuable interviewing tips that I leveraged to help me land a Chief Strategy Officer role in an energy company. What I liked best about working with Melissa was her response time in that she…

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America Liliana Ibarra

The most important thing people should know about working with Melissa is that with her they will find an open forum to air their concerns and receive very clear guidance on how to prepare themselves with confidence – know that her method really works. Not only did I get the job, but I have much…

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Supply Chain Leader

I had not worked on a resume or thought about job searching in over 15 years so it was a pretty daunting experience to begin.  The only hesitation I had was if I was ready to receive the services or if I should have done more work up front.  I’m happy that I started when…

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Managing Director

What I liked best about working with Melissa was her candid feedback and myriad of tools. All of her tools were helpful (90-day plan, top companies list and related information stored there, keywords list and exercise that resulted in her being able to identify my ideal keywords, her use of Skype to consult with me,…

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Judi Hayes

I want to thank Melissa for all her help and sage advice. I took advantage of her initial consult and found it very helpful. I’ve also enjoy reading her blog posts and find the information very helpful. As a result, I had no hesitations with hiring Melissa. I like her non-nonsense approach. She is candid, patient…

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Procter and Gamble

I think partnering with Melissa is a good investment, particularly for people who have been out of the job search loop for a while. I felt she was results oriented. Even though we had specific sessions scheduled, I never felt like we left something out because of the time limit. Melissa is super responsive and…

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Kris Neely

Melissa means business! She brings a ‘no nonsense’ approach, like you’d expect from a New Yorker, and it was exactly what I needed. Melissa’s originality in approaching interview questions and thank you notes – highlighting my skills or an interviewer’s viewpoint on the issue — made me stand apart from other candidates to land my…

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Jess Wilson

Melissa is very focused on developing applicable skill sets that people can immediately and effectively put to use in landing their next role. She is a great partner for executives who have commonly gone lengthy periods in their careers with one or a few companies and can benefit from polishing their approach to job search,…

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Cari Thomas

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you. I felt at our first conversation our goals were aligned, and from then on – you were extremely dependable, professional, and structured in your approach to this project. While I always like to think that folks do what they say, I am usually disappointed in some aspect in…

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Elizabeth Swanzy-Parker

Melissa’s impactful career coaching and commitment assisting me to successfully conquer the interviewing process. She masterfully listened and comprehended my unique background to artfully outline meaningful themes in my work experiences. Melissa masterfully empowered me to succeed in achieving my goal.

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Andrea McNeal

Melissa is a fantastic career coach! I utilized her career coaching services for my most recent job search and found her input to be highly valuable. She helped me create the right approach by understanding the mindset of the hiring manager and tailoring my resume and cover letter to each position. I recommend her not…

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Philippe Dubost

Melissa, it was really nice talking to you. Thank you for your sharp insights & answers, very helpful in this (fun) storm.

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