Melissa Creede coaches leaders and change makers to activate their full potential. She recognized the importance of career management and leadership development early in her own career. She rose from Project Coordinator to Vice-President in just four short years, and was the first and only woman on the executive team by the time she was thirty. Now she coaches others to be purposeful about their own career and leadership aspirations, and be successful in their existing and desired roles. Her strengths include her innate ability to maintain a synergistic balance between big-picture vision and tangible action and results. Melissa is known for being direct and clear, and for asking powerful questions to achieve clarity, learning, and action. She challenges clients to look at other perspectives, and to move beyond limiting behaviours and beliefs. She is celebrated for combining playfulness with purpose, motivation, and results. Melissa’s 25-years of experience have taken her from Board Rooms to non-electrified communities in rural Argentina, and everything in between. Melissa loves coaching those interested in making a difference in the world, particularly in the social impact space: social justice, sustainability, climate change, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, LGBTQ, and clean tech, to name a few.
Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (P.Eng.) from the University of Ottawa. She is certified in co-active coaching (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She is certified and skilled in several assessment tools (The Leadership Circle 360, The Birkman Method®, Lominger Voices 360, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360 (LEA 360), Hogan Leadership Forecast Series), Workplace Big Five as well as trained and skilled in Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths-based approaches. Melissa is certified in Positive Intelligence mental fitness (CPQC).