Meet Melissa your CollabCoach
Purpose, Passion, Persistence and Patience
Accomplished Not-for Profit Senior Director with 10+ years of success in education, workforce development, mental health, and child welfare. Creates and manages multiple high-quality, productive programs that meet agency policies and procedures, resulting in positive outcomes that achieve stakeholder goals. Cultivates and fosters trusting relationships with staff, colleagues, community organizations, public/private educational institutions, K-12 schools, mental health and medical clinics, administrations, adults, families, and children. Dedicated and proactive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) professional recognized for superior leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Known co-facilitator of (DEIB) workshops/groups for Board of Directors across the country. Sought after facilitator of Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) affinity groups for organizations. Known for developing and facilitating retreats for Assembly Members and community based organizations in New York City. Provides trauma-informed coaching and consulting through a DEIB lens to BIPOC professionals and organizations. Provides clinical supervision to LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAT, LCSW in the state of New York.
My approach to coaching and consulting is rooted in five (5) core values, to create a space that is authentic, non-judgmental, confidential and transformative to all those served. If you want to learn skills to manage your inner critic and develop your inner author, actualize your highest potential in life, achieve academic success and/or maximize your gifts and talents in your professional career, or build deeper meaningful relationships, I am your certified professional coach.