Melanie is a highly accomplished and sought-after consultant and speaker offering organizations consulting and training services, keynotes, and design with a focus on optimizing organizational effectiveness. Having conducted hundreds of workshops and speaking engagements, Melanie consistently receives extraordinary reviews and outstanding evaluations.
Previously, Melanie served corporate America in a sales and advertising capacity. She uses her “business lens” to provide organizational development consulting, training, culture audits, speaking/keynoting and needs assessments throughout North America and internationally. Additionally, she has developed numerous programs incorporating the multi-facets of leading, managing and leveraging organizational strength through leadership and inclusion. Her professionalism, customer focus, quality, respect, and integrity are the values she uses to achieve stellar results.
Melanie’s engaging, high-energy, encouraging and interactive style allows for positive and effective results. By developing an integrated and strategic suite of solutions for diversity and inclusion, Melanie guides employees to achieve higher levels of engagement and organizations to exceed their business objectives. She has developed and led training and consulting services for all levels of national and international organizations of various size and industry sectors including education, government, and non-profits.
In addition to being certified in several national programs and consulting for leading companies, one example of Melanie’s commitment to excellence is her multi-year relationship with IBM, including being charter faculty for the implementation of their groundbreaking Minority Women in Leadership Institute. A featured speaker at the Harvard University Women’s Leadership Institute, Melanie has also been quoted by several leading industry publications and has been heard on TV, radio, and podcasts. She has provided keynotes for several organizations focusing on Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Women in Leadership. Melanie has worked with many noteworthy companies including Coca-Cola, AT&T, Merck & Co., McKesson, Sodexo, Anheuser-Busch, CIGNA, Siemens Medical, Microsoft, Verizon, Citigroup, UPS, Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Amgen, PepsiCo, Novartis, NASA, Toyota, and ALCOA. Additionally, Melanie has worked in a leadership role with several associations: e.g., The Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute’s Chief Diversity Officer Forum, Linkage, and The Multicultural Forum. She is also on the senior faculty for The American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Diversity Leadership Academy, a community-based initiative. Furthermore, she partners with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and Scott Page on inclusion research and consulting.