“Melissa’s facilitation and coaching work in our world-class managers and leaders program – ManageIn – have accelerated the ability for participants to reflect on their own communication style, understand the behavior of others, and manage through a variety of challenging situations. Melissa brings a unique international perspective to all aspects of day-to-day management challenges in a fast-growing global environment. I also appreciate her willingness to reflect on the learning process, excitement to contribute content, and desire to be a solid team-player.”

—Emma Dawson, Head of Leadership Development, LinkedIn

“In order to work towards our goal of having more women in top management positions at SAP, we asked Melissa to lead Networking & Advancement Strategy sessions for female leadership within our organization. The result has been very positive. Participants have said that they strongly agree “the session opened up a new perspective for me about networking and career advancement” and “the trainer motivated me to take action and prepare for my next career move”. Melissa has brought a wealth of knowledge and passion about the subject of gender relations and women in leadership, and we’re very satisfied to have her as our partner on this project.”

—Mark Deinert – Executive Sponsor Diversity Global Finance and Administration, SAP

“We developed our European Diversity Strategy with Melissa’s help, our merger was a success, and our employees really engaged in the process.”

—Holger Letzel, CFO, MTV Central Europe

“Melissa possesses a keen understanding of the nuances and distinctions in cross-cultural issues and has a self-possessed, confident, and approachable style of consulting. The scope of her expertise also gave the presentation a global perspective that broadened the participants’ understanding of the complexity of the subject.”

—Linda Higueras, VP Employee Relations, Silver Oak Cellars

“Melissa was instrumental in building and managing our teams in Singapore – they understand our style of management and we understand the expectations in the Singapore market.”

—Barbara David, Head of Human Resources, Commerzbank

“Melissa provided an enlightening program for our annual international meeting. We asked her to facilitate the Global Mindset Inventory to assess the competencies in our core leadership team and then lead a broader workshop to facilitate new awareness supporting our expanding global activities. The insights were very useful in determining what needs to be done in terms of globalizing our company processes and procedures. Melissa further assisted us to identify concrete actions moving forward as global leaders. We found the program extremely valuable.”

—Harold Verstegen, Head of Breeding, KWS Cereals

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“As a presenter, Melissa brilliantly adapts her communication style to accommodate diverse cultural perspectives in the room. Her ability to walk the talk models what all employees and managers at successful global companies need to master.”

—Rami Branitsky, Global SVP Sustainability, SAP Americas

“Ihave been working together with Melissa to design curriculum that will ramp up our global strategy and align our workspaces, both virtually and physically around the world. Melissa has been a great sounding partner and always willing to collaborate and share her wealth of resources. I would highly recommend using Melissa’s expertise for building and facilitating a global learning platform to ensure individual contributors work effectively across diverse perspectives and cultures.”

—David Berz, Global Learning Leader, LinkedIn

“Melissa was a tremendous help in our global expansion because of the cross-cultural training that our German-US team received. Our global expansion would not have been as successful without the intercultural training and strategic support from Melissa.”

—Eric D. Veit, Vice President, Admedes Inc.

“I would highly recommend taking advantage of Melissa’s plethora of unique insider knowledge about working across cultures. She is able to break concepts down into digestible best practices and my team truly benefited from her expertise.”

—Joao Paulo da Silva, Head of EMEA Marketing, SAP

“Melissa has been a valuable asset to our leadership team. She facilitates communication between our operations here in the US and our European headquarters. This makes our teamwork far more effective and reduces down-time for misunderstandings.”

—Gene Dul, President, Schreiner MediPharm L.P.

“When I was Chief Diversity Officer at Cisco, we needed to upgrade our management development program to address new market needs. Melissa helped us by navigating through existing complex leadership initiatives, adding cross cultural content, and providing new material and structure that nurtured a successful program.”

—Marilyn Nagel, Former Chief Diversity Officer, Cisco Systems and Current President of Watermark

“Melissa has been a excellent partner in developing and delivering learning programs on management skills such as coaching, giving feedback, and navigating difficult conversations during performance reviews. Our workforce in Brazil has benefited from her knowledge and experience as well as her global eye to how it works across cultures. The added value Melissa brings is how to adapt our approach to customers and colleagues located around the world and leverage those opportunities.”

—Stefan Wagner, Managing Director, SAP Labs Latin America

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