Thriven Partners

cultivating breakthrough thinking and action

cultivating breakthrough
thinking and action

Specialized Coaching for Leaders

We work with professionals invested in their development and with organizations that recognize talent development as mutually beneficial for leaders, high potentials, and the organization. 

Our primary clients are executives, leaders, and aspiring leaders ready to fine-tune their emotional intelligence, be more effective and inclusive leaders, navigate the complexity of identity in the workplace, balance career advancement goals with parenthood, establish their own business, or get through career and life transitions.

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Join our exclusive community of aspiring executive women of color.

Prepare to move into the C-Suite alongside supportive peers and under the guidance of a Certified Executive Coach.

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Our Coaching

Coaching fosters a co-active relationship that is balanced, focused, challenging, supportive, and motivating, ultimately leading to increased self-awareness, confidence, flexibility, pro-activity, a renewed sense of self and potential, and healthy relationships (personal and professional). We offer packages and programs that help you experience a shift in your habits, focus, and mindset.



Preset packages that include a discovery coaching call, 1:1 video or phone sessions, and access to our learning portal.

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This specialized program brings together like-minded professional women of color who are aspiring to leadership positions in the C-Suite



Individual and group employee coaching for Executives, Senior Leaders, and High Potentials.

Our Integrated Approach

We provide inclusive and equitable leadership coaching informed by neuroscience, solution-focused psychology, flow (optimal experience), emotional intelligence, intercultural communication, intersectionality, and liberatory consciousness.

Certified Executive Coaching

Melissa’s work is laser-focused on cultivating bravery and strategic action in clients committed to being inclusive and equitable leaders who are emotionally intelligent change agents that shift organizational culture and practices at work and in their personal lives. 

Organizational Partners

Our learning and organizational development professionals provide professional training and serve as non-judgmental thought partners and strategists. We partner with each individual as a coach and/or consultant to help our clients overcome blocks, strengthen emotional intelligence, expand their line of sight, and achieve their personal and/or organizational goals. 


Melissa is excellent at meeting you where you're at. She's thorough and listens well in order to gauge your needs and put them in perspective. I now have a much clearer idea of the direction I need to go thanks to her.
I highly recommend Dr. Melissa! She is an engaged, authentic, intuitive, passionate, and connected coach. She has an extensive and diverse background in business, the nonprofit sector, and everything in between. She uses her expertise to ask empowering questions and support her clients to reflect deeply, leading to actions that align with their highest self.
Vice President
Melissa is an insightful and inspiring coach. She is a great listener who follows up with insightful questions. She doesn't shy away from challenging me and my assumptions, and in the process helps me clarify my needs and goals. She pushes me to create action plans and to stick to those in order to advance myself both personally and professionally. I highly recommend Melissa as a coach!
Melissa was great in helping me through some tough decisions I had to make for my business. I was feeling confused with the changes I had to make and with her questions I was able to discover practical ways to think through this. She also helped me discover some things about me that I did not know and my patterns of thinking on certain things like trust. Thanks, Melissa, for the support.

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