About Melissa

Melissa Eisler, PCC
Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant 

As an ICF-PCC Certified Executive and Leadership Coach, I partner with leaders to develop their executive presence, strategic and systems thinking, resilience, productive communication skills, relationships and teams, and influence in order to reach individual, team, and organizational goals.

Clients and colleagues have consistently recommended and referred me, citing me as a trusted and empowering coach, strategic and creative thinker, and clear and charismatic communicator. My experience includes coaching leaders ranging from C-suite executives to mid-level management, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, from global to local organizations, and across highly diverse industries including technology, finance, biotech, media, e-commerce, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and non-profit.

My clients say I have a warm and motivating way of challenging them, uncovering blind spots, and holding them accountable for designing and sustaining meaningful change. You can read more about what my past and current clients have to say about having me as a coach on my testimonials page.

I provide customized solutions for leaders and organizations. While the specifics of the approach look different for each leader, my clients and I always focus on integrating their states of “being” and "doing.” When these two align, profound leaps in leadership become possible.

I guide clients through a process of inquiry, feedback, assessments, and looking inward to discover not just what they do and have accomplished, but also how they work and what makes them feel inspired, motivated, and purposeful. Together, we generate insights and map out a development plan to reach their goals based on strengths and development needs.

What differentiates me as an executive coach is how I'm inspired by our differences. I have always been fascinated by human behavior, cultures, and the way people live, work, and communicate in different parts of the world — with a focus on what we can learn from our differences. Traveling to 35+ countries has broadened my perspective in valuable ways; this expansive way of thinking influences my coaching style. I partner with clients to expand their perspectives so they can design new possibilities for action that will lead to greater and more meaningful results.

I have more than 15 years of experience in leadership positions in the corporate world, reporting directly to C-suite and leading large teams to achieve impressive growth amid organizational change. I’ve led teams during IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and many phases of organizational change and challenge. This drove the focus of my Masters thesis, Understanding Ways to Increase Leaders’ Capacity to Manage VUCA Conditions: A Conceptual Framework for Leaders and Coaches to Navigate Uncertain Times.

I blend my leadership experience with my formal education in organizational leadership and extensive background in mindfulness, to help my clients transform challenges into opportunities and push far beyond the status quo to achieve success.

I am certified as a professional coach by the International Coach Federation and Newfield Network. I am also a certified meditation and yoga instructor, and enjoy leading classes, workshops, and trainings about mindfulness for leaders.

Specialties & Strengths: Executive coaching, leadership development, leadership training & facilitation, team building, mindfulness & mindful leadership, experiential learning, leadership coaching, resilience, group dynamics, navigating change and VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity), systems & strategic thinking, effective communication

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? I’d be thrilled to support you through the process. Schedule a free, 30-minute executive coaching session to get a feel for how we could work together.

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Articles by Melissa

9 Ways to Build Your Capacity to Manage Uncertainty

By Melissa Eisler |

For most people – uncertainty is stressful. If you’re less tolerant to the unknown and changing conditions of life, there are ways to build your capacity to manage uncertainty. In other words, you can learn to meet uncertainty with resilience. Here are nine strategies to try…

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7 Strategies to Build Your Patience Muscles

By Melissa Eisler |

While the thought of waiting for something you want or need seems easy in theory, it is much more arduous in practice. The good news is that for even the most impatient people, patience becomes easier with practice. Here are seven strategies you can use to get better at being patient.

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How to Take a Technology Break

By Melissa Eisler |

One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling focused and relaxed is technology. Learn how to set boundaries with technology and manage distractions with these tips on how to take a technology break.

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Respond Vs. React: How to Keep Your Cool in Times of Stress

By Melissa Eisler |

Would you rather be the type of person who creates ease or stress around you? Follow this trick to help you respond vs. react in stressful situations and in moments where you’re triggered – so you can invite a healthier outcome for everyone involved.

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Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler |

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler |

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler |

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler |

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler |

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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Era of Mass Distraction

By Melissa Eisler |

We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness, with technology that doesn’t support us staying present. What can we do to change this?

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Trained and certified by Newfield Network and certified by the International Coach Federation.

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