Melissa Eisler, MA, PCC
Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant
As an ICF Certified Executive and Leadership Coach, I partner with leaders to develop their resilience, systems thinking, executive presence, strategic communication skills, 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 earned my Master's degree in organizational leadership from the University of San Diego, and 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 education in organizational leadership and extensive background in mindfulness, to support my clients’ growth through challenges and change. On a personal note, I have a passion for transformation and personal development. My own experiences and transitions through loss, careers, grief, and relationships have fueled a desire to step out of my comfort zone, overcome my fears, and search for meaning — and help others do the same.
I am certified as a professional executive coach by the International Coach Federation and Newfield Network. I am also a certified meditation and yoga instructor, and enjoy leading workshops, trainings, keynotes, and retreats about mindfulness and leadership.
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
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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Trained by Newfield Network, an accredited coach training program with the International Coach Federation.