Executive Coaching & Leadership Development Services

I specialize in leadership development and executive coaching.
Looking to develop your confidence? Strengthen your team and relationships? Strike a healthy work-life balance?
Position your experience and skillset for success?

Schedule a free coaching session to get a feel for coaching, and to find out how I can support you.

I offer one-on-one and group leadership and executive coaching over the phone, zoom, or at my office in San Diego.

Leadership + Executive Coaching

I help busy leaders refine their leadership skills and take their teams and organizations to the next level. I’m particularly passionate about helping leaders accelerate their performance, manage their stress, and develop executive presence, confidence, effectiveness, resilience, and communication skills.

Personality and 360 Assessments

Learn about your natural capabilities with the Workplace Big Five Profile, which reveals an individual’s five super traits and 23 subtraits. The Workplace Big 5 Model has been shown to maximize engagement, boost performance, and help people optimize their energy.

I also facilitate in-depth 360-degree feedback to help executives and leaders gain a full picture of their development needs and blind spots, how they are perceived, and what they need to shift in order to achieve a higher level of performance and positive impact.

Group Coaching

Join the Next Coaching Collective Cohort! Every 6 months, I enroll a group of superstar entrepreneurs and leaders to join a mastermind-like coaching cohort. The group consists of 7 to 10 high-achievers who are hungry to grow, scale, and succeed in their individual pursuits — in a supportive, motivating community.

*Spring 2020 cohort is filled. Contact me to learn more and get on the waiting list to apply for the next one!

**If you have a group of entrepreneurs, business owners, visionaries, or leaders that need structure, support, facilitation, and coaching, get in touch and let's discuss!

Workshops and Keynotes

I have led workshops, presented keynotes at conferences, and sat on panel discussions on topics related to leadership development, resilience, mindfulness, executive presence, and communication skills. Get in touch to discuss the needs of your audience!

Provided invaluable advice on managing a team

"I worked with Melissa as I transitioned into the role of CEO at my company, LitLife. Melissa provided invaluable advice on managing a team, business development and internal systems and structures at a time when I really needed the support! Working with Melissa was more than just a check-in. She pushed my thinking and ensured that my working style was taken into account when we made plans - everything we did was tailored to my authentic style of leadership, which allowed me to integrate all my learning in a sustainable and ongoing way. I highly recommend working with Melissa to gain clarity, move your work forward and gain an accountability and thought partner along the way!"

Talia Kovacs
CEO at LitLife, New York, NY

Uncover deeper cognitive blockages

"Need to make objective progress? Melissa Eisler can help you do that and more. Melissa supported me over a 6-month Executive Coaching program starting in January 2020. I initially started with her to keep me accountable to my specific personal goals and to help me improve in my role as Director of Marketing Operations at Confirm BioSciences, but I quickly found that working with Melissa would positively impact me more significantly than I had imagined. Melissa’s process and ability to uncover deeper cognitive “blockages” help me discover unconscious reasons why I’d historically had trouble achieving many of my plans. During our coaching sessions, she helped me create practices to manage or eliminate my self-inflicted limitations. Melissa truly focused on what I wanted to achieve and helped set me up for success, even after our coaching engagement came to a close. I can honestly say that I have evolved a great deal as a leader, a professional, and in many areas of my personal life. I know I will continue using the lessons and tools I learned for years to come. I’m delighted to give Melissa Eisler my highest recommendation, for anyone with a desire to make positive change and achieve their goals."

Javier Castillo
Director of Marketing Operations at
Confirm BioSciences, San Diego, CA

Melissa really has a knack for helping me focus

“Melissa - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so grateful to have connected with Melissa - my coaching engagement was very productive and positive. When I hired Melissa, I was feeling stuck in my career and had a number of important decisions before me. After only three months with Melissa, I was not only able to make those decisions but also feel really good about them. One of the challenges I was dealing with was second guessing the decisions I was making, which kept me feeling stuck in a "hamster wheel". Now I have tools to productively work with my negative thoughts and transform them into something more positive. I also learned how important my physical body language is in my reactions and behavior, and how to become more aware of it. Melissa really has a knack for helping me focus on whatever issue is really going on, and prodding me to come up with a tangible solution or ideas or tools that I could follow or use. She made me focus on what was most pressing in the moment, and then held me accountable to what we discovered and planned together. Overall, I’m feeling more positive and accomplished and although I am pausing for now, I am sure I’ll work with Melissa again in the future.”

Vidya Rao
Engineering Management Leader, Teradata, San Diego, CA

Helped me step into a new higher profile role with confidence

“I have had professional coaching in the past but recently found myself in need of a refresher. I hired Melissa to help with a career transition and she did not disappoint! She helped me step into a new higher profile role with confidence, gaining both visibility and authority as well as a better sense of my own career ambitions. In just a few short months, I can proudly say that I’ve accomplished my goals as well as established a trajectory for the future. I’ve embraced my new role as a leader of a larger team by running more effective meetings and focusing my team members' strengths to advance projects. As a bonus, I also was able to develop and maintain a new exercise routine with Melissa holding me accountable. In just 7 sessions, my confidence, leadership skills, and team dynamics have come a long way and I’m so grateful for that rapid progress. Melissa was quite attuned to picking up on things that need to be discussed and holding me accountable to my high-level goals. I’d definitely recommend her as a leadership and executive coach.”

Richard Myers
Principal Scientist at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA

Melissa helped me develop the courage to have the difficult conversations

“I have worked well with Melissa in previous organizations, so when I was facing large-scale changes and important decisions in my career, I knew I wanted to hire her as my coach. In just three months, Melissa helped me develop the courage to have the difficult conversations (that I had been avoiding) with my team members, design a framework to make high-stakes decisions, create and respect my own boundaries, and learn to approach challenging situations with curiosity and an open mind - which has been incredibly impactful in my work and relationships since then. Melissa also helped me create and maintain smarter schedules so that I could make more progress on my personal business. Our coaching engagement also happened to be during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I was struggling with the amount of uncertainty in my life (and in the world), which she also helped me move through in a healthier, lighter, more positive way. If you’re looking to make tangible changes in your business and career, I highly recommend working with Melissa as your executive coach.”

Katerina Suchkova
Product Leader at 15Five and Business Owner, San Diego, CA

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Trained and certified by Newfield Network and certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). 

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