I needed to find my strength as a manager after landing a new position. Everyone thought I could do it but me. So, I hired Michael as a coach. It was an amazing process. Michael listened to what I was heading into and what I wanted to achieve. It was through helping me identify what I wanted, and how I wanted to do it, he coached me. It was a short process, ten sessions, every week. It’s amazing what can be achieved in such a short time.
Sitting here a year later, I am so pleased. They were all right, I could do this and be great as a manager. I have brought my own style to the position and have created a team that works well together.
Michael was the one who guided me and I am forever thankful. I could not have done it without him. Coaching works and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Mike is an excellent coach. He always has the right question to ask and the right book to recommend. Mike has coached me through professional challenges, departmental transitions, and job changes. He has helped me identify my professional objectives and aspirations and chart a way to achieve my goals. I look forward to working with Mike again in the future.
– Alex B.
Director, Philanthropic Services
Working with Mike was a journey that led to an unexpected but welcomed destination. I started the process with a set of preconceived notions about how it would work, and the outcome. Over the course of our meetings, Mike thoughtfully guided me to a new awareness of how I was approaching life and career challenges. A key learning was that growth happens with small, subtle shifts in perspective. To achieve that, I was given a powerful set of tools that allowed me to step away from worrying about the right answer, and instead, focus on how to find and ask the right questions.
Marketing Executive, Entrepreneur, and Podcast/Radio Show Host
I’ve had the honor of working with Michael Mellen for almost 10 years. He has served as both a coach and mentor and has also provided me and my teams professional development on multiple topics, from leadership to relationship building. Michael goes above and beyond as a coach, bringing so much compassion and patience in order to help me grow as a professional and as a human. When in a session with Michael, he always provides key tools, resources, and action steps. Michael is incredibly patient, caring, and serves as an expert on so many topics. He has a way of allowing you to come to better understand yourself, your profession, your organization, and the world. It is an honor to get the opportunity to work with Michael.
Director of Family Life and Learning
Mike asked me "What if" and changed my professional life. He often asks insightful questions of his mentees. This is often the result of deep listening, and once he asks the precise question, he continues to listen deeply and hold mentees accountable. Mike encouraged me to not just succeed in my role but enjoy it and take pride in it. My work and my reach was enhanced, and the community I served enjoyed richer experiences because of his guidance.
Jewish/Spiritual Educator & Ritual-Creator, Storyteller, Community-Builder and Officiant, Director of Family Education