Empowering Executives, Leaders, and Teams
Growing up in New Mexico, Melanie Parish knew no ethnic majority, and saw firsthand what collaboration and diversity give a culture. This experience and appreciation is embedded in her work in organizations specializing in helping people work together, work in teams and function optimally as an organization.
As a child, Melanie was always a go-getter as the top seller of Girl Scout cookies and calendars, had the most pledges at the local MS walk-a-thon, and sold greeting cards for “fun” (and spending money) during summer vacations. She studied Communication at the University of New Mexico, and was fascinated by small group theory and intercultural communication classes.
After graduation, Melanie spent 10 years in the greater Denver Colorado area excelling in sales. She worked for a Fortune 500 company, generating $500,000/mo in revenue and opened several new territories for a local food distributor. And she didn’t stop there. Melanie was consistently a top office producer in the financial services industry and served as Director for a federally funded non-profit.
In 1998, Melanie became a coach. People consistently hired Melanie as a coach because they wanted to improve sales, become better leaders and become more successful in their working lives.
In 2002, Melanie moved with her husband to Dundas, Ontario, Canada, working with larger organizations and leadership teams. Melanie has coached a variety of C-level, VP and Director level leaders as an executive coach and has excelled in her work with leadership and sales teams. Melanie is currently the Director of Sales and a coach/facilitator for Epiphany Coaches, a leading Ontario coaching and leadership development firm.
Drawn to helping people in organizations improve the way they work together, hire, and lead others, Melanie believes there is nothing more fulfilling than a person working well at a job they love. She is passionate about helping individuals and companies find and work within their “sweet spot”, and committed to giving people the skills and guidance to navigate tough corporate relationships better.
Melanie is a 2009 coach winner of the prestigious GTA Prism Award. This award is given to a client and their coaches for a coaching program that is judged to be both comprehensive and to have outstanding measurable results. One of the rarest and most accomplished coaches in the world, Melanie is a professional certified coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, and an Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach through the Center for Right Relationship (member of the first certified group).
Melanie is the author of the sales program “Deep Selling” and is accomplished, award-winning Toastmaster and professional speaker, speaking at regional, national, and international conferences. She has competed, and won, at several levels in both Humorous and International speech competitions.
Melanie currently lives in Dundas, Ontario with her husband and three children on two acres overlooking the Niagara escarpment.