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Melissa Karz

Education
University of Pennsylvania
University of California | Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management

Certifications
The Coaches Training Institute
Lore International Institute
Results Coaching
Ken Blanchard Coaching
Career Coach Institute
Michael Watkin's First 90 Days

Recent Clients
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Citibank, Raytheon, Moog, Deloitte Consulting, Agilent Technologies, the National Resources Defense Council, Thompson Reuters, AOL, Edmunds, Activision, Newell Rubbermaid, O'Neil Industries

Inspiration
Her 100-year-old grandmother, creativity in all its incarnations
Success is fueled as much by personal factors as by professional ones. Melissa helps clients understand the depth of their potential, and the steps they can take to achieve it.

Melissa is an executive and career coach. She partners with her clients to leverage and develop the strengths, competencies, and knowledge necessary for success in the following areas: assimilating into new and expanded roles, effective leadership, successful career transition and team effectiveness. Her clients have included Sony Pictures Entertainment, Citibank, Raytheon, Moog, Deloitte Consulting, Agilent Technologies and the Braille Institute. Melissa has spoken widely and written on professional relationship building. Her book, Invisible Bridges: Building Professional Relationships for Results, has been featured in Fortune and The Los Angeles Times.

She holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Human Capital Solutions practice.

Melissa lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, her 90-pound labradoodle, and a nearby large extended family.

Leadership Insights | Recent Posts by Melissa

Four Habits of Strategic Leaders | Next Step Partners

Four Habits of Strategic Leaders

This article explores what it means to be a more strategic leader and provides context, insights and tools for improvement.

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Post-Election Reflections | Next Step Partners

The Leaders We Need Now: Post-Election Reflections

Reflections on 2016 US presidential election and the leadership qualities needed during times of turmoil and transition.

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Inoculate yourself from executive burnout

Inoculate Yourself Against Leadership Burnout

More often than not, the roots of burnout lie not in how much we’re working, but in why we’re working. This article offers tools to realign and reboot.

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