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Melissa is a veteran creative business professional. She’s written, produced and managed creative teams in Chicago, New York, and London. Her background is in the advertising and film world where she led two of the top internationally recognized editorial and post production companies, the Whitehouse Post and Beast-Company 3-Method Studios. She has produced award-winning work with advertising agencies from Japan to Amsterdam to Austin, TX whose clients include McDonald’s, Walgreens, Anheuser Busch, Nike, Capital One, Coca-Cola and PBS.
In 2015, Melissa started her firm Creative Alchemy Consulting. The focus is on business development for creative companies and coaching and consulting for creative leaders.
She has a fascination with people who push their creative edge, specifically in the world of advertising and film. So, in partnership with Daily Planet she created Beyond the Spot a web series that explores what makes creative people tick.
Melissa is known for her contagious energy and passion for making the intangible tangible. Her results-oriented approach is based in equal parts inspiration and perspiration.
She has a BA in Spanish and Liberal Arts Management from Indiana University. Melissa is also certified by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) as well as a CPCC (certified professional co-active coach) from the Coaches Training Institute. In addition to her traditional education, she often draws upon her training in improv, movement and energy work.
She keeps her own creative juices flowing thru dance, yoga, music and her three 4-legged gurus Frida, Frenchie, and Hudson.
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