Melissa Brisbois has spent her career leading women to succeed in business. She found her passion early on helping women gain confidence through leadership development and has never looked back.
Her mentor approach has always been focused on helping women promote up and to advance in their careers. Melissa says, “Everything I learned about effective leadership, I learned from building sales organizations of independent consultants. Essentially you are leading a team of volunteers. You quickly learn what works and doesn’t when you are compensated solely on the results of your team.” Her leadership philosophy is to invest in the success of others.
As a C-Suite Executive, Melissa spent 17 years leading the strategy, sales and sales operations, with P&L responsibility for 3 organizations; a luxury boutique firm, a start-up, and a turn-around opportunity. Melissa led multiple internal departments in a traditional corporate setting while leading an independent field salesforce with overall sales growth responsibility. She has led field organizations that ranged from 3000 consultants to 130,000 consultants and revenues to $300M. Her unique position of leading both direct reports and independent consultants to grow company revenues have shaped her leadership philosophy.
Ready for her next challenge, in 2018 Melissa took an opportunity to reignite the parts of the business that excite her the most – advancing women in business through leadership. Today it brings her the greatest joy to work with women entrepreneurs and corporate professionals through her speaking, mentoring, and coaching business. Melissa has partnered with Monat Global to mentor women who want to have the benefits of owning their own business.
Coaching professionals and entrepreneurs who want to move forward in their careers using a solution-focused, evidence-based method.