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Melissa Conforti: Bringing out the best in Organizations, Leaders, Teams and Individuals

Senior Associate with Magna Leadership Solutions

Based in San Jose, California

Experience

  • 15+ years of Organizational Effectiveness leadership at several of Silicon Valley’s top tech companies, including Intel, Intuit, and Cisco Systems and Align Technologies (makers of Invisalign).
  • She has established several Centers of Excellence for Change Management at the department and enterprise-level.
  • CTI Co-Active trained Coach
  • CTI Facilitator of top-rated Management/Leadership development workshops
  • CTI Speaker and panelist for industry associations, including: ACMP Norcal and #HRU
  • Prior to finding her passion around bringing out the best in people, she gained valuable experience working in roles in Supply Chain, Hospitality, Marketing, and Regional Account Management for Latin America.

Expertise

  • Team Effectiveness & Development
  • Career Planning
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Orientation
  • Behavioral Change
  • Cultural Shifts
  • Coaching
  • Workshop Facilitation & Training
  • Assessments: Emotional Intelligence, DISC, StrengthsFinder
  • Change Management & Change Leadership
  • Organizational Design
  • Reward & Recognition Strategy
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Survey Development & Analysis
  • Centers of Excellence/PMO/Governance

Certifications & Training

  • Coaching Training Institute (CTI) Co-Active trained coach
  • EQ-I 2.0/EQ 360 Emotional Intelligence Quotient
  • PROSCI Enterprise Change Management
  • PROSCI Change Management Certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Recommendations / Testimonials

    • Few people have the opportunity to report to a manager who is also a coach and mentor—but I did when I worked on Melissa’s team at Align. Melissa led the Change Management team through the biggest changes in Align Technology’s history: an ERP implementation and a global process transformation that impacted nearly a quarter of our employees and changed the way we do business on a massive scale. She was skilled at understanding and forecasting change impacts and she was incredibly adept at utilizing each team member’s strengths and encouraging us to step out of our “comfort zones”. Furthermore, she is one of the most dedicated and fearless people I know. Melissa will, undoubtedly, be a valuable resource to any organization.
      -Erika Wilhelm, Sr. Leader Global Learning & Talent Development, Align Technologies
    • For over 8 months Melissa and I have worked in partnership on a $11.3M construction and organizational relocation project. She has proven to be the Swiss Army Knife on the project team. Melissa’s broad range of skills coupled with her take-charge personality is a recipe for success. She has demonstrated particular strengths in her sensitivity and concern for others, innovation and creativity, and meticulous attention to detail. Seldom do I recommend someone without reservations. It is my pleasure to do so in the case of Melissa Conforti.
      -Jennifer Knickerbocker, Global Business Operations, Cisco Systems
    • Melissa and I worked together as colleagues to manage key external vendors to support corporate revenue targets. She is extremely process oriented with an eye for continual improvements of those processes. Her interpersonal skills are outstanding. Melissa is able to interpret and extrapolate useful information from myriad sources. She is able to create excellent strategies to solve complex problems. Melissa is absolutely someone I would work with again.
      -Sam Phillips, Program Manager Intel Corporation
    • Melissa is very detailed oriented and strives to identify the root cause and implement fixes to drive improvement. She excels in influencing up in management to ensure the org development programs are prioritized. She is easy to work with and is energized to do the right thing first.
      -Terri Wetteland, Supply Chain Group Leader, Intel Corporation

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