Client Testimonials

After our collaborative went into a hiatus due to the pandemic, Melissajoy’s services were instrumental in accelerating the efforts in re-imagining and relaunching the collaborative. Work that would have probably taken us over a year to do was accomplished in a few weeks. Melissa is skilled in bringing diverse thoughts into coherent, shared ideas through expert facilitation, training and consulting. The speed with which she is able to do so whilst cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships and spirit within the group is refreshing.

Gift-Noelle Wango, MPH, BSN, RN

Leader in public health and local community-based organization

Our company marketing was fumbling in the dark until we found Melissa. Melissa’s consultation shed a bright light on how to best express what we did and who we were. She is so competent, so easy to work with, and a master at coaxing out the heart and soul of a business. I would highly recommend Melissa to any company looking to increase their brand presence in competitive markets.

Bob Dzik

President, Dzik Investments, Houston, TX

Melissa can help turn challenges into strengths. Her strategic approach and strong design and communication expertise have been invaluable in revitalizing our organization’s purpose, brand, and communications. Her excellent work set a strong foundation for continued evolution and success for years to come.

Pamela Artigas

Executive Director, Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community (A-BE-C), Saint Petersburg, FL

After a consult with Melissa, the energy is wild! Our creative and positive juices are flowing, and we feel affirmed. She’s an expert at providing seamless guidance that naturally allows us to expand and is strategic in offering next steps that keep us focused on our strengths and not overwhelmed.

Julie Madison Jacoby, M.Ed.

Adolescent Mentoring, Co-Author of Mentoring for School Success: Creating Positive Changes

Melissa has a gift for asking questions that reveal the deepest purpose of whatever it is you are doing. Her process is deeply collaborative, open-ended, and organic. Melissa recently helped us with the design of a new website. With a few questions, she got to the heart of what our purpose was — like finding a north star. With her help, decisions became easy, and the process became fun. She is a joy to work with.

Donna Sandstrom

Founder and Director, The Whale Trail, Seattle, WA

Melissa has a gift for hearing the essence of what wants to be known. When I have an important issue and am in a muddle of the forest and the trees, I work with Melissa and emerge with a grounded clarity that shines through.

Dianne Dickerson

Consultant, Seattle, WA

Melissa sees and accentuates strengths and positive qualities and will help you build from that foundation. She is a resourceful strategic thinker who encourages and facilitates creative thinking and has an exceptional ability to conceptualize and guide the exploration of new ideas.

The late Ken Jue

Founder, The InSHAPE Program and former CEO Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH

Melissa has taken our organization’s mission and brand to the next level by providing top-level professional experience and insight.

Executive Staff

Interfaith Family Shelter, Everett, WA

Melissa brings a totally different perspective than that of typical consultants. She takes everything to the next level.

Marisa Ponti, MSW

Marketing Director, Houston, TX