Melissa Fish is the Program Director and offers 25 years’ experience in performance consulting and business education working for Franklin Templeton Investments, American River College, and small businesses. Melissa has partnered with organizational leaders from both the private and public sectors to develop strategic goals, outline succession plans, and align human talent to surpass expectations. She has a proven record of completing projects on time and on budget while producing measurable returns on investment. In addition to her training and organizational development experience, Melissa earned her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management.
Helping your organization develop competencies, improve performance indicators, promote equity and inclusion, and build trust are some of our key goals. Melissa is committed to supporting clients by providing a full spectrum of services including assessment, performance management, instructional delivery, coaching, or other consulting solutions. Her specialties include leadership development, talent coaching, organizational alignment, program design and facilitation, change consulting, project management, and team effectiveness. She also offers experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work to improve cultural competence, build opportunities, and drive progress.
Melissa is excited to collaborate on your talent development blueprint and translate your strategic vision into practical action plans for positive impact.
Dr. Geil is the founder of Coaching Heights, a coaching business that specializes in helping people make their jobs better using the science of job crafting. As both an ICF-certified coach and a certified Optimize coach, she is committed to continually improving her own protocols and empowering others to do the same. She helps people integrate ancient wisdom, modern science, practical tools and the Fundamentals of Optimal living — eating, moving, sleeping, breathing, focusing, celebrating and prospering — into their work and relationships. She is passionate about building community and helping people optimize all facets of their work, relationships and day-to-day lives.
Dr. Geil is based in Sacramento, California, where she does executive coaching, training, facilitation, curriculum development, editing and more for various state agencies. She spends her summers in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, where she facilitates soft skills and leadership training for the 70+ guides at Exum Mountain Guides.
She has a BA in sociology from Stanford University and received her doctorate in educational psychology and research on teaching from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. Her research focused on burnout and engagement among teachers and transformative professional development opportunities.
Antoinette is a leadership coach with over 20 years’ experience creating and maintaining healthy work environments. Antoinette’s accomplishments include influencing and supporting employees and organizations to achieve their unforeseen highest potential through coaching, enhancing organizational culture, designing training and recognition programs, and partnering with executives on strategic initiatives. She has coached all levels of staff within organizations and state agencies, including new supervisors, department leaders and executives.
As an independent training consultant, she designs and delivers impactful, applicable on-site and virtual courses. Working extensively with Los Rios Community College District’s Government Training Academy, UC Davis’ Continuing and Professional Education HR Program, CPS HR Consulting, and more, she continues to receive accolades for educating while keeping attendees engaged and empowered to apply course content. Her curriculum is vast and includes coaching, leadership development, communication skills and talent management.
She holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resources from California State University, Sacramento.