Experience – Passion – Commitment

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Melanie S. Ott, PCC, BCC, CCM, SHRM-SCP, is the principal and founder of Leap Forward Coaching a firm dedicated to helping clients achieve greater satisfaction, balance, and success in their professional and personal lives.

With over 30 years of human resource, corporate training and coaching experience, Melanie is uniquely qualified to guide teams, work groups and executives through challenging situations and toward greater success. Melanie’s passion and commitment energize the coaching process and help facilitate positive personal and organizational changes that her clients truly value.

Melanie is a graduate of the Success Unlimited Network® (SUN) Coach Training Program. Melanie is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education. Melanie recently became a Certified Coach Mentor (CCM).

Melanie is also a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP). She holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development from Virginia Tech.

Melanie was drawn to coaching because she is both a highly empathic and a powerful communicator and a skilled problem solver in one-on-one and team settings. Melanie uses a holistic approach to coaching that integrates all dimensions of life and career success including a focus on personal well being. Her unique strength is in challenging clients with powerful questions that clarify their needs and the best strategies for achieving greater success and fulfillment.

Melanie is an adjunct executive coach for the Center of Creative Leadership (CCL) and an instructor for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She was awarded the Human Resource Leadership Award (HRLA) for exemplary leadership in the HR profession and serves in volunteer leadership roles throughout the community.

See Melanie featured in Posh Seven Magazine.

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