Strategy & Delivery
With almost 20 years of experience leading change, Melanie Meador’s work in transforming organizations has shown her the importance of great leadership. Her knowledge of people systems and processes comes from her extensive consulting background with Deloitte, Dell, and IBM. In working with companies across various industries and public sector, Melanie’s compelling approach and drive for efficiency allow her to come into any organization and affect immediate improvement in leaders and teams. She has demonstrated success in translating strategy into specific and measurable positive changes across complex enterprises. In leveraging best practices in technology, process design, communications and workforce optimization, Melanie helps remove obstacles and enables teams and organizations to reach the next level of performance.
At her core, Melanie’s approach to smart change is founded on the understanding that people play the pivotal role within the functioning of any system—a kind of methodological perspective that helps her pull out the best from a troubled business situation. Particularly vital to this perspective is her belief that leadership isn’t about making oneself better, but about helping the team thrive, hence Melanie’s favorite motto: “You can’t stand at the head of a team without a body.”
Melanie is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Headwaters School in Austin, TX. This school, serving early childhood through 12th grade, has a mission is to cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. (www.headwaters.org)
Prior to her consulting work, she directed sales for major retailers like Nordstrom, Gap, and AT&T. Melanie holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Houston and an MBA in Human Capital and IT Management from the University of Colorado-Denver. She has held certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Strategic Professional in HR (SPHR) from the Society for HR Management (SPHR).