Melissa's Thoughts

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    High Performance Teams: It’s All About Metrics and Core Values

    When you think of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) coaches who have the highest performing teams, what names come to mind? Melissa chats with Anson Dorrance, one of the most successful coaches in collegiate athletics, to discuss how to build a lasting culture in a high turnover environment.

Melissa's Profile

  • Something about me people might not know:

    I’m actually quite shy.

  • A life change that seemed risky at the time, but turned out positive:

    Once my husband and I moved across the country to Seattle not knowing a soul. It was a wonderful experience. We met lots of fantastic people, learned to snowboard, camped and hiked on the weekends, lived downtown, and saw a lot of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • One word my colleagues would use to describe me:


  • What “breaking away from the expected” means to me:

    Delightfully surprising our clients.

  • My most significant role model:

    My father. He is not only an amazing person—kind, happy, and gentle—but also an incredibly smart and savvy business person. I feel so grateful to work so closely with him, and learn from him every day.