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Facilitating a group is my passion. I thrive on watching participants realize their individual and team potential. My goal with every encounter is to help people create a more cohesive work environment. Participants have appreciated my activity- and discussion-based facilitation style that allows them to internalize the material for more individualized results. Students learn to celebrate their own strengths and bring out the strengths of their team members.

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The single most untapped competitive advantage is

TEAMWORK

Effective communication through self-awareness. By celebrating your strengths and minimizing your weaknesses, you can begin to achieve personal and professional goals.
You can achieve effective communication by understanding the motivations and behaviors of those around you. By working with others, you can achieve mutual goals.
Every environment has its own set of influences and rules that create defensive or productive individuals. Whether it's workplace or personal, your environment can bring out the best or worst in yourself and others.
YOURSTYLE THEIRSTYLE ENVIRONMENTALINFLUENCES

Workshops to Work on

Your Style

Personality Assessment
Conflict Management
Emotion Management
Crucial Conversations
Work-Life Balance
Time Management
Public Speaking

Workshops to Understand

Their Style

Nonverbal Communication
De-escalating Emotions
Creating an Environment of Trust
Managing Performance Problems
Adaptive Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Success

Workshops Focusing on

Environmental Influences

Defensive versus Supportive Work Environments
Celebrating Differences: Personality Styles
Celebrating Differences: Generational Styles
Celebrating Differences: Socio-Economic Influences
Creating a Vision and/or Mission Statement
Process Improvement and/or Strategic Planning
Customer Service

CERTIFICATIONS

Crucial Conversations

Certified instructor of course based on the bestselling book "Crucial Conversations" that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—in personal and business relationships.

SafeZone

Certified through the University of Wyoming to offer workshops exploring the diverse issues regarding the LGBTQIA community. Workshops include LGB 101, for people new to the terminology and stereotypes that affect socialization; Gender Identity, which specifically focuses on gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality; and Visible Ally that helps participants understand what it means to be an LGBTQIA ally, including heterosexual and cisgender privilege. 

Parent Leadership Training Institute

Certified facilitator of a program to help parents become leading advocates for children. This is done through building respect, validation and belief that when the tools of democracy are understood, the public will become active participants in communities.

DiSC

Certified facilitator of application-focused personality assessment to understand yourself and others to assist effective communication and work within groups.

Development Dimension International

Certified facilitator of integrated talent management initiatives, such as embracing change, navigating beyond conflict, valuing differences, motivating others, and mastering emotional intelligence.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Certified facilitator of five components stated in best-selling book “Five Behaviors of a Dysfunctional Team” to help existing management develop cohesive teams.

Workplace Stability

There is no question that increased worker stability boosts productivity, retention, and sales, which leads to greater profitability. But it likely remains a challenge you need to address. Instability is another measure of diversity in your workforce. Low-wage workers can experience personal instability that leads to absenteeism, health problems, and violations of workplace expectations, all of which decreases morale, attention to work, and job performance. It is important to recognize the range of factors that create instability for employees, and identify the most effective techniques and tactics for increasing workplace stability. Based on Ruth K. Weirich's book of the same name.

Bridges Out of Poverty

Certified facilitator of leading a group toward understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level using the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty.

Testimonials

We have worked with Melissa Martin for several years. She focuses on communication, conflict, and differences in the workplace. She is great about finding ways to make the content relevant to her audience. She is engaging and passionate about helping others.
Molly KrugerCLIMB Wyoming Program Director
I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa for many years. She is an excellent communicator and has the ability to facilitate small and large groups. Her creativity and warm demeanor provide an atmosphere for teams, boards or groups to work on process improvement and team building. I would recommend her expertise to anyone without hesitation!
Lisa MurphyCheyenne Frontier Days Board of Directors President