As a former US Marine Officer I was immediately drawn to select Mel as my executive coach. His successful leadership career in the military and in the private sector was impressive and I felt that I could easily relate to him. I was not wrong. We immediately clicked during the first phone call. He was very organized and had a plan but was ready to adapt to my needs and goals. From the very beginning he was easy to speak with and we had fantastic in-depth Conversations. He is a very astute listener and asks probing and insightful questions to open the dialogue. I loved discussing his leadership challenges and experiences and relating them to mine. He helped me pause and think about my career, my goals, and how to balance these with my priorities in life. At the end of the 6 months, he was more than a mentor and a coach, he became a friend. His energy level, positive mindset, and grounded beliefs/values were inspirational. I would highly recommend Mel as your coach, so you too can become a focused and selfless leader.