Melissa Lomax

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Melissa Lomax

I help clients design their roadmap for enriching careers, and support them throughout the process. Get interview-ready to land your dream job, then continue to build your professional development and navigate the workplace, on your terms.


Columbia-certified coach (3CP); Organizational psychologist

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About Melissa Lomax

Experience I've dedicated my career to developing talent at all levels of the organization, international and domestic. Whether you're an individual contributor, managing for the first time, or experienced managing teams, business units, organizations, or starting your own, I've supported leaders' professional growth and prepared them for the next step in their journey, across industries. For more than a decade, I have developed talented leaders to thrive in the workplace, lead their teams to achieve incredible results, coach and mentor others, and establish themselves as technical leaders, for non-management tracks. I've equiped leaders with the skills to lead through VUCA's (such as growth & downsizes, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions), to drive transformational change.

What is coaching? Coaching is both a partnership and a process. The working definition of coaching is that it is a development process that builds a leader’s capabilities to achieve professional and organizational goals, driven by evidence and built on trust. We work together to identify your goals, expand your perspective, build your skills and move you forward.

Behavioral Interviewing Behavior-based interviews are the common element in all key interview processes, where the emphasis will be to gauge how well you demonstrate certain behaviors, values and traits. This is a critical technique used by hiring managers to determine if you are the best person for the job. Build your confidence in showcasing your talents with what you have done, and be able to clearly show how you will bring value to your next role.

I will work with you to identify your experience narrative, key strengths and weaknesses, using effective interview frameworks, such as STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result). This process will help you target your message to the companies with whom you are interviewing.

ML Process

  • Assess: Capture your needs, areas of focus, strategy to go after that dream position.
  • Experience: Identify key roles/projects that effectively demonstrate your achievements and strengths.
  • Craft: Build the key themes and craft the stories that showcase your value.
  • Practice: Mock interviews so you can respond to questions with confidence and poise during your interviews.

Pronouns She/Her

Qualifications I'm a certified coach through the Columbia Coaching Certification Program, with the academic rigor and proven thought leadership, this multidisciplinary approach to coaching integrates theory and practice from psychology, neuroscience, organization development, and leadership from Teachers College, and business management, in partnership with the Columbia Business School. I hold an MA in Organizational Psychology and Change Leadership, also from Columbia University.

Great For
Veterans Creatives POC New Grads Immigrants Developers Managers Entry Level Career Changers Product Management Executives Founders LGBTQ
Helps With
Networking Work/Life Balance Leadership Mock Interviews Return to Work Relocation Confidence
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star 5.0 · 5 Reviews · 17 Bookings

Great encouraging call with Melissa. She gave me clear advice and was very responsive between this and the last call.

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Coached By Melissa Lomax

Great, efficient call where Melissa helped me outline a strategy and prioritize for this week in my job search. She shared a time saving cover letter template and tips for gaining confidence.

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Coached By Melissa Lomax

Solid advice, well rounded, and a stellar personality!

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Coached By Melissa Lomax

Melissa gave helpful feedback about my concerns. She has even reached out to her professional connections since our 11 am meeting with people interested in speaking with me.

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Coached By Melissa Lomax

Melissa is very competent. She listens and has worked in our short time together to help me with achieving my short-term and longer-term goals.

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Coached By Melissa Lomax