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Certified with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in Coaching and Leadership, Melinda Abrams, CPCC, MSA, is committed to moving individuals and groups to deeper levels of connection and expansive results. Her business, MovingLeaders, delivers experiential training and development programs that inspire personal leadership, enhance collaborative relationships and teamwork, encourage authentic communication, build trust, address conflict, and ultimately help people navigate change.

Melinda is an authorized partner of Everything DiSC; offering DiSC assessments, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders, and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.  She offers one:one coaching, group coaching, tele classes, as well as customized short and long term cohort development programs.  

With over 25 years of teaching and leadership development experience, Melinda has worked with an array of clients – from middle schoolers to executive - and is committed to serve emerging leaders at all levels. Her skills as a coach and facilitator has impacted a variety of client organizations including Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Duke University's School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest Universities.  

When not spending time with her family or working with groups, Melinda can be found in her studio where she creates custom silk artwork that can be worn or displayed. For more information visit: melindaabramsart.wordpress.com


Ultimately, Melinda is passionate about moving people in organizations towards LIVING a life they LOVE.

Work History

2011Present

Owner

Moving Leaders

Design and deliver experiential training and development programs that inspire personal leadership, enhance collaborative relationships and teamwork, encourage authentic communication, build trust, address conflict, and ultimately help people navigate change. Clients include Duke University School of Nursing,  Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, and local business leaders.

Apr 2010Present

Independant Contractor, program facilitator

Competitve Edge, Inc

Deliver experiential training and development programs which focus on personal leadership and team building to enhance relationships, encourage communication, build trust, address conflict, and navigate change. Clients include Wake Forest University, professional associations, and local business leaders.

2008Present

Independant contractor, program facilitator

Triangle Training Center, Inc

Deliver experiential training and development programs which focus on personal leadership and team building to enhance relationships, encourage communication, build trust, address conflict, and navigate change. Clients include Duke's Fuqua School of Business, UNC School of Medicine, Galloway Ridge, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, Chatham County Schools, professional associations, and local business leaders.

2014Present

Partner

Everything DiSC: A Wiley Brand

Authorized partner of Everything DiSC; offering DiSC assessments, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders, and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

20002013

Owner

Lifepowercoaching.com

Provide Individual Coaching, Customized presentations, Designed experiential programs including: CORE camp, WCCC (women's creativity and coaching circle), Reinspirement an alternative to retirement, Powerful Parenting, Renewal

Apr 2007Sep 2009

Outdoor Educator

UNC outdoor educator

Facilitate both low and high course experiences for UNC and Chapel Hill community groups.

Aug 1996Jun 1998

Assistant Principal

Githens Middle School, Durham Public Schools, North Carolina

While serving as AP: designed and inplemented professional staff development for 75+ staff, directed building operations, served as liason between parents and teachers

Education

19972010

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Certified Facilitator 
20092010

The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA

Certified Leadership Coach
20002002

The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA

Certified Coach

CPCC, Certified Professional CoActive Coach

19941996

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

MSA, Master in School Administration
19831987

University of Massachussetts at Amherst

BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts