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Melna Jones   (#46)   

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Elk Grove, CA
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Simply Lead Coaching
Business & Leadership Coach

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Simply Lead Coaching
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Business & Leadership Coach
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A coach is invaluable to a new manager or transitioning leader.  How do I know? Because I was once that new leader - wanting to feel competent as a new manager, but instead feeling in over my head. I’d spent more than a decade training, taking classes and preparing for the role of management. And my first year as a new manager was the most exciting, the most demoralizing, and the most confusing time in my career.

As a Strategic leader, with a proven track record for building and leading effective cross-functional, multi-site and multi-business teams, driving change initiatives and implementing organizational strategies –  I’ve always believed, that being a leader or a manager meant serving someone else – providing the tools, clearing the path, empowering others to do their job.  And I still do.  That first management position was the best, and the worst job I’d ever had.  I didn’t know what I didn’t know.  I learned how important having a coach could be.  Without one, I literally drowned those first two years in my new position. I believe, even more strongly now, that coaching is a necessity to the growth and development of new or aspiring leaders. 


I work with clients that are transitioning into first time leadership or management roles, and those who’ve been at it for a while, and are now transitioning into higher-level positions.  I help them to gain an understanding of what’s needed to take things to the next level, support them in developing the core skills needed to excel, to succeed, and support them in creating a path forward to achieve their desired results. I find great joy in helping others to become that great leader they always wanted to work for.

I am an ICF certified coach, graduated from the UC Davis Professional Coaching for Life Program.  I’m also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) where I serve as President Elect for the Sacramento Valley Chapter.