My name is Melisa Liberman.
I started my career at Accenture and was on the fast promotion track.
I saw an opportunity to move over to a start-up SaaS software company and took it.
I stayed at that company for 12 years.
There, I climbed from business analyst to EVP of Professional Services and Operations. I built a reputation as a leader, an innovator, and a fixer.
I loved the challenge.
I loved my team.
But, I was there 3 years too long, letting my career stagnate, feeling increasingly frustrated, and letting my mental game slip.
I had the title. I reached Executive Vice President in a software company.
I had the awards. I won Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Award and numerous awards from my company, including MVP.
But, I felt like an imposter. I was ready to make my next career move but, I had been at this company for so long, that I wasn't sure I could succeed anywhere else.
I told myself that I had been lucky and the luck wouldn't last.
I told myself that my team needed me and I shouldn't "abandon" them.
I told myself that I should just suck it up and keep going.
I was frozen.
Eventually, the decision was made for me.
My husband and I decided to move to Hawaii for his job. The distance prevented me from continuing as an EVP.
I took that island time to experiment with numerous career scenarios:
I found my passion, coaching.
I'm able to help my clients realize their own career dreams.
This I help mid-career tech professionals make their next move count.