"Carmelo found a way to coach me through one of my toughest career intersections that I have yet to experience. Through his focused coaching, personal approach and powerful insight, I was able to find myself as an entrepreneur. Carmelo helped me harness, understand and communicate my core values, while guiding me through the muck and teaching me to let go of the things necessary for successful and authentic business relationships. I am so grateful for my time spent with Carmelo, and cannot recommend him enough. Regardless of where you are at in your professional journey, I strongly encourage taking some time with Carmelo and further aligning what you believe with what you do."
Business Connections Strategy Expert
"I hired Carmelo to develop and lead a series of group coaching sessions for my team of business development specialists. He helped me to clarify the goal of the series up front, and challenged me with thoughtful questions about what outcomes I was hoping and set a realistic plan for the sessions. Ultimately Carmelo led four sessions
with us over a span of 8 weeks, during which we created a team mission and vision statement, and agreed on a set
of shared team values to guide us in our day-to-day operations. Through the sessions and with Carmelo's expert facilitation we were also able to collaboratively identify our individual strengths and values, clarify our teams’ purpose and the value we bring to our firm and partners, and establish our ‘terms of engagement’ and service standards. Most of all, we were able to break down barriers, and build confidence in each team member, and establish foundations for trust and engagement across the team."
Marketing Team Lead
"Carmelo provided strategic guidance on a significant client proposal and presentation that involved team members from across Canada and globally. Throughout the mandate he advised us through a client-focused lens and challenged the team to do the same. He offered best practices that were grounded in direct client feedback, which helped us tailor our approach. Carmelo's passion to see us succeed was clear. We ultimately won the mandate."
Co-Chair Special Situations Team and Chair, Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
"I can't say enough great things about Carmelo! He was my coach for over a year through a difficult time at work and then an exciting career transition. He helped me tap into my leadership potential more fully, which led to me taking on a stretch promotion. I am much happier and more successful in my career since our work together. Carmelo is warm, engaging, intuitive, and very well-versed in corporate dynamics. I highly value his insights and perspective. He is wonderful."
"Carmelo has introduced me to tools that help me assess my current state, plan for the near and long term future and create action plans to help me achieve my goals. His coaching always helps bring clarity to my thoughts and the situations in my life. Working with Carmelo has helped me find ways to actively hold myself accountable for the choices I make and ultimately the direction my life takes. His coaching often results in me asking the right questions of myself and finding answers within myself. During our discussions, Carmelo's influence helps me articulate thoughts that I am confident I otherwise wouldn’t, and one result has been that I am more aware of my personal values and how they impact my life in different ways."