Do you find yourself in the midst of change? Do you agonize over decisions or which direction to take? Do you feel confused, worried, stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated?

Have Direction and Clarity to Lead with Confidence as You Navigate Change

“It isn’t the changes that do you in. It is the transitions. Change is not the same as transition. Change is situational: the new site, the new boss, the new team, the new policy. Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal.”

William Bridges

A transition represents a passage from one state to another. It means that a new start is required, and in order for that new start to happen, an ending has likely already occurred or will be necessary.

Transitions happen within organizations, teams, leaders, and individuals. They can be complex, such as a multi-departmental implementation of a new system or creation of a multi-year strategic plan. Or, they can be more straightforward, such as a job change or welcoming a new baby into your family.

These times can feel like a mix of emotion and can feel disorienting as you work to get to the ‘new normal.’ The purpose of Transition Designs is to support individuals, teams and organizations as they navigate transition.

Is Your Transition:

  • Organizational? You need to overcome resistance, guide your team, adjust your strategy, assess the market and key internal capabilities, as well as discover new ways to provide value to your customers.
  • Professional? You want to find a more fulfilling role, contribute in a deeper way, pursue a financial goal or achieve greater life balance.
  • Personal? You want to work on a relationship, change a habit or achieve a personal goal

I Can Help!

Whether it is for your business, your career, your family or your life, you can create the peace and clarity that you need to successfully navigate transition. I can teach you how to assess your current situation, create a plan that is congruent with your goals, understand what to adjust, and manage the ‘in between place’ along the way.

My clients typically work with me in a series of sessions to design a custom transition plan tailored to their unique situation and goals. If you are interested in discussing which option might be right for you, please reach out for a complimentary 15 minute consultation.


I am referring the consulting and advising work performed by Dr. Melissa Francisco. She assisted with strategic planning, economic impact studies, research in market needs and potential competition. Recommendations were delivered on time, with high fidelity and were effective in helping us achieve our initial round of funding.

– Chester Kennedy, Founding Member, BRIDG

Experience Kissimmee hired Dr. Melissa Francisco as part of a team to update our organization’s strategic plan. This involved surveying community partners, meeting with our Board of Directors and presenting findings to industry stakeholders including the Osceola County Commission. During the process I found Dr. Francisco to be very responsive and accessible. The feedback from our team and Board regarding the overall process and final plan was very positive.

– Misty Johantgen, Chief Operating Officer, Experience Kissimmee

As a part of developing our strategic plans, Osceola County has worked with various partners over the years, including a team that Dr. Melissa Francisco was a key component.  These plans often involved significant research into County operations, market needs and potential competition for services.  The research was useful in presenting a final product that our end users could understand and appreciate.  In addition, I personally found her to be easy to collaborate with and professional.

– Donna Renberg, Assistant County Manager, Osceola County, Florida