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Melissa J. Francisco, PhD

Melissa is passionate about transitions. She knows first-hand that receiving help, education, motivation, support during times of transition can help optimize your results, no matter what your circumstances are.

She has served as a strategic planning consultant for a variety of organizations and businesses to help them create strategic plans. She has taught classes for the University of Central Florida as an adjunct professor, teaching change management, systems engineering and statistics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies with their engineering, supply chain, audit, production operations and human resources teams.

Melissa has both a Masters and Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as her MBA. Industrial Engineering is a strategic and technical discipline, and it is focused on the optimization of complex systems and processes. She holds professional certifications in change management, project management, process improvement and quality. Her doctoral research was focused on how to optimize business performance and prioritize organizational improvement efforts.

In addition, throughout her career she has navigated multiple moves, years of international travel, life balance, re-prioritization of her values, career changes and in the process has found herself immensely enjoying helping others in similar situations. If you are in the midst of leading yourself through a professional or organizational change, you don’t have to go it alone.

If you’d like to speak with Melissa, you can email her at melissa@transitiondesigns.com.


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