Official Bio for Melissa Anzman

Long Bio

Melissa Anzman is an author, career coach and launch coachsultant, who helps people launch their career, business, or brand and maximize their potential. After over 13 years as a Human Resources leader, Melissa is passionate about people feeling valued and recognized in their chosen field.

Prior to starting LaunchYourself.co, Melissa provided Human Resources and Employee Communications leadership within several industries including Publishing, Financial Services, and Medical Devices; across the U.S. and globally. She is a Certified Coach, a member of the ICF, and holds an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin.

She is the author of two books, How to Land a Job: Secrets from an HR Insider and Stop Hating Your Job: How to Be Happy at Work Without Quitting, is a sought-after speaker and writes for various blogs.

 


Short Bio

Melissa Anzman is an author, career coach and launch coachsultant, who helps people launch their career, business, or brand and maximize their potential. After over 13 years as a Human Resources leader, Melissa is passionate about people feeling valued and recognized in their chosen field.

She is the author of two books, How to Land a Job: Secrets from an HR Insider and Stop Hating Your Job: How to Be Happy at Work Without Quitting, and can be found at @MelissaAnzman.

 


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The Short/Long Story of How I Got Here

Education and Certifications:

  • 13+ years of executive coaching experience in various industries including Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Publishing, Finance, Technology, and more
  • Myers-Briggs (MBTI®)  Certified Instructor
  • MBA in HR Management and BA in Communications
  • Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation and a Certified Coach from the Coach Training Alliance
  • Training design and instructor for various programs including Entrepreneurship Workshops, Strengths Finders 2.0, Insights, Performance Management, Leadership Development, and more

 

My Risk Taking History:

I have taken several risks or jumps in my career throughout my journey. Instead of boring you with my resume details, here are the scary decisions:

  • Graduating college early – so I could get started earning money (what in the world was I thinking?)
  • Moved out to New York City the day after graduation, without a job – but with a last minute, solid lead. I landed my first “real” job within a week.
  • Networked into a job that I was passionate about in business book publishing. I was hired on for publicity and marketing which is where I met/interacted and was influenced by several BIG business gurus – Barbara StannyChris Farrell, Jim Collins, Scott Adams, and the person who influenced my first BIG career risk: Jason Zweig.
  • Mr. Zweig connected me with the Communications director at Money Magazine who needed a *gasp* freelance senior publicist to step in during a maternity leave. I quit a full-time, paying job with benefits (for the first time of many), to take on an hourly freelance gig for the potential opportunity. Money was great and I was able to learn from more of the greats in business – Jean Chatzky, Donna Rosato, Ellen McGirt, and more.
  • Was back in corporate life for some time until I had to change my surroundings and leave NYC… Left my job at American Express and took a short vacation to visit a friend in San Diego. While on vacation, I signed a lease. I was California-bound within a week.
  • My big pharma company job asked me to relocate from southern Cali to San Francisco – done, two weeks later.
  • I QUIT MY BIG JOB!!!! And moved cross-country to Atlanta. Then spent a summer in Copper Mountain, CO. Then headed back to the ATL. And sold my worldly possessions and drove a trailer back to Copper.