Melissa Fristrom

Executive Coach

Dr. Melissa Fristrom is known for harnessing “The Power of the Hidden.” When solutions are easy, her clients do not need her. But, when they can’t find a solution on their own, she helps them figure out the hidden factors that both help and limit a leader’s, team’s or organization’s success.  

A senior executive turned professional coach, Melissa couples significant corporate experience, including serving as CEO, with deep psychological knowledge from her doctorate, where she studied the unconscious ways people keep themselves from succeeding. For over a decade and a half, she has assisted leaders from over thirty-five countries on six continents.

Melissa holds a Psya. D. from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from the University of Virginia.

A senior executive turned professional coach, she couples significant corporate experience, including serving as CEO, with deep psychological knowledge from her doctorate, where she studied the unconscious ways people keep themselves from succeeding.