Melissa D. Whitaker is passionate about helping people in life and in business. Her motto is “Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.” Family is extremely important to Melissa and is her ultimate driver in life. She especially wants her daughters to know that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.
Melissa is a sales and management expert, business consultant, international speaker and coach. She is the co-author of the best-selling books “Pushing to the Front” and “Beat the Curve” with the legendary Brian Tracy (CEO, best-selling author who has consulted with more than 1,000 companies and given talks to 5 million people throughout the U.S., Canada and 55 other countries) and the founder/CEO of Melissa Whitaker International (MWI) where she helps executives and their teams achieve alignment and drive profitable sales in an authentic way.
Through her proprietary program called MWI Total Sales Transformation System, Melissa has helped thousands of companies achieve double-digit % increases in their business within the first year of working with her and her team. The transformation process creates long-term sustainable growth through creating clarity, finding ideal clients, and increasing sales, accountability, mindset and faith. Melissa is passionate about making sure people feel seen, heard and understood in her programs in the corporate world and as entrepreneurs.
Her high-performance, customized training consultations and proven selling system help you drive performance, generate new prospects, improve negotiation skills and ultimately win more sales.
Prior to founding MWI, Melissa was the director of professional development and managed print services for a $40 million technology company and a global relationship manager/business analyst for a $54.3 billion international organization. She has over 20 years of experience and success in sales, sales management, leadership, business development and professional development with leading organizations including Impact Networking, Toshiba America Business Solutions and Chicago Office Technology Group (COTG/GISX/XEROX).
Melissa loves to travel, enjoys all outdoor activities and is very active in her church. She is happily married to her husband of fifteen years, has two amazing young daughters, and has an active young rottweiler. Melissa is also active in her community and sponsors Compassion International and Foundation for His Ministry.