Executive Coach

Mel Burt-Gracik has spent her 13 year career in Leadership Development. She holds a B.A. in Communication, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration, and a Master of Divinity degree. Mel has managed hundreds of Millennials through her work in Higher Education.

Mel’s been in consulting with her own brand of unique skills when she is not working at launchbox.  She specializes in helping businesses increase their employee engagement by co-creating with them a work culture focused on the strengths of their greatest asset: their human capital.

She helps teams work well together by focusing on their natural talents and the workplace needs that accompany them.  Utilizing Gallup’s 12: The Elements of Great

Managing, Mel helps supervisors learn and implement the skills top managers possess. She has coached over 325 people from front line employees to the C-Suite. In addition to StrengthsFinder, Mel holds certifications in Meyers Briggs Type Indicator and Emotional Intelligence EQ-i & EQ360 by MultiHealth Systems.

Mel’s client work includes Hewlett Packard, General Atomics, Sharp Healthcare, Red Cross, Make A Wish, San Diego Airport Authority, Clovis Community Hospital, University of California San Diego, Stitch Marketing + Research, NWB Environmental Services, Jewish Family Service, and Episcopal Community Services.

Mel measures her success by the stories that exemplify growth from her clients, and she has a treasure trove of them. When she isn’t working hard to build her business, you can find her hard at work cycling, swimming, or running in preparation for her next triathlon.