Melissa Alvarez Mangual Chicago, Illinois
Leadership Coach, Business Coach, Executive Coach
BA, MA, EdD in Organizational Leadership Studies, Cornell University certificate in Executive and Change Leadership, Intercultural Foundations Certificate
Established by Founder & Managing Principal, Melissa Álvarez Mangual, Ed.D., Thriven Partners, LLC is dedicated to using strategies, processes, and approaches to cultivate breakthrough thinking and action that are research-based and context appropriate.
Melissa has been driving and leading learning and organizational development efforts that place inclusion and equity in the center for 20 years. Most of her work has been as an internal coach, consultant, trainer, learning designer and manager, leading people, programs and departments in non-profit cause-driven organizations and educational institutions. She has worked in organizations like The Posse Foundation, Inc., The Pennsylvania State University, Habitat for Humanity International, and The Nature Conservancy. She has been recognized for her innate ability to establish meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships quickly, advancing programs, establishing successful new initiatives, and driving others to achieve personal and organizational success.
Melissa has a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, MA; a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, Chicago; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. She has served as a Fellow for the Intercultural Communication Institute and earned the Intercultural Foundations Certificate. Melissa completed certificates in Executive and Change Leadership through Cornell University. She studies business coaching with the Flow Coaching Institute.
Melissa is an an insightful and inspiring coach. She is a great listener who follows up with insightful questions. She doesn't shy away from challenging me and my assumptions, and in the process helps me clarify my needs and goals. She pushes me to create action plans and to stick to those in order to advance myself both personally and professionally. I highly recommend Melissa as a coach!Iliana Rocha