Melissa J. Camba-Kelsay

Melissa J. Camba-Kelsay is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) specializing in leadership development coaching and diversity & inclusion coaching. She is also a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach. Melissa and her twin brother were born in Queens, NY to immigrant parents from the Philippines. From her family, she came to value education and for over 20 years, she has worked in higher education, primarily in the areas of leadership and DEI learning and development. She is working towards a coaching credential with the International Coaching Federation. Melissa, a mom of two boys, earned her BA in English and human development from the SUNY College at Geneseo. She has an MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from CSU and an MBA with a specialization in organizational leadership, from URI. She is co-author of the book Centering Women of Color in Academic Counterspaces: A Critical Race Analysis of Teaching, Learning and Classroom Dynamics, as well as two book chapters connecting research in leadership, social identities and inclusive practice.
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Melissa J. Camba-Kelsay

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Melissa is known for her leadership development, DEI exploration and action, team development, and coaching around well-being and work/life balance. Through the use of the CliftonStrengths Assessment, Intercultural Development & Plan, and other tools, she helps folks deepen their understanding of themselves to improve on self-leadership, leading others, and team leadership at work, at home, and in their communities. After partnering with Melissa, clients are able to identify and leverage what they naturally do best, and are empowered to work towards achieving personal and organizational leadership goals, inside and out of the workplace.

Top Services

  • Gallup Clifton Strengths Assessment
  • Leadership Coach


CliftonStrengths Coaching Packages
The two-session package includes the Top 10 report, and is appropriate for managers and organization leaders who want to utilize their strengths in these specific roles. The four-session package, appropriate for anyone, includes your full CliftonStrengths 34 Report and an opportunity for deeper self exploration and action planning. We'll start with a debrief of your top talents, which is where your greatest opportunity is to reach your full potential. Throughout the sessions, we'll also examine how your full profile influences your work and personal life, considering how to target your strengths, how to manage weaknesses, and how to bring your best self to your family and work groups.

Diversity & Inclusion Coaching Package
This four-session package includes a debrief of your Intercultural Development Inventory report. We'll then dive into your Intercultural Development Plan, exploring and working towards goals for further self-development to impact your interpersonal and organizational leadership.


I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for a coaching session with Melissa who provided me with valuable insights on how I can leverage my CliftonStrengths to inform me on how to approach the goals I set for myself. I strongly recommend Melissa’s Coaching services to anyone who is curious to learn more about your strengths and how that can inform your personal and professional life!
Lucas D.

Melissa is a great coach who is most passionate in fostering and building individual and group strengths by working with learners to best identify their own talents and skill sets.
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