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Melissa J. Camba-Kelsay

Melissa J. Camba-Kelsay is a Leadership Coach and Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment coach. She was born in Queens, NY, along with her twin brother, 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 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learning and development.  She has been teaching and utilizing the Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment tool since 2009 and in 2020, became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. She is in progress to be a Certified Professional Coach through the Academy of Creative Coaching, and working towards a coaching credential with the International Coaching Federation.

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and human development from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. She has two master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University and Master of Business Administration, with a specialization in organizational leadership, from the University of Rhode Island. 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.

What Melissa is known for:

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 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
Clifton Strengths Coaching Session
This coaching session will include a debrief of your Top 5 CliftonStrengths themes. We'll then take time to explore your current goals and work together to create action items, leveraging your natural talents.


Coaching Package
This package 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.

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.

You are 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.
Elisabetta M.

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