Melissa Shahbazian

VP Executive Leadership & Coaching/Co-Founder - MVP Spark Coaching

Melissa Shahbazian is co-Founder of MVP Spark Coaching, a division of MVP Executive Development. Based in Connecticut, Shahbazian is an Executive Coach and Facilitator with over 10 years of experience. Shahbazian specializes in the future of work. She has served as consultant and coach for projects in the finance, consulting, non-wovens, metals, fashion, publishing, and media industries in the US and abroad. She is committed to bringing a solution-oriented, cross- disciplinary ideation process to her coaching practice. Both in individual coaching and team coaching, her mission is to connect people with their passion and to encourage deliberate foresight in designing a successful work life.

Recently Shahbazian’s projects have included individual coaching for C-suite professionals domestically and workshops with C-suite professionals and teams internationally. Her areas of focus are leadership development, executive boards, designing project- based work, mediation and facilitation, virtual communication, strategic partnerships, branding, emotional intelligence and personality-based communication. She is published in Forbes, Coaching Connection and Hollywood Reporter.

Shahbazian has an accreditation in Emotional Intelligence and Team Emotional Intelligence – JCA Occupational Psychologists, UK. She is also a licensed Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Consultant, a Grove Consultant, Graphic Facilitation, Certified NLP Instructor, Licensed Lego® Strategic Play Consultant and Applied Improvisation Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.