Melissa A. Charles

Founder / Owner of Desert Leadership

About Me

My name is Melissa A. Charles. My professional title is Co-Founder/Owner at Desert Leadership. Desert Leadership is a Business Consulting firm that focuses on Organizational development, Leadership/Employee development and Conflict Management/Mediation. I am a certified professional in all of these areas. At Desert Leadership we focus on the 12 Principles of Leadership that are the corner stone of every organization.
After many years in the retail and banking industry I decided to start my own business; because I saw the need for Business consulting in the areas of Assessing Your Organization for High Performance, Developing a High Performance Strategy, Principles of High Performance Leadership, teamwork and communication. I found that there were opportunities out there for management and employees to learn more, improve on knowledge and have the opportunity for advancement. So I stared Desert Leadership, were we create productive and positive work environments. We help create solutions for your organization to go from High Potential to High Performance. We want to help improve profitability through employee development.

With our P60 program tools we can assist you in your hiring and turnover issues. We offer a Candidate Profile, Employee Engagement Survey, I.Q Assessment, Sales Aptitude, 360 Feedback, Management Aptitude and Personality Profile. Additional services include bench-marking, customized reports and Personality Types. Over 25 years of research and development have gone into our employment assessment system to ensure you have fast, accurate, and cost effective and EEOC compliant results.

At Desert Leadership, we understand change. We understand how it affects both the organization and individual as a whole within an ever changing society. We understand how change can provide every opportunity needed to take you and your business from high potential to high performance in a collaborative, effective and innovative way that will produce the results that you are seeking.

These are the areas we focus on:
Leadership development & Management
Conflict Management
Executive Development
Communication Skills
Mediation, General/ Corporate
Team Dynamics
Emotional Intelligence/ Communication
Leadership Groups/Meetings

I am also excited to be a part of the NAPW and to be a part of the Mesa, Arizona Chapter of NAPW . I am also the NAPW woman of the Year for 2015

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