A rocket scientist and Air Force officer turned writer, artist, leadership coach, and resilience champion, Melissa Corley Carter builds grounded leaders, connected humans, and powerful teams that change the world.
A certified professional coach who holds two engineering degrees from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and a PhD in astronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Melissa brings a unique blend of soft skills and technical expertise to her work.
Melissa is a firm believer that resilience actually is rocket science. She helps people let go to lift off, acknowledge their progress, adjust course, and go from where they are to where they want to be.
A minimalist running enthusiast and hot yoga practitioner, Melissa also loves creating collages, handcrafting unique greetings cards, and photographing wildlife, landscapes, seasons, and other forms of progression.
She dances with the universe daily and joyfully embodies her soul's journey as The Barefoot Dancing Rocket Scientist.