Melanie Elmquist

Melanie Elmquist

Location: Sweden


Meet Melanie Paige Elmquist, an experienced Master Corporate Executive Coach and former Human Resource Executive with over 25 years of experience in International Corporations. Melanie's coaching style is thoughtful & warm, establishing trust on a profound level. She is dedicated to partnering sincerely and generously with others, with a mission to listen without judgment and enable the manifestation of a leader's capability, guiding them toward their next greatest potential for impact.

Originally from the New York City area, she studied Theater and Psychology which was the foundation for her passion in studying a character's journey. This journey includes inquiry into one's motivation and capacity to intentionally shift interactions within self & the world. Melanie has been living & working in Sweden since late 2012. Before launching her coaching practice in Sweden, she held pivotal roles in global organizations such as Morgan Stanley, SAP, Rohm and Haas (merged with Dow Chemical), Saint Gobain & Essity, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources.

Melanie's expertise has been applied within her long-term client partnerships such as: AstraZeneca, Volvo & Spotify. Her proficiency lies in coaching, team & leadership development, employing a multifaceted approach grounded in evidence to help clients navigate organizational complexities, challenging situations, and building trust. She holds the esteemed Master level designation from the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and is actively pursuing the Certified Master Facilitator level in collaboration with the International Institute for Facilitation.

Melanie's professional journey is a testament to her commitment to leadership development, showcasing her ability to empower individuals, teams, and organizations across diverse industries. Her impactful contributions solidify her status as a distinguished figure in the field, embodying a dedication to fostering growth and potential.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence
  • HR Advisory
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Leaders in Transition

Industry Experience

  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • High Tech
  • Nonprofit
  • Paper & Forest Products
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Startups


  • English


  • New York University - BA, Tisch School of the Arts Theater Major with Honors/College of Arts and Sciences, Double Major Psychology
  • Villanova University - MS, Human Resource Development


  • Voices 360
  • WorkPlace Big Five Profile
  • Lencioni - 5 Dysfunctions Team Coaching
  • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Certified Executive Team Coach, Certified Facilitator

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