Successful leaders are expert communicators who understand how to drive an organization’s mission while motivating and supporting diverse teams. They recognize that teams are comprised of people with varied skills, experiences, and interests.
We believe thriving teams come from environments that call on diversity, respect, integrity, communication, and shared goals.
Now in our 16th year, Wise Ways Consulting has developed a people-first approach to training, coaching, and team facilitation. With over a dozen certified executive coaches and behavioral assessment specialists, we provide custom and off-the-shelf training to improve each participant’s professional performance.
Our staff provides both online and onsite training throughout North America and across the Globe. We come to you in whatever way works best to improve your teams.
We provide services to not-for-profit organizations, for-profit companies, and local and Federal government agencies.
US Federal Agencies please see our GSA schedule
Melissa Davies began her career in her native Canada where she earned her honors degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
With decades of experience in results-focused facilitation, consulting, leadership training, and executive coaching, she quickly establishes rapport with audiences and clients. As the physical environments and culture of work have changed, her ability to put junior and senior leadership teams at ease is more valuable than ever. She believes the principles of strong communication still apply in our changing work environment, but how to lead has changed, as well as the motivation for many employees, including the most senior leaders.
Melissa has implemented leadership consulting and training programs in North America and around the world including Afghanistan, Ghana, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
Now with over a dozen consultants on the team, Melissa and Wise Ways Consulting are helping organizations through modern communication and business challenges as professionals navigate both online and hybrid office and team environments.
Melissa is always innovating her training because she too understands the power of growth and change.
Second to None!
"Always great having you as a facilitator. Your breadth and depth of knowledge is amazing and your interaction with the trainees is second to none!"
Rare, Authentic, and Refreshing
"Ms. Davies brings a rare, authentic, and refreshing ‘in the trenches’ view of diversity and awareness of true multi-cultural issues. Her unique background couples with education, skill, and passion for helping clients achieve the highest level of human performance. I gained a great deal from her presentation and would highly recommend Melissa"s services to any company that takes diversity and cross-cultural awareness seriously, and/or needs to prepare employees for international business."
Grace Under Fire
"I had the pleasure of working with Melissa on several events. Grace under fire. Melissa is an extremely dedicated and focused individual. I would highly recommend her as an accomplished professional.”
You Have a Gift
"Thank you for a very good training seminar. You have a gift for keeping folks engaged!”
The Best I Have Ever Had
"Outstanding instructor! Best I have ever had in both my military and civilian careers."
Provided an Opportunity for Self-Examination
"Melissa"s out-of-the box teaching/facilitating methods provided an opportunity for many in my Agency to really open up and examine themselves and how they contribute to the good or harm of the agency and its culture. Whether the examination ends in a positive or negative outcome, participants leave with the tools to either continue improving already positive behavior or work through the negative results and achieve a positive outcome. Melissa then followed up with all management to understand employees concern and worked with management to affect change in the agency from top down. We look forward to continuing this productive relationship!"
A Masterful Approach to Facilitation
Wise Ways Consulting has quickly proven an asset to our learning and development curriculum. Melissa employs a masterful approach to facilitation with which we continue to be thoroughly impressed. Her adeptness at building a secure learning environment most conducive to open communication and mutual investment is admirable, to say the least. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and we look forward to a continued successful partnership.
Melissa is a True Professional
"Melissa Davies of Wise Ways Consulting has worked with the Customs and Border Protection Passenger Systems Program Directorate since 2011. Ms. Davies has performed training for our staff of 120 personnel on a recurring basis each year. Melissa is a pleasure with which to work. She is flexible, eager to meet customer needs, and above all a wonderful trainer. Her classes are dynamic, engaging, and informative. Melissa is a true professional and allows classes to flex to group needs. She is excellent at connecting with a variety of personalities. Ms. Davies has built a relationship with our staff, making her training even more effective and meaningful. I would highly recommend Ms. Davies to any group in need of training; she will exceed your expectations."
We'll be back!
"Experienced and knowledgeable instructor. Engaging facilitation. Tailored and specific feedback to organization leaders. Great value and quality. We’ll be back for more."
Met My Expectations and Beyond!
"Melissa, the Interpersonal Skills and Conflict Resolution course met my expectations and beyond. You were so engaging of the all the participants who represented a variety of levels at our organization. I tested some of the lessons learned almost immediately and was very pleased with the results. I look forward to the next opportunity to attend a class facilitated by you."
The Total Experience was the Best!
"Melissa made the class a wonderful learning experience. From the way in which the course was delivered to the way the instructor was able to have my staff open up to speak their minds was refreshing. Melissa also developed activities that provided management with feedback from employees; she then gave suggestions as to how to approach the issues that came out of the feedback. I would recommend this company and instructor to everyone. The total training experience was the best!"
Thank You for Being Who You Are!
This has been the only training I have attended that I can say I truly enjoyed! This training was informative, enlightening, fun & enjoyable, not like any other training Iâ€™ve had before. I would welcome you back and recommend this class to others. Thank you for being who you are!"
More Cohesive Group
"Melissa is a GREAT facilitator. She is constantly and quickly analyzing the audience in order to best assist participants in their learning and development. We are a more cohesive group after spending two days with this wonderful and adept facilitator. Our interaction and comfort as a cohesive cohort have grown!”
Best Class in My Federal Service Career
"This has been the best taught class that I have ever taken over the past 16 years of federal service. Instructor was excellent, on point and key. Keep up the fantastic job! I would love to take other courses from Melissa Davies."
"Excellent instructor, clear and concise; she draws and shares from personal knowledge and her vast experience. Ms. Davies moves the class along by keeping it very interactive and fun! I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how to develop and deliver effective presentations!"
Melissa was Amazing!
"Melissa was amazing! I definitely recommend this course again and again; it was very informative and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable and engaging."
The Best I've Seen
"Melissa was a fantastic instructor; the best I’ve seen in my professional life. She quickly recognized my learning style and was able to reach me through various activities. An excellent three days!"
Offers Excellent Solutions
"No obstacle is too big for Melissa. When she encounters a problem, she offers excellent solutions. She is reliable, charismatic, trustworthy, and most importantly, selfless."