Melissa Delaney-Del Valle first discovered the power of theater as a tool for social change when she worked as a drama instructor at a camp for homeless youth. For more than 30 years, she has been using the tools of the theater to help others grow in a variety of contexts, including executive coaching, presentation and presence training, teacher education, youth development and television production.
As an associate partner at Performance of a Lifetime, Melissa leads several of our global client accounts, ensuring our client engagement teams deliver exceptional results (and have fun in the process). As a member of the POAL leadership team, she is a key contributor to our ongoing work to innovate and advance our practice.
Melissa spent decades juggling a professional career as an actress, voice-over artist, producer, facilitator and serial entrepreneur. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she is a certified coach, is certified to deliver the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II assessments, and is a Certified Mediator with a specialization in conflict resolution. Melissa is also certified in Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II.
Melissa has served multiple terms as a member of the New York County Committee, representing the 64th Election District. A lifelong athlete, her current obsession (after six knee surgeries) is watching Mixed Martial Arts competitions and learning everything she can about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… while sitting down.