Melissa Smith

Managing Partner | Certified Master Facilitator

A skilled professional development trainer, Melissa facilitates workshops in such varied topics as management development, career development, cultural diversity, interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills, assertiveness training, stress management and time management. Her methodology, which is based on action learning principles, is designed uniquely for the client and is tailored for a specific purpose and output.

As a master instructor with The Training clinic since 1985, Melissa conducts a variety of train-the-trainer workshops. Melissa has had extensive preparation in adult learning theory, workshop presentation methods and instructional design. She has experience designing and facilitating case studies, inventories and self-assessment tools in communication skills, leadership styles and personal behavior.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant and trainer, Melissa's professional experience included 12 years in retail management and training. She has published several articles on career development in Working World magazine.

Melissa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with special emphasis on organization development from The University of Michigan.

Melissa is a fun, dynamic presenter and course designer who stimulates individual participation, group involvement and learning.

Melissa has been with The Training Clinic for over 26 years.

Melissa Smith is a consultant, trainer and researcher. As Managing Partner of The Training Clinic, Melissa has conducted hundreds of custom designed in-house workshops for a wide range of clients in business, healthcare government and education, including:

  • 3M
  • GE Medical Systems
  • Parke Davis
  • Natl Assn of Music Merchants
  • Miller's Outpost
  • Prudential
  • Indiana University Hospitals
  • Nissan-Infiniti
  • FHP
  • Hughes Aircraft
  • Carter Hawley Hale Stores
  • Baker Square Restaurants
  • Southern California Edison
  • US Army War College
  • The University of Michigan
  • Kingswood Psychiatric Hospital
  • Unocal
  • U. S. Customs Service
  • LA County Children's Services
  • Toyota Motor Sales

Education: BA Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA MBA University of Michigan

Books authored: Co-author of Temperament and Type Dynamics: The Facilitator’s Guide, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams, and Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations

Conference Presentations: Numerous, including ASTD, NAMM, APT

Certifications: Myers-Briggs type Indicator®, multiple MOHR Development programs

Affiliations – Past or Current: ASTD, APT

Years of Experience: 34

The Training Clinic, a California Corporation
1510 Catalina Avenue | Seal Beach, CA 90740
Contact Melissa for for custom design, capability or operations inquiries
Voice direct: 562-594-6370
Voice: 562-430-2484 or 800-937-4698,