Meet our Founder, Melanie Christina, MBA, PMP
Melanie Christina is a writer and consultant navigating multi-hyphenate visionaries through the in-between of their lives, passions, and professions – emphasis on the (s). Through her agency, WorkRedefined Consulting, she helps impact-driven businesses launch purposeful projects, solve operational challenges, & prioritize meaningful work. Mel writes about intentional living, healthy productivity, mental wellness, personal & professional development, project management, and fiction short stories. In 2017, she founded The Rough Draft Collective, a safe space and resource community for up-and-coming world changers, encouraging them to embrace the beauty in their daily, imperfect journeys.
In her corporate career, Melanie serves as an industry-leading project manager and process improvement consultant. With over seven years of experience, she helps global healthcare & technology organizations achieve strategic goals, work more efficiently, and provide a better customer & employee experience. She’s a servant leader skilled in driving continuous improvement and keeping empathy at the forefront in the workplace. Melanie earned her Masters of Business Administration from Brenau University, her PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute, her LEAN Six Sigma Certification from Brenau University, and her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University.
Whether writing for a top brand, managing projects for a large corporation, or consulting with everyday entrepreneurs, Melanie commits to helping others embrace who they truly are and excel in what they do. She serves as a thought leader to help this generation embrace their past, be present in the current, and pursue their dreams of tomorrow from a place of rest. Melanie is passionate about faith, storytelling, black romance, digital planning, intentional living, self-transformation, meaningful work, & building wealth to impact communities.
My Career Journey
As a millennial with a highly-anticipated career on one hand and the twists & turns of life on the other, I really struggled to find my place in corporate America post-grad. Fresh out of college, I was hired by one of the top healthcare organizations in the Southeast, and I did great on the job! I was always applauded for my work, but something was missing. I was a good hire, but I didn’t have a true seat at the table. My voice was often minimized due to my age, race, and gender. My desired reach and impact were often limited as I left my job both overworked and underwhelmed. I truly wanted to create an impactful career. But, I was exhausted with endlessly researching and still not knowing how.
THEN, THINGS BEGAN TO CHANGE.
After a challenging conversation with my boss around my unfulfillment and uncertainty, we began to create a plan of action. I was enrolled in the New Leaders Certification Program within my organization. I gained decades worth of knowledge on navigating the workplace and leading with people and purpose in mind. I also endured a rigorous Career Development Program gaining the skills and tools needed to help myself and others transform their careers. Then, I went back to school for my MBA and Lean Six Sigma certification while also earning a certification in Project Management (all while working full-time). It was hard work, but I was on fire to create a meaningful career and position myself as the expert I knew I was within. I was promoted quickly and on my way to an impactful & prosperous career in project and operational management. But, I came to a crossroads. Am I going to keep all this knowledge and experience to myself? Or, am I going to pay it forward to help someone else?
A few months later, I started a brand & blog to help millennials navigate their post-grad transitions and career paths. Seeing my audience go from post-grad depression to living purposeful lives was mind-blowing. Seeing them expand beyond their limitations to create a real impact outside of the workplace became my why.
Fast forward to today, I’ve built a career as an industry-leading project manager managing multi-million dollar projects for corporate America with world-renowned healthcare organizations such as Emory Healthcare and Piedmont Healthcare. I’m an MBA graduate and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). I also have certifications in Lean Six Sigma, meaning I’m professionally trained to help businesses solve their problems and bring their initiatives to life resourcefully.
I pay it forward by serving as a high-end career and business transformation consultant helping purpose-driven professionals, entrepreneurs, and growing businesses create meaningful work. I help my clients think beyond where they are today to tap into & execute for a better tomorrow.
Beyond my qualifications, I understand what it’s like to have a dream for your career and business. But, you lack the resources, connections, and influence to bring those dreams to life. I’m most effective because I’m resourceful. I’m good at maximizing what you have to push your business to the next level.