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Learn to lead. Control your career path.

Leadership coaching, skill development & support on your way up.


Wouldn’t it be great if there was PRE-executive coaching?

Like, the kind of support top executives get: coaching, career mapping, skill refinement, access to industry leaders & mentors, a community of peers to compare notes with, get feedback from, find support among…


… without the high-end, top dollar, hourly rates that only the c-suite affords.


What if you could learn to – and afford to – stand out earlier, develop sooner, invest in yourself more effectively?

What if there was a safe place to build your confidence, leadership presence and skills before you went for that dream position? What if you could actively prepare to get, and excel once you get, the next promotion? What if there was a way to work – right now -- on becoming the most authentic, inclusive, inspirational leader you have the potential to be?

Welcome to Lead Up!

A community of ambitious, purpose-driven, career professionals who learn and grow together to take on leadership challenges, accelerate success, and increase earning potential.


Lead Up! provides members with ongoing support and development through learning content, expert coaching, among a powerful network of future Sr. Leaders and Executives.

Monthly 1:1 private, personalized coaching sessions

Daily “Coffee Chats” to discuss trends and hot topics

Library of video micro-courses on critical leadership topics like The Power of Gratitude, Leveraging a Personal Brand, Introduction to Unconscious Bias, How to Navigate "Not Best” Moments, with new content released monthly

Downloadable worksheets, tip sheets, focus exercises and inspiration

Virtual monthly group meet ups with coaching

Engaged, supportive online community

Your own How to Fascinate Assessment & report ($59 value)

 A personal 1:1, 90 min Fascinate debrief with a Fascinate Certified Advisor & Coach ($295 value)

Your (pre-executive) Executive Coach, Melissa Marcelissan

Over 20+ years in corporate finance and insurance I’ve seen the impact coaching can have on confidence, capability and success. I believe every leader should have access to this transformational experience – future leaders included.


In 2021, I launched Vision Leadership CG to help corporate leaders unlock the power of their diverse teams. I introduced Lead Up! for aspiring leaders to provide support as they rise to the leadership challenges that are part of a fulfilling career.


I’m a graduate of the Ivey School of Business’ Executive MBA program, a Fascinate Certified Advisor, and Character Based Leadership Practitioner.


Are you ready to take control of your career path and invest in your leadership potential?


Who’s in our community?

Career-minded professionals

Managers, directors, team leaders facing

real leadership challenges

Future executives looking to build their skills

and confidence

Graduate students preparing for fulfilling careers

New recruits re-entering the workforce after

an absence / career change

Executive Mentors who’ve been

where you are

Career-minded professionals

The Lead Up! Success Path

Lead Up!'s practical Success Path Framework supports members from untapped potential, through a journey of self-awareness and discovery to claim their strengths & value, developing as inclusive and engaging leaders regardless of title, and finally moving towards fulfilled potential.

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Lead up! is Coaching + Learning + Planning + Practice + Networking + Community + Support

Take ownership of your career path, your development, your wellbeing and your future.

$97 per month or $970 per year (USD)


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