Melody has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional supporting, implementing, and executing all tactical aspects of human capital strategies, increasing organizational effectiveness aligned with goals and objectives. She collaborated with key stakeholders, senior leaders, and cross-functional managers coaching on talent management areas to include performance management, training and development, total rewards and succession planning.
Working within the corporate manufacturing for the past 28 years, Melody has served in several roles including generalist, manager, business partner, facility security officer and executive assistant. Melody provided strategic business level consultation to client departments on a broad range of human resource issues i.e. for over 500 employees in 4 business sectors in 8 locations across NA.
Most recently Melody started Melody L Beach Consulting Group which is a central Massachusetts based company that provides human resources services to small and medium size companies and transitional coaching for individuals either in transition or looking to make a change. She is a licensed group leader for three 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group program which provides transitional coaching, skills assessment and informational topics to the attendees. In addition, Melody is a board member of the nonprofit “One Child Foundation”, a Treasurer of the Woonsocket Elks, Lodge 850 and volunteers for AARP as one of their speakers in the “Speakers Bureau” program and Worcester Volunteer Committee (WVC).
Melody earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Management at Newbury College and her Masters of Science in Leadership & Human Resources Management from Northeastern University. Melody is professionally trained and certified through The Center for Application of Psychological Type (CAPT) as a Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI Step 1 and Step II.
Melody lives in Central Mass with her husband and three fur babies. She loves gardening, meditation and yoga. She spends much of her spare time riding her Harley Davidson on the country roads of CT and Western MA or hiking and camping in the Berkshires with her husband.
Edward Lawrence is the founder and principal of Getstarted LLC (www.getstart-ed.com), through which he offers practical job-search advice, résumé-writing services, and coaching to help people gain meaningful employment or transition to a new career.
A certified technical trainer (Comptia CTT+) for over thirty years, Ed himself transitioned to coaching and soft-skills training by volunteering with agencies– including The Institute for Career Transitions and Career Collaborative—and studying with some of the best coaches in New England. He is a certified professional résumé writer (CPRW) and is certified in Myer-Briggs (MBTI), DISC and Skillscan. For over two and a half years he has facilitated a practice-interview group at the Framingham Public Library.
When not facilitating or presenting to networking groups, Ed assists private clients and works part-time as a career counselor at the Boston University Center for Career Development.