Meet The Team

Melanie Kinser, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Over the last decade, Melanie Kinser has designed and delivered leadership development and culture change initiatives to universities, family-owned businesses, Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations in a wide range of industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction, Utilities, Nuclear, Healthcare, Interior Products, and Hospitality. She has deep experience working to strengthen the safety culture of organizations in heavy industry through a focus on leadership. Melanie has consulted extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Melanie partners with clients to select talent, develop leaders and to help align organizational culture with strategy. She has assessed hundreds of individuals to evaluate their strengths and development opportunities as well as determine their fit for specific career opportunities. Melanie focuses on translating complex topics into practical strategies that are realistic for her client’s demanding work environments. She specializes in leadership development, safety culture change, and integrated talent management. 

As well as consulting for Leadership Alliance, Melanie currently serves as Education Domain Leader on the Executive Board of the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13 of the American Psychological Association) and has taught executive education and leadership courses as an adjunct instructor for the Colorado School of Mines. 

Melanie holds a Master’s and Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana. She has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. Melanie was awarded the RHR International Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research and development of a competency model for leaders in higher education. Additionally, she served as a Fellow to the LEGO Imagination Lab Foundation in Lausaunne, Switzerland where she researched practical wisdom in leadership.

About David Weller

As a Principal at Leadership Alliance, David has been helping organizations in a wide array of industries with the selection and development of high-caliber employees for over 20 years.
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    I wouldn’t think of hiring anyone without the input of Leadership Alliance.  Their assessment tests coupled with the expertise and insights of Karen and David Weller are unmatched and help me hire the right people. I didn’t listen to them once and boy, was that a mistake I won’t make again! They took the time to know our core values and guiding principles and help us hire the team players and leaders we need as we grow.  They are simply The Best!
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