Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
Melissa O’Malley Tuomi, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Melissa O'Malley Tuomi is the primary of SISU Coaching & Consulting Group. SISU, named after the Finnish word for tenacity, grit, and resilience is focused on career transitions and job crafting for leaders or those seeking advancement to leadership and students in health professions. Melissa works with clients remotely nationwide and in person in central and western MA. Her evidence-based approach to coaching and job crafting apply to a wide variety of clients. As an assistant professor of Nursing and current Nurse Executive, Dr. Tuomi has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, with 15 years of nursing, education, transition to practice, QI/PI project management, and professional development leadership experience. She also offers coaching for capstone and dissertation success, particularly in Nursing and related professions. Melissa’s academic interests include: job crafting, job characteristics leading to job satisfaction, career transitions, Sisu/resilience, and career and workforce development strategies in healthcare.
With extensive experience in the legal community, education, and communications, I help law students and attorneys navigate the rapidly changing legal economy to craft sustainable careers in the law. I am skilled in providing guidance on how to identify and grow, learn from, and contribute to your professional network; find and pursue internship and employment opportunities; and reflect on and leverage skills and experience to move towards goals. My strengths include enthusiasm; collaborative strategizing; and coaching on professional communications, interview and presentation skills, and business and professional development.