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Nov 18, 2020



Shermain Melton is a Leadership Development Coach who helps leaders jump over their biggest hurdles and find themselves along the way. He has over 20 years of experience mentoring, coaching, consulting, and problem solving. He cites his father’s death as a major turning point in his life that eventually led him to his journey into becoming a coach. Beyond coaching, Shermain is also a Lead Infrastructure Engineer for American Express and has been with the company for more than 8 years.


Shermain joins me today to share how he was already a coach before he earned the title. He discusses his work experience in managing groups of people who trusted him to do the right thing all the time. He explains what kind of person he was before his father’s death and how he changed after. He describes some of the reasons why he saw coaching as something he wants to do for the rest of his life. Shermain also shares how being with people can help you understand yourself better.


"If that thing you're going towards is at your core, you're going to stick with it and figure out how to do it."  - Shermain Melton


This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:


  • Why the employee Shermain terminated appreciated the gesture.
  • Building trust versus believing in people and what comes first for leaders.
  • Shermain's professional career and his experience managing people.
  • The traumatic event that made Shermain rethink his future.
  • When Shermain wanted to become a professional coach for life.
  • What Shermain learned about himself that made him who he is today.
  • How being part of a community can make all the difference in your self-confidence.


Our Favorite Quotes:


  • "Anytime you hear someone telling you something you can't do, follow up with 'says who?' in your mind." - Shermain Melton


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