PO Box 1153
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Debbie Melnikoff

debbie_croppedCertified Career Coach, MBTI® Certified Practitioner


Core Skills & Style

Debbie Melnikoff, MSCC, CCC devotes her practice to helping her clients discover passion in their life’s work. Coaching on intuition, which is one of her strengths, allows her to sense the needs of her clients instinctively. Her clients learn to embrace the job search and career discovery process as a journey and develop career management skills to last a lifetime.



Debbie is a Certified Career Coach (CCC) and founder of Third Wave Career Coaching, located in Santa Cruz, CA. She provides career transition coaching to both private and corporate clients spanning a wide variety of industries including technology, food and beverage, agriculture and non-profit.


Debbie is uniquely qualified to assist clients in transition with over 20 years experience in corporate HR where she managed Talent Acquisition and Learning and Development functions as well as serving as an executive coach. Prior to opening her practice in 2009, she worked for Texas Instruments, Creative Labs, Sun Microsystems and Borland International.


Debbie’s credentials include: Masters in Career Counseling; Certified Career Coach; Certified Job Search Strategist; Certified Social Media Career Strategist; Certified Myers – Briggs Type Indicator® Practitioner.