An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

About Dr. Melissa E. Jeffries Wainwright

I have over 27 years of experience as a wife, educator, administrator, consultant, writer, and researcher. During her doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky, she became passionate about strategic planning and collective leadership practices. Most recently, I joined the John Maxwell Team as a certified coach, speaker, and training developer. While I love my work, my favorite job is being the mother to two wonderful teenagers, Mikenna and Matson.

After a life altering season for my family, I merged my passions, preparation, and pain into a purpose. From  personal and professional involvements, I developed Drop, Cover, and Hold On to help families prepare for life in a fallen world. I am enthusiastic in the quest to encourage individuals, couples, and families to pursue God’s victorious plan for His people. 

I desire to live my life for Christ as a fully-armed warrior who stands on God’s promises. I am intentional about growing in the Lord and loves partnering with others on their faith journey. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, doing yoga, swimming, reading, and traveling. I also love walking the newest family member, Charger, a nine pound Shih Tzu.