Mel's Story


Melerick is a recognized technology leader called to function as a talent development architect; Melerick is known for crafting the requisite vision to achieve business goals. As a corporate trainer and talent development architect, Melerick offers a unique blend of executive coach experience, global team building, along with IT solution development, and he is credited with a strong engineering and systems analyst background.

In 2009, Melerick founded Drive Influence to help serve global executives and organizations looking to accelerate both performance levels and business acumen. With his extensive experience in leading teams from project concept through completion he has been able to develop a curriculum for success that enables a wide range of industry professionals to accelerate their corporate performance.

Past Successes


Before launching Drive Influence, Melerick worked for ten years at Microsoft in various ladership roles that included systems analyst, program manager and talent development consultant. Melerick was also responsible for creating the Microsoft IT Talent Development Program, which focused on developing the next generation of leaders.

In 2016 Melerick released his groundbreaking book, Kinetic Life. His book guides readers through the seven essential steps for unleashing their potential. Written as a parable, Kinetic Life leads readers to a life that is bursting with passion, purpose, and direction. Kinetic Life has been written from both a mentee and mentor’s perspective to help everyone who has an interest in growing his or her own skills and developing future leaders. 


Mel has been instrumental in bringing our key leadership team together to help improve our team in every aspect of our business.” 

-Bryan Crawford, Code Authority



“Bill helped me create an attainable financial plan that is already changing my life.” 



“After listening to just one episode of Bill’s podcast, everything started falling into place.”



“Bill is the secret sauce to my recent financial gains. I can’t thank him enough.” 

How can I help you?

Coaching, Training, Speaking, Events