August 23, 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to write an endorsement on behalf of Dr. Melissa Patton of Patton Consulting Group.  Melissa is a newer Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce member, but she has already stepped up to participate in a number of our committees and events.  We have a monthly Entrepreneurial Breakfast, and our July speaker did not show up.  I have heard Melissa speak at a number of events and was impressed with her information, professionalism and poise.  In a room of 40+ people, she was the only one I knew that could handle the situation with such short notice.  As expected, Dr. Patton did a fabulous presentation for the group.  She tailored her presentation to the entrepreneurial experience and shared her story and lessons learned with the group.  We received a lot of wonderful feedback about her presentation.

Dr. Patton has also volunteered to be part of the Steering Committee for our new group, Business Women of Brevard.  The Chamber is always looking to provide new opportunities for our members and we look forward to Melissa’s participation.  Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and her leadership skills will be perfect for mentoring other women looking to succeed in their business endeavor.

I truly believe Dr. Melissa Patton is an excellent business partner.  She has an excellent array of experience working with various businesses to advance them to the next level.  Melissa is a joy to partner with and would be an asset to any company looking to use her business acumen.




Nancy Peltonen


Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce

To: Patton Consulting Group

Re: Melissa Patton

I would like to express my thanks for the group empowerment training. Your amazing hands on approach… A smiling friendly and patient method of teaching that you practice shows you to be a very warm, concerned individual who has deep reserves of knowledge and the desire and willingness to share. Such individuals as you are few.

The hands on approach helped our staff to better deal with staff conflicts, criticism of one another and how to work better as a team. We as a team have worked hard to implement these goals daily to better promote good customer service and to resolve staff issues in a healthy uplifting manner.

Bringing your training in our office has been a constant sense of inspiration for myself to search for a better way to lead my staff. I really feel fortunate to have worked with you.


Dana King

Office Administrator

Dear Ms. Patton:

On behalf of the Family Violence Council at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and the Raising Awareness Committee, I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks for your very active participation for making our annual conference another success.

family violence

Our conference this year was titled, “The Hidden Truth: Domestic Violence, Immigration and Human Trafficking” and after meeting you this past year and hearing you present at Harper College’s Human Services conference in the spring, I knew immediately you would be perfect as the conference lead-in presenter. The human trafficking video you showed was most moving to all 230 people who had come.

When I asked if you could be our lead-in presenter for this conference, you never hesitated and accepted most graciously. It is the willingness of individuals like you who take time out of their busy schedule to share their expertise and knowledge in this field and meet the needs and interest of the students and community alike that make a program like this effective and worthwhile for all who come.

Again, thank you so much for your enthusiastic input and involvement in our conference and community. I have no doubt that it would not have been a success were it not for your presence. I am glad and proud to be your friend and so happy to know you.

Sincerely, Grayce

Family Violence Coordinator

Municipal District Three

Thank you Melissa of Patton Consulting Group for a job well done!

The young girls of Prosperity Bound will never be the same. Your creative way of explaining Entrepreneurship and introduction of creating a Business Plan will stick with them forever. Some of the “Spring Forward” workshop participants are still talking about the mock businesses you helped them create and they can now see themselves as business owners.

I was very impressed with your ability to keep these young girls actively engaged and interested in material that was very new to them.

Thank you for your dedication to my program and the community at large.

Grenita, Founder

Prosperity Bound, Inc.

The Patton Consulting Group are hard-working individuals who knows how to get the job done quickly and effectively. Dr. Melissa Patton, with her knowledge and expertise gained from years of analyzing the business industry, educated my team about best practices, organizational changes and development of new strategies. The Patton Consulting Group will make a difference with your company.


Keila Bartley, Benefits Specialist
Allstate Insurance
Mimbs & Associates, LLC

To:          Patton Consulting Group

From:    Clara M. Davis, 2015 Scholarship and Awards Gala Chairperson

Subj:      Student Workshop Presentation

Thanks to Dr. Melissa Patton, Patton Consulting Group, for her insightful workshop on time management and first year college life. Our organization had been conducting workshops for seven years; prior to bringing on Dr. Patton in 2014. Wow! What a remarkable impact she made, she took the workshop to another level; introducing life skills, time management and relevant student survival skills.  Her attention to detail, the quality of her presentation and her excellence mastery of the subject matter was timely and engaging.  This is a must have subject matter that no student preparatory workshops should be without!

She has my highest recommendation for delivering results!

Mrs. Clara M. Davis, MBA, PMP

I have been on the National Organization for Human Services Board as the Southern Representative for the past three years.  In that role I have been able to work closely with Patton Consulting and find them to be professional and well versed in the needs of a human services organization.

In addition, as the President of the Southern Organization for Human Services I have also worked closely with Patton Consulting.  We have been very pleased with the services Patton has provided us with.  Melissa Patton’s understanding of human services makes her the perfect Association Manager for SOHS.

Susan Claxton, ND

President of the Southern Organization for Human Services

Thank you Patton Consulting Group for providing project management support which helped our company grow exponentially.  We appreciate all that you continue do.  Kudos to PCG!

Dear Dr. Patton,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Space Coast Public Personnel and Risk Management Association (SCPP/RMA) for speaking to our group on the topic of Embracing Difficult Conversations.    Your presentation was very well received by our group and was not only spot on, but very timely as well for many.

Melissa, you are a dynamic speaker and presenter and  as such, kept the full attention of all those in attendance.  Your thought provoking examples of real life experiences and your hands on approach made this interactive presentation a success.  The lessons learned and the experiences shared were extremely valuable to all.   The useful tools that you shared with our group will go a long way in helping our members when preparing for difficult conversations.   Your speaking and training style is tremendous.  You are an approachable expert who presents in a friendly and open  manner.  This is a gift you have been given and we are so very grateful that you shared it with us!


Best regards,                                             


Laura Clawson, PHR                

City of Palm Bay

SCPP/RMA Vice-President    

-On behalf of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Patton from the Patton Consulting Group was recommended to us as a potential Speaker at the Small Business Council for the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. She accepted our invitation and it was fantastic! First off, she was a pleasure to talk to before the event, talking about her background and her family and how they found their way to Brevard. Her discussion to our group of 50+ local businesses was dynamic and very informative. Her entrepreneurial approach to business development and the depth of her knowledge was visible and her speaking style was very engaging. I heard very high praise for her presentation by more than a few  of the businesses that attended. She offered expertise and advice to our group  and her interaction with the group was done with great ease. She is a Talented Businesswoman that surely is an expert in her field and comes highly recommended.

Brian T. Spatola, A.A.M.S.

Registered Representative

Investment Adviser Representative