Healthy Organizations Are the Foundation of Strong Cultures

"A company's culture is a significant source of competitive advantage."
~Robert Stringer

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~ Rene' Murata.

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Melissa Porterfield, Founder and CEO

With an unwavering passion for company culture, Melissa has turned her 20 years of progressive leadership experience to a new venture. Throughout her career, she's held roles ranging from Training Manager to Vice President of People and Culture.

​ As a seasoned leader, she has served in an advisory capacity to the C-Suite, with a focus on creating solutions for all aspects of Human Capital Management including: corporate culture development; coaching and consulting; organizational development; change management; learning and development; and mergers and acquisitions, for both private and publicly held companies.

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What we do

Build Your Dream Team

Culture Assessments

Take Collaboration to a New Level

MBTI® Assessments

Deep Expertise, Sound Advice

Fractional HR

  Melissa knows how to fit in at each level of the organization, making herself approachable and respected. What I appreciated most about working with Melissa is her unwavering appreciation for people and the role she plays. She is a thought-leader and counsel.

~Operations Leader, High Tech


Silk Mountain was founded on the belief that strong cultures grow successful businesses.

what you can count on

  • Transparency:   We communicate in a direct and honest manner.
  • Authenticity:   We are genuine and truthful in our interactions.
  • Integrity:   We walk our talk. No false promises.
  • Commitment:   We care about you, your employees, and your company. Helping your business thrive is our top priority.

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Press Release!


HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 / -- According to recent research, up to 70% of employees in the average workplace are disengaged, and of those 70%, 51% are looking for a new job on the company dime, which leaves the remaining 30% carrying the entire load-not a winning scenario for any company.

With almost 20 years of corporate human resource experience, Melissa Porterfield knows firsthand how critical an organization’s people are to its success.

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September 25th, 2018 / -- She is acknowledged as a leader in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members, more than 1,000 in-person and virtual events, over 100 local U.S.-based chapters and international chapters in several cities in China.

Melissa Porterfield had always planned on eventually starting her own consulting firm where she would use the skills she honed during her extensive career working in corporate HR. “Then my last position was eliminated in November 2017 so I decided to take the plunge,” she said. Ms. Porterfield started her company, Silk Mountain, one month later.”

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  Melissa came on board as a consultant to develop a compensation plan . She has exceptional HR knowledge. She practically started from scratch and took on the daunting task of matching our positions with an outside survey to creating a salary structure that would work for our growing company. She listens and shifts gears as needed to accomplish the task at hand. On an interpersonal level, she is very effective in presenting ideas and concepts to the executive team. I really enjoyed our collaboration, teamwork, and appreciated her owning the project to completion.

~VP, Manufacturing