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Public Workshops

LOS ANGELES: GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE & EXECUTIVE PRESENCE
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

LOS ANGELES: GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE & EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

How did Melissa Andrada go from being a shy intern who never said a word during meetings to a Chief Operations Officer winning over the hearts of VCs and helping raise $1.6 million to a CEO nurturing a multi-continent business that embodies her purpose and values?

Melissa will share her own personal practice of transformation and liberation as a queer immigrant woman of color, alongside her learnings from executive leaders at Google, Unilever, Skype, KPMG and Discovery.

Melissa would love to empower you on your journey — to bring out the most powerful essence of self to be taken seriously in the boardroom, get the job, promotion or funding you need, speak your truth on a public stage or even simply talk to the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on at the coffee shop.


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Oakland, CA: Compassionate Anti-Racist Leadership
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Oakland, CA: Compassionate Anti-Racist Leadership

Do you find it hard to speak your truth in the workplace? Do you want to positively influence the organizations & communities you are a part of towards *real* equality?In this 1-hour workshop we provide tools to build emotional intelligence and compassionate conversation skills to grow empathy with "non-woke" allies and inspire stakeholders in the workplace to genuinely care. Discussing ways to address and transform racist, discriminatory practices into inclusive safe spaces.


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Seattle: Collaborative Leadership for Rising Managers
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Seattle: Collaborative Leadership for Rising Managers

“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” - John Maxwell

In this highly experiential workshop, we’ll show you how you can build a collaborative leadership practice through three critically important tools: psychological safety, radically honest feedback and powerful one-to-one conversations.

Leadership is no longer about telling people what to do, it’s about empowering them to be their best selves.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

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SEATTLE: GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE & EXECUTIVE PRESENCE
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

SEATTLE: GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE & EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

How did Melissa Andrada go from being a shy intern who never said a word during meetings to a Chief Operations Officer winning over the hearts of VCs and helping raise $1.6 million to a CEO nurturing a multi-continent business that embodies her purpose and values?

Melissa will share her own personal practice of transformation and liberation as a queer immigrant woman of color, alongside her learnings from executive leaders at Google, Unilever, Skype, KPMG and Discovery.

Melissa would love to empower you on your journey — to bring out the most powerful essence of self to be taken seriously in the boardroom, get the job, promotion or funding you need, speak your truth on a public stage or even simply talk to the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on at the coffee shop.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

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Online: Radically Authentic Leadership - Take Pride In Who You Are
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Online: Radically Authentic Leadership - Take Pride In Who You Are

“We need women like you to stand up and have the balls to inspire us all.” 

How did Melissa Andrada go from being a shy intern who never said a word during meetings to a Chief Operations Officer winning over the hearts of VCs and helping raise $1.6 million to a CEO nurturing a multi-continent business that embodies her purpose and values?

Melissa will share her own personal practice of transformation and radically authentic leadership as a queer immigrant woman of color, alongside her learnings from progressive executive leaders at Google, Unilever, Skype, KPMG, Lyft and Discovery. A believer in out-and-proud vulnerability, Melissa will share how owning her story has transformed shame and trauma into her biggest superpower, equipping her with profound self love and courage to fully show up as herself.

Melissa would love to empower you on your journey — to bring out the most powerful essence of self to be taken seriously in the boardroom, get the promotion or support you need, speak your truth on a public stage or even simply talk to the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on at the coffee shop.

This is one of her signature workshop experiences she’s shared at Out in Tech at Microsoft in London, UK Government Digital Service in London, Impact Hub in Seattle, Lesbians Who Tech at Google in Paris and Coaches Training Institute in Singapore. 


What you’ll take away


She’ll share memorable soulful stories, practical tips, and tools to uncover confidence and executive presence in yourself, your team and your community with a focus on:

  • Developing your inner mentor/leader -- the most powerful essence of self, a powerful antidote to the inner critic or imposter syndrome

  • Building a self love and resilience toolkit for navigating systemic oppression and micro-aggressions

Who this is for — this is for people of all genders, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions

  • People who have gotten feedback that they don’t come off as confident

  • People who feel nervous interrupting, pitching, asking for what they want

  • People who have faced sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia or other forms of oppression

  • People who want to have more influence in their organisation & be taken seriously by executives 

Biography

Melissa Andrada is a Creative Executive Coach, Spiritual Teacher and Strategic Advisor who is passionate about collaborating with fiercely courageous and creative leaders to achieve social change in their lives, theirs organizations and their communities. She was most recently the COO of Learnerbly, a VC-backed startup based in London that helps companies that include IDEO, Moving Brands and ustwo accelerate the growth of their people. She co-founded the corporate learning arm of the creative consultancy Wolff Olins where she was a lead strategist working on clients that include BT, Skype and Smithsonian in both their NYC and London offices. One of her favourite projects was co-creating the original strategic vision for the MOOC provider FutureLearn and their first course, which has reached 85,000+ people. She's a frequent and sought-after public speaker for helping disadvantaged communities (LGBTQ2IA+, women, people of color) grow confidence in themselves and others. She’s also a board advisor for f(i), a diversity and inclusion consultancy run by the former head of D&I at KPMG. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her workshop and coaching experiences where strategy meets spirituality, head meets heart. https://www.melissaandrada.com/

What students have said about Melissa’s workshops:

"I found your class powerful and you are truly inspiring. I admired your ability to speak up for yourself when something's not right, your confidence and everything you say, you say with such passion.”

"I gained so much and now have an even better outlook on the job I am doing. I am really excited to see how I can implement the new approaches I learnt last night and continue to grow as a person.”


EVENT INFO

DATE: September 15th, 2019

TIME: 10am PST / 6pm GMT+1 (UK time)

BOOK: book your space on Eventbrite

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NYC: Finding your dream job
Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

NYC: Finding your dream job

  • GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you been looking for a job and can’t seem to find one that fits? Do you long to make a meaningful contribution at your next job, but don’t know how to find the right one? Do you know how to talk about your experience and what you want next in a way that makes sense to others? Do you want to settle for a job that's not quite right? I hope not.

In this class you will learn how to articulate exactly what it is that you want in your next job before you go out and look for it. You will define what you want, who you want to work with and what kind of contribution you want to make in your next job. With the knowledge of what your dream job actually entails, you’ll learn how to apply it to your job search and to display it in your resume and cover letter.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

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NYC: Collaborative Leadership for rising managers bootcamp
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

NYC: Collaborative Leadership for rising managers bootcamp

  • GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” - John Maxwell

Leadership is no longer about telling people what to do, it’s about empowering them to be their best selves.

So, how can you bring out the best in your people?

In this highly experiential workshop, we’ll show how you can build a collaborative leadership practice through three critically important tools: psychological safety, radically honest feedback and powerful one-to-one conversations.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

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NYC: Grow your confidence & executive presence
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

NYC: Grow your confidence & executive presence

  • GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How did Melissa Andrada go from being a shy intern who never said a word during meetings to a Chief Operations Officer winning over the hearts of VCs and helping raise $1.6 million to a CEO nurturing a multi-continent business that embodies her purpose and values?

Melissa will share her own personal practice of transformation and liberation as a queer immigrant woman of color, alongside her learnings from executive leaders at Google, Unilever, Skype, KPMG and Discovery.

Melissa would love to empower you on your journey — to bring out the most powerful essence of self to be taken seriously in the boardroom, get the job, promotion or funding you need, speak your truth on a public stage or even simply talk to the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on at the coffee shop.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

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NYC: Grow your confidence & executive presence
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

NYC: Grow your confidence & executive presence

  • GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How did Melissa Andrada go from being a shy intern who never said a word during meetings to a Chief Operations Officer winning over the hearts of VCs and helping raise $1.6 million to a CEO nurturing a multi-continent business that embodies her purpose and values?

Melissa will share her own personal practice of transformation and liberation as a queer immigrant woman of color, alongside her learnings from executive leaders at Google, Unilever, Skype, KPMG and Discovery.

Melissa would love to empower you on your journey — to bring out the most powerful essence of self to be taken seriously in the boardroom, get the job, promotion or funding you need, speak your truth on a public stage or even simply talk to the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on at the coffee shop.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

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NYC: Finding your dream job
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

NYC: Finding your dream job

  • GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you been looking for a job and can’t seem to find one that fits? Do you long to make a meaningful contribution at your next job, but don’t know how to find the right one? Do you know how to talk about your experience and what you want next in a way that makes sense to others? Do you want to settle for a job that's not quite right? I hope not.

In this class you will learn how to articulate exactly what it is that you want in your next job before you go out and look for it. You will define what you want, who you want to work with and what kind of contribution you want to make in your next job. With the knowledge of what your dream job actually entails, you’ll learn how to apply it to your job search and to display it in your resume and cover letter.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE.

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LONDON: HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR NETWORK TO GET WHAT YOU WANT
Aug
5
6:15 PM18:15

LONDON: HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR NETWORK TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

How can you leverage your network to get what you want? How can you build the right community to achieve your dreams - whether it is starting a business, landing a job you love, running a successful crowdfunding campaign or finding a partner?

Melissa will share tried-and-tested practical tools and thinking for building a global community of intention and generosity. Drawing from her experiences as a global serial entrepreneur who has set up three successful ventures and lived in nine cities and five countries in 34 years.


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London: Collaborative Leadership for Rising Managers Bootcamp
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

London: Collaborative Leadership for Rising Managers Bootcamp

“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” - John Maxwell

Leadership is no longer about telling people what to do, it’s about empowering them to be their best selves.

In this highly experiential workshop, we’ll show how you can build a collaborative leadership practice through three critically important tools: psychological safety, radically honest feedback and powerful one-to-one conversations.

This workshop experience is for leaders who are just starting their journey or want to brush up on their skills, particularly for those who are passionate about their development and those of others. This workshop is not for you if you’ve done extensive training, reading or coaching on management or leadership development.


MORE INFO AND BOOKING
HERE

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Berlin: Radically Authentic Leadership
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

Berlin: Radically Authentic Leadership

How did Melissa Andrada go from being a shy intern who never said a word during meetings to a Chief Operations Officer winning over the hearts of VCs and helping raise $1.6 million to a CEO nurturing a multi-continent business that embodies her purpose and values?

Melissa will share her own personal practice of transformation and liberation as a queer immigrant woman of color, alongside her learnings from leaders at Google, Unilever, Skype, Slack, Lyft and Discovery — how an innovation of self and sexuality have led her to the most profoundly interesting and creative social innovations.

Melissa would love to empower you on your journey — to bring out the most powerful essence of self to be taken seriously in the boardroom, get the promotion or support you need, speak your truth on a public stage or even simply talk to the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on at the coffee shop.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

 

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