“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
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.”
DATE: September 15th, 2019
TIME: 10am PST / 6pm GMT+1 (UK time)
BOOK: book your space on Eventbrite