About Melissa Majors - Leadership and Inclusion Speaker, Author, Consultant & Coach
As a leadership and inclusion expert, Melissa Majors uses her 25+ years of experience optimizing the business impact of education, innovation, inclusion, and leadership to deliver crowd-pleasing keynotes and workshops with brain-friendly content that engages her audiences and sparks not just inspiration but action. Melissa’s book The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders focuses on how great leaders enjoy superior team performance and drive much higher profitability by incorporating inclusive practices.
Melissa started a few successful businesses including Community Keynotes® an inclusive process that draws out game-changing ideas a coaching program, in’klooded® an inclusive strategic planning method that ensures all voices get heard, and Melissa Majors Consulting which drives better strategic decision-making in leadership and inclusion, and works with organizations across the country to effectively measure their inclusion and diversity performance.
Melissa has been a force of change throughout her professional career. She has served on the board of The Propel Group DFW, as the Director of Global Education at Meeting Professionals International (MPI) where she used executive leadership to drive global education strategies and develop excellence in teams. She revamped the educational division to effectively serve 500k+ clients and strategic partners as the Director, Global Education Services at Ellucian. Her extensive experience at these organizations and other companies improved profitability, boosted organizational performance, and optimized inclusion strategies.
Melissa has been featured in publications such as Forbes Magazine, Smart Meetings, The Meeting Professional, NorthStar Meetings Group's Eventful Podcast, and The Event DR. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and studied strategy and innovation at Harvard University.
Melissa is a crowd-pleasing speaker who masters brain-friendly talks that engage her audiences and spark not just inspiration but action.
What Melissa Majors talks about:
The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders
What do inclusive leaders do? What specific actions do they take to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion?
Inclusive leadership expert Melissa Majors is an innovator and optimizer of inclusion, leadership, and education strategies. In The 7 Habits of Inclusive Leaders, she reveals how great leaders enjoy superior team performance and drive much higher profitability by incorporating inclusive practices.
These behaviors fall into seven categories: Business Process, Collaboration, Mindset, Leading Self and Others, Decisions, Values, Empathy
This discussion is for all leaders; leaders of self, people, initiatives, and organizations.
Identify and describe concepts such as intellectual humility, tactical empathy, and intersectionality.
Gain insight into the habits and tactics used by inclusive leaders.
Unlock access to social posts, job aides, and toolkits to help build inclusive habits.
Busy Bosses: Leadership Lessons for Leaders Who Don’t Have Time for Leadership Lessons
Want to be an even better leader? Of course! But really, who has time to invest in leadership training? Not the leaders who need it; they’re too busy leading!
Some of the trends covered include: Prioritization, Intellectual Humility, Overcoming Fear of Conflict, Fostering Trust Across Difference, Virtual Collaboration, Tactical Empathy, Empowering Others, Inclusion, Maintaining Mental Clarity, Servant Leadership.
During this talk, Melissa Majors, CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting, synthesizes best practices for evolved leadership into a comprehensive course that you actually have time to take! This discussion is relevant for leaders of people and initiatives.
Demonstrate tactics associated with relevant leadership trends and best practices.
Describe the need for evolved leadership. Gain access to resources (infographics and pre-defined social posts) that can be used to continue the conversation with your network.
Help Them Thrive
There’s hope! High-performing leaders detoxify their workplaces through tactics that rehumanize themselves, their teams, and their company cultures. They simplify over-engineered experiences and embrace the humanity of those they lead and serve.
During this fun, inspirational, yet actionable experience, Melissa Majors examines research, stories, and best practices for mitigating unintentional toxicities and boosting engagement, high performance, and team happiness. Based on neuroscience, research, and common sense, she illuminates profound insights and simple tips you can immediately use to become an even better leader. This discussion is relevant for all leaders.
Articulate the case for rehumanized leadership in mitigating modern-day workplace challenges.
Equipped with specific leadership tactics that can be used to overcome these issues.
Ability to Access resources (infographics and pre-defined social posts) that can be used to continue the conversation with your network.
Help Her Thrive: Leadership Strategies for Women’s Success
Women commonly experience unique workplace challenges due to covert competition, microaggressions, lack of sponsors and mentors, balancing authenticity and assimilation, gaining and retaining power, being heard, increased scrutiny, etc.
However, women’s success is not just a woman’s issue. Without the avid support of men, often the most influential stakeholders in many large corporations, significant progress toward ending gender disparities are unlikely.
During this talk, Melissa of Melissa Majors Consulting examines research, scenarios, and best practices for leveraging ethical leadership to mitigate barriers to women’s success. This discussion is relevant for both men and women in manager and non-manager roles.
Articulate the case for integrity-based
leadership as it relates to mitigating common challenges women face in the workplace. Describe specific leadership tactics that can be used to overcome these issues.
Gain access to resources (infographics and pre-defined social posts) that can be used to continue the conversation with your network
“Thank you again for sharing your time, passion, wisdom and energy with us yesterday. The feedback has been overwhelming! At one point, we had 500 of our 730 employees on that Zoom! We just injected a huge burst of energy and inspiration into our company. Thank you! I am grateful to have learned about you from Chief and to have met you and I look forward to our paths crossing again!”