Session: Leader, Tell Your Story
From the classroom to the boardroom, our world is hungry for emerging courageous and authentic leaders. This type of empathetic leader is necessary to our vision for an inclusive, diverse, and progressive future. Too often, potential leaders are discouraged from stepping up because they imagine a divide that exists between them and current leaders - a veritable “haves and have-nots”. That divide is created and furthered by the image that leaders are masculine, invulnerable, and unafraid, that they are not “like me”. Through sharing real stories and asking powerful questions, I invite tomorrow’s leaders to see the humanity in those who came before them - and the magic within them - inspiring them to see themselves in our future. The giants before us- and those we will be.
- The importance of expanding our view of leadership
- The importance of storytelling in our culture
- The exponential impact we can make if we are willing to be vulnerable
Melissa Boggs is a keynote speaker, leadership, agility, and culture coach and executive with background in leadership, business, and product development. A Certified Enterprise Coach with an MBA, she blends education, experience, and enthusiasm to work closely with leaders on their most challenging business problems. Through training, consulting, and coaching, Melissa encourages executive leadership to expose and understand the hidden strengths and weaknesses that exist within their culture, and how they can amplify what is best about the traditions, habits, and behaviors in their org. Most of all, she helps leaders and employees alike to introduce joy and inspiration into the workplace.
She is a former nonprofit executive and board member, having served on the Board of Directors for both Scrum Alliance and Agile Denver. In 2020, she was privileged to present at the World Business and Executive Coach Summit, and has been featured in Business Coaching and Authority magazines. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Business Agility at Sauce Labs.