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Leadership and Inclusion Speaker, Author, Consultant and Coach
Melissa Majors, CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting, is an innovator and optimizer of education, inclusion, & leadership strategies. She has dedicated her career to maximizing the business impact associated with these areas of focus.
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What Melissa Majors's clients say
"Melissa is an inspiring and dynamic presence on stage and off. Her charm and inspirational wisdom are unparalleled. Working with her is a joy because she works to understand not just her potential audience, but the nature of the conference and all its deliverables. Majors becomes an extension of the planning team in the best way possible. I would highly recommend her for any speaking or training. Learning from her is phenomenal."
"Melissa offers a refreshing perspective on inclusiveness. Her stories and examples really hit home with our board and members. Too often we try to tackle the issue of DEI in a very intimidating way, Melissa makes it much more approachable."
"Melissa Majors is a dynamic speaker, coach and consultant who specializes in inclusive leadership and empowerment! Her powerful presentation skills will leave learners on the edge of their seats! I was blessed to hear Melissa speak for the very first time at the HR Southwest conference. The actionable take-a-ways that she shares in her 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders resonates well with her audience. The resources that she’s shared have already empowered me, and the teams I lead to be more inclusive leaders. Investing in Melissa as a guest speaker or consultant for your organization will undoubtably reap dividends."
"Melissa worked with our Executive team and was successful beyond our expectations. It was wonderful to witness her expertise with our leaders, leading the inclusion conversation in workshops, 1-1 coaching and 360 assessments. She made an impact on our leaders and organization that will continue to yield."
"It was such a delight to meet you Melissa – you officially have earned the status of BEST RCE LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON SPEAKER EVER! Seriously, your message was very timely as you can tell by the number of AEs that spoke to you following the luncheon."
"Looking at inclusive leadership through the lens of empathy is what makes Melissa’s training so effective. The Seven Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders provides tools for identifying blind spots and provides a framework for intentionally creating a welcoming environment that builds collaboration and sparks innovation. Simply put, Melissa is outstanding."
"Melissa Majors's inclusive leadership sessions are some of the best in the industry. Her warmth and honesty create a welcoming environment where leaders can learn, examine and grow in a judgment-free environment. Her sessions were eye-opening, and thought-provoking and provided leaders with practical tips and strategies on how they can build an inclusive culture today."
"WONDERFUL PRESENTATION!!! Melissa I am so glad I was able to experience your presentation and get a first hand understanding on why you are SO in demand! So well done! I was blown away and so were many of my cohort members. You are getting RAVE reviews on the Zoom chat and in our Cohort Slack channel and I am absolutely beside myself. Thank you for sharing with us today, and also for your guidance throughout the program...it has been life changing."
"Everyone is raving about Melissa's presentation!!!!! She is walking in her truth, skill, and talents!!! We are already talking about making sure we use her for some programs in the next year."
"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!"
"Over my many years in association management, few speakers have made as big an impact on audiences as Melissa Majors. Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) had Melissa speak twice in 3 months. The TNLA Board of Directors engaged her regarding a diversity message that could be carried forward to the membership. Because of the overwhelming strength of her message and delivery, the Board participated in, understood, and celebrated her message of inclusiveness. The messages resonated beyond their roles as Board members but also as small business owners and their relationships. Of course, we had her back!! Two months later, she keynoted a session at our Hort Forum. We continue to get feedback that her essential message was heard and will change how some look at their world forever."
"Melissa is absolutely top-notch. She took the time to meet with you in advance and re-tool her presentation to best suit our audience and needs. She delivered a stand-out presentation had the audience laughing, nodding and hoping for more!"
"Melissa Majors is a dynamic speaker who engages the audience from the start with her excellent skills in storytelling. The energy she brings to the stage is contagious leaving the audience wanting more and her analogies are spot on giving the audience power in those words. Her keynote landed powerfully and I would highly recommend her."
Melissa Majors's 2023 biography
Meet Melissa Majors
Melissa Majors has spent 25+ years of her career optimizing the business impact of education, innovation, inclusion, and leadership. She started Melissa Majors Consulting to drive better strategic decision-making in these areas and works with organizations across the country to effectively measure their inclusion and diversity performance. She has extensive experience at Meeting Professionals International, Ellucian, and other organizations in improving profitability, boosting organizational performance, and optimizing inclusion strategies.
A Snapshot of Melissa
- 25+ years of experience earning double-digit growth for companies including Nationwide Insurance, Wells Fargo, HD Vest Financial Services, Ellucian, and Meeting Professionals International.
- Author of The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders, a groundbreaking book on how great leaders enjoy superior team performance and drive much higher profitability by incorporating inclusive practices.
- Melissa is a successful entrepreneur who has founded Melissa Majors Consulting, Community Keynotes®, and pioneered in’klooded® an inclusive strategic planning methodology an inclusive process that draws out game-changing ideas for any organization.
- Earned an advanced education certificate in strategy and innovation from Harvard University and a BS in Business Management from American Intercontinental University.
- Leadership and inclusion guest lecturer at San Diego State University.
- Has an impeccable track record of leading and diversifying high-performing teams across a variety of industries, such as education, retail, real estate, government, and healthcare to name a few.
- Was featured in various publications including three articles in Forbes, The Meeting Planning, PCMA’s Convene, and others.
Melissa is the author of The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders. In this book, she reveals how great leaders enjoy superior team performance and drives much higher profitability by incorporating inclusive practices.
Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Coach
Melissa Majors is a crowd-pleasing speaker who masters brain-friendly talks that engage her audiences and spark not just inspiration but action as well. Founder of Melissa Majors Consulting, creator of in’klooded®, an inclusive strategic planning method that ensures all voices get heard, and Community Keynotes an inclusive process that draws out game-changing ideas ® a coaching program. She is an innovator and optimizer of education, inclusion, & leadership strategies. She has dedicated her career to maximizing the business impact associated with these areas of focus.
Her firm, Melissa Majors Consulting, has extensive experience and a proven reputation for driving better business outcomes through innovative and inclusive strategic planning. She brings deep expertise in improving profitability and innovation, boosting team and organizational performance, and optimizing inclusion strategies.
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.
Melissa has been featured in publications such as Forbes Magazine, Smart Meetings, The Meeting Professional, NorthStar Meetings Group’s Eventful Podcast, The Event DR, and on the keynote stage at events such as Meeting Professional’s International’s WEC, Matthews Asia, Orthofix, Blue Shield of CA, State Street, Institute for Internal Auditors, and many more.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Business Administration and studied strategy and innovation at Harvard University.
Melissa lives in the DFW area with her husband and two young sons. She loves the outdoors, including freshwater fishing and camping.
Melissa Majors's 2023 talks & topics
Melissa Majors's 2023 speaking fees
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