Meet your #NLV2018, #NLVDenver Facilitators:
Author of Happy Hour with Einstein, and a high-energy keynote speaker, Dr. Melissa Hughes finds great joy in illuminating the science behind the factors that impact how we think, learn, communicate and collaborate at work and in life.
She has spent the better part of her career understanding how the brain works and how to make it work better as we teach, learn, create, and communicate in today's hectic workplace. With deep roots in education, she shares practical applications of neuroscience that enhances cognition and enables greater creativity, more effective collaboration strategies, and a more engaged workforce – all of which contribute to the culture essential for organizational success and personal satisfaction.
It's simple, really...
There is a constant stream of cool stuff created...Incredible innovations that do fantastical things.
That should be the end of an amazing story. Sadly, it's not.
Too often, success is limited by the wrong positioning…the wrong message at the wrong time…the wrong story.
Creating that story that conveys the real value…the message that resonates…the positioning that builds the brand?
That's what I do.
I have been working for the last 25 years in the organizational environment in different roles, mainly Training, Marketing, and Communication. I have a background in Gestalt Organizational Development & Change and my fields of interest are Story-work and Disruption and the profound identity change that both evoke on an individual, organizational and social context.
My life changed when disruption knocked down the door both of my personal and professional sphere. Today, I coach and support individuals on their career path and I facilitate teams on collaboration, creativity, learning strategies, innovation and future making in a disruptive world.
I am the Co-author of "Beyond Storytelling", a book which demonstrates how to work with stories in organizations, communities and as an individual.
I'm a tech columnist, freelance writer, blogger, ghostwriter and podcaster who writes engaging and often viral content.
I can be found on my site techblogwriter interviewing established tech leaders and new tech startups to understand how technology is transforming both businesses and our lifestyle.
Accolades include being named one of the “Top 9 Influential Tech Leaders on LinkedIn” by CIO Magazine and ZDNet included him on their list of “You need to follow these 20 big tech thinkers right now” alongside familiar names such as Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Jeff Weiner to name but a few.
Christine is wild about creative storytelling and helping people be the best that they can be. This brought her to the land of communications/marketing, and also provided her with enough grit to pursue a coaching certification on the side (instead of flipping on the TV every night, though she still has a special place in her heart for Netflix).
Every company, project or individual has a story to tell. Christine likes to lay out the foundations for the an adventure together by mapping out core values, a customized strategy, and a fitting brand. Then, she turns to her bread and butter: People and content.
Alex spends her days teaching people and businesses how to get noticed on LinkedIn, grow their brand and leverage the platform to achieve their goals. In between those waking hours, she loves to work with students and graduates, upskilling them via workshops, public speaking gigs and mentoring them into the workforce.
By night, she turns into a LinkedIn blogger posting her thoughts on the successes and setbacks she’s overcome as a student, graduate, young professional, self confessed introvert and now as a solopreneur in all its raw glory, under the hashtag #AuthenticAlex.