Unleash the Wild Hearts in Your Organization
Melissa Boggs is an inspirational corporate and nonprofit speaker who has been described (paradoxically) as a "spitfire", a "calming force" and "an unapologetic rebel."
Her mission is help organizations revolutionize their workplaces by bridging the cultural and generational gap between leaders and employees. She shares stories, experiences, and models that help entire organizations connect with one another, increase their engagement, and invite joy.
"So if you're [taking suggestions] for next year, how about 1 day or more with Melissa Boggs. Wowie, she is good."
“It starts with you, because when you embrace your own uniqueness, so will your team. When you demonstrate self-confidence, self-worth, and your strengths, they will feel the permission to do the same. When you tell your stories, so will they. At this intersection of strength, vulnerability, and uniqueness, that’s where thriving begins.” - Melissa Boggs
Melissa Boggs is a keynote speaker, leadership coach, and employee experience designer. She is host of the “Wild Hearts at Work” podcast, redefining our relationship with work through stories and conversations with those challenging the status quo of today’s workplace.
Melissa is a former executive with a background in leadership, business, and product development. She is a former nonprofit board member, having served on the Board of Directors for both Scrum Alliance and Agile Denver. She was privileged to present at the 2020 World Business and Executive Coach Summit and at the 2021 WomenTech Summit, and has been featured in Business Coaching, Business Agility Emergence and Authority magazines.
If you are interested in various letter combinations (certifications), Melissa is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Dare to Lead Trained (DTL), Training from the Back of the Room Trained (TBR), Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP I), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). She holds an MBA in IT Management and a BS in Information Technology from Western Governors University.
"This is a talk I want everyone in my company to hear."
- Kevin McDonald
"Humans, Engage! Creating an Intentional Employee Experience for the Modern Organization"
Throughout the pandemic and post-pandemic era, the world of work has experienced an awakening. After extended periods of work from home, new levels of flexibility, and almost forced work-life integration, pre existing workplace traditions are no longer palatable. Employees and leaders alike have learned that we can be incredibly productive while still being present for our lives. Simultaneously, client needs are continually increasing. Leaders can begin to feel like they have to choose between their employee needs and client needs.
There is an alternative. While we often think about employee engagement as the responsibility of the organization’s top leader, sustainable engagement requires that we partner with employees so that they are in the driver’s seat of their own experience. For that reason, our workplaces, virtual or not, require design intention to create flexibility that is built for the long term. This intentional experience that inspires and empowers the humans in your organization elevates performance and increases our ability to meet and exceed those client needs.
In this talk, Melissa Boggs will describe the five things that employees need to increase their own engagement, and the one thing that modern leaders must do to enable the type of engagement that marries employee and client needs.
The Truth About Agile
In 2001, 17 leaders in the software development industry came together to create the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Today, 30 fifteen year olds in Denver, Colorado are tackling their English homework according to the 4 values and 12 principles that they outlined. The agile movement started spontaneously at exactly the right moment, as the pace of change in the world was accelerating exponentially. But how did it go from software development to public high school?
Chances are, if you’ve been in the software development industry for any amount of time, you’ve heard the word “Agile” thrown around a time or two. Perhaps you’ve been part of an “Agile Transformation” or you have attended a certification course for Scrum or Kanban. In the 20 years since the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was drafted, “Agile” has taken on a life of its own. But what is “Agile” really, and what does it mean for you? Is it story points and two week deadlines? Is it kumbaya and “soft skills”? In this talk, we’ll get into some real truths and real talk about what it means to be agile in today’s changing world.
Mrs. Boggs’s speech was inspiring, refreshing, and encouraging. It's an honor having her here as our opening keynote.
Melissa, we thank you again for contributing to this historic event. We owe you a great debt of gratitude for this. ♥️
"Melissa is a very thoughtful coach. She has an innate ability to invoke insight on behalf of those she is coaching, while at the same time challenging them to go deeper.
I rarely leave a conversation with Melissa without new ideas and inspiration. I appreciate Melissa's focus on leadership coaching and organizational culture. She has definite expertise in these areas.
Melissa has also become an accomplished speaker as she has presented sessions at many conferences over the past few years. She brings her passions and experience to her presentations, which creates a highly engaging environment for her participants. "
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