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Melissa Majors        

Author, Speaker & CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting

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.

The team at Melissa Majors Consulting has extensive experience and a proven reputation for driving better business outcomes through innovative and inclusive strategic planning. They bring deep expertise in improving profitability and innovation, boosting organizational performance, and optimizing inclusion strategies. Majors formally studied strategy and innovation at Harvard University.

Majors is a crowd-pleasing speaker who masters brain-friendly talks that engage her audiences and spark not just inspiration but action as well.

Majors is 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, The Northwest Event Show, Catalyst Events, Legg Mason’s DEI Conference, and many more.

Majors delivers talks on various subjects associated with leadership, learning, and "blameless" inclusion. She differentiates her content by blending research, neuroscience, purposeful stories, and fun.

Speech Topics

The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

Savvy leaders enjoy superior team performance and drive much higher profitability by incorporating inclusive practices. These behaviors fall into seven categories:


Hiring Decisions




Values and Strategy Design

Leading People and Self

Melissa delivers clarity on how our brains are to blame for why leaders unintentionally exclude others. Through storytelling, research, and personal experiences, she offers a common-sense yet compelling and actionable approach to inclusion.

Help Her Win: Leadership Strategies for Women’s Success

Ethical leaders share power and put the needs of others first. They are committed to helping all people develop and perform as highly as possible.

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.

This engaging session examines research, scenarios, and best practices for leveraging ethical leadership to mitigate barriers to women’s success.

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! Yet, our organization’s health and success heavily rely on leaders who evolve their skills and become the best leaders possible. See the quandary?

Busy Bosses is a fun, efficient, and, most importantly, an actionable course on the leadership trends needed to excel as a leader in today’s environment.

During this talk, Melissa synthesizes best practices for evolved leadership into a comprehensive course that you actually have time to take!

Mesmerize: How To Design and Deliver Brain-Friendly Presentations

Discover how to deliver presentations that work with the brain and not against it! This highly engaging and fun session explores the neuroscience behind designing and delivering mesmerizing presentations.

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