At times we are introduced to people by chance, only to find that they are amazing individuals whom we want to be part of our world. This was how I felt about Melissa Davies when we met, and why we wanted you to know more about her and the work she does to help others change. Founder of Wise Ways Consulting, a leadership development, and executive coaching firm, Melissa helps clients become better leaders so they can build more productive and effective teams. Like me, Melissa is a culture change expert, so you can guess we had a lot to talk about!
Being willing to change is a key attribute of strong leaders
Melissa’s world travels have taught her a great deal about cultural similarities and differences—those things we all share and that all organizations have in common, as well as those unique cultural customs that are trademarks of the “way we do it here.”
Similar to what we do at SAMC, Melissa and her team work to bring about change in individuals and organizations. And what she has found over the years is that businesses’ training and coaching needs are constantly evolving to reflect increasingly diverse workforces, remote offices, and technology. This means that what she and her team are offering also needs to be constantly changing and evolving.
3 areas of mutual interest that Melissa and Andi spoke about:
- How hard it is for people to see themselves honestly, and to understand how their organization is operating, truthfully. People see things with willful blindness, only noticing what fits their own perception of their realities.
- When people finally have an “aha” moment, they really can change.
- Methods and tools which can help companies make the needed transformations that keep them moving forward.
Click here to learn more about Andi Simon and her award-winning book: “On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights”