- Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Melissa Stires is a Certified Advanced International Protocol Officer, a Leadership and Success Coach, and an accomplished event, marketing, and nonprofit executive with experience in the corporate, tech, and government sectors.
Melissa has been privileged to work with, advise, and train members of royal families, politicians, nonprofits, and business influencers worldwide. Melissa believes in the transformative power of ideas and the potential of business to drive social change for good.
Since 1999, Melissa has been driven by purpose and passion for creating connections and building relationships on a global scale. Through her public relations and international protocol training, Melissa developed unique insights and skills in cross-cultural communication and cultural sensitivity.
From orchestrating opening day events for The Washington Nationals Ball Park to launching the first-ever educational partnership with Fortune Magazine’s Global Forum to directing and producing the 40th Anniversary Celebration for H.E. Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman and leading delegations on more than 60 international goodwill expeditions, Melissa’s experience is as unique as she is. These varied experiences allow Melissa to bring expansive knowledge into her work, which focuses on training and equipping individuals, c-suite leaders, and teams in executive coaching, international protocol, and high-impact events. From the boardroom to the banquet hall, Melissa knows how to motivate and lead her clients to achieve greatness.