CEO, Velvet Suite, Inc.
Founder, The Brand Leadership Institute
Creator, The She-Suite Summit
Melissa Dawn Simkins is CEO of Velvet Suite, a leadership consultancy bringing innovative solutions to human capital challenges through branding from the inside out. Specifically, Velvet Suite created The Brand Leadership Institute ®, the premiere personal brand leadership digital community designed to address leadership gaps within Fortune 500s and industry leading organizations.
The BLI is a proven 24-week digital leadership accelerator merging elite coaching, curated content and an accountability community to advance women beyond the gap through a scalable and systemic development model. Initially focused on female talent, the BLI empowers organizations to democratize executive coaching and build a culture of purpose-driven leadership as a competitive advantage.