Dr. Hicks has more than two decades of writing experience on topics such as business development, nonprofit, education, entrepreneurship and social impact.
Know Your Humans: Human Centered Leadership
Presentation to the City of Colorado Springs
Leadership Quarterly Forum
When Words Matter; Writing a Compelling Grant Story
This grant course is an interactive lesson meant to help grant writers rethink the message they are telling through improved writing and advocacy techniques. Participants will use existing example grant narratives to rethink how to connect with the reviewers through the story of need. They will walk away with a new way to articulate the story of their organization.
• In this workshop we start with a look at today’s workplace and how it has evolved over the last decade. We then dive deep into leadership strategies that focus on building trust and making employees feel valued. This includes an exploration on the neuroscience of connection and the concept of psychological contract and its place in today’s workplace. We close with a specific roadmap and tips for building in more human-centered leadership into everyday workspace.
Incongruent: Travel, Trauma, Transformation
Melanie Sue Hicks is an adventure seeking, social impact advocate dedicated to helping others overcome fear and live their dharma. She has led or participated in service projects around the world and dedicates her life to creating impact on her own or amplifying the impact of others every single day.
As an empathy driven education, nonprofit and workplace expert, she has been interviewed and published in dozens of magazines and websites including Forbes.com, Marie Claire, Authority Magazine, ...
Framing Your Life as an Adventure
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Dr. Melanie Hicks, Central Florida, is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and fundraiser who is passionate about women in the workforce. She shares her insights on change, self-empowerment and making your life an adventure.
Multi-hyphenate and super sister Dr. Melanie Hicks, Central Florida, has built an incredible career across numerous fields and joins us to share her wisdom on women in the workforce. Mel recently launched her own publishing house to...
Run, Molly, Run - What a Golden Retriever Can Teach You About Life
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Run, Molly, Run: What a Golden Retriever Can Teach You About Life
Two years ago, while writing my memoir, Incongruent; Travel, Trauma, Transformation, I stood in a New Mexico desert and visibly watched happiness unfold. My Golden Retriever Molly, the usual solemn old soul of a puppy, was running at full speed. Across the desert landscape, her long legs in a fully extended gallop. She circled the cactus and zig zagged through scrub brush. She ran straight out and back in close, stirring the dust around my legs. Every so often she would stop and look back at ...
Meet Melanie Hicks
We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Melanie Hicks a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Melanie, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Can you talk to us about a project that’s meant a lot to you?
The most meaningful project I have worked on to date is my memoir, Incongruent; Travel, Trauma, Transformation. I wrote my first book at ten years old. Over a summer vacation, in multi-colored marker, I crafted a story of a mi...
The 5 Things You Need To Be A Successful Author or Writer
Do the work. Writing is both an art and a science, and to be a great writer, you must cultivate both. Read, read and read some more.
Some writers and authors have a knack for using language that can really move people. Some writers and authors have been able to influence millions with their words alone. What does it take to become an effective and successful author or writer?
The best words of advice I ever received was “View Life as an Adventure”. Goals and visions are fabulous tools to help us focus our energy and achieve things we want in life. But there is a downside. If you are only focused on the end game, forever striving for the ultimate prize, you miss a lot of life along the way. When you see life as an adventure, you can never be let down by what comes your way. There are no failures, only surprises and obstacles to overcome.
As a part of our series abo...
Jump In Anyway: A Business Development Guide To Seizing Opportunity
On a recent trip to our family lake house, we took our usual pontoon boat sunset cruise. The lessons learned on this particular trip were insightful.
How An Ultra-Marathon Can Make A Better Entrepreneur
Discover business lessons from an everyday activity.
You Can Have a Great Career and Life and yet, Feel Something is Missing
“Do you ever feel like you have done everything you were supposed to do? Checked all the boxes. And yet you are still chasing something.” — Dr. Melanie Hicks
The Questions is, What do you do About it?
Although today she is an author, speaker and professional coach and consultant, helping executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations create successful future strategies that align their actions with their values and purpose, 42 year old, Dr. Melanie Hicks’ journey didn’t start there.
Dr Hicks ha...
Dr. Melanie Hicks of InPursuit: “Encourage Failure”
Encourage Failure — For more than two decades I have used experiential education as the foundation of my teaching philosophy. Perhaps it’s my own propensity to be more excited by things I can visualize or interact with hands on. Beyond just the interest level of students, project-based learning is considerably more demanding of students, engaging more critical thinking skills, greater organization and planning and more collaborative interpersonal skills.
As a part of my interview series about...
Melanie Hicks On How We Need To Adjust To The Future Of Work
Empathetic Leadership. There is no other time in modern history where the workforce is more in need of authentic empathetic leadership. Over the past two years, employees as a whole have experienced every possible emotion from fear and anxiety to reckoning and enlightenment. They have adjusted their work lives, physically and intellectually, to adapt and still provide results for the organizations that employ them. They have endured zoom fatigue, burnout, uncertainty and for some, job transit...