Melahni Ake believes that every single person can be a leader in your life. As a child, she spent 12 years on a boys hockey team and learned early the value of having a giving attitude where she contributed to the well being of a team, not just look out for herself.
Melahni started the Everyday Leaders podcast in January 2018 with a 50 in 50 series to celebrate leaders and her 50th birthday. Three months later, she was eliminated from her corporate job, being told she was told she had no value in the company. Listen to hear how Melahni took this blessing and is now creating a splash in the leadership space.
02:51 A giving/serving attitude
03:27 The side effects of turning 50
05:56 Colonel Sanders
09:29 Curve balls and challenges
11:47 Everyday leaders
15:49 The radish effect
22:07 Owning the belief… or not…
27:58 Make Connections for Life
29:58 How threats fuel creativity
31:50 Expanding our capacity
32:29 Learning about forgiveness
Melahni Ake is the CEO of Make Connections For Life: Leadership Consulting and Coaching, LLC. She is the creator and host of Everyday Leaders 50in50 Podcast. Melahni is a Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team and a Senior Executive Influencer in the Medical Device Industry for over 22 years. She is an authentic connector and believes that everyday you have an opportunity to create your own story. She believes that by developing strategies to overcome everyday obstacles that you can choose to become a leader of your life.