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Meet the Trailblazers in Business Leadership Transforming the Lives of Many

In today’s fast-paced world, prioritizing our well-being and leadership skills is more important than ever. We highlight business experts who have dedicated their careers to helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals and transform their lives. 

Sharon Melnick, PhD

Sharon Melnick, PhD is a renowned authority in the field of leadership, with a focus on women’s leadership, resilience, and power. Drawing on a decade of research at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Melnick has developed innovative methods field-tested by over 40,000 coaching and training participants at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies. As an international speaker and trainer, she has delivered powerful presentations that have garnered attention at business and leadership conferences worldwide, including at high-profile venues such as the White House, West Point, and the United Nations.

Dr. Melnick is the author of two best-selling books: In Your Power: React Less, Regain Control, Raise Others, and Success under Stress: Powerful Tools to Stay Calm, Confident, and Productive when the Pressure’s On. Her expertise in coaching women executives and Founders has earned her recognition as a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Coach and a place on LeadersHum’s Top 200 Biggest Voice in Leadership list. Dr. Melnick is the driving force behind the Next Level Leader initiative, which boasts a remarkable 92% success rate at advancing and retaining high-potential female talent while increasing their impact on their organizations by 10-100x. She also hosts the popular Power Shift podcast.

Angela Leapua

As an educator, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and coach, Angela brings her clients a wealth of experience and expertise. She is originally from Indiana and has lived in Hawaii for over 15 years. With a Master’s Degree in Education and Business and a Health and Life Coaching Certificate, she is uniquely qualified to help individuals navigate life’s most challenging transitions.

Over the past 10 years, she has worked in various fields, including education, career planning, management, leadership training, family counseling, and addiction recovery. Drawing on this diverse range of skills, she offers a holistic approach to coaching and counseling, helping individuals and families achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. Her passion for education and helping others has driven her to write several best-selling books, and she continues to be dedicated to empowering people to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. You can connect to her here. 

Eric Mikkelsen

With a passion for adventure and helping others, Eric volunteers as a Wilderness First Responder with Search and Rescue/Swift Water Rescue and serve on the National Ski Patrol. In his free time, he enjoys restoring and modifying vintage vehicles and exploring the backcountry on homemade wooden skis. During summer, he hits the open road on his vintage motorcycle or went rafting with his wife and kids. 

Professionally, he is a well-being expert, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and certified in Nutrition for Mental Health. With nearly 24 years of experience, he has dedicated his career to human transformation and has developed his skills as a speaker, trainer, and coach. He has also trained in Longevity Science, continually honing his art of helping individuals and families achieve their goals and transform their lives. Click here for more information. 

Nathalia Delgado Nachtigall

Nathalia is a multi-talented filmmaker and journalist who brings a unique perspective to her work. Born in Peru and raised in the Bahamas, Nathalia has been exposed to various cultures and experiences from a young age. With a background in communications, she spent a decade as a Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson before striking out on her own as an independent documentary filmmaker.

Nathalia’s passion for travel and exploration has taken her to over 70 countries worldwide, where she has honed her skills as a freelance writer and photographer. Her work is focused on the environment, water, and the beauty of life, and she is the director and founder of two foundations dedicated to supporting shanty towns in Peru. Nathalia is also a children’s author, using her writing to inspire a love for nature in young readers. As a mother of three boys, Nathalia brings a unique perspective to her work, grounded in the importance of family, community, and connection.


These trailblazers in business leadership have dedicated their careers to helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals and transform their lives. They bring diverse skills, expertise, and perspectives to their work, from leadership and resilience training to holistic coaching and counseling and from adventure and well-being expertise to creative filmmaking and writing. Through their work, they inspire and empower others to prioritize their well-being, lead with purpose, and positively impact their communities and the world.

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