If crisis were to strike your company tomorrow, would you be ready? Melissa Agnes helps organizations prevent and manage crisis before it becomes catastrophic, with the aim of never having it become catastrophic at all. Her powerful, customized presentations provide tools and strategies that create a proactive, crisis-ready corporate culture, ready to respond to whatever may arise.
Bilingual in English and French, Agnes is an internationally recognized expert, thought leader, and visionary in the field of crisis management. She is the Founder and CEO of Crisis Ready Institute, which provides training and certificate programs on how to better protect people, brands, the environment, and the economy in times of crisis. Agnes has worked with global players including NATO, the Pentagon, ministries of foreign affairs and defense, financial firms, technology companies, healthcare organizations, luxury brands, cities and municipalities, law enforcement agencies, non-profits, and many others.
Agnes is the bestselling author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World. She is also often featured in the media, with recent coverage including the Wall Street Journal, VIBE, USA Today, and many others. In 2015, Agnes gave a TEDx talk in Los Angeles where she discussed the secret to successful crisis management in the 21st century.
Agnes sits on the Board of Trustees for D’Youville University and the Board of Directors for ZeroNow. She is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.