Crisis Management Strategist
If crisis were to strike your company tomorrow, would you be ready? Melissa Agnes helps organizations prevent and manage their issues before they become catastrophic, with the aim of never having them 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, Melissa speaks worldwide to audiences for clients including NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Foreign Defense, Ministries of Health, and a range of organizations in finance, healthcare, energy, the non-profit sector, and many more. In 2015, she gave a TEDx talk in Los Angeles where she discussed the secret to successful crisis management in the 21st century.
Melissa is the author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, and is the editor of the Crisis Ready Blog, as well as contributor to Forbes. She is also a go-to source for the press, with recent coverage including the Wall Street Journal, VIBE Magazine, USA Today, and many others, and she is a a regular guest and the official crisis manager on a leading morning radio talk show throughout North America.
As a university guest lecturer, Melissa teaches crisis management in university courses around the world, including at NYU and McGill.
Melissa sits on the Board of Directors for the Online Reputation and Brand Protection Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing businesses with education, solutions, and advocacy to help them protect their reputations and brand online.