Managing Risk With Empathy

October 26, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

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Risk is a part of everyday life and working in cybersecurity has put Shea in front of more risk than most. Ransomware, crypto miners, bad actors, and insider threats – she’s dealt with them all! Knowing how to manage risk is essential in cybersecurity but managing risk in life is something everyone is doing now more than ever. Technology lacks empathy – but technology gives us the opportunity to connect with a vast ocean of resources. Today we’re going to be focusing on how empathy can make managing risk more manageable and less stressful!

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Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

At the age of 14, Dr. Melissa L. Strawser discovered her first personal development book. She has spent the last 30 years on a quest of personal discovery that led her to a career as a personal and professional coach. Over the last 10 years, she successfully coached her 1:1 clients in career, family, financial and spiritual matters leading to significant growth and success. She is often the go-to professional for her business associates in the areas of coaching, communications, professional development, performance improvement, resilience, and mindfulness.

Dr. Strawser is the CEO of Counterbalance Visionaries, LLC in Panama City, Florida. She holds an EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership, and a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science with a Specialization in Aviation/Aerospace Education Technology. She is certified as an MBTI (r) Administrator and Interpreter, a Certified Professional Coach, and a 200hr Yoga Teacher. Along with her extensive education, Dr. Strawser has an impressive resume of real world experience. Her client list includes start-up companies, international companies, non-profits, state colleges, and the United States military.

In 2021, Dr. Melissa left the corporate world to work full-time as a coach, an educator, a resilience champion, and a mindfulness magician. Counterbalance Conversations is an opportunity for Dr. Melissa to spark curiosity in listeners, inspire change in organizations, and root resilience in communities.

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