Why do we Persist – A Cybersecurity Expert's Why

December 14, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

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Episode Description

Dealing with some of the most vicious threats online is a rough job, and one that takes a certain kind of mindset to engage in. Having been doing this for 10 years, I have seen a lot of amazing triumphs in the world, as well as some of the most vicious scams launched in the wake of those triumphs. I’ve had stunning, against the odds, last minutes wins, and earthshattering, will-never-recover-from-this losses. In all of it, I’ve never been able to let this passion go, even when it drove me to a heart attack. I’d like to explore why I and several others do this job, and what we’d like you to know to not only help yourself be secure but help us make the world a safer place.

Counterbalance Conversations with Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

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Are you looking for an hour to allow your imagination to soar? An hour for self-care? An hour to learn something new? Counterbalance Conversations is the hour that you have been looking for! Dr. Melissa L. Strawser seeks out engaging subject matter experts, coaches, entrepreneurs, entertainers, authors, and everyday heroes to bring emerging topics and fascinating stories to her audience. Her passion for storytelling, learning, healing, and resilience will inspire you to spark change in your life and community.

The conversations will give you an hour to breathe and time to let your imagination soar while you enjoy stories of triumph from those who are healing, inspiring change, and building resilience in their lives and communities. Take the journey with us on Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

In 2021, Dr. Melissa L. Strawser left the corporate world be a full-time coach, creator, educator, and mindfulness magician. Counterbalance Conversations is her latest adventure and most exciting opportunity to inspire, heal, and educate on a global scale.

Dr. Strawser’s mission is to help individuals and organizations evaluate performance, identify interventions for low performing areas, and develop realistic, holistic, high impact solutions. She is the CEO of Counterbalance Visionaries, LLC and 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.

Over the last 10 years, she successfully coached her clients in career, family, financial, and spiritual matters leading to significant growth and success. She is often the go-to consultant for her clients and business associates in the areas of communications, professional development, and performance improvement. Her clients span start-ups, industry, military, and non-profits During her off time, she enjoys photography, time on the beaches of the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida, and cooking for her friends and family. Her greatest passion is storytelling and helping others tell their stories.

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