Melissa Jones Briggs

Melissa Jones Briggs elevates leaders by combining research from the fields of social science and the practical application of performance techniques. On Faculty at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, as a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Melissa co-teaches the renowned Acting with Power course with Dr. Deborah Gruenfeld and Dr. Benoît Monin. She has taught at London Business School in the UK, Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland and the United States Naval Academy. She designs, directs & deploys global leadership and inclusion programs. Client sectors range from corporate (Intel, Twitter, Cisco, eBay, Ubisoft, Lyft, Mozilla, Dechert LLP), and academic (Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Singularity University, Stanford School of Medicine), to healthcare (Lorraine Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, Rise Up:The Public Health Institute), and nonprofit (Clinton Global Initiative, Watermark, Invoking the Pause Foundation, 52nd Street Project, Williamstown Theatre Festival), among others. An honors graduate of Wake Forest University, Melissa also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and The Actor’s Center Conservatory in New York.