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Melissa from Monticello is working to transform Minnesota by ‘uniting and inspiring people.’.
As a Software Engineering Director from Monticello, Minnesota, Melissa Adams understands the importance of uniting and transforming Minnesota. She strives to foster an environment of collaboration and an appreciation of diversity in everything she does. At Optum, Melissa has a proven track record of leading major software development initiatives and motivating teams to collaborate on projects of all sizes. With her knowledge of the local software engineering industry and her passion for helping Minnesota, Melissa is in a unique position to bring people together and help shape the future of our state. By uniting people from all different backgrounds and perspectives, Melissa believes that we can create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone in Minnesota.
Melissa's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.
To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Melissa’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.
Melissa will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.
This is an AI generated perspective of Melissa’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.
Melissa tends to be pragmatic, reliable and accurate.
To convince Melissa, make sure to present facts and data. Send extra information to provide context, and don't apply pressure (or hard-sell). Present the information in an objective way and find solutions that minimize risk.
What comes naturally to Melissa
Preferring to improve an existing document rather than write a new one
Reading an instruction manual
Paying close attention to all the details
Make sure to prepare in advance when speaking with Melissa. Provide specifics, avoid ambiguity, and use logical claims to support your argument.
When speaking to Melissa
Remain stoic and objective
Be prepared to answer questions
Encourage her to share her thoughts
Melissa is more than willing to take on the tedious and more structured tasks. They will appreciate a full strategy and plan that they can follow to knock out each task and pull their weight on the team.
What motivates Melissa
Rules and processes
Melissa appreciates a direct and fact-based approach to work. They are reserved and autonomous and prefers to work independently for long periods of time. Melissa is naturally skeptical, but will dive into complex topics for long periods of time if it's an area of interest.
When working with Melissa
Give her time to work on her own
Verbally recognize her expertise
Introduce clear guidelines and rules
By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.
Melissa’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Melissa’s online activity.
We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.
A quick pause to thank our employers:
We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….
How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?
Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.
Thank youOptumfor supporting United We Transform!
How can Melissa extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?
To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.
We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting
Spray Pain Art
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting
Real Time Work
Real time feedback
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting
Join Us Please!
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1/5 No social presense
2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader
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We will be incorporating web3 (blockchain, metaverse, etc.) into the event and building the community to make sure the Bold North really is bold.