Episode 1: How to Put Together Your Own 360 Review
Welcome to Season 4 of Work, Love, Pray! This season will feature inspirational stories and God moments from 4word women who are not afraid to be unstoppable for their Creator. Share in these conversations with women who have come up against obstacles and setbacks and have not only figured out how to overcome those things but have learned to be even stronger and more focused on their end goal of being unstoppable for Christ and the work that He has called us to do for His glory.
To kick off this year’s conversations, host Jordan Johnstone spoke with Melissa Peak, Geographic Leader, AMERICAS GEO, Enterprise Skill Transformation at Amazon Web Services. Melissa has more than two decades of experience leading organizations to growth and customer success, while building an engaged workforce. Melissa discusses how the process of planning and strategizing for a brand new year can be a beneficial practice BUT is not without the possibility of running into some roadblocks. And some of those roadblocks might even come from the planner themselves.
Melissa Peak, is a seasoned management executive with more than 2 decades of experience leading organizations to growth and customer success, while building an engaged workforce. Leveraging her transformational leadership style, Melissa has repeatedly built thriving teams that deliver unprecedented market penetration, customer satisfaction, and revenue results. Career highlights include delivering double-digit, top-line revenue growth; placing a Fortune 500 company on the Federal GSA Schedule; 40% of direct reports promoted into expanded roles; creation and execution of a strategic digital marketing campaign resulting in a 400% increase in social media engagement after one year.
Melissa has led business operations with teams exceeding 200 people, and managed P&L responsibility exceeding $150MM. Over her career, Melissa has engaged with hundreds of employers as a trusted advisor on key talent strategies. By delivering powerful results for these employers, Melissa has built strong relationships with a large network of CEO, CIO, CTO, COO, CHRO, Diversity and Learning Colleagues across North America, with International impact.
As a first-generation college student, Melissa is a determined advocate for those who are taking a “road less traveled.” Whether it is hosting a conference, roundtable, one on one coaching or serving as a connector for the determine, yet un-equipped, Melissa has opened doors of opportunity for thousands of individuals. Melissa is proud to have been named a “2020 Top Woman to Watch” by Diversity Journal Magazine. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Women Business Collaborative, and an Advisory Board member for Working Nation.
Melissa resides in Goshen, KY with her husband Michael and their five children. She earned her Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan’s School of Business, an MBA from the John Sperling School of Business at University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Literature from Indiana Wesleyan University.