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Melissa Alexis

Founder/President, Mindfulness Through Movement Innovator. Equity Coach & Consultant. at Cultural Fabric

Professional Training and Coaching

Education: Amherst College - Sarah Lawrence College
Boston, MA

Biography

“I am a bridge builder. I build bridges to healing practices to take us back to our selves, and bridges to authentic relationships across differences to promote community building.” - Melissa Alexis

Dedicated to helping people transform from the inside out, Melissa is an entrepreneur, mindfulness through movement innovator, personal and organizational development coach and consultant. She is committed to helping people in various settings move their work from theory to practice, and realize the connection between self-care and care of the collective.

Over a life's work of more than 20 years, thousands of people have experienced the compassion, lightness, and transformative meaning making of Melissa's leadership. She is a healing justice facilitator, community engagement strategist and equity & organizational development consultant who knows from experience that personal development is a continual practice and the portal to experiential knowledge. She has been hired by individuals, public and private organizations to bring the utility of heightened awareness to all spheres of life and work. Grounded in the years spent directing arts equity and community engagement programming, Melissa facilitates individuals and groups to get in touch with a physical experience to surpass the theoretical; to really experience so that we can know. To enter into right relationship with others, she affirms we must first be willing to become aware of our conscious and unconscious conditioning.

Passion

In this digital era of disconnection and what I call the epidemic of busy, I am passionate about helping people get back in touch with themselves and each other through mindfulness. I am obsessed with the utility of movement to heighten awareness in everyday spheres of life and to move us from the theoretical to the practical. My speaking currently centers around these topics:
> Alchemy of Hope
> Bridging Across Difference
> Embodied Histories & Racial Equity
> Mindful Leadership
> Interdependent Relationship Between Self + Community Care
> The Power of Presence

I am willing to travel

More than 100 miles

When it comes to payments

Everything is negotiable

Topics

technology education cultivating resilience healthcare wellness community building career development higher education personal development workshop facilitation authenticity community engagement social responsibility social justice wellbeing professional growth diversity equity and inclusion mindfulness healing justice social action power of presence communication body language building trust health equity employee resource groups arts and social change women of color leadership intersectional identities yoga and meditation dialogue facilitation

Origin Story

Cultural Fabric is a natural outgrowth of the layers of experience that brought me to my understanding of multidisciplinary, cross-sector approaches and integrated mindfulness applications for targeted results. I noticed the need in global society to address our lack of connection, to share how to release stress, to help others cultivate an internal practice leading to greater ease with self and others, and to address systemic inequities on an individual and collective level. Cultural Fabric was born to share the utility of mindfulness through movement in promoting deep listening, authentic connections, and applying non-verbal communication solutions that bridge differences. My belief in introducing equity systemically informs my work to help companies shift culture & elevate people of color and other historically marginalized people, as well as working directly with those most affected by systemic inequities.

Best Story

My best stories are of witnessing clients who surpass their own expectations, causing a continual aha effect. Witnessing people surprise themselves, shift their narrative, and positively impact those around them is always the best story.