Tissa is a sought-after speaker, coach and facilitator. She guides clients to be crystal clear about their value propositions and leadership values. She coaches and speaks to executives and corporations globally, helping them develop critical leadership skills and face emerging challenges.
She has navigated the worlds of leadership, entrepreneurship and fundraising as a CEO and technology founder.
Tissa Richards helps leaders tell
compelling stories to stand out and be successful
Guides leaders to identify and develop executive skills and goals for personal and professional success
Leads dynamic group sessions for management teams and rising talent on today's most important leadership issues
Top executives and companies trust Tissa to help them stand out and navigate professional and personal growth and development. She works with individual and group clients from global F2000 companies and fast-growing startups.
As a startup founder and CEO, Tissa's value isn't theoretical. She's been right where you are. As a longtime C-level executive, she provides an authentic perspective, insights, and a calm sounding board as you navigate your leadership growth.
Tissa Richards coaches executives and founders in a variety of industries at F2000 companies and innovative, high-growth startups. She works 1:1 with executives and coaches leadership teams to reduce friction and meet strategic targets.
Here are some of the areas Tissa works with her clients
Professional development and career growth
Leadership and personal development
Persuasive executive communication
Value proposition development
Personal and professional narrative development
Tissa delivers compelling, actionable workshops to leadership teams in many industries. She carefully crafts content based on years of research and experience on topics that matter most to executives and companies today.
Workshops are energetic, interactive and informative. Participants leave with immediately actionable information and knowledge.
Take It Off the Table: Leading With Authenticity and Courage
Take Your Seats, Ladies: Define Your Value & Values
Being Heard: Developing Your Voice In the Workplace
"The most impactful workshop of my career"
Tissa Richards is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist. She brings a fresh perspective to urgent topics affecting leaders and executives.
Tissa speaks on leadership, executive development, boardroom and c-suite diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Watch Tissa's speaker reel HERE.
Read more about Tissa's successes as a founder and CEO here.
Tissa is bold, trusted and authentic.
She is one of the small group of women who have founded and funded technology startups in Silicon Valley. Tissa has navigated the tough world of entrepreneurship, fundraising, and executive leadership. She’s raised millions of dollars for her companies, won awards for her innovation and products (including the Dell Founders 50 Award), was the first partner technology featured on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s x86 mission-critical servers, and holds multiple patents for complex cyber security software.
Top executives and companies trust Tissa Richards to help them articulate their compelling, differentiated stories to get hired and stand out. Tissa speaks, consults, and coaches, guiding her clients on how to be crystal clear about their value. She helps executives and founders develop leadership skills and launch companies. Tissa consults on brand, culture and product messaging for Fortune 2000 companies and startups, making the value of complex technologies clear to drive revenue and exit valuations. She also works passionately to increase the presence of women on corporate boards and remove gender as a perceived barrier to success. Tissa mentors founders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring board directors. Tissa Richards is also a contributor to business books, interviewed regularly by the likes of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, and is an Expert Contributor to the Built In online technology community. She was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and also attended the University of Sydney, Australia.
Tissa is an unapologetic extrovert who can't help resist talking to everyone she meets to learn their stories You can frequently find Tissa working at a wine bar or winery, traveling around the country to speak, visiting family and friends scattered across the globe, or curled up with a book. Tissa splits her time between Silicon Valley, and Austin TX and has previously lived in Toronto and Sydney. You can find Tissa Richards on LinkedIn.