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Tissa Richards

Bold. Trusted. Authentic.

Tissa Richards, software founder, speaker and coach
Tissa Richards delivers Brand Your Way to the Boardroom workshop
Tissa Richards - Keynote speaker


Tissa Richards coaches executives and founders in a variety of industries. She guides them in professional and leadership development, situational coaching, and career planning.


Tissa Richards delivers custom workshops to organizations in many industries. She carefully crafts content based on years of research and experience in the leadership topics that matter most to executives and companies today.


Tissa Richards is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist, bringing a fresh perspective to the most urgent topics affecting leaders and executives.

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What People Say

"In just an hour, Tissa helped me clearly articulate my value in one powerful sentence. It reframed how I looked for my next role, and how I saw what I've done so far.  When I came to Tissa, I was stressed about where and how to even begin. She instantly put me at ease, and through asking simple yet pointed questions, helped me distill 20+ years of experience into a clear value proposition. I've had many coaching experiences throughout my career, and Tissa really stands out as one of the best."

Eryn Logan, Senior Marketing Manager, Charles Schwab


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 splits her time between Austin, TX and Silicon Valley, CA, and has previously lived in Toronto and Sydney. She is an unapologetic extrovert who can't help but talk 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. You can find Tissa Richards on LinkedIn.

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