Sylvia Melena Launches Online Leadership Academy

Date 2020-07-06-2020-08-31

It’s official!

I launched my online school!

COVID-19 Forced My Hand

Like everyone else, I experienced significant challenges due to  COVID 19 — in my personal life and business.

But I found the silver lining.

My Personal Challenges

First of all, the pandemic caused many of my family members to work from home, and one stayed home due to layoff. My 10-year-old grandson was also here, taking classes from a laptop.

Having everyone home at the same time all the time is challenging and too close for comfort.

But it also brought us closer together.

This togetherness is the best part of the silver lining.

I also suffered from a nasty virus. Thank goodness it wasn’t COVID. But it still set me back.

I’m well now.

I also started gardening as a way to get outdoors more. I planted three fruit trees to have fresh fruit readily available without depending on grocery stores.

I can’t believe what a green thumb I have!

My Business Challenges

The pandemic gave my business a tremendous blow.

As a leadership and management talent development consultant providing all of my services in person, social distancing had a drastic impact on my work.

Not only did I stop getting new in-person contracts, but the work I had in place and in the pipeline went on indefinite hold. But there was a silver lining here too.

For one, I’m was in good shape and was able to weather the storm.

But most exciting, the dry spell lit a fire under my feet and I finally started transferring my courses to the virtual world.

It was something I had been wanting to do, but had tons of excuses for not following through. COVID eliminated my excuses.

Talk about motivation!

I Finally Launched My Online Leadership Academy

It was a lot of work managing lots of moving pieces, but I did it!

Free DISC Styles Mini Course

Because it was my first venture into the online world, I started with a FREE DISC Styles Mini Course.


If you take it, I would love to get your feedback so I can make my courses even better!

You can get more information about this free mini course HERE.

DISC Leadership Kickstarter Course

I’m also releasing a “DISC Leadership Kickstarter” Course on August 10, 2020. It’s on pre-sale now through August 3rd at a huge discount.


You can get more information HERE.

If you’re not familiar with my work, I use the DISC Model in my proprietary Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Program to help managers and supervisors adapt their their leadership and performance management approach.

Needless to say, I’m also working on getting my Supportive Accountability Leadership™ courses online in the upcoming months.

I’m super excited!

So, while the pandemic threw a major curve ball into life as I knew it, it brought about a wonderful opportunity for me to stretch into a new place.

I hope you and you and your loved ones have remained safe and sound in the middle of the worldwide crisis.

And I hope you  found your silver lining.

Warmest regards,

Sylvia Melena