Michelle Lopes Maldonado, J.D.

President and Chair, Northern Virginia Conscious Business Alliance

Friday Breakout Session: The Search for Brilliance: Cultivating Adaptive Leaders Through EI, Mindfulness and Authenticity

Michelle Lopes Maldonado, J.D.About Michelle Maldonado: Michelle Maldonado is a former corporate attorney with 20 years of leadership experience in start-ups, strategic planning, operations, and business development across the technology, e-learning and non-profit industries.

She is co-founder of the Northern Virginia Conscious Business Alliance and serves as President and Chairwoman of its Board of Directors. Michelle is passionate about inspiring individual and workplace transformation through the alignment of higher purpose with profit, resiliency and sustainability. Her mission: to help people and organizations thrive.

Named “Woman of The Year,” “Top Corporate Leader” and a Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher®, Michelle is an accomplished keynote speaker and facilitator on the topic of leadership authenticity and its natural convergence with emotional intelligence, Conscious Capitalism®, mindfulness, neuroscience and more. Her work has been featured in leading print and online venues including the advanced training modules for Search Inside Yourself’s Digital Platform as well as Leadership Excellence, Chief Learning Officer, and Training magazines.

Michelle is a graduate of Barnard College and George Washington University Law School.