Episode 221: Storytelling as a Catalyst for Healing w/ Melissa Harrison

melissa harrison is featured on something extra episode # 221

Brene Brown has said, “One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” This encapsulates Author, Speaker, and Journalist Melissa Harrison’s journey of experiencing the news cycle in reverse. When her mother’s murder by someone they trusted made headlines, Melissa made it her mission to report other people’s stories of tragedy and pain with a deep set of ethics. Tune in for a story of empathy, resilience, and compassion.

Bio: Melissa Harrison is an author, speaker and TV news anchor/reporter who has spent twenty years in front of the camera telling compelling and often heartbreaking stories. She is completing a book about her own story of tragedy and pain. Melissa is passionate about building authentic community for women leaders so they don’t have go through life alone. She currently serves female executives at The CEO Forum.

Melissa holds a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Spanish and Communications from Baylor University. She also studied with Syracuse University at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. Melissa and her husband live in Dallas and have three young children.

Melissa’s Something Extra: Community

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– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator
– Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support
– Kendall Brewer, Director of Leadership Programs