Melanie Brannigan

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 17

Melanie Brannigan
Director of Organization Development
My pronouns are: she/her/hers
My experience and deep interests:

My personal mantra is “change is the essence of being.”

Born and raised in Canada, I am now working in Abu Dhabi – my 29th home, 15th city, and 6th country.

I am insatiably curious - once I discover something I don't know, I need to know it!

As a student of cultures, change and transformation, I believe that a fundamental need for all organisations is to build the capability to thrive in ambiguity. People need to feel psychologically & emotionally safe to function in high levels of uncertainty, be willing to step out of their comfort zones and take calculated risks.

This has become ever more critical with the seismic shift that has taken place in both life and work over the past two years.

My purpose is to help create inclusive and supportive environments where everyone can be their authentic self and use their greatest strengths – thereby unleashing the full potential of the organisation or society. My focus is on the human side of change, building systems that help people thrive and grow during disruption.