About i5 Conscious Leadership
Who We Are
i5Conscious Leadership is a boutique leadership consulting firm that specializes in leadership training, coaching, and consulting. Our proprietary i5 leadership model develops conscious leaders who deeply engage employees and propel top and bottom line results.
Create conscious leaders who leverage intention, identity, integrity, inSight, and inspiration to deeply engage employees and propel organizational success.
A world in which leaders and employees co-create the healthiest and most productive workplaces possible.
Everyday we seek to know ourselves better. “Look outside and you will see yourself. Look inside and you will find yourself.” ~ Drew Gerald
The i5 Conscious Leadership Team
CEO & Co-Founder
Marissa Levin is a 5x, 30-year entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, mindset expert, and globally recognized growth & spiritual strategist. She was recognized as one of the Top 200 Biggest Voices of Leadership globally for 2023. Her lifetime legacy mission is to empower 1 billion people to live their most joyful lives.
President & Co-Founder
Melissa Scott brings 25+ years of passion and expertise advising and coaching global Fortune 500 and government leaders with top consulting firms Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton. A thought leader in strategy and leadership, published author and speaker on employee onboarding, Melissa is driven to help leaders unlock their leadership consciousness driving a positive impact on the people and organizations they lead and the communities they serve.
Jody Cursio brings over 30 years of experience with a unique combination of operations and administrative management that allows her to think creatively and strategically, applying analytical metrics to creating solutions. She is involved with a wide range of day-to-day business operations and special projects from presentation design to employee survey data analysis and reporting.
CEO & Co-Founder
Marissa Levin is a 5x, 30-year entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, mindset expert, and globally recognized growth & spiritual strategist. She was recognized as one of the Top 200 Biggest Voices of Leadership globally for 2023.
She is CEO and co-founder of i5 Conscious Leadership, a leadership education, coaching, and consulting firm. She is also the CEO of Marissa International, her global platform to help individuals step into their highest potential.
Marissa’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1995 when she launched Information Experts, a strategic communications and education firm. She launched her firm as a solopreneur with a $35,000 contract and grew the organization to approximately $13 million in revenue and 75 employees until she exited in 2012.
In 2012, she launched Successful Culture International (SCI), a leadership consulting organization that focused on leadership development, strategy formulation & execution, and organizational culture. In 2022, Marissa sold SCI to devote her energy to creating an awakening around the essential role that consciousness holds in leadership.
In 2023, Marissa and her partner will publish their groundbreaking leadership book, “Awakening the Conscious Leader: A 21st Century Roadmap for Exceptional Employee Engagement and Organizational Growth.” A prolific writer, Marissa was one of Inc. Magazine’s most recognized leadership columnists from 2015-2019. She is also the author of the #1 best-selling book “Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards.”
Through the integration of her communications gifts, 30 years of entrepreneurial & leadership experience, and the wisdom she has cultivated along the way, Marissa is committed to fulfilling her Lifetime Legacy Mission: To empower 1 billion people to live their most intentional and joyful lives.
Marissa is a global influencer and trailblazer. She was named as a 2009, 2010, & 2011 SmartCEO Smart 100 participant by SmartCEO Magazine, which recognizes top 100 CEOs in the region, and was named as a 2008 BRAVO Award winner, which honors the region’s 25 most influential women CEOs. In 2011, she was one of the first honorees to be inducted into the SmartCEO Hall of Fame for outstanding and exemplary women’s leadership. She was named as one of Washington’s Top 100 Technology Titans for 2009 by Washingtonian Magazine and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Marissa was also named as one of greater Washington’s “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Marissa holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development & Organizational Development, is a credentialed coach certified by International Coach Federation (ICF), and is certified in the EQ-i Emotional Intelligence assessment, the Enneagram psychometric assessment, and Instructional Systems Design.
When Marissa is not building companies, she’s immersed in her own world at the beach, in the gym, or on her meditation cushion, writing something inspiring, dancing at a live concert, or enjoying time with friends & family. Marissa is the profoundly grateful mom of Jared (25) and Jordan (22), her most important and cherished teachers.
President & Co-Founder
Melissa Scott brings more than 25 years of passion and expertise advising and coaching global Fortune 500 and government leaders with top consulting firms Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton.
She is President and co-founder of i5 Conscious Leadership, a leadership education, coaching, and consulting firm.
After receiving her MBA from the prestigious Wharton School, Melissa spent more than a decade consulting in strategy, customer experience, organizational performance, and leadership development with global consulting firm Accenture. An internationally recognized expert in retail and consumer products strategies, Melissa traveled the globe working with retail and consumer products companies, racking up frequent flyer miles along the way. A small sample of former clients includes The Gap, Best Buy, CVS, Canadian Tire, and Pfizer.
Having children resulted in Melissa making a conscious decision to stay in one place. She moved to Booz Allen Hamilton where she worked for more than a dozen years across the federal government to help agencies make transformational change through strategic management, organizational development, leadership development, and process improvement. While in the public sector she worked with leaders in the Departments of State, Labor, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, among others.
A thought leader in business strategy and leadership, and published author and speaker on employee onboarding, Melissa is driven to help leaders unlock their leadership consciousness driving a positive impact on the people and organizations they lead and the communities they serve.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Melissa holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BA in economics from Connecticut College. She is also a DSWA credentialed coach and trained in the DISC® Assessment.
Married to her best friend for almost 30 years, Melissa is mother to two college age kids and a smallish dog. A graduate of the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, Melissa has yet to be asked by a client to whip up a souffle. But she could.
Jody Cursio brings over 30 years of experience with a unique combination of operations, administrative management, and event planning that allows her to think creatively as well as strategically, applying analytical metrics to creating solutions.
Since coming on board, she has been engaged in fine tuning processes while conducting all aspects of the day-to-day business operations. She is involved with a wide range of special projects from presentation design to employee survey data analysis and reporting.
During the past seven years, Jody and provided virtual assistant and operations management services to businesses that primarily focused on human capital, organization and leadership development, human resources, and executive coaching. Her expertise includes market research, course and program development, productivity enhancement, and project management.
The early years of Jody’s career were focused on supporting senior and C-suite executives of both small businesses and large corporations. Executives have benefited from her thinking outside the box as she automated processes, developed programs, and organized events that lead to effective and successful outcomes. She worked in a variety of industries including business services, real estate development, entertainment, finance, and energy.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
- Heart-Centered Leadership Facilitator (Danielle LaPorte)
- PI Talent Optimization (the Predictive Index)
- SLI SLII Coaching (Ken Blanchard Companies)
- Genealogy Research (Boston University)
- Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
- Employee Retention Specialist (The Herman Group)
- Event Management (University of San Diego : GWU Program)
- Rapport Leadership Institute
- Landmark Forum
Jody lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Bob, and rescue dog, Julienne. She is an advocate of personal development and a life-long learner. While researching her own paternal Italian roots, Jody decided to become a professional genealogist and help others make family connections, solve mysteries, and learn about their cultural heritage.