Marissa Levin is Founder & CEO of the leadership performance firm Successful Culture, and the Training & Education firm Information Experts. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development & Organizational Development, is a credentialed coach certified by International Coach Federation (ICF), is certified in Instructional Systems Design, and is a Certified Mastermind Facilitator.
Marissa is a Leadership Mindset columnist for Inc. Magazine, and is an instructor & strategy coach for Inc’s online entrepreneurship education program, Inc.Edu which leads start-up entrepreneurs through an intensive business growth curriculum.
She is the author of the #1 best-selling book on advisory boards, “Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards”. The book leads businesses owners through her SCALE™ Model to strategically select, compensate, associate, & leverage advisory boards for breakthrough growth. Marissa is also SmartCEO Magazine’s syndicated columnist, penning a column entitled “Get on Board” which advises business owners how to strategically build advisory boards to fuel organizational growth.
Marissa’s 20-year entrepreneurial journey started in 1995 when she founded Information Experts, a global strategic communications and education firm, in 1995 that has served more than 15 federal agencies. Under her leadership through 2011, Information Experts won more than 90 awards for creativity & leadership, was named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2009, 2010, & 2011, and won the 2010 SmartCEO GovStar Industry Star Award.
Marissa’s passion of mentoring other leaders motivated her to launch Successful Culture in June 2011. Through Successful Culture, she applies her 20 years of experience to help leaders achieve their highest potential through leader-to-leader coaching and custom leadership training programs that she delivers to all levels of her client organizations. She equips her clients with the mindsets and skillsets needed to build exceptional organizations to engage & inspire employees, keep top-level talent, and create high-performing organizational cultures.