Inclusive & Consciousness Leadership, women empowerment, motivational speaker, leadership coach & mentor
Alma Besserdin combines her extensive leadership and culture change experience enabling organisations to apply cultural and communications wisdom to create an inclusive, diverse, and engaging workplace that better positions them in today's global market. She is a Leadership and Career Coach, Mentor, Facilitator and Speaker. Being a woman immigrant who had to deal with the challenges of immigration herself, inspired Alma to help individuals and organisations improve leadership and employee engagement. She enjoys facilitating the development & empowerment of women with diverse backgrounds, helping them achieve their professional careers, building confidence, integrating into society, and becoming leaders in their workplaces and communities.
With a career spanning business transformation, leadership development, culture change, and human resources, Alma is a sought-after advisor, facilitator, and speaker on inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, and culture change across various industries nationally and globally. These include telecommunications, financial services, retail, utilities, real estate, manufacturing, transport, and logistics; State and Federal Governments, Local Councils, and Regulatory and Not-for-Profit, to name a few.
Alma holds a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM & IR, a Bachelor of Law Degree and is an NLP Coach. She was an AHRI Fellow and Victorian Councilor, a former Board Director at the African-Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Services (AAMEYS) and a former Board Director at Crohn's & Colitis Australia. She was a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
Alma was a Mentor at Leadership Victoria and an Industry Mentor at the RMIT Applied Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. She was a host at "The Global Workplace" Radio Show on Voice of America, where Alma interviewed leaders worldwide, discussing the best global practices in inclusive leadership.
Alma has been awarded a Scholarship for the Board Leadership Program for Women at Leadership Victoria and was an Australia Day Ambassador. She was a Nominee for the Telstra Women's Business Awards 2016 and 2019 and was nominated for the Kingston Council Woman of the Year 2019.