Security Confidential S10 E8 Melissa Thornley

Melissa Thornley is a leadership consultant who focuses on using emotional intelligence to drive better results. She has years of experience as an advertising/film industry executive and has worked with McDonald’s, Walgreens, Anheuser Busch, Nike, Capital One, Coca-Cola, and PBS. She\’s known for her contagious energy and passion for turning intangible concepts into tangible outcomes.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:18 Our Guest

01:15 Starting off in Tech

06:58 Working with Celebrities

09:05 Celebrity leadership

10:20 How do you create a leader?

14:07 Emotional intelligence: What is it?

19:37 Managing your triggers

22:20 Have a system or process

30:25 Personal and Team Accountability

32:38 “Your baby’s Ugly”

40:12 More about Melissa


To learn more about Melissa Thornley visit LinkedIn


Dark Rhino Security\’s Security Confidential is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 10:

Ep. 1 Jax Scott – Helping Pave the Way for Women in Cyber

Ep. 2 David Meece – The Secrets of LinkedIn\’s Algorithm

Ep. 3 Mike Rice – How Smartwatches Lead Iran to U.S. Troops

Ep. 4 Mike Rice – Why is the U.S. Banning Tiktok?

Ep. 5 Shea Nangle – Hack-Back: What does it mean?

Ep. 6 Josh Mason – U.S. Air Force Academy to Teaching Cyber

Ep. 7 Joel Beasley – Stop Playing the Victim Role

Ep. 8 Melissa Thornley – How Do You Build A Leader

Ep. 9 Rory Meikle and Chris Cazel – April 14th Tech News

Ep. 10 Tom Dusenberry- Building Successful Video Games

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