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Emmy-nominated, award-winning storyteller Melanie Sanders leads team focused on media training, workplace communication, presentations, public speaking, on-camera, and executive presence

RALEIGH, February 22, 2022 – In an era now defined by Zoom, FaceTime, and video calls, authentic communication is more important than ever. Leaders throughout organizations are increasingly under scrutiny by audiences inside and outside the business. It’s time to let your best self shine!

In response to growing demand by professionals from the c-suite to frontline workers for better communication training and inclusive work spaces, The Diversity Movement has launched a professional development services group led by Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and Emmy-nominated storyteller Melanie Sanders

An award-winning journalist and multimedia producer, Sanders works with professionals who want to improve on or strengthen their skills in authentic public speaking and presentations, media interaction and engagement, executive presence, and day-to-day workplace communications. The Professional Development offerings include training modules, face-to-face coaching and teaching sessions, and solo or group training onsite or virtually.

“It’s invaluable to incorporate cultural competency into corporate communication training in order to educate professionals on inclusive communication,” Sanders explained. “As a Certified Diversity Executive, I want to ensure that their message is received in the manner it was intended which will help the audience feel a positive connection with the speaker.”  

“Our clients want workplace excellence on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journeys as well as across the entire organization – this kind of professional development is at the heart of building and strengthening authentic communications,” said Donald Thompson, chief executive officer and co-founder, The Diversity Movement. “Training with proven experts like Melanie will give leaders an edge in communicating, whether it’s a Zoom presentation or an important media interview.” 

The Diversity Movement Professional Development practice specializes in training programs critical to the success of all businesses, particularly emphasizing how these practices extend diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts organization-wide:

  • Workplace Communication
  • Media Training
  • Public Speaking & Presentations
  • On-Camera Training
  • Executive Presence

“Who We Are” – The Diversity Movement Anthem

Prior to joining The Diversity Movement, Sanders was director of video production and professional development at award-winning digital agency Walk West and produced “Who We Are,” The Diversity Movement anthem that highlights diverse individuals  who symbolize global social change. The video recently won an AVA Digital Platinum Award. Written and performed by Autumn Nicholas, “Who We Are” demonstrates the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everyday life.

Melanie has coached CEOs and top executives of Fortune 500 companies to start-ups,  facilitating media training, workplace communications, executive presence and presentation training. She is ready to empower your team to reach its highest potential with invaluable corporate communication skills both within your organization and externally to clients and the media. For more information on The Diversity Movement’s Professional Development training, head to 

About The Diversity Movement

The Diversity Movement offers an Employee Experience application suite that personalizes DEI for your organization and delivers real-world business outcomes. Our productized DEI journey is built on digital learning tools and content, conversational AI, and analytics. A key offering is our MicroVideo library, a learning platform created to scale DEI learning across the organization. We power scalable and sustainable workplace excellence via a data-driven approach focused on business results.

Our team of experts provides a customized mix of online learning, tools, events, and consulting services that help our partners create future-focused, employee-centered cultures, and better business outcomes. Join the movement at


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