Mali Phonpadith is an author, award winning poet, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, marketing strategist, community champion, TV show host, and podcaster.
Mali has over 19 years of marketing, sales, and business development experience. She was selected as a Belief Team community partner in 2015 through Values Partnership for the Oprah Winfrey Network's BELIEF initiative.
Speaking topics include: Overcoming war, tragedy and losses, vision and mission mapping for a purpose driven life, legacy driven leadership, effective communication among leadership teams, entrepreneurship, successful habits, professional & personal development, passion & purpose, self love, healing through grief and perseverance through life's obstacles.
Mali has traveled around the world to share her insights with corporations, associations, universities and government agencies.
Speaking appearances include: The Library of Congress, Smithsonian, University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, George Mason University, American University, Georgetown University, SAIC, Setty & Associates, SWAMFest, International Rotary Club, Lao American Youth Conference, eWomen Network, Loudon County Public Schools, Chevy Chase Country Club, CEN, NoVA Women's Network, Leadership Breakfast, Freddie Mac, and many others.
Huffington Post, Advisor Today Magazine, Asian Fortune Newspaper, WJLA DC, Radio Free Asia, WHUR Radio, Voice of America, Intentful Magazine and numerous blog talk radio programs have featured her work and journey.
As the Founder and CEO of SCN, Mali leads a dedicated consortium of business experts in helping small and mid-sized businesses expand their market reach with marketing and technology consultation services. The SOAR Community Network also hosts leadership summits, workshops and retreats with international reach.