SCALE for Women

Co-Founders

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Shelly Bays

Edge Development Group, LLC

Shelly Bays Training & Coaching

Shelly has a passion for empowering and equipping others. She helps them grow with intention, purpose, and focus so they can create more success and integration with life and business or career…no matter where they are starting from today.

Starting her first business at age 24, Shelly Bays is an experienced and successful 2nd generation entrepreneur and leader who has already started, scaled and successfully exited three businesses in her entrepreneurial journey.

 

Shelly also built and led large sales teams in her 17-year insurance career through recruiting, field training, and coaching emerging sales leaders, earning multiple awards for business and team development and retention, as well as her personal sales before entering management.


As a business, sales, leadership, and communications consultant/coach &  trainer, she is an internationally certified Maxwell Leadership Team member,  Maxwell DISC Method certified Consultant, YouthMax facilitator, and eSpeakers International member.  Shelly is a licensed trainer in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Empowered Living and a certified Elite Life Coach.


Shelly has a passion for empowering and equipping others. She helps them grow with intention, purpose, and focus so they can create more success and integration with life and business or career…no matter where they are starting from today.
 

Not one to sit still for long, as an entrepreneur for 30+ years, Shelly has held leadership positions within multiple Chambers of Commerce and business associations such as AWBO.  She has served in volunteer leadership positions with Community Cancer Network’s Carry the Torch Walk, Leadership Lansing/Leavenworth board, MAVMoms, and many more.  Shelly was twice elected to public office (School Board) where her peers elected her Board President 6 of 8 years and have been honored to be a recipient of the Community Builders Award and the One In A Million Award for her community involvement work and giving back to the community.  All of this while raising four children and three bonus children!

Shelly currently runs EDGE Development Group, LLC, Shelly Bays Training & Coaching, The Biker Couple, and is Co-Founder of SCALE for Women.


Now an "empty nester,"... Shelly loves her family, rescue dog Sarge, the adventure of all kinds, traveling and riding Harley’s with her husband, Alan.

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Melahni Ake

Everyday Leaders Professional Coaching and Consulting

Servant Leadership is the heart of everything Melahni believes.  Her influence on leadership started early in her life. Through mentors, she has dedicated her life to living with significance and showing others how to improve their capacity as leaders every day.

Melahni Ake was born a servant leader who has developed her beliefs through her passion for learning from her leadership mentors, including Dr. John Maxwell, Walt Disney, Simon Sinek, and her grandparents.

 

She is an inspirational speaker, 4 X Best Selling author, podcast host, and a UINDY Alumni and holds Bachelors's and Associates' degrees in Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Psychology. 

 

Her company, Everyday Leaders, was inspired by her certification into the Maxwell Leadership Team as a speaker, coach, and trainer. She quickly developed a vision for starting the Everyday Leaders 50in50 podcast to celebrate everyday leaders who are making a bigger impact in the world.

 

Over the last five years, she has interviewed hundreds of thought leaders worldwide, teaching principles to help others overcome everyday obstacles.

 

Melahni's company Everyday Leaders serves executive sales professionals, entrepreneurs, corporations, and nonprofit community programs working to strategically improve their own leadership potential and create significance in the world. 

 

She passionately leads a morning leadership devotional every day at 7:30 am that started Oct 1, 2019, and celebrated 1,000 days of consistency on June 27, 2022.

 

She is the Founder of Everyday Leaders Professional Coaching and Consulting, Host of Everyday Leaders Podcast, Co-Founder of SCALE for Women, Board Member of the PTREA Perry Township Religious Education Association, Legacy Leader and Podcast Host for Pass The Torch for Women Foundation, Board Member and VP of Programming for AWBO-Association of Women Business Owners, Director of Programming for TOP FLOOR WOMEN, ASPIRE Johnson County Greenwood Chamber Member.  Awarded  Community Builder in 2020.

 

Certifications include Maxwell Leadership Team, YouthMax, WHY Institute, Know What You're FOR, and eSpeakers International.

 

Melahni enjoys the challenge of making everything in life FUN and anything in MEDIA Production.  As an only child, she loves spending quality time with her mom, stepfather, and husband, Joe of 32 years! 

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