Gentle Ambition is Radical Ambition

melissa andrada
Apr 15 · 13 min read
This journey began in Taghazout, Morocco

A Crisis Can Evoke Transformation

This injury meant my evenings were no longer spent doing yoga. So instead of vinyasa flows, I turned to productivity. I spent my evenings crouched poorly over my computer, typing emails, creating presentations, needlessly checking Instagram.

I fell into a deep and unbearable depression because the identity I had known my whole life was shattered over the course of a few months.

“ You’ve been working so hard your whole life, what would it mean to achieve in the most gentle way possible?”

I choose gentleness over grit.


Elegant Strategic Minimalism

This book will change your life.

Peaceful Growth

Done is better than perfect but do we need to impose a life-or-death urgency on our colleagues and clients? I’ve witnessed far too many friends over the past few years working to the point of injury and illness. This is unacceptable.

Fiercely Courageous Vision

I learned not just to live with, but thrive in chronic pain, taking fiercely courageous steps to embody the life I truly want.

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Creative Executive Coach. Strategic Advisor. Spiritual Teacher. I live to help others shine. ❤️🙏http://www.melissaandrada.com/

The Art of Possibility in Business

Creative approaches to innovation, entrepreneurship and business