Bloom Leadership was created out of a passion of helping women. Our goal is deep and wide. Our mission is to create opportunities for other women that will create social impact. Bloom Leadership does this by focusing on three key areas: businesses, Individuals and Funding.
Bloom Leadership works with businesses to increase women in the executive level. Statics currently show that only 5% of executives are women. It is our mission to help that number increase by working with our clients to attract and retain the right women. We work within organizations to create programs to attract as well as programs that help develop high potential women within the organization. As well, we work with companies to enhance their cultures to a more diverse perspective.
Bloom Leadership works with individuals with a coaching and development focus. Whether the person is a corporate worker, entrepreneur or a stay at home, we believe everyone has the opportunity to make impact.
Lastly, we have SEED, our nonprofit that works to provide funding to for profit women held businesses focused on making a change.
MEREDITH WAILES - President of Bloom Leadership
With over 12 years of experience growing with C- Suite executives and managers Meredith builds human capital through a foundation of trust and integrity. Her goal is to create business cultures that are diverse and attract and retain HiPo women and men while increasing the organizations bottom line.
She does this with a focus on women. Currently, less than 5% of companies have women executives. Statics show that having women executives impact the bottom line. Meredith works with organizations on how to understand the different personalities, the gender roles and biases and how men and women should communicate and coach effectively.
Her strengths include: whole-person engagement coaching, teaching people how to coach powerfully, communication strategy and leadership commitment as well as women specific professional coaching.
Meredith helps her business clients focus on five core competencies: Right person, Right job, Right activities, Commitment to those activities, and Commitment to continuous improvement.
Meredith helps her individual clients by focusing on the whole person development core and identifying what a individual needs to be fulfilled in both their professional and personal lives.
Meredith is active in helping the community of Charlotte NC become a stronger, more committed place to connect. She focuses her efforts on “SeeD”, a scholarship fund dedicated to female leaders who manage, operate, and/or own for-profit businesses – while also developing and growing their personal leadership. She also serves as a board coach for the Development & Referral committee at Private Directors Association Charlotte.
Briana Small - NonProfit Coordinator
Briana Small contributes four years of leadership experience to the Bloom team. A recent graduate of Johnson & Wales, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Briana has a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry and Food Service Management.
For personal development, Briana used her extracurricular time studying and working in leadership development. In addition to her position as Student Body President of her alma mater, Briana was an executive cabinet member of Student Government for four years.
While working as a teaching assistant in college and pursuing her culinary interests, Briana soon realized that her love of leadership and personal development was too great to be ignored. With unique experiences, including her time as an Executive Pastry Chef during schooling in Italy, Briana has learned that her different path to leadership development is what gives her approach a competitive edge. Her passion for leadership is deeply rooted, and she brings this forth to her work as nonprofit coordinator at Bloom.