Mali Phonpadith is the CEO of the SOAR Community Network and Cofounder of the SOAR Community Nebula. She is a two-time, #1 International bestselling author, TEDx speaker, workshop and retreat facilitator, Certified Talent Optimization Consultant and the Executive Producer/Host of Tea with Mali Cable TV Show. Several years ago, Mali was selected as a Belief Team community partner through Values Partnership for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network BELIEF initiative. She is currently building her own community called Nebula, a consortium of business owners, executives and professionals who gather to learn, network and collaborate in order to collectively create positive change throughout their communities.
For over two decades, Mali has developed business and marketing strategies for small to midsize organizations. She has been an entrepreneur for more than 17 years and is passionate about helping leaders map their purpose, develop their people and build communities of change agents. She has been nominated for several awards including Heroines of Washington D.C. Award by the March of Dimes, twice for the Women of the Year Award by NEW – Network Executive Women and recognized as the iBoss Capital Navigator in for helping entrepreneurs and organizations grow and thrive.
Mali has shared her insights at hundreds of events, corporate retreats, classrooms, board rooms and conferences, including at The Library of Congress, Smithsonian, University of Maryland, George Mason University, SAIC and other national venues. Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Better Business Bureau (BBB) Trusted Magazine, BBB Podcast, Advisor Today Magazine, Asian Fortune Newspaper, WJLA DC, Radio Free Asia, WUSA9, WHUR Radio, BWMOC Magazine, America Meditating Radio, Voice of America, and numerous blog talk radio programs have featured Mali's journey and expertise.