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Episode #160

Melissa Niu

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Speaker & 5X New York Times Best Selling Author Who Has Sold Over 1.7 Million Books Talks How To Build Culture

Guest Bio (From Her Website)


I'm a storyteller at heart and deep-sea diver of good conversation. I love a good juicy burger and if you hang around me long enough, you'll see that my life is a musical with constant outburst of song. After a collegiate volleyball career at Washington State, my work ranges from Sports Broadcast Journalism at NBC in Seattle, Color Commentator for Fox Sports Net, Marketor for the Seattle Seahawks and fun projects working as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network and


The most recent and lofty endeavor is working most intently with my husband, Philip, in a disruptive concept and startup called Parachut. It's the first ever club of its kind offering photographers unlimited gear swaps for a monthly subscription.


I love creativity, relationships, photography and entrepreneurialism but my main purpose is solely into building and working side by side with my husband, Philip. Together, we are better and aim to improve opportunity and lives around us.


Show Notes


  • Introduction (2:03)

  • Growing up with 5 Brothers (5:45)

  • Working inside the sports industry (8:32)

  • Choosing to leave a career and follow dreams (11:15)

  • Importance for women to realize different opportunities and roles (18:41)

  • What is next for (22:39)

  • Making the world a better place (28:38)

  • Mentoring people and finding time (33:05)

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