Salley Community Update, March 2024

What happened in March & what to look forward to this month

Hi from Accra, Ghana! Excited to be back home for a bit after more than 5 years :)

It’s been an average of 90 degrees here since I arrived and I certainly wasn’t ready for the temperature change coming in from New York, haha. It’s all good though, I head back to NYC within a week. Lots of exciting updates with Salley.

We had a strong Q1 2024. Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) grew by +147.7%, we signed up a number of annual Salley customers paying ~$5k per year and, we also have a strong pipeline of emerging leaders and executives from top companies looking to join Salley.

Also, we seem to have a strong tailwind from employees from Series C+ to public companies looking to double down on their leadership development abilities, especially as it's becoming clear that AI will automate many logic-based and repetitive tasks within their organizations.

With that said, here’s more on what happened over the last month:

Recap: Salley leadership development session on Strategic Thinking, Managing & Decision Making

On March 26th, we delved into the art of Strategic Thinking, Managing, and Decision Making. This leadership development session was tailored specifically for emerging leaders and executives who are eager to sharpen their strategic acumen and elevate their decision-making prowess.

We brought together Directors, Heads, Founders, and more from top companies like Google, Oscar Health, Mastercard, LinkedIn, Moody's, etc.

One of the attendees recently transitioned from Vice President of Engineering to CEO at his company. I couldn't be more excited about supporting his journey and well as the leadership growth for high-agency individuals looking to accelerate their impact within various companies. Some pictures:

Upcoming leadership development session on Productivity and Prioritization as a Leader

Join us for an insightful evening at our next Salley Session on April 30th, where we’ll delve into the art of Productivity and Prioritization for Leaders. This leadership development session is tailored specifically for emerging leaders and executives who are eager to optimize their time management skills and master the art of prioritization.

​Immerse yourself in a collaborative environment where emerging leaders and executives from various top companies converge to explore the intricacies of productivity and prioritization in today's fast-paced business landscape. Whether you're seeking to streamline your workflow, enhance your focus, or effectively allocate your resources, this session is designed to equip you with the strategies and techniques necessary to thrive in a demanding and ever-changing environment.

​Embrace this opportunity to learn from seasoned experts and industry peers, sharing best practices and real-world experiences that will empower you to tackle the challenges of modern leadership with renewed vigor and focus. You’ll emerge from this session with a renewed commitment to excellence and a roadmap to unlock your full potential as a leader, driving your team and organization toward sustainable success. RSVP link here.

Shout Outs:

  • Special thanks to Anna McCalpin, Ph.D. for her insights, work and guidance with the Salley Sessions curriculum and materials. 

  • Big shout out to Julia Psitos for being an active participant at Salley Sessions and sharing some helpful feedback. 

  • Much appreciation to Ellen Brandenberger for being available to chat about all things product & pricing over the last few months.

  • Finally, huge thanks to Kevin Christoffersen for sharing some insights and advise on the space, coming from his vast experience as former Partner at Gallup.

How you can help:

  • If you know any emerging leaders and executives in New York or San Francisco, looking to develop their leadership abilities, I'd love an intro! The ideal Salley customer so far works at a Series B or later company, with a minimum of about 7 years of experience and may be leading a team at their company.

  • Tell everyone you know that they can develop their leadership potential with Salley! We’ll give you a special gift if you make a great connection.

  • Reach out if you have any ideas on how we can collaborate to empower emerging leaders and executives so they can thrive at work!

  • Share this newsletter with someone who might be interested in staying up to date with Salley

Wishing you an amazing week ahead,

Richard Mensah

Founder & CEO at Salley

What is Salley?

Salley is a comprehensive leadership development solution that empowers emerging leaders and executives to thrive in the AI-driven workplace of the future. This is done by equipping them with the skills and mindset to navigate the evolving leadership challenges in the age of automation and AI. Learn more here.