May Samali is a professional leadership coach, facilitator, trainer, advisor, and venture partner. She is passionate about investing in people and ideas that can transform the world. Drawing on more than a decade of international experience as a corporate lawyer, impact investor, technology entrepreneur, and C-suite executive, May helps individuals and organizations identify their purpose and unleash their potential.
May is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a trained Positive Intelligence (PQ) coach, and a Coach Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and degrees in Law and Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. She is a Gleitsman Leadership Fellow and a Social Enterprise Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership as well as an Australian John Monash Scholar and an Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue Fellow. She has also served on numerous non-profits boards and alumni bodies throughout her career.
May’s primary areas of interest include leadership, entrepreneurship, mental fitness and wellbeing. She is published on these topics in multiple outlets, including TechCrunch, Forbes, VentureBeat, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Australian, and San Francisco Chronicle. Based between San Francisco and Sydney, May loves ocean running, almond milk lattes and live music