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Melissa O'Mara

Melissa O'Mara

Instructor, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Instructor, School of Sustainability


Melissa O'Mara is founder and chief catalyst at i3Activate, LLC, a purpose-built network of professionals providing consulting, coaching and training for change agents. We see people as both the greatest enabler and the greatest barrier to sustainable progress and large-scale change initiatives such as future of cities, resilient communities and future of healthcare and education. We use progressive methodologies and business practices to activate and inspire innovation and build organizational vision, strategy and capacity to accelerate lasting impact.

Melissa's personal mission is to maximize institutional and cultural response to environmental and economic challenges through activating teams and communities of purpose, accelerating public/private collaboration and innovation, and enabling collective leadership. Melissa often speaks on these topics at smart city, sustainability and clean-tech conferences. She also facilitates interactive executive meetings & strategic planning sessions for mission-driven companies and organizations.

Prior to founding i3Activate, LLC, Melissa has 28 years in information systems consulting, project management, change management, consultative solution sales, solutions sales management, professional coaching, and leadership development at Schneider Electric, IBM and Andersen Consulting.


  • BS, Industrial Distribution, Clarkson University