EveryDay Leaders


August 30, 2020

Silvia is the parent of a child with autism, and has worked with a statewide Parent Training and Information Center, with YAI a large non-profit in New York City as a bilingual behavior specialist working with families of children with developmental disabilities, and served as Executive Director of NYC Parents of Children with Autism. She has worked collaboratively with Family to Family Health Centers throughout the country and is an active member of the New York Developmental Disability Planning Council. Silvia is dedicated to supporting increased student and parent advocacy for families across the country and globally. Silvia has presented in various topics related to disability and advocacy as well as facilitated leadership training in New York as well as in Brazil and in Italy. She has earned her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Social Work and Psychology through Nyack College and her Master's degree in Human Services through Liberty University. She is Certified in Leadership, Coaching, Speaking and Training though the John Maxwell International Certification. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Emerging ASL

What would you do to make a bigger impact in the world?  

Melahni Qualls Ake Founder of Everyday Leaders and husband Joe Ake, Founder of Joe Ake Studios Productions Together they created Everyday Leaders 50in50 Podcast

Melahni is a passionate professional and personal development leadership coach, trainer and keynote speaker and has been certified through John Maxwell since March 2017.   John's book the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth have been the biggest influence in Melahni's personal growth journey and helped her to realize the power of her own story, the value of influence in the world and the steps to create a legacy in the world. She believes that everyone has a story to share and that by changing your beliefs you can change the world.

Connect to Melahni directly for

  • Personal and Professional Leadership Development
  • Strategic Branding Consulting
  • Personal and Professional Coaching 
  • Corporate Workshops
  • KeyNotes
  • Speaking    





Connect to Joe Ake:  Joe Ake Studios Productions

  • Media Consulting (Film, Audio, Video)
  • Podcast Production 
  • Media Production 



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Discover Your Beliefs

Create Your Branded Message

Change The World




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