March KWSQA Meeting: Featuring Selena Delesie


From 11:30 until 1:15

TOPIC: Lessons Learned in Leadership


PRESENTED BY: Selena Delesie


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Selena is an international speaker, coach and trainer who inspires people to get lit up from within, radiate positive energy and empower everyone around them to step into their greatness. As a successful corporate manager, consultant and coach, she brings many years of experience across the technology, financial, Agile, software development and testing sectors. She bridges this experience with her training in several outside-the-box modalities to support people through lasting personal transformation. Selena's clients rave about her ability to help leaders break free from traditional business practices to engage the strengths and passions of their team and produce a highly creative, productive and vibrant workforce. She is also co-creator of The Mindful Leadership Retreat - an immersive transformational experience where leaders break through their blocks to living and leading with more influence, impact, and joy. Contact Selena to light up your leadership, your business and your life, at


MEETING OVERVIEW: Test teams struggle to thrive when there is a lack of leadership within the team. When coaching organizations, Selena Delesie sees highly successful test teams embrace several specific principles. Every person embodies these principles, so teams have equal leaders who are passionate about the work they do and how they show up every day. A self-admitted geek, Selena was thrilled to hear Sir Richard Branson speak at an event last year—live and in-person, and in the same room with her! While listening to Sir Richard, she learned that his success is built upon the same principles she coaches. Selena highlights these principles by sharing her real-life stories in leadership alongside highlights from Branson. She connects each principle with practical steps to embrace them so testers know how to gain a competitive edge and become leaders in their organization.