Tissa Richards

Mar 16, 2023 | News

Tissa Richards, Leadership Expert & Software Founder/CEO, Author of No Permission Needed: Unlock Your Leadership Potential and Eliminate Self-Doubt

As a leadership expert and repeat software founder/CEO, Tissa Richards coaches Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth startups to create blueprints for personal and organization success. Now she shares those lessons in this book as part of her mission to create a legion of leaders with an unshakeable sense of self.

Are you waiting for your next promotion or to further your leadership career – hoping that others will just recognize your value? Whether it’s a board seat, starting your own business, a promotion, making a career pivot, you can move forward – on your terms. No permission needed.

Tissa will guide and encourage you to do the work to take your career to the next level. Her short book promises to have a long-lasting effect on your life.

When you demonstrate your value with confidence and clarity, you create and fulfill your own opportunities.

The good news: You can learn to be your own advocate. In these pages – filled with easy-to follow challenges and inspiring stories from women just like you – you’ll discover how to:

  • Ditch your “elevator pitch” and create a catalyststatement
  • Internalize the value you bring to any role or relationship
  • Gain clarity on your leadership values
  • Identify your personal leadership style
  • Replace self-doubt with confidence

Don’t wait for permission. Open this book today and unlock your potential.


Tissa is bold, trusted and authentic.

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She is one of the small group of women who have founded and funded technology startups in Silicon Valley. She has navigated the tough world of entrepreneurship, fundraising, and executive leadership. She’s raised millions of dollars for her companies, won awards for her innovation and products and holds multiple patents for complex cyber security technologies.

Top executives and companies trust Tissa to help them articulate their compelling, differentiated stories to get hired and stand out. Tissa speaks, consults, and coaches, guiding her clients on how to be crystal clear about their value.

Tissa articulates and writes brand, culture and product messaging for Fortune 2000 and startups, making the value of complex technologies clear to drive revenue and exit valuations. She also works passionately to increase the presence of women on corporate boards and remove gender as a perceived barrier to success. She mentors founders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring board directors.

Tissa splits her time between Austin, TX and Silicon Valley, CA, and has previously lived in Toronto and Sydney. She is an unapologetic extrovert who can’t help but talk to everyone she meets to learn their stories. She’s extremely active – although not coordinated, despite several decades of effort. She regularly tires out her dog Roxy (pictured), affectionately known as ‘The Gherkin’ for her distinctive body shape. You can frequently find Tissa working at a wine bar or winery, traveling around the country to speak, visiting family and friends scattered across the globe, or curled up with a book.