Mel Arat is a highly educated and experienced consultant, coach, and trainer with a master’s degree from Harvard University. He has studied innovation management at MIT, blockchain technology at Stanford and Columbia University, and entrepreneurship at New York University.
In addition to his extensive academic background, Mel has delivered speeches at prestigious events and conferences around the world, including TEDx, LSE, Congress at Harvard, and various locations throughout Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Albania, and Japan.
As the author of 17 books in business and self-help, Mel has a deep understanding of the corporate world and has trained employees in Management, Innovation, Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, Customer Service, Marketing, and Sales Management across various industries, including clients like Loreal, BP, Bridgestone, and DAIKIN.
Mel has also created and taught personal growth courses for adults, such as Extraordinary Life Skills, School of Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance, Leadership by Movies, and Extraordinary Story Telling. He founded Startup Academy Cambridge in Boston and has trained startup founders at Harvard Innovation Lab.
Mel has taught Management, Innovation, Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, Customer Service, Marketing, and Sales Management courses at universities for almost 20 years. Recently, he has focused his research on blockchain technology and its implementations.
In his personal life, Mel has two children and resides in Austin, Texas. He is an avid cyclist, mountaineer, and windsurfer. In 2005, he founded the Moonlight Book Club, which continues to meet to this day. Mel is also the founder of the leadership paradigms club at Club House.