Positive Leadership Awards 2023

Positive Leadership Award 2022 is presented to

Anna-Vija McClain

who has been selected from 11 688 nominations submitted from 22 countries across six continents and recognized as a positive leadership champion, helping people, teams and organizations thrive

Winner’s Best Practice

Try teaching first. It’s so easy to make assumptions about what people know and get frustrated when they don’t meet our expectations. “Clear is kind.” The extra few moments you take to ask clarifying questions, teach someone the context of a situation or task, and verify they have what they need to be successful will save you hours of frustration and backtracking, while building a better team, centered on trust. Providing positive leadership includes sharing what you know to help others grow.

Quick Facts


Anna-Vija McClain is an expert in marketing and systems. She is the Founder | CEO of Piccolo Solutions, a development firm that helps small businesses scale. In her 9 years in business, she has gone from being on unemployment to growing a multi-million dollar business.

Anna-Vija is active in the community through charities, boards, and volunteer efforts, serving as the President of the Nashville Emerging Leader board. She hosts the SCORE Connect television show on News Channel 5+, and has been named Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Most Admired CEOs, and was selected for the Forbes Top 1000 List.

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