Mallie Rydzik

Entrepreneur, Writer, Speaker, Creative Scientist

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Short Bio

Mallie Rydzik is a tornado scientist turned serial online entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and creative. She manages various income streams and creative projects while supporting entrepreneurs in designing unconventional businesses that support their lifestyles. You can often find her reading Reddit with her cats and complaining to her husband that they’re not kayaking or traveling frequently enough.

Long Bio

Mallie Rydzik, M.S., is a tornado scientist turned serial online entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and writer. She left academia in 2012 after diagnoses of OCD, chronic depression, and binge eating disorder led her to rediscover life and work. Now, after starting and running various internet businesses, she uses her gifts of teaching and coaching to turn creative entrepreneurs into creative CEOs.

In January of 2013, Mallie was fresh out of graduate school and working on the project management team of a small government contractor. In an effort to find more meaningful work, she began exploring freelance science writing and editing. She grew her business, taking on clients like USA Today and SRA International, by highlighting her unique background and voice–her personal brand. By July, she had left her corporate position to pursue entrepreneurship wholeheartedly.

From there, she began exploring other online business opportunities, including e-commerce, dropshipping, digital marketing, systems consulting, strategy, and operations. Mallie began taking on more clients who wanted help establishing their own businesses, and she noticed a gap in the market she served. She committed herself to helping entrepreneurs think and act bigger, taking her clients from the hustle of #entrepreneurlife to a more strategic, sustainable, CEO-level approach to their business.

Mallie’s personal mission is to change the way the world works by encouraging creative, unconventional entrepreneurship worldwide. Mallie has been published or featured in new and traditional media, including USA Today, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Hack the Entrepreneur, and Brazen Careerist. She can be reached directly for inquiries at

Great job! Very informative! A unique perspective and innovative model for business success.

Lorigiana Meneide

Director of Virtual Learning, Entrepreneurs' Organization

Inspiring and motivating! I had the pleasure of co-hosting the You’ve Got This Online Summit and Mallie was one of our speakers. We left the Summit inspired and ready to challenge ourselves to do greater things which Mallie contributed to significantly. Her knowledge, experience and curiosity for life is clearly demonstrated by her presentation. I will attend Mallie’s speaking engagements every chance I get!

Nora Whalen


Mallie brings her personal stories into her presentations creating an opportunity for the audience to connect with her and her message.

Jessica Dewell

Advisor, Consultant, Speaker

Suggested Program

The Creative CEO Revolution:

How Creatives Are Thriving In A Post-Recession Economy

In her signature talk, Mallie recaps the big-picture forces that have driven the sharp increase in freelance workers since the Great Recession, then shows how the next revolution is taking place: one in which freelancers are building out scaled, bootstrapped creative companies.

Learn about the challenges and benefits of creative entrepreneurs becoming Creative CEOs, including a breakdown of Mallie’s signature Creative CEO Framework for small business owners looking to step into a bigger role in their own companies:

  1. Mindset
  2. Positioning
  3. Packaging
  4. Promotion
  5. Integration

This program can be presented as a 15-minute Ted-style talk, a 1-hour keynote, or an interactive half- or full-day workshop. 

Interviews and Discussions


  • Host and speaker for multiple sessions, Creative CEOs Live, April 28th-29th, 2017, Ashburn, VA
  • Crafting A CEO Mindset, Practical Magic Live for Women Leaders, March 2nd, 2017, San Antonio, TX
  • Incorporating Disruptive Innovation into your Business Strategy and Operations, IIBA’s Building Business Capability, November 3rd, Las Vegas, NV
  • Owning It: Make Your Personal Brand Your Best Asset (In Business and Life!), The Power Conference, August 25th, Bethesda, MD
  • The Disruption Economy, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Virtual 2016
  • Working With Mental Illness, Family Services Inc., Gaithersburg, MD 2016
  • You’ve Got This Online: You’ve Got This! Online Summit with Infusion Principle 2014
  • Career Coaches Special Interest Group: Coaching Millennials: What Generation Y Needs To Hear 2014
  • Purdue EAS Graduate Expo, West Lafayette, IN 2012
  • 6th European Conference on Severe Storms, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2011
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Lafayette, IN 2011
  • 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Pittsburgh, PA 2011
  • National Weather Service Spotter Training, West Lafayette, IN 2011
  • PSU Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, State College, PA 2009

Booking Information

Please contact Mallie’s team at for availability and pricing structure.

Mallie’s fee varies depending on audience size, topic, presentation style and length, and travel required.

Consulting available as part of package pricing.

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