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I have always loved to speak. I have mastered (on paper and in real life) the art of teaching. And I have a passion and authentic ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders and audiences. My mission is to allow my experience and message to complement the framework of your goals. There is no denying the impact live events and story sharing can have and it is an honor to be able to share with thousands of others to inspire, empower and impact.




Public Speaking: Services

"It was such a pleasure working with Melissa throughout this year’s event.  She is responsive, open to new ideas, and extremely thoughtful in everything she does.  Melissa has an amazing story and she continues to make a tremendous impact on the work we do at Boston Children’s Hospital.  We were so lucky to have Melissa speak, she captured an audience of 1,200+ and was able to bring our mission and the work we do to life.  In addition, she was able to connect with many participants and guests throughout the day and helped make the day a memorable experience.  Melissa is dynamic and would be a wonderful addition to any team or event."

Mark Elbach

“ It is an understatement to say that I was completely moved  by Melissa’s message & presentation at both Children's Hospital, Boston and again as the Keynote Speaker at Yoga Reaches Out in Foxboro, Mass. To be able to stand up there with grace, humor, grit, wisdom and acceptance is so inspiring. She is exceptionally articulate, compelling and setting an example we can all learn from. “

Jacqui Bonwell

"Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with and a perfect addition to our event. She spoke beautifully and from the heart; capturing the audience and making a massive impact while on stage. What was even more impressive than her speaking, the fact that she stayed after to engage with every participant, answer questions, and fully connect with each and every person who approached her. Melissa spoke so openly and with incredible poise on a topic that most have trouble even relating to, yet she couldn’t have possibly been more real and relatable. We were all blown away not just by her words, but her intention, mission, and professionalism."

Jess Glazer

Public Speaking: Testimonials

“Melissa’s message is engaging, full of energy, motivational, thought provoking, and life changing. Her powerful message is delivered from her heart, full of compassion and hope. Mel’s presentation will be a highlight of any classroom or school-wide assembly. My students are still talking about her message two months later.  A true inspiration and leader!”  - Derek Phinney

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