I’ve been told for years that I share great stories. This is more than me sharing “just another story”.
I teach lessons through storytelling.
My goal is to teach a lesson, motivate and inspire the audience to take action by applying the lessons I learned to their own life.
I can speak to a variety of groups including Businesses, High schools, Bible Study, Churches, or Conferences.
The theme of my speeches follow this structure: Inspiration + Motivation = Action
I focus on speaking about faith lessons, life lessons, and money lessons.
If your dreams are still just a wish, it’s time to shape them into reality. Are you ready to take action? One of the greatest ways I can help other people is by sharing my personal story with others. In 2009, I made one decision and then ACTED on that decision to make a change. This change totally changed the course of my life. By sharing specific, actionable steps with examples from my own journey the audience will leave learning a lesson they can apply to their own life, inspired and empowered to make changes in their life, too.
Testimonial: “Melissa spoke to a ‘Coffee with the Girls’ local Chamber of Commerce meeting recently. She was well-prepared and presented effectively, and with humor. The best part was how her passion for helping others just shines right through when she speaks.”
Karen Anderson, Global Online Entrepreneur
Life Lessons from Pursuing a Dream.
I’ve spent more years of my life with a dream than without one. I’ve learned some very valuable life lessons along the way. Lessons that have helped me succeed, not only in the pursuit of my dream but in other areas of my life. The stories about how those lessons came about and the lessons involved can be tailored to the audience.
Testimonial: “I have had the opportunity to attend a group meeting at which Melissa The Coach was the presenter. The information that was shared was very timely and of great use to those attendees seeking financial clarification and help with debt management. Having encountered Melissa The Coach in other settings, I am always impressed with her professionalism and the passion she conveys with regards to helping her clients achieve their goals.”
Veronica Burnish, Senior Partner, www.burnishop.com
Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce: Coffee with the Girls
Topic: How a Documentary Determined my Focus for 2017
Launch Out Conference, Tulsa Oklahoma
“The Impact of Sharing your Story” (AKA I’m an Author!)
Launch Out Conference: Nashville, TN
“You Have the Power”: How to Follow your Dreams and Passions
“Your speech was so good! I had to go to the restroom during it but I had to wait until you were finished.” Conference attendee, Launch Out Conference
“Melissa has a great story of achievement, of pursuit, of setting goals and changing your situation. From Doc Martens to Elton John concerts, her story is impactful.” Jerrod Murr, Founder of Paradigm Shift.
“When I saw Melissa speak, I knew she was doing what she was meant to do. She captured my attention, and more importantly, kept it. One of the things I like most about watching Melissa is seeing what a natural she is. She is a talented speaker, and I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation.”
Carla Musarra-Leonard, Owner of La Bella Coppia.
“Melissa’s energy and passion are contagious. Her stories are fun and packed with practical truth to help you achieve your goals.” —Matt Ham, Speaker, Radio Host, Cofounder of YouPrint
Melissa goes beyond motivation. She provides the tools to change your behavior. She has what we need today. Everyone needs to be more intentional with their money, but not everyone can provide a clear path. Her humor, combined with a laser focus on topic, make her a force you will want to experience. – Kin Thompson, University Professor
“Melissa is always inspirational, entertaining and concise. We know that when Melissa presents to our groups they will leave with a positive message and tangible action to take.”
Karen Sphar, Executive Vice President Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
“You were great Melissa. Clear, Precise, detailed but not to a point of distraction or bog you down. Good job and you’ll do great at whatever you set your mind to. I’ll be watching you and your success!!!
Jackie Cooper, Cooper Electric
” I have watched Melissa grow into an extraordinary speaker over the past couple of years. Her passion, her dreams, her concern for helping others make their way to financial independence is inspiring. But the most admirable thing she does, I think, is her dedication to helping young people understand money matters and how to plan for their future. What more important thing could there be than a high school kid learning how to balance a checkbook or create a budget before he or she ever has to tackle an independent lifestyle or college loans? ” Karen Swenson, Aflac.
Melissa delivers and then some! Her facilitation skills are first-rate with a blend of humor, receptiveness, and guidance to capture the interest of the audience and focus on the topic at hand. Melissa interacted with the group prior to her presentation and was able to get a good feel for what we needed, not using a canned message. She brings real life experiences to her presentations and holds the attendees’ attention throughout. Melissa’s experience and expertise make her an excellent speaker.
Betsy Kimmel, owner, Laugh and Breathe Yoga.
Melissa speaks to share her story and inspire, motivate, and encourage others to pursue their dream! Her story has been featured on several well-known podcasts in the personal finance space as well as Forbes.com! Melissa has also inspired audiences through small groups and conferences.
She is the author of Building My Yellow Brick Road: Life Lessons from Pursuing a Dream.
Melissa and her husband Jack live in Southeastern NC with their two teenage boys and three rescue dogs.
Past clients include:
Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce Business Connections
Southport Junior Women’s League
Launch Out Conference, Atlanta, GA
Launch Out Conference, Tulsa, OK.
Launch Out Conference, Nashville, TN
Trinity United Methodist Church (sharing my FPU Testimony)
Ocean View United Methodist Church (sharing my FPU Testimony)
Ashley High School CTE class
K&M Masterminds (Time management for the busy Entrepreneur)
K&M Women Empowering Women
Trinity United Methodist Church (presentation on time and money management)
Women In Networking, Leland Chapter
Member of the Wilmington Toastmasters since 2017
Need a speaker for your event? Email Melissa@MelissatheCoach.com for fee schedule and availability.