What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
Melissa is a friendly, dynamic mom of a preschooler that enjoys bringing heart-centered stories to life! She’s all about empowering women and children to use their voices and encouraging them to live the life of their dreams. Her passion is to help women identify the longings of their hearts and make them a reality.
She is a Voiceover Artist, Accountability Coach, and a mom of a preschooler. Her educational background is in Electrical Engineering and Project Management, which informs her great talent as an Accountability Coach. She uses her voice and project management talents to breathe life into creative concepts and dream projects. Focused on audiobooks, YouTube explainer videos, commercials, and eLearning projects as her primary craft, Melissa has also volunteered her voice for numerous educational materials the Learning Ally in NYC - recording audiobooks for Blind and Dyslexic students She has lived all over the United States and traveled by herself all over the Western Hemisphere - from Dogsledding in Nome, Alaska, to trekking the pyramids of Mexico, to touring the Kremlin at Christmastime. She became a mother late in life (after 40) and has utilized this new experience as a mother to inform maternal, caregiving, and didactic scripts.
Noted for her warm, engaging, maternal voice and midwestern accent, Melissa is a positive, upbeat, voice over professional and can range from serious to seriously silly and over-the-top. She credits her parents and her innate drive to be her and love herself no matter what anyone else thinks as her awesome secrets of success.
What message do you promote?
I empower women and children to live the life of their dreams by being a positive example.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
Positive, uplifting, and inspirational content and performances, as well as constantly uplifting other people and their good work.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to.
Changing careers from Electrical Engineer to Voiceover Artist
Going from single and childless at age 37 to happily married with a child at age 42.
Traveling all over the world with almost no money
Creating an opportunity out of nothing in cities where I knew no one...
I was on a nationally televised game show…
I'm an Internationally Best Selling Author...
I've sold everything I owned, moved across the country, and started over... FIVE TIMES...
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
If one person feels they can go on for one more day because of something encouraging I said or did, it’s all worth it.
How do you SHOW UP?
Consistent authentic and heartfelt massaging, continual networking, supporting women and minority-owned businesses through shout-outs, financial support, and referrals.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Do it. What you believe and see for yourself comes first and then with relentless belief, you take action every day as best as you can towards that dream. You may need to go slower, you may be able to go quickly… but whatever you do… go!
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