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As a speaker, writer, and featured expert, I help smart, sensitive high-achievers worldwide reach their full potential.

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As a speaker, writer, and featured expert, I help smart, sensitive high-achievers worldwide reach their full potential.

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My work has been featured on The New York Times, The Oprah Magazine, NBC News, and dozens of other high-profile publications. 

My client list includes hundreds of CEOs, executives, and top-performers at the world’s most successful companies, including Google, Facebook, IBM, Netflix, and more.

I’m a licensed social worker with a Masters degree from Columbia University, and a former researcher at Rutgers University. I currently teach Human Behavior at Hunter College and am a contributor to magazines such as Forbes and Business Insider.

My first book, Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking, Master Your Emotions, and Channel Your Ambition for Success, is slated to be published in Spring 2021 by Chronicle Prism, an imprint of Chronicle Books.

TV & Media

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Brand Partnerships

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Speaking

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TV & Media

Looking for a psychology and professional development expert for an article or segment? Let’s work together to create content that fascinates your audience and generates clicks and shares.

If you need someone who knows how to cut to the heart of the matter while delivering timely, relatable, and actionable advice, you’ve come to the right place.

Topics I can discuss on interviews:

  • Sensitivity
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Burnout
  • Workplace stress
  • Emotions at work
  • Work boundaries
  • Managing up
  • Communication
  • Women's leadership
  • Positive psychology
  • Career development
  • Goal setting
  • Work life balance
  • Mindfulness
  • Productivity
  • Perfectionism

Working with Melody has undoubtedly helped us build brand awareness, strengthen our customer retention strategy, and increase conversions. She’s authentic to the core and truly cares about delivering quality to her followers.

Diana Bitting, Director of Marketing, beautiful.ai

Brand Partnerships

Let’s collaborate to create custom campaigns that engage, inform, and inspire audiences to take action. 

My content receives over 145,000 views each month, in addition to my columns for publications like Forbes, Business Insider, and Quartz. 

My clients and readers are smart, sensitive high-achievers from around the world, including CEOs, executives, managers, and top-performers at the world’s most successful companies.

Partnerships I’m available for:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Media tours
  • Webinars and classes
  • Lunch-and-learns
  • Media interviews
  • Editorials
  • Conferences
  • Instagram takeovers

Partnerships I can offer:

  • Co-hosted webinars
  • Livestreams
  • Guest articles
  • Social media campaigns
  • Email campaigns
  • Consulting

Melody's presentations are always engaging, and a total hit with our members. Her practical lessons are empowering and full of tools you can implement at the workplace right away.

Allison Medina, Founder of Tech Ladies

Speaking

My talks and workshops are known for giving audiences the practical skills they need to lead confidently, leverage their strengths, and thrive in today’s world of work.

I pack my presentations with tangible takeaways and actionable content, based on the latest psychology and professional development research and insights.

My sensitive strengths make me an empathetic presenter who’s able to connect to audiences quickly, and facilitate engaging events.

Corporate speaking fees start at $1,500. Rates for higher education and non-profits are available.

Hire me for your event:

  • Corporate seminars
  • Lunch-and-learns
  • Webinars
  • Workshops
  • Manager training
  • Live Q&As
  • Panels and roundtables
  • Conference sessions
  • Company retreats
  • Offsites

Recent engagements:

Quartz

Most requested talks

Below is a list of my most requested keynote talks. This list isn’t exhaustive, so if you think I’d be a great fit to give a talk on a different topic, get in touch – I’d love to hear about it. Please note I always customize my talks to meet the interests of your audience and the goals of your event.

Thoughtful, intuitive, and perceptive, Sensitive Strivers make natural leaders. In fact, they’re often rated as the top-performers in their organizations. That’s because, sensitivity –– combined with a strong drive to achieve –– makes these leaders powerhouse performers.

However, while sensitive leaders may look successful on the outside, they don’t always feel that way within. Internal blocks, such as perfectionism and people-pleasing, can prevent them and their teams back from being as effective as possible. Sensitive leaders must learn how to recalibrate their qualities to leverage the upsides of their strengths and minimize the downsides of what holds them back.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify if you or someone you work with is a Sensitive Striver
  • Clarify how sensitivity shows up as both a strength and a weakness in leadership
  • Three key skills for thriving as a sensitive leader and building a winning team

Speaking up at work can be hard to do, even when you know you should. You will learn how to assert yourself, get your voice heard, and communicate with more personal power. This is perfect for you if you want to improve your confidence and comfort level in common workplace scenarios like meetings, communicating with your boss, and giving feedback.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get done-for-you scripts to stand up for yourself without fear
  • Discover how stop buying into negative beliefs crushing your confidence
  • Clarify the communication mistakes you’re making
  • Know exactly what to say to respond when difficult conversations arise

Have you ever felt like nothing you do is good enough, that you’re not smart enough, or that one day you’ll be “exposed” as a fraud? The truth is, we’ve all been there and it’s possible to feel more confident in your career and capabilities starting today.

Key takeaways:

  • The surprising signs and sources of chronic self-doubt
  • Simple strategies to help you deal with fear of failure
  • Research-backed tips for building unstoppable confidence

Don’t see what you need?

Melody is a terrific speaker. Her talk was inspiring and thought-provoking, and was received with glowing enthusiasm by our audience of highly accomplished, professional women.

Maria Frantzis, Founder of Hellenic Professional Women

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Get in touch about a collaboration

Fill out the form below to get things started. Since every collaboration is different, we’ll chat about rates and expectations once I hear from you. Corporate speaking fees start at $1,500. Rates for higher education and non-profits are available.