it takes courage to grow up to be
WHO YOU REALLY ARE
- ee cummings

Brand Strategy: It's Personal AND Professional

Rock Your Life

Badasses don't wear beige. Look around you. Count how many beige things you see. Walls, carpet, furniture, clothing - how beige is your life? When did you lose the crayon box and all your colors? It's time to start coloring outside the lines. Let's rock your life.

Turn TGIF into TGIM

 

Rock Your Business

Humans work with humans. When there's a disconnect in business, it's not usually because things are broken. It's because we have started talking like a WHAT instead of a WHO. Let's find your voice, hire even better, and only bring in the clients you really want.

Turn B2B into H2H

 

humans say
NICE THINGS ABOUT ME
Melanie's novel approach to synthesizing sales and marketing efforts and her emphasis on branding really resonated with our audience. I and the attendees all learned a lot from her teachings. The Rock Your Sales webinar was one of the most popular ones we've had to boot.
- Brian Pesin, Contactually
Melanie Spring is a dynamic and high energy speaker. Her style is beyond engaging… it’s inspirational. Her ability to motivate her audience to take action is absolutely unmatched! She provides simple and actionable takeaways that are applicable to attendees at all professional levels. Audiences love her fresh and upbeat delivery style. Typically we don’t bring speakers back in consecutive years at Kalamazoo SHRM, but she was so highly requested by our group that we have had her back several times! If you are looking for speaker who will rock your event and take it to the next level, she is definitely your girl!
- Shawn Premer, Chief Human Resources Officer at Consumers Credit Union
"What a kick you are! Thanks for making me look good as Conference Chair and delivering our keynote. You hit the mark and sent our attendees home with lots of good ideas to rock their business. I couldn't have asked for more professional speaker!!"
- Debbie Gilster, AADMM Conference Chair and Partner, At Home FinanceCare, LLC
Melanie's impressive background with Sisarina, and the presentation she did at the American Marketing Association National Conference, made her the perfect speaker to be at the largest marketing conference in Scandinavia, Dialog Konferansen!
- Arild Horsberg, Bring Dialog
When you look out on an audience and see everyone’s attention is focused on the speaker and not on their smartphones, you know you are witnessing something special. Melanie Spring did nothing short of rocking our XChange and Women of the Channel audiences with her high energy, insight and inspiration. She backs up her words with examples that business leaders can use to change the course of their business. If you are looking for a speaker who can make a difference than Melanie Spring is the perfect choice.
- Robert DeMarzo, Senior VP, Event Content & Strategy, The Channel Company
I just wanted to write to say say thanks for a great presentation to our members. We had terrific response from everyone I talked to. You delivered a great program with solid content, lots of attendee engagement, plenty of fun and discussion, and many, many take-away gems for everyone. My members loved it! Please make sure you use me as a reference for future clients.
- Mark Levin, Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute
Melanie was absolutely fantastic. As soon as she walked in the room you knew her presentation was going to be a breath of fresh air. Her personality filled the room as she greeted each guest with a warm and authentic hug. Melanie presented her information in a way that was relatable, entertaining and unique. The AAF-GF attendees were pumped when they left because they had tools they could take back and implement immediately. I highly recommend Melanie if you're ready to absorb fresh and insightful information.
- Laura Wallace, President, AAF-Greater Frederick
"I truly enjoyed working with Melanie Spring. I would very much like to manage another event in which Melanie’s energy, intellect, and passion can open more people’s eyes."
- Enterprise Event Planning, Fortune 150 financial institution
"Melanie Spring was the opening keynote for our internal conference and kicked it off with an energizing talk about using data and storytelling to make an impact. Her own impact was so immediate that one of our speakers changed his talk for that afternoon. She also gave a more intensive workshop and we're still seeing the effects today. We hope to have her back again next year."
- AVP Enterprise Data & Analytics, Fortune 150 financial institution
"I knew we needed a dynamic speaker for our biggest learning event of the year...after going through the usual suspects on the speaking circuit I was recommended Melanie Spring from an EO Detroit member. Melanie is anything but cookie cutter. This approachable badass will have you finding your own inner voice and celebrating what makes you and your business unique. As she closed I asked the audience of 100+ "how many of you got something actionable tonight from Melanie?" Every hand in the place shot up...you could feel the energy and excitement to take her ideas and run with them."
- Chris Reinbold, EO Grand Rapids
We are so happy that we were connected with Melanie and the Sisarina team. We were in need of a facilitator to help the leaders of our company agree on our brand terminology and values, something our team had been unsuccessful with to-date. Melanie came in and rocked it! She revised our brand documents based on branding sessions she had with our team and the leaders of our company. We were so close, but it took Melanie and Sisarina’s work to really make everything fit. We got the new brand documents approved and she made it seem so easy. Melanie was such an amazing asset throughout the entire process and we couldn’t have done it without her!
- Lauren Lewis, Senior Communications Manager at Five Guys
I was in the audience when Melanie spoke at our XChange August 2016 conference. She rocked the audience the minute she stepped on stage. She provided wisdom on how each attendee could elevate their personal brand to rock their everyday as well as soar in business. I enjoyed the session immensely and left ready to rock my business not to mention she was one of the highest ranked sessions at the event. I would highly to recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, energized and motivational speaker.
- Doris Branscombe, XChange Sales Director at The Channel Company
I really enjoyed your talk at the Richmond AMA. I was able to use the brand voice illustration with my team right after the talk. From my perspective, the idea of a spokesperson is powerful. It opens up the creative process in unexpected ways. We often limit our thinking because after all who could afford a spokesperson. Thanks for sharing your brand expertise!
- Joseph Ruiz, Inbound Marketing Consultant
Melanie Spring is one of the most engaging and dynamic speakers Her Corner's Speaker Series has ever had. She brings together the rare combination of content expert, engaging speaker, and approachable individual whom people feel comfortable engaging with to ask questions. She is the best subject matter experts in the field of Branding that I have ever met and a highly skilled and trained public speaker.
- Frederique Irwin, Her Corner
Do you want a little more Human in your HR conference? Melanie Spring is just the dynamic keynote speaker you’re looking for. Melanie energized our audiences with out-of-the-box ideas for inspiring your team and revolutionary methods of fitting your hiring processes to your brand. She’s a breath of fresh air in a conference world suffocated by boring keynotes. She also rocks a mean “Black Velvet” at karaoke night, but you didn’t hear that from me.
- Michael Pachuta, Credential Check, Michigan SHRM State Conference Director 2014-2016
Melanie Spring is an awesome speaker – the things she was saying were the same things I'd been thinking right along but couldn't articulate. It's like she was in my head! Melanie calls herself the "Approachable Badass" and that's true: she'll definitely bark but won't bite... unless you deliberately piss her off. Then she'll straight up punch you in the face.
- Kris Kaplan, K2 Coaching
Melanie's "Rock Your Pitch" session was a hit at the Maryland Nonprofits' 2016 Annual Conference. She's a truly excellent speaker, and judging from the feedback we received, we can't wait to have her back at our next gathering. She's an absolute delight to work with, and we would love to see more of her workshops in the future!
- Suzanne Knizner, Event Logistics Coordinator, Maryland Nonprofits
"Melanie gracefully and patiently guided our staff through the process of redefining our vision and creating a fresh, modern look and feel to our brand. We are tremendously happy with the outcome and couldn’t be any more grateful to have her guide us in this process."
- Nedra Davis, Communications Manager at Unity Health Care
If you want a speaker to make your audience walk out on fire, you need Melanie Spring. She ROCKS her content as she teaches you how to rock yours! DC knows her as a branding genius. You should, too. Melanie is young, hip, cool, quirky, fun, and brilliant – all in one package. Passion pours out of her as she speaks, and audiences eat it up. I have recommended her to speak at several events and her evaluations all say she is the MVP of the day. If you are the meeting planner who hires her, she will make you a star!
- Jan Fox, Fox Talks
are you a kickass human?
ADVENTURES IN BRANDING
April 19, 2017
How positivity, faith, and a little bit of sassiness can turn any situation around. “I’m not everybody’s cup of tea, but I’m somebody’s double vodka.” –
April 12, 2017
Honoring the differences and embracing the value in creative tastes. What do you do if you’re stuck in a job that you love? You like your
April 5, 2017
You can't do epic shit when you're sitting in a comfortable place. "All good things are wild and free."   I saw that on a billboard on my
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Where I'm Jetsetting

May
02
May
2017
03
May
2017
Webinar/Online Class
Webinar
17
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2017
Keynote
Las Vegas, NV
June
06
Jun
2017
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Reston, VA
08
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2017
Keynote
Palo Alto, CA
15
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2017
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Washington, DC
August
24
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2017
October
17
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2017
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Grand Rapids, MI

Where I Went

21
Apr
2017
Travel
DRIVE: Kalamazoo to DC
Washington, DC
20
Apr
2017
Speaking
Kalamazoo, MI
19
Apr
2017
Speaking
Grand Rapids, MI
18
Apr
2017
Speaking
Kalamazoo, MI
17
Apr
2017
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DRIVE: Indy to Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI
15
Apr
2017
Keynote
Indianapolis, IN
14
Apr
2017
Travel
DRIVE: DC to Indy
Indianapolis, IN
06
Apr
2017
Speaking
Reston, VA
05
Apr
2017
Attending
Bethesda, MD
26
Mar
2017
Travel
Indonesia
14
Mar
2017
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Indonesia
01
Mar
2017
Attending
Alexandria, VA
28
Feb
2017
Conference
Washington, DC
20
Jan
2017
Conference
Orlando, FL
10
Jan
2017
06
Dec
2016
Speaking
Springfield, VA
30
Nov
2016
19
Nov
2016
17
Nov
2016
14
Nov
2016
Keynote
Fortune 150 Financial Institution Conference: Rock Your Pitch
San Antonio TX
02
Nov
2016
Speaking
Arlington, VA
26
Oct
2016
Speaking
College Park, MD
21
Oct
2016
Travel
END: Hawaii + Ragnar Race
Hawaii
12
Oct
2016
Travel
START: Hawaii + Ragnar Race
Hawaii
10
Oct
2016
Workshop
Kalamazoo, MI
29
Sep
2016
Speaking
Baltimore, MD
23
Sep
2016
Speaking
Virginia Beach, VA
20
Sep
2016
Workshop
Kalamazoo, MI
18
Sep
2016
Speaking
Washington, DC
01
Sep
2016
Webinar/Online Class
Online
22
Aug
2016
Speaking
San Antonio, TX
18
Aug
2016
Conference
Berkshires, CT
10
Aug
2016
Speaking
Baltimore, MD
19
Jul
2016
Speaking
Washington, DC
15
Jul
2016
Speaking
Charlottesville, VA
11
Jul
2016
07
Jul
2016
Travel
END: 4h of July Tour
Boston, MA
02
Jul
2016
Travel
BEGIN: 4th of July Tour
Boston, MA
29
Jun
2016
Speaking
Free Webinar
22
Jun
2016
Conference
Michael Port: A-Listers Speaker Training
Philadelphia, PA
15
Jun
2016
Speaking
ROCK YOUR DREAMS: US Army Interns
Aberdeen Proving Ground
12
Jun
2016
Travel
END: Australia
Adelaide, SA
09
Jun
2016
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Adelaide, SA (Australia)
07
Jun
2016
Speaking
Adelaide, SA (Australia)
04
Jun
2016
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START: Australia
Adelaide, SA
20
May
2016
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The Carolinas
19
May
2016
Speaking
American Marketing Association
Raleigh, NC
18
May
2016
Speaking
American Advertising Federation
Greenville, SC
17
May
2016
Workshop
American Marketing Association's Spring Workshops
Charlotte, NC
16
May
2016
Travel
The Carolinas
13
May
2016
Speaking
KHRMA HR Conference
Kalamazoo, MI
08
May
2016
Travel
END: Highway 1
California
29
Apr
2016
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START: Highway 1
California
20
Apr
2016
14
Apr
2016
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Houston, TX
02
Apr
2016
Travel
END: River Cruise
Lyon, France
25
Mar
2016
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START: River Cruise
Marseille, France
21
Mar
2016
13
Mar
2016
09
Mar
2016
11
Feb
2016
08
Feb
2016
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Scottsdale, AZ
02
Feb
2016
21
Jan
2016
Conference
Las Vegas, NV
21
Jan
2016
07
Jan
2016
18
Nov
2015
Travel
International Builders Show Prep
Orlando, FL
12
Nov
2015
07
Nov
2015
Speaking
Scottsdale, AZ
13
Oct
2015
Speaking
Marriott Innovation Series
Bethesda, MD
05
Oct
2015
Workshop
Marriott International HQ
Bethesda, MD
01
Oct
2015
Stamford, CT
30
Sep
2015
Workshop
Houston, TX
29
Sep
2015
Workshop
Houston, TX
24
Sep
2015
Speaking
Myrtle Beach, SC
18
Sep
2015
Speaking
Lincoln, NE
16
Sep
2015
11
Sep
2015
Travel
Swedish Tour Complete
Sweden
25
Aug
2015
Speaking
Stromstad, Sweden
23
Aug
2015
Travel
Swedish Tour Begins
Sweden
15
Jul
2015
Workshop
PowerUp Your Brand
Aberdeen Proving Grounds
07
Jul
2015
Workshop
Austin, TX
23
Jun
2015
10
Jun
2015
09
Jun
2015
Workshop
Washington, DC
04
Jun
2015
Workshop
Washington, DC
21
May
2015
Speaking
Tysons Corner, VA
06
May
2015
Speaking
America Advertising Federation
Frederick, MD
24
Apr
2015
Speaking
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington, VA
22
Apr
2015
Workshop
Tysons, VA
17
Apr
2015
15
Apr
2015
HerCorner Event
Chevy Chase, MD
15
Apr
2015
Speaking
Springfield, VA
12
Apr
2015
Workshop
American Marketing Association Spring Workshops
Charlotte, NC
09
Apr
2015
Speaking
Physician Insurers Association of America
Charlotte, NC
27
Mar
2015
25
Mar
2015
17
Mar
2015
Speaking
Activity Rocket
Webinar
12
Mar
2015
Workshop
Kalamazoo, MI
10
Mar
2015
Speaking
Washington, DC
25
Feb
2015
Speaking
Springfield, VA
12
Feb
2015
Conference
PureWOW & Cartier Women's Event
Washington, DC
11
Feb
2015
Workshop
Arlington, VA
05
Feb
2015
Speaking
Alexandria, VA
23
Jan
2015
Workshop
Washington, DC
16
Dec
2014
16
Dec
2014
Speaking
Arlington, VA
07
Nov
2014
Workshop
Women Balancing Life & Business
Gaithersburg, MD
30
Oct
2014
Workshop
Rockville Women's Business Center
Rockville, MD
30
Sep
2014
26
Sep
2014
Speaking
Assoc for Training & Development DC Free Agent Meeting
Arlington, VA
25
Sep
2014
Conference
Vetrepreneur Business Accelerator
Arlington, VA
22
Sep
2014
Speaking
DC Young Entrepreneurs
Washington, DC
17
Sep
2014
12
Sep
2014
Conference
San Antonio, TX
10
Sep
2014
Speaking
North Bethesda, MD
28
Aug
2014
Workshop
Washington, DC
27
Aug
2014
Speaking
Washington Hispanic Chamber
Washington, DC
22
Aug
2014
Speaking
Michigan SHRM
Lansing, MI
30
Jul
2014
26
Jul
2014
17
Jul
2014
Washington School of Photography's Camera Club
Rockville, MD
24
Jun
2014
Speaking
Dulles, VA
20
Jun
2014
Conference
Columbia, MD
11
Jun
2014
Conference
Philadelphia, PA
22
May
2014
Conference
Ijamsville, MD
22
May
2014
20
May
2014
Workshop
Washington, DC
16
May
2014
Conference
Washington, DC
14
May
2014
Conference
Washington, DC
10
May
2014
Speaking
Rotacon 2014: Rotary's District 7620 Conference
Baltimore, MD
09
May
2014
Conference
Washington, DC
22
Apr
2014
10
Apr
2014
Speaking
Baltimore, MD
07
Apr
2014
Speaking
Boston, MA
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