About Us

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

TO TELL YOUR STORIES

Behind the Scenes

It’s not just the Melanie show

Melanie Spring Productions is a public speaking experience-creator. We are hell-bent on amplifying your voice. We know you have something to say and it’s our job to make sure you can say it – with confidence.

Melanie Spring & her Crew of Kickass Humans create events & experiences centered around public speaking, pitching, and personal brand development. You’ll find a deep attention to detail along with the feeling that this experience was created just for you in everything we do.

Melanie is an international keynote speaker, idea-maker, and approachable badass with a strong desire to make sure every person can show up and show off in their own unique way.

Our Crew is made up of magical humans who want to be there for you as you unearth and share the message within you – and making sure you feel safe in the process.

When we work with you, we promise every touchpoint will be human-focused while also being optimistically filled with support and love – while also being branded to perfection.

As one workshop attendee said, “EVERY SINGLE DETAIL was thought of. The thoughtful details throughout the week made me know that I could trust the process.”

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YOUR APPROACHABLE BADASS, MELANIE SPRING

Working as a brand strategist with businesses of all sizes – from big brands like Five Guys to brand new entrepreneurs – for the past two decades, Melanie once drove 7,000 miles in 3 weeks on the Live Your Brand Tour to find out why great brands work. The HUMANS were at the center of everything. 

Along the way, she noticed that every human had a personal story to share along with their brand story. Diving into the methodology of writing branded talks, she saw an even bigger pattern – people wanted to write their talks, yet focused on what they had to do at their “real job” instead of their bigger impact in the world. She knew she had to change this.

As an international keynote speaker, brand storyteller, and public speaking trainer, Melanie took all of her corporate & personal branding experience and created a safe place for Kickass Humans to write the talks they needed to write so they could share it with the world through her course, SPEAK With Confidence

When Melanie’s not playing with speakers & corporate folks or rocking the stage, she’s living the vacation life – bouncing between Denver, a lake in Western New York, and coastal Florida chasing sunrises with her husband and her pup. 

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Our Core Values = ALL THE THINGS

At Melanie Spring Productions, we believe core values are a combination of how our company runs, how our Crew works with each other, and how we work with you. If you’re into our core values, we’re into you.

01

SPARK THE MAGIC

Use the gifts you’ve been given to help others use their
own gifts.

02

DO THE THING

Get up & make shit happen. Be early on deadlines & at events. No excuses.

03

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Be straightforward, honest & kind. Say what needs to be said. Be clear & real.

04

WEAR YOUR AWESOME

Show up & show off. Shake your awesome in their face. Be who you were meant to be.

05

MANIFEST THAT SHIT

Figure out what you want. Write it down. Make a plan. Work on it every single day.

06

MAKE IT PERSONAL

Send handwritten love notes. Add your flavor. Never “automated” or impersonal.

07

BE A KICKASS HUMAN

Push limits. Find greater depths. Show up for yourself & others. Kick ass & take names.

05

MANIFEST THAT SHIT

Figure out what you want. Write it down. Make a plan. Work on it every single day.

06

MAKE IT PERSONAL

Send handwritten love notes. Add your flavor. Never “automated” or impersonal.

07

BE A KICKASS HUMAN

Push limits. Find greater depths. Show up for yourself & others. Kick ass & take names.

MICHELLE ARNOLD,
SPARKLE MAKER

Michelle is a world-class speaker booking manager, speaker consultant, and Sparkle Maker with more than 20 years of helping speakers take their amazing messages to more and more stages.

Michelle is empathetic and honest, she’s a dreamer and a logistics queen, with unparalleled knowledge and experience in the speaking industry.

Michelle sees herself as a magical and practical door-opener – she helps her speakers spark and build lasting relationships so they can maximize their impact (and income), and share their stories with as many people as possible. Michelle is the person who sees your dreams with you and helps you make them come true.

MAGGIE BURNS,
ROCKSTAR WRANGLER

Maggie is a hard-working Girl Boss with an eye for detail and the ability to adapt – which makes her perfect for the ever-evolving journey of MSP.

Maggie is intentional, headstrong, and highly determined to develop and empower leaders and speakers. She has her Masters in Divinity and is a teaching pastor at a Denver church when she’s not wrangling our Rockstars.

Maggie hails from the Midwest – land of deep dish pizza and road rage – where she gained experience writing, teaching, coaching, and leading, both in educational and religious spheres. Maggie loves challenging people to step into who they are called to be, and pushes them into places where they thrive.

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RUTH CACHARES,

DESIGN MAGICIAN

With Melanie being a brand strategist, finding a brand designer to fit her aesthetic was no small feat. When Ruth showed up, we knew she fit our brand magic. 

With 15+ years of experience in branding, illustration, and web design, Ruth Cachares knows how to go bigger with her skills for us, our events, our speakers, and our clients. She listens, gives the red-carpet client experience, and knows when to push boundaries or just give what the client wants. And yes, she designed this site – an ever-evolving brand. 

Our favorite part about Ruth is that she doesn’t take herself seriously – bringing levity to tough situations. Self-proclaimed silly goose, she loves burrito bowls, biking, tattoos, and will never pass up on dessert. 

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NATE MARBLE,
ACTOR & ROCKSTAR TRAINER

Nate Marble operates off of the core principle that everyone should find what they are most passionate about and courageously pursue it to the fullest extent! Nate believes actors training is the ultimate empathy training and that when people can understand their true Core Character first, they are then empowered in their purpose and able to show empathy more deeply towards others.  

Nate and his beautiful wife, Katie, live in Las Vegas with their 4 beautiful little girls – Ellie, Sophie, Ivy, and Lexi.

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SANDY SPONAUGLE,
PR & ROCKSTAR TRAINER

As a SPEAK With Confidence lifer, Sandy loves our retreats so much that she’s bringing her 20+ years of P.R. and marketing expertise to support new Rockstars AND our Rock Your Pitch corporate trainings from the Crew side.

Sandy is the CEO and Founder of Platinum PR, a public relations and marketing firm that has invigorated the identities of small businesses, associations, and educational institutions across the United States. She is passionate about helping individuals and businesses get the clarity, roadmap, and courage to step out and be seen.

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JESSA WOODWARD,
ROCKSTAR TRAINER

Jessa Woodward is a fierce, daring leader who has jumped on Bréne Brown’s bandwagon calling for braver leaders and courageous cultures. She has over 20 years of experience working in public health education, nonprofits, and private industry.

Jessa is known for her compassionate people-focused approach and is dedicated to serving, modeling and empowering those around her to step outside comfort zones to grow and live into their highest version of themselves. She leads with love, lives hard and on purpose.

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MARK GREGORY,
COMEDIAN & ROCKSTAR TRAINER

Comedian Mark Gregory has quickly become one of the rising stars of comedy. His unique ability to perform for churches, corporate events and comedy clubs sets him apart, making him a highly sought after act. Though he is the nephew of comedic legend Dick Gregory, he has carved out his own path appearing on Aspire TV’s We Got Next, FOX TV’s One Mic Stand, The world famous Apollo theatre and TBS Just For Laughs comedy festival.

Mark recently recorded a comedy special entitled “Run With It” that will be placed on Amazon and other streaming services in 2020.

SHALA GRAHAM,
PASTOR & ROCKSTAR TRAINER

Shala W. Graham is an uncompromised voice for change, challenging people to live a life that courageously chases their calling. As a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and minister, she loves creating a safe space for people to banish faulty thinking to encounter truth and find freedom. Shala believes in living your authentic self and infusing the adventure of life with joy and laughter!

Based in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, Shala enjoys spending time with her husband, whom she met while playing ultimate Frisbee on the National Mall.

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MARY GARDELLA,
BRAND PHOTOGRAPHER

Mary helps humans become #Unstoppable through powerful, brand building imagery. Her photography extends far beyond the lens and somehow manages a glimpse into the soul of each of her subjects – because that’s how she sees you. Mary takes that uncanny soul-vision of you and lets the world see you for who you really are – at your most beautiful AND powerful.

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PATRICK FRANK,
VIDEO PRODUCER

Patrick is a visual brand storytelling genius artist whose medium is video. Along with his impressive portfolio of clients, he has created each compelling, completely unique, gorgeous video for our SPEAK with Confidence Rockstar speakers. Patrick’s magic melds visual glory with an ability to help you present yourself and tell your story with poise – as if you spend all day, every day talking to a camera. He’s been told he makes videos that make people cry (in a good way.)

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JULIE HARRIS,
AKA MOMMA J

Momma J is the one you come to when you need two cents (or two dollars, if you’re lucky) of advice and a hug (or, to be honest, an occasional kick in the pants) to get you where you want to go.

Julie is a no-nonsense, bootstrap-pulling hero who helps you tap into your own unique superpowers and show up. Her magic is in helping you see your own blocks to success and blow them out of the way. (She’s also an entrepreneur herself!)

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DAN RUSSELL,
NEUROMARKETING EXPERT

Dan combines old-school marketing principles with new-school, ethical neuromarketing tactics to help our Rockstar speakers and Luminary leaders stand out from the crowd by taking their messages and building them into unforgettable talks and marketing strategies. Dan self-describes as Don Draper’s nerdy younger brother, except without the womanizing and false identities and other undesirable traits. He probably doesn’t even take naps at work – though, don’t be surprised if you find scotch on his sideboard.

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