IT TAKES A VILLAGE
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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.”
Find out more on our Experiences Page
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.
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.
SANECE MARIE POOLAS
The magic is in the details – and Sanece is the magician.
Sanece Marie Poolas is the founder of Mistral Event Management. Managing a mountain of logistics into a series of fortunate events for our Rockstars at our corporate trainings and SPEAK With Confidence retreats, Sanece thrives on making humans happy. As Melanie once said, Sanece is the chillest events human EVER! And it’s true. She has a level of chill that has to be seen to be believed.
Part-time shark diver, full-time lover of kindness and Skittles, you can find Sanece snuggling with her dog, Roberto Duran, and her partner in New Jersey – two of her favorite beings, also with whom she’ll never share dessert.
ORGANIZER OF AWESOME,
When you need someone to rock documentation AND implementation, you call Devonée Thaxton. She takes her job VERY seriously and yet knows not to take herself all too seriously.
Devonée loves working with people who are genuinely passionate about their brands. With over 10 years rocking her craft, she and her company, ProSavvy Admin Services, takes pride in her fine-tuned ability to catapult a business toward its goals. Her purpose is gifting us (and her clients) peace and relief from the stress of all-the-things.
Devonée is a Colorado native and dog mom. Most interestingly, she’s never met a margarita she didn’t like.
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.
SPEAK With Confidence Crew
Making sure you get on stage with confidence
Maggie is a hard-working Girl Boss who is intentional, headstrong, and highly determined to develop and empower leaders and speakers.
She 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.
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.
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.
PUBLIC RELATIONS ROCKSTAR,
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.
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.
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.)
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!)
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.