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As Keynote, Dr. Mel taught us that knowing the strengths of employees gives an insight to how they operate and, therefore, gives insight on how to help them be successful.

Loretta Foster

Business Administrator

Texas A&M University

Dr. Mel led my clients through a landmine of a topic - awkward conversations around money - with grace and grit. I was thrilled to see my clients open up, share their own life experiences and even private concerns in the safe space Dr. Mel created. They truly trusted her and her deep insights into their own internal messaging and relationship with money and families. It was powerful.

Jeanette Schneider

Senior Vice President of US Trust Bank of America 

We learned about our Financial Personality and it has tremendously helped my spouse and I understand each other's money habits.

 

Town of Highland Park Event Planner

Dr. Mel is fun and relatable which allows the audience to engage on a higher level. She is knowledgeable and trustworthy.

Vonna Matthews, Founder/Editor-in-Chief, CEOMOM Magazine

Melanie exceeded our high expectations in every possible way as our guest speaker. She’s professional, charming but anchored, relevant but wise. She will win over your crowd within moments only to keep their attention for the whole program with insightful and practical commentary on subjects that really touch the heart. 

Kat Armstrong

Founder of Baby Bow Tie 

We are still on an emotional high! Thank you Dr. Mel for making our annual brunch fabulous! We are already thinking of when we can have you back for in depth discussions!!

Kristin Flewelling

Lakewood Early Childhood Development 

Recent Events

  

  • MOMSNext Keynote

  • Bank of America Pay Back a Friend Day Friendship Expert

  • Clinique Product Launch Relationship Expert

  • Northwood Woman's Club Keynote

  • Youth Mentor Program Keynote

  • Lakewood Early Childhood PTA Keynote

  • Career Connection Keynote

  • Rotary Club of North Dallas Keynote

  • Mom to Mom Keynote

  • Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Keynote

  • St. Andrews Methodist Church Women's Retreat Keynote

  • The Great Love Debate Panelist

  • Parish Episcopal School Speaker

  • Keller Chamber of Commerce Keynote

  • Lakes Highland Chamber of Commerce Keynote 

  • Polished Women's Luncheons Speaker 

  • Providence Mother Daughter Luncheon Keynote

  • National Charity League Turtle Creek Chapter Speaker

 

  • National Charity League Park Cities Chapter Speaker 

Clinique has said nothing but great things and loves your Instagram posts and video. We’re so thankful to have partnered with you.                                                             Coburn Communications

There's no one else like her that I've heard speak. She's real, raw, relatable, and relevant... all while being intelligent, beautiful, and engaging. She is a must-have at any event.                Christina Genn

                                    

It's not often that you experience real connection with a speaker, in front of hundreds of people. I don't know how she does it, but I'm super glad the does.

                                    Stephanie Pratt

                                    

I've been married for 25 years. I didn't understand WHY my husband and I were compatible until I heard Dr. Melanie speak on temperament types. I finally realized that THIS was what made our marriage work. We understood one another and allowed one another to be ourselves. Thanks Dr. Mel!                                     Janna Mayers

When was the last time you were challenged to not only embrace your strengths, but also the strengths of your co-workers and boss'? I never was until I heard Dr. Mel speak at our all employee conference. She is amazing!        Condolessa Browning

We don't need more cowbell, we need more Dr. Mel! Yes please! 

Dr. Mel led my clients through a landmine of a topic - awkward conversations around money - with grace and grit. I was thrilled to see my clients open up, share their own life experiences and even private concerns in the safe space Dr. Mel created. They truly trusted her and her deep insights into their own internal messaging and relationship with money and families. It was powerful.

Jeanette Schneider

Senior Vice President of US Trust Bank of America 

If you need inspiration and a shot in the arm to get you back on track with personal growth, you will enjoy listening to Dr. Mel at any event. 

She is gifted and truly inspirational.  

INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE 

KEYNOTE TOPIC IDEAS

10 Ways to Become More Likeable in Life

(and the workplace)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on one of Dr. Mel’s most popular LIFE BONDS™ podcast episodes, “10 Ways to Become More Likable,” she customizes her message. She addresses the reality that we’ve all questioned whether or not our co-workers like us, our boss approves, or the client favors our sparkling personality.

Dr. Melanie addresses the question: “Is it possible to make ourselves become more likeable in the workplace?” She says, “YES! And we might even expand our client base, get a raise, and make a few friends along the way."

1) Own our strengths.

2) Get in the game.

3) Be curious.

4) Contribute

5) Do things out of prompting, not necessarily obligation.

6) It’s not all about us.

7) Find the strengths, interests, and treasures in others.

8) Stop complaining.

9) Find common ground.

10) Smile and laugh.

Mills enjoys inspiring and igniting deeper thoughts in regards to how we approach life. Reminding us that people aren't usually drawn to negativity and pessimism. The art of connecting is found in how we value and treat one another. 

Discovering our Money Type 

(Excellent keynote for Financial Industry with individuals or couples.)

MORE CLIPS ON LIFE BONDS CHANNEL

 

Discussing “money” issues can be awkward. Dr. Mel approaches the topic with a light heartedness and humor; thus, softening a topic that can often be uncomfortable to address.​ She begins with looking at our personal relationship with  money and ends with identifying our specific type that plays out in the workplace, as well as, personal relationships.

                                                                      What's our money script? 

Financial psychologists refer to the term “money script” to describe our core beliefs about money that begin in childhood. These can passed down generationally or come from messages we received. Each of us have received messages about money- some healthy, some not so healthy.

She instigates conversation by asking: 

  • What’s our earliest childhood memory of the first time we asked for money, were given money, or earned money? 

  • What feelings or emotions were attached to this experience? (helpless, anxious, controlled, stressed, confident, valued, special)

  • What’s our family messaging? Our caretakers and significant people in our lives have taught us about money.

  • Were there family topics in regards to money that were off limits growing up?

  • What have we revisited, revised, or redone relative to our family messaging?

 

 

What’s our money type?  

 

(** This could be a single keynote message in itself. Well received keynote, as people love to learn about themselves.**)

Dr. Mel helps the audience discover their unique temperament money type.

The Controller

The Giver

The Procrastinator

The Saver

She addresses each type and explains how each type is naturally bent to view and manage money in unique ways. (For example- a natural born leader will be more prone to taking financial risks than an introverted saver that prefers to have a nest egg. Or, where one type sees money as a means to enjoy life, another views it as a form of security and stability.)

 

Bringing in humor- asking us to share how we prefer to spend our “bonus” checks to having each of us “identify their own kind," she elicits connection, bonding, and personal growth as we learn more about how we're wired in relation to money. 

Navigating Relationships (and Friendships)

(Excellent for team building.)

 

 

 

Friendship & Relationship Expert, Dr. Melanie, uses her humor, wit, and content from her well received book, The Friendship Bond to guide us in navigating the rocky waters in friendships and build on the calm seas of healthy ones.

  • We will identify your personality type as the foundation.

  • We will identify toxic versus healthy traits in certain friendships.

  • We will learn how to implement boundaries.

  • We will become more aware of reciprocating, taking, and giving in the relationships we care about. 

 

Dr. Melanie is an excellent source for engaging hearts and minds, challenging us to become an even better version of ourselves through relationship building.

Leadership in the Workplace

Dr. Mel builds on the foundation that we all have the same basic needs. Operating from a place that seeks to contribute to building on our basic needs, Dr. Melanie inspires deeper connectivity, and stronger leadership within our companies because our understanding for one another increases. 

Mills expounds on our similarities by reminding we all have the same basic needs for: 

  • To feel appreciated (love)

  • To feel valued (significant)

  • To feel stable (secure)

In this keynote/workshop Dr. Mel helps attendees discover their unique temperament type:

  1. Natural born leader

  2. Performe

  3. Deep Thinking Creative 

  4. Peacemaker

Once identified, she expounds on the following:

  • How the types play out in the workplace environment. 

  • How leadership grows out of each type in different forms. 

  • Why understanding and helping cultivate the different types produces a cohesive, gracious, and powerful dynamics between owners, managers, staff, and clients.

  • How to invest in the individual’s basic needs and utilize unique temperament leadership styles.

 

Dr. Mel creates and helps produce a foundation to strengthen corporate bonds and enhance the daily environment.