Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, Melissa knows how to build successful relationships both online and offline, the cornerstone to establishing lifetime demand in your business.
With a degree in hospitality management from Cornell and a career as a hotel purchasing agent, she pivoted to pursue her creative dreams in design. She launched her interior design practice and just five years later she found herself teaching her success strategies, time management systems, and marketing processes to colleagues in design across the country, and today around the world.
Her business advice has been featured in INC. Entrepreneur, Furniture Today, Furniture World, Designers Today, Home Accents Today, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Newsday, American Express Open Forum, Social Buzz Club, Creative Live and more. Melissa shows you how to design your business so “it informs and inspires, fuels and feeds, and serves and supports the whole of your life. It doesn’t swallow you whole.”
She is the author of motivational books including Celebrate Your Life: The Art of Celebrating Every Day, Move It Forward: 31 Days to a Better You in Business and Life, and co-author in several professional development books. Melissa blogs and speaks regularly for the design industry nationally and internationally. She attributes her inspiration to her great grandfather, iconic American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.