Book Melissa as Your Speaker
Melissa will charm and delight your audience, while inspiring and empowering them to take action. Here’s a little taste:
Watch Melissa in Action:
15-minute speech from Life is a Verb Camp 2016
So You Want to Change the World? Go Get Creating!
Spending time on creative things is frivolous and self-indulgent, right? WRONG! In fact, it’s world-changing.
You don’t need to find the cure for cancer or end war as we know it in order to change the world for the better. Discover why your creative play and self-expression is a world-changing act, whether you’re an amateur or a professional. You’ll never look at playtime the same way again!
- 5 reasons why putting time into creative play is world-changing.
- The surprising way that creative play affects the brain.
- Simple and effective tools for breaking free of creative blocks and resistance.
How Thinking Inside the Box Will Get You Out of a Creative Block
If you’ve ever felt stuck by a creative block, help is at hand: my Creative Sandbox Way Guideposts. This is the list of ten “rules” that I devised for myself, which has since worked wonders for countless others, too. In this musical presentation, I take the stage with my ukulele to shift your paradigm. You will walk away:
- With a new, empowered way of thinking about your own creative expression and output.
- Knowing that you are fully creative, and fully entitled to create.
- Inspired to try things you might have been scared of trying before.
Melissa Dinwiddie runs a creative consultancy that helps people act and think more creatively so they can innovate better, be more engaged and productive in life and work, and live more full-color lives.
She delivers kickass workshops and keynotes to corporations, conferences, high schools and colleges; hosts creativity retreats; runs an online community for women; and is the author of The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life.
A former “non-creative” person and recovering perfectionist, Melissa is on a mission to change the conversation around creative expression and play, because not only does creating make you feel more alive — it’s how you change the world!
She shares her writings, artwork, and music on her blog, Living A Creative Life (recently awarded a Top 20 Doodle Blog on the planet), where you can also find her podcast, Live Creative Now!
If you don’t count her first oral report in fourth grade, Melissa entered the world of public speaking with a bang, when she co-delivered her undergraduate valedictory address to an audience of over 2,000 students, faculty, and families in a packed Zellerbach Auditorium at U.C. Berkeley.
A handful of years later Melissa was leading hundreds of congregants in three-hour High Holy Days services every fall for her lay-led Reconstructionist synagogue. Years of training as a jazz singer, singer/songwriter, and improviser have honed her skills as an entertainer, but her favorite performances are those that do more than entertain: they transform.
Contact Melissa today to bring her unique style of transformation to your event.
“Melissa Dinwiddie speaks (and sings) with a charisma that is instantaneously inclusive, bringing her audience together in community and lighting them up. Her charm is irresistible and it is also deep.“
International speaker and performer, author, actor, storytelling coach
“This workshop inspired me to allow myself more time to create for me, and balance that with what my customers want. The knowledge I’ve gained from this presentation is a lesson I’ll take with me wherever I go. Thank you for speaking at our school!”
“It was fantastic!“
VP Programming, CTPPA
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