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Praise for My Speaking
“Melissa brings an irresistible energy to any stage she’s on. Her message rings true, her music connects, and her spark is contagious.”
Patti Digh, Author of Life is a Verb and seven other books
Melissa’s presentation with ukulele accompaniment was fun and remarkably effective. She turns the stuffy, scary stereotype of art making into a joyful, judgement free daily mini routine that I honestly try to use every day. Her use of music, visual examples of her art and excellently-timed humor is not only entertaining, but a perfect learning environment for adults and young folks alike. I am grateful that Melissa generously shares her insights so I can also grow, and I would highly recommend her as a speaker for any group.
Clever and witty, Melissa Dinwiddie enlightens us with her “Sandbox Rules for Creativity” with a musical rendition of fun.
“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.”
-David Roche, International speaker and performer, author, actor, storytelling coach
Melissa embodies creativity in her visual art, her music, and her storytelling. But it is her ability to translate her music and spoken words into performances that are joyous and pure magic to witness that make her a true artist and performer.
Praise for My Courses
Melissa, you have been and continue to be a golden catalyst for positive change in my life.
This course is amazing and things are changing in my life. It feels so good!
If someone would have told me three weeks ago, that I would be this contented with my life as it is now unfolding, I would not have believed them.
This program has given me a TON of confidence — more than my life coach and gym members were even able to give — and, believe me, they tried.
Melissa is not just an educator, she’s a warm-hearted, down-to-earth, honest, open, incredibly generous and unselfish, ‘live ‘n kickin’, long-distance friend who is genuinely in your corner; the mentor you’ve been searching for who is not only traveling along the same road as you, but who everyday is ‘walking her talk’ (so important…).
Melissa, you are a gem! I am so happy I found you.
This course is changing me in deep, fiber-of-my-creative-bones ways… WOW! What a transformation in such a short time!
Melissa I can’t tell you how important these classes are to me
Really enjoying your program and experiencing real change, I can hardly believe it yet as I felt stuck for so many years.
What an amazing and life changing class!! I am amazed every week. It gets better. Can’t quite believe that it could and it does.
This community is so supportive; it makes me braver and I like that.
Thank you again Melissa. I cannot express how much I am getting out of this course.
I’ve learned more from your classes in these 9 weeks than from seeing a psychologist for 24 years.
You see what is happening Melissa? All this stuff you teach makes me expand into being ME.
It is such a joy and comfort to be part of this creative community – so safe and nuturing. Thank you.
The ability to enter this group with blind faith and trust that has not only been honored but supportive has just changed everything for me this week.
Praise for My Mentoring
Melissa is an awesome teacher and creativity instigator! I am being mentored by her (for over a year, now!), and it has made a HUGE difference in my own productivity, creativity, and willingness to share my work. I can’t recommend her enough!
In a single session, I suspect you’ve changed my life! Before our session, I had so many fears that kept me from doing my art. Thanks to working with you, I feel permission to call myself an artist for the first time. Thank you so much! I am now your biggest fan!!!
I just wanted to write to thank you again – how much confidence you have given me, in the last few months, but particularly in our strategy session, to strike out and believe in myself, and also not to suffer fools gladly! You are a real find. You really made me feel human again.
Melissa helps creative minds align their spark of energy with their inner passion.
She helps clarify one big overwhelming project to breaking down into possible and playful steps. Her specialty lies in coming up with ideas out of the box that I had never considered. So if you’re ready for a surprise and productive acceleration to add on to your ideas, she is the go to person.
Praise for My Writing
Good morning, I’m sitting outside drinking my coffee FINALLY have a chance to read Mabel cover to cover and DAMN girl, your article is brilliant. Between you and Christine Mason Miller I think you could write a book. These are such important words. Thank you for saying it exactly the way you did. For breaking it down into such simple, bite-sized chunks. I truly think this whole issue is one of the most important life-changing magazines any and every artist should own. I am blown away by the whole thing! Brava, and thank you.
Just a quick note that I really appreciated and got a ton of value from your article on Tiny Buddha about developing thick skin and how to handle criticism. Historically, I’ve had a hard time actually identifying the fact that it really bothered me, and your article gave me a clear, helpful and valuable framework for handling it appropriately instead of going into ‘retreat mode’. Thanks a bunch and wish you the best!
I just have to say that you really have a talent for making seemingly boring topics exciting. I always read your posts all the way to the end… and that’s rare these days.
Your article has broken a self imposed barrier, that you made me aware that I was doing to myself!! Thanks Melissa!!!
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