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About Melissa

Melissa’s passion for her life’s work – helping people transform their thinking and their lives – makes her a sought-after speaker, performing artist and teacher. Her mission is to support people in awakening to the awareness of their own Divinity.

“My deepest joy is supporting you in making your dreams come true!” Melissa says.

Hope and healing are the common threads running through her work. She creates both for her audiences, transformational coaching clients and students through her inspiring words – spoken and sung. Her authentic, down-to-earth style with its power and playfulness allows audiences to access deep levels within themselves.

Recently awarded an honorary doctorate in music degree, Melissa is a licensed Professional Prayer Practitioner with the United Centers for Spiritual Living. She is also a Mentor of the Toltec Path personally trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. She is currently in ministerial school at Holmes Institute.

“Melissa is wise, vulnerable, powerful and funny. She uses personal experience to let us know we all do the same crazy things, and we can all be transformed.”

Rev. Karyl Huntley, Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living, Corte Madera, CA

Melissa’s history of trauma and drug addiction still inspires her spiritual journey. Her 20+ years of sobriety have provided a deep wellspring of self-awareness, healing and compassion she uses in all of her work.

A professional singer-songwriter-performer who has opened for the likes of Jerry Garcia and Kenny Loggins, Melissa started singing and playing music at 8. One admirer has called her music “Bonnie Raitt meets God.”

Her professionally-produced recordings are powerful tools for transformation. She currently has 13 albums of original songs, chants and meditations in release and is working on two more slated to be out within the year.

Melissa performs her music and delivers inspirational talks, workshops and retreats throughout the world – from California to Ukraine.

She lives with her partner Z Egloff and their feisty cat Lucy in Northern California.