Laugh, write branding stories, travel for speaking, play with my pup, teach coworkers, learn from coworkers, and never stop dreaming.
Cleaning my room. I was an introvert growing up. (I know, weird.)
As Wonder Woman, I tend to be able to get more done in one weekend than most people get done in a whole month.
A meandering hike through the woods with my favorite people or a good book on a rainy day.
photo credit: Mary Gardella Photography
She doesn’t wear a suit to work, nor does she have the corner office with fancy swivel chairs. What she does have is moxie, strength, and gobs of creativity. A quaint townhouse office in the heart of Capitol Hill, and a team of quirky rockstars by her side. She’s not a CEO, she’s a CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer). Her daily agenda? Inspire humans to live life with purpose.
Melanie will be quick to tell you she’s not “the boss” – she’s the Boss Lady. At the helm of her company, Sisarina (a brand strategy agency in Washington, DC), she and her team focus on the humans inside remarkable companies, building these businesses from the inside out. Through workshops, development days, and brand strategy sessions, Melanie creates a roadmap of company culture and brand purpose.
You’ll rarely find the Chief Inspiration Officer in the office, however. Melanie is always on the road - just across town or in a completely different hemisphere. She once drove 7,000 miles in 3 weeks on the Live Your Brand Tour and her resulting collection of stories was later published in Entrepreneur Magazine. Wherever she goes, she spreads the gospel of living on purpose, discovering new sources of inspiration and meeting amazing humans along the way.
If you want to start living inspired, you can find Melanie (and her zany crew) on her podcast Adventures in Branding, or you can join I Rock My Brand, the exclusive online community for kickass brand ambassadors, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. Grab your notebook, superhero cape, and buckle your seatbelt – you’re about to dream bigger.