Melanie tells her stories in a meaningful and humorous way. Being thrust into the Secret Service world at twenty-two with no military or law enforcement experience is bound to attract some comedy. Her unique experiences are oddly relatable, and she wants others to be encouraged by her story.
Previous speaking engagements include numerous guest lectures in a university and high school setting. She also assisted DHS representatives at law enforcement presentations regarding the Safe School Initiative. The gazillion boring Secret Service briefings don't count, right? :-)
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Topic 1: The Top 3 Things the Secret Service Taught Me About Life
(30 min or 60 min)
Between countless protection assignments, travels, and investigations, Melanie didn't realize the Secret Service was teaching her what kind of person she wants to be.
Most suitable for commencements, women's conferences, luncheons, fundraisers, motivational. May be tailored to fit the event.
Topic 2: You Have Plenty of Air
(30 - 45 minutes)
Melanie is one of only a handful of females to pass the Secret Service Rescue Swimmer School. She also holds a MS in Kinesiology and NSCA CSCS Certification. She discusses the effects of personal negligence and how adequate self care allowed her to accomplished difficult feats in the workplace.
Most suitable for female athletic teams, eating disorder awareness, fitness conferences, and other fitness related events. May be be tailored to fit the event.
Topic 3: What's Your SitRep?
Melanie speaks about learning self-awareness by relating it to a Secret Service protection assignment. When her marriage fell apart, a series of unfortunate events forced her to give herself an honest "situation report."
Most suitable for mental health awareness (depression), law enforcement events, motivational, office/corporate luncheons, etc. May be tailored to fit the event.
SPEAKING FEE: Varies. Airfare or appropriate transportation (for distances over 100 miles), transportation to and from event, and one night's lodging.