Speaking To  Schools & Corporations



What I do within the school setting is exciting and varied. I offer workshops at your school for your parents and staff.  My approach is unique in that I take the whole family into account: the parents individually, the partnerships that support the child (regardless of whether the child is with two parents, a parent and a care-giver, extended family, etc.), and complete tools to raise responsible children in a loving and emotionally supportive way.

My workshops are fun, informative, and interactive.  Everyone walks away equipped with tools to use immediately.


Corporate Clients 

I provide comprehensive options to corporate clients. I invite you to get in touch with me to discuss your interest in what I have to offer your business and employees. I work closely with corporate clients to develop workshops that meet the needs of your employees.

Without a doubt, calm and "in control" parents make happier, more productive employees. I speak on topics that support the people within your business in their role as a parent and within the workplace. The skills parents take away from my workshops transfer effectively to work situations. 

I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to talk to you in more detail about what I do and how we can deliver it!





Starbucks Corporate Offices

Villa Academy

St Catherine School

Jewish Family Service

North Seattle Community College Cooperative Preschools

Entrepreneur’s Organization

PEPS - Leading With Confidence Trainings

 Women's Leadership Conference

Creative Kids Preschool- Sammamish (Open to the public) 

Global Garden Preschool- Seattle 

Kirkland Cooperative Preschools

Magnolia Cooperative Preschool 

West Seattle Preschool Association

Sweet Pea Cottage - Queen Anne 

Woodinville Cooperative Preschools

Inglemoor Cooperative Preschool

Forest Ridge CooperativePrechool 

Seattle Central Comunity College Parent Child Center



"I attended a PAC lecture at Wedgwood COOP a few months back. You were the fabulous guest speaker.  I was inspired by your energy. Your ability to make time for your fitness goals is what I took home that evening. I have since applied this to my life and am feeling GREAT!!!! Thank you for the much needed nudge. More importantly the words to make the nudge stick in our busy household.  Mom is officially back on the "to do" list."     Wedgewood Cooperative Preschool, Fall 2011    Creating Healthy Families

"I just wanted to send a quick note saying  how much I enjoyed your talk at St. Catherine School this past Monday.  I am really looking forward to your book. We all thought you were great and very effective according to many of us recognizing "bids" and trying to at least turn away instead of turning against..:)     St Catherine Parent, Fall 2011  Creating Healthy Families: Putting Yourself & Your Relationship First!

"Melissa was very energetic, knowledgeable and easy to connect with.  I learned more about emotion coaching and got some great tips on how to deal with my child's behavior."      JFS, Fall 2011 Intro to Emotion Coaching

"It was great to hear that we should be first in the list! Extremely helpful workshop. Am practicing now, with Melissa's great ideas in mind. My household already feels different."    Sophie, NSCC Preschool Parent Fall 2011  Creating Healthy Families