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Hi, I’m Melanie!

Part event planning maverick, part master strategist and part motivational cheerleader, and I provide no-fluff event planning training programs that help event planners get their own businesses off the ground and make money doing what they love faster than going it alone. In 2004, I launched my own company from my kitchen table with less than $500, and if I’m really honest, I had no business starting a business but I knew I couldn’t ignore the passion I felt for the industry. I knew making a name for myself would be tough, especially since I had no connections, no website and only a stack of business cards to get me started. But you know what? I got amazing results.
pretty soon I was planning fundraisers, corporate events and large international festivals with over 30,000 attendees and working with brands like Honda, Young Entrepreneurs' Association and HGTV. I’ve even had the honor of planning celebrity events for TV personalities and Hollywood actors including Mike Holmes, Rob Rainford and Shaun Majumder. I’ve travelled the world planning events and bringing people together - from local fundraisers to Fortune 500 promotional events - I’ve seen and done it all. And now, I want to help you do the same. Event planning Blueprint™ is a collection of all the things I have learnt over my career. With it, I’ll teach you what you need to know to succeed in the extremely competitive event planning industry. For starters, how to develop and grow your brand, establish and expand your client base, what to charge for your services, and everything in between. I’m living my dream. Now let’s help you live yours. I’ve run events for everyone from large national festivals, such as Junofest and Grey Cup Festival to celebrity clients in Hollywood and the NHL to events with global brands including Honda, CanWest Global Communications, The National post, HGTV, and Young presidents' Organization. I've also gained invaluable experience at Strategic Coach, where I worked closely with entrepreneurs to help them achieve greater success in their business. And as a result of my diverse skills, I've been a guest speaker on-air and online, as well as a regular contributor and event expert for About.com and Eventbrite UK. Set a goal. Make it so. I’m here to share my knowledge with you, so you can build a profitable business. By following Event planning Blueprint, you’ll avoid the common event planning mistakes that most people make. Through my videos, products, programs and exercises, you’ll also get practical tools and invaluable advice to help you succeed, and have a lot of fun along the way. You’ve got the skills. If you struggle to find the light at the end of the tunnel and are experiencing overwhelm, frustration and possibilities that seem out of reach, you need someone to point you in the right direction - and have fun in the process. I’m all about connecting you with ideas and tools to help you plan successful events and to inspire you to achieve what you’re passionate about! If I can do it, so can you. Let’s get started!