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Improve your pitching, presenting, public speaking & profitability with one of LA’s top mindfulness & performance coaches.


"Data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act; to do that, you need to wrap your  vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul" 

If you have to pitch to investors, argue in court, or present to the public, then you are a  STORYTELLER. All good storytellers are keenly self-aware,  communicate their truth(s),  & connect emotionally with their audiences.

As experts in mindfulness and public performance, we created a wholistic system to help you  transform from competent professional to masterful storyteller.


MRI scans show that after an eight week course of mindfulness practice, the brain’s “fight or flight” center, the amygdala, appears to  shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress. As the amygdala shrinks, the pre-frontal cortex – associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration and decision-making – becomes thicker. 


According to a series of experiments in his lab, scientist Paul Zak, Ph.D, has shown that the  neurochemical oxytocin is produced when humans engage with a story.  Further research by  economist Michael Kosfeld shows, that an increase in Oxytocin increases investors' trust  considerably.



One-on-one - In eight 90-minute sessions we will cover:

  • Your personal strengths & weaknesses

  • Mindfulness technique / practice

  • How to craft a story

  • How to rehearse 

  • How to master the performance

Group / corporate (4 hour or 8 hour)

  • Mindfulness technique / practice

  • How to craft a compelling story

  • How to think on your feet

  • How to connect with your audience

  • How to deliver with authenticity

Melissa and Tanny executed an insightful, proactive, and empowering workshop that spoke directly to our Learning & Development Workshop desires here at The Riveter. We had an influx of members interested and so happy with the outcome — was a great experience!”

-Madelyn Shaughnessy, The Riveter

”Melissa dealt with every single student as an individual and they improved in front of my very eyes. I am thrilled and I’m going to be inviting Melissa back every year hereafter…”

-Prof. Larraine Segil, Southwestern School of Law

“I’ve always felt very intimidated by the idea of meditating and honestly did not know how or where to really start. When I met Tanny, I was at a place in my life when I knew I needed to clear out all of the noise in my head in order to move forward in a lot of ways. She made the process simple and powerful, without all of the external products often associated with meditation. Over time, I grew stronger and my goals became more clear. The skills she has taught me will remain with me throughout my life.”

-Stacy Plance, Individual Client

“Melissa has an ability to get to the heart of any project/presentation. Her approach really encourages you to be with your communication partner(s) whether that be an audience or a group of investors. And she’s unafraid to call you out if you aren’t being truthful— she has great instincts for that.”

-Vince Yap, Individual Client