A Note From Melanie
I used to try to grow by pushing through my fears and trying to keep up with everyone else. Since I was indoctrinated into leadership from a very masculine paradigm, all of my action came from logic and a drive to keep up no matter what. I got to the top 10% of my peers -- and I just couldn't force myself to fit in anymore for the sake of more money and success.
I ended up burned out, experiencing chronic fatigue and debilitating autoimmune flares, and I felt emotionally upside down. What I knew no longer worked. I couldn't push myself any harder.
I went in search of a more sustainable, aligned and deeply powerful way of being a leader in a constantly changing industry.
A way of intentionally expanding my impact without sacrificing what makes me unique -- and more importantly, inspire others into a more evolved way of leading their movement too.
What I discovered was Awakened Leadership.
A way of running a million dollar business with more grace and ease. Its a new set of rules designed for creative, visionary entrepreneurs, change agents and thought leaders who know their are destined to make a significant impact -- but don't want to fit into anyone else's box.
I hope you'll join me for this powerful retreat, and I promise you will find a way to grow your business that will accelerate your goals and dreams.
Formerly known as Melanie Benson Strick, I'm a Revenue Strategist and Business Performance Optimizer, a guide for conscious entrepreneurs ready to accelerate their impact and income by making themselves and their business perform better. I host a weekly podcast on iTunes called Amplify Success.
With over 12 years experience in corporate America, I specialize in aligning visionary, fast-paced entrepreneurs who are emerging as leaders with the most powerful mindset, actions and strategies that propel them to a level of success they never knew they could achieve.
I've been fortunate enough to integrate my over 15 years as a business growth expert with extensive traditional education ( a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management) with multiple advanced certifications in Project Management, Results Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and even a license as a Spiritual Counselor.
I keep finding myself in leadership positions -- from the 7 year old organizing the Jerry Lewis telethon to my seat on the Women Speaker's Association Executive Team, and most recently the programming chair for the Association of Transformational Leaders.
I've guided hundreds of well-known thought leaders into high 6 and 7 figure business success. I've shared stages all over the world with legends such as Jack Canfield, Barbara DeAngelis, John Assaraf and many more.
But what I'm most excited about is leading other leaders into a new paradigm of success through the Awaken Leadership process.
“My mindset has completely shifted since working with Melanie Benson. I have been working with Melanie for one year and the coaching has had a huge impact and transformation on my business, mindset and personal life.
I was able to complete a new business venture from creation to execution with the assistance of Melanie. This was the absolute hardest situation I was ever in professionally and without Melanie’s help, I am not sure how I would have been able to breathe and live through it successfully. My integrity, love and spirit was strongly tested and with Melanie’s coaching, I was successfully able to build a long living music festival with national musical artists.
Every time I speak with Melanie, I grow and level up my mind and spirit. I am excited to unfold what’s next for me through the assistance of Melanie and her aligning wisdom.”Joanna Vargas Bad Ass Chicks Rock
“Melanie helps me figure out what opportunities to focus on. With just one conversation she helped me escalate the trajectory of our now high six figure marketing business…When I give her money I make a heck of a lot more money!”Brian Kaskavalciyan
“As the facilitator to our annual leadership retreat, Melanie went above and beyond any expectations. We returned from our retreat stronger and united as a team with clearer objectives, commitment to goals and to the growth of our association.
I have never experienced such powerful energy from any meeting that I’ve ever attended.
Melanie empowered me as a leader providing personal coaching on how to implement and follow through on new systems, on how to communicate with individual learning styles and making sure that I stayed aligned with our team’s goals.
My expectations were truly exceeded.”Gail Watson President, Women Speakers Association
“At a time when I was working 80+ hours a week, Melanie helped me uncover a new way to grow my business. By creating a leveraged business model and changing my inner game, I was able to reduce my work hours in half while tripling my business revenues. But most importantly, Melanie helped me shift out of stress and into a more peaceful way to grow.”Michele DekinderSmith President, Linkage Research
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm Just Getting Started, Is This a Good Event For Me?
If you are just starting your business as a solo-preneur and are not making any money and don’t have any team members, this retreat is not right for you.
If however, you are starting a new business and you are hiring a team or contracts, and see yourself as a business leader, then yes, this event will be good for you.
What Happens If I Enroll and Can't Make It
If you find that you can’t make the retreat once you enroll, you can reschedule your attendance to a future event if notice is given two weeks in advance. If notice is given within two weeks of the advance, you will unfortunately not be able to transfer or receive a refund. If a suitable replacement can be arranged up to five days prior and with approval from Melanie, your ticket may be transferred.
What's Melanie's Credentials?
Melanie has been in leadership positions since her time at a Fortune 500 company. Her super-power is helping entrepreneurs emerge into leadership while building a profitable business.
She has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, is the Programming Chair for the Association of Transformational Leaders, and serves on the Executive Board for the Women Speakers Association.
One of Melanie’s most successful programs for over 10 years is Build Your Dream Team, which shows entrepreneurs exactly how to hire, train and lead A players to create a high six to seven figure business.
How Many People Will There Be?
The retreat will be a small, intimate group somewhere between 10 and 20.