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Melissa Dawn Simkins

CEO of Velvet Suite; Founder of She-Suite & The Brand Leadership Institute

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Melissa Dawn Simkins Biography

Melissa Dawn Simkins, affectionately known as "The First Lady of Personal Branding," is a pioneer in personal brand leadership with a proven track record of advising Fortune 100 companies, CEOs, C-suite executives and influencers. She is a sought after strategist on how to lead change in the face of adversity.

She is CEO of Velvet Suite® an award-winning leadership innovation firm unleashing purpose-driven leadership as the uncontested catalyst to growth. She is also the Founder of The She-Suite®, the female focused leadership and lifestyle platform of Velvet Suite on a mission to reset the standard for working women to boldly lead with purpose in work, well-being and beyond. The She-Suite Brand Leadership Institute (BLI), is the only online personal brand leadership readiness platform built to scale for the enterprise to ready, retain and advance all women & women of color. Simkins is a sought-after keynote speaker on leadership innovation, the future of work and well-being for women.

Simkins is a former contributor to Inc.com and has been a frequent guest on media outlets such as CNN, CNBC and more. She is the author of Brand Me. Make Your Mark: The Ultimate Playbook for Personal Branding.

As an innovator, Simkins was the first African American female advisory board member for the World Brand Congress. Velvet Suite created the National Football League (NFL) Player Brand University in partnership with the NFL, the first personal brand development academy of its kind in all professional sports. Other Velvet Suite clients have included: Boston Scientific Corporation, Google, Allstate, Home Depot, UBS, the National Basketball Association, CEOs, C-Suite executives, celebrities, pro-athletes.

Simkins is a graduate from Otterbein University with a BA in Public Relations and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Society of Human Resource Management Foundatio (SHRM-F) and a is former Trustee for her alma mater, Otterbein University. Simkins is a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, a high-quality support network of 14,000+ like-minded leaders across 61 countries.

Speaking Topics
  • The M.V.P Mentality

    Champion-Level Leadership

  • The She-Suite Method

    Advancing Beyond the Gap

  • Brand Me

    Build Your Brand In Demand

  • Resilience

    The Litmus Test of Future Ready Leadership

  • 90-Day Action Plan

    Power of Work & Well-being

Videos
Books
Brand Me: Make Your Mark

Brand Me: Make Your Mark

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  • HOW TO BOOK Melissa Dawn Simkins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melissa Dawn Simkins for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Melissa Dawn Simkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melissa Dawn Simkins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Melissa Dawn Simkins?

    Booking fees for Melissa Dawn Simkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melissa Dawn Simkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Melissa Dawn Simkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa Dawn Simkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa Dawn Simkins for your next private or corporate function.
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CEO of Velvet Suite; Founder of She-Suite & The Brand Leadership Institute

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Melissa Dawn Simkins Biography

Melissa Dawn Simkins, affectionately known as "The First Lady of Personal Branding," is a pioneer in personal brand leadership with a proven track record of advising Fortune 100 companies, CEOs, C-suite executives and influencers. She is a sought after strategist on how to lead change in the face of adversity.

She is CEO of Velvet Suite® an award-winning leadership innovation firm unleashing purpose-driven leadership as the uncontested catalyst to growth. She is also the Founder of The She-Suite®, the female focused leadership and lifestyle platform of Velvet Suite on a mission to reset the standard for working women to boldly lead with purpose in work, well-being and beyond. The She-Suite Brand Leadership Institute (BLI), is the only online personal brand leadership readiness platform built to scale for the enterprise to ready, retain and advance all women & women of color. Simkins is a sought-after keynote speaker on leadership innovation, the future of work and well-being for women.

Simkins is a former contributor to Inc.com and has been a frequent guest on media outlets such as CNN, CNBC and more. She is the author of Brand Me. Make Your Mark: The Ultimate Playbook for Personal Branding.

As an innovator, Simkins was the first African American female advisory board member for the World Brand Congress. Velvet Suite created the National Football League (NFL) Player Brand University in partnership with the NFL, the first personal brand development academy of its kind in all professional sports. Other Velvet Suite clients have included: Boston Scientific Corporation, Google, Allstate, Home Depot, UBS, the National Basketball Association, CEOs, C-Suite executives, celebrities, pro-athletes.

Simkins is a graduate from Otterbein University with a BA in Public Relations and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Society of Human Resource Management Foundatio (SHRM-F) and a is former Trustee for her alma mater, Otterbein University. Simkins is a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, a high-quality support network of 14,000+ like-minded leaders across 61 countries.

Melissa Dawn Simkins Speaking Topics

  • The M.V.P Mentality

    Champion-Level Leadership

  • The She-Suite Method

    Advancing Beyond the Gap

  • Brand Me

    Build Your Brand In Demand

  • Resilience

    The Litmus Test of Future Ready Leadership

  • 90-Day Action Plan

    Power of Work & Well-being

Melissa Dawn Simkins Videos

  • Get motivated with She-Suite Summit's founder Melissa Dawn Simkins
    Melissa Dawn Simkins is our special guest for Minute Motivation, she focuses on giving your self a reset.
  • A Conversation with Melissa Dawn Simkins
    Next up on 'Break Through with Lisa Gable', we're joined by the "first lady of personal branding'" and Founder of Velvet Suite, Melissa Dawn Simkins....

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  • How to book Melissa Dawn Simkins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melissa Dawn Simkins for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Melissa Dawn Simkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melissa Dawn Simkins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melissa Dawn Simkins?

    Booking fees for Melissa Dawn Simkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melissa Dawn Simkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melissa Dawn Simkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa Dawn Simkins for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa Dawn Simkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melissa Dawn Simkins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melissa Dawn Simkins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Melissa Dawn Simkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The M.V.P Mentality, The She-Suite Method, Brand Me, Resilience and 90-Day Action Plan. The estimated speaking fee range to book Melissa Dawn Simkins for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Melissa Dawn Simkins generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bola Sokunbi, Orlena Nwokah Blanchard, Arlan Hamilton, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones and Cassandra Worthy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melissa Dawn Simkins for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Melissa Dawn Simkins Speaking Topics

  • The M.V.P Mentality

    Champion-Level Leadership

  • The She-Suite Method

    Advancing Beyond the Gap

  • Brand Me

    Build Your Brand In Demand

  • Resilience

    The Litmus Test of Future Ready Leadership

  • 90-Day Action Plan

    Power of Work & Well-being

Melissa Dawn Simkins Speaker Videos

  • Get motivated with She-Suite Summit's founder Melissa Dawn Simkins
    Melissa Dawn Simkins is our special guest for Minute Motivation, she focuses on giving your self a reset.
    A Conversation with Melissa Dawn Simkins
    Next up on 'Break Through with Lisa Gable', we're joined by the "first lady of personal branding'" and Founder of Velvet Suite, Melissa Dawn Simkins. Lisa and Melissa discuss unlocking human...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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