The Hope Speaking mission:

Empowering others to intentionally build better business, personal, and self-relationships through effective communication.

Meet Mélanie A. Hope


Mélanie meets you where you are and lifts you up through her stories and humor, all while teaching you how to more effectively communicate so you get what you want from your team, your clients, and yourself.

"See Me, Feel Me, Droid Me" 2010 Humorous Speech winner

See Me, Feel Me, Droid Me” Humorous Speech Contest winner


With a background in the corporate world (she still considers herself a “recovering accountant”), Mélanie has first-hand experience in leadership, both good and bad. She has trained business owners in networking and social media, as well as advanced branding and marketing principles.

Contact Mélanie to check her availability for your event.


Mélanie has been described as a whorl of energy and enthusiasm, which has led her to such awards as Spark Plug of the Year and multiple wins in humorous speech contests. She is a cast member of the Las Vegas Improvisational Players and multiple long-form improv troupes. In August of 2011, she was a semi-finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking . (This means that she was one of 82 contestants from a pool of 300,000 participants from 116 countries!)

Mélanie has spoken for crowds of thousands, taught classes of dozens, and coached one-on-one. It is her creative worldview that helps her make the learning connection with others. Plus, she really loves to make people laugh!


Mélanie Hope on the front steps of the Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara coeli, Rome Italy

Just before the performance

Mélanie comes from a very musical family and has been singing since she could make a sound. As a young girl, she was part of the Northwest Girlchoir and sang many solos in her school productions. As an adult, she sang for the Living Cross, the Singing Christmas Tree and Victorian Country Christmas. In 2009, she joined Andrew T. Miller’s Birth of Christ production at the Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara Coeli Festival di Pasqua in Rome, Italy. She sang and played drums for the praise teams of All Saints’ Lutheran Church and Kent Unity Church, is learning to play the ukelele, and occasionally sings the National Anthem for local games and events.

Melanie Hope in an opera in Rome

Hidden behind all the professional opera singers

Mélanie Hope singing in the Victorian Country Christmas

Singing for the Victorian Country Christmas

 World Traveler

Mélanie loves to travel and will use ANY excuse (even singing) to go anywhere in the world.

Mélanie on the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC, New York

Mélanie Hope in Panama

Panama City, Panama

Mélanie Hope in front of the Sydney Opera House and bridge

Sydney, Australia

Mélanie Hope at Pompeii

Pompeii, Italy

Mélanie Hope at the Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Gladiator kisses in front of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Mélanie Hope at The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Mélanie and Abigail Hope at Pike Place Market

Seattle – near where Mélanie and Abby grew up

Mélanie Hope in front of the Las Vegas sign

Home in Fabulous Las Vegas!


Mélanie Hope is available for keynotes with fees beginning at $5,000 (plus travel/lodging) and for workshops, price negotiable depending on time, travel, and supplies needed. Booking a conference in Las Vegas? Save added fees and book a local! Ask for a program tailored for your event.

She is also available for private coaching.

Bulk discounts are available for all of her books – contact Hope Speaking for details.




Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member

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