Motivational Speaking

Melissa’s reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to connect with audiences honestly and authentically, while teaching courage and confidence. The key topics she speaks on are positive self-image, bravery, health, fitness, and mental toughness with the message that you should Never trade your authenticity for anyone else's approval.  

  Although we aren't always aware, research says that 60-70% of our thoughts are negative. How would our world change if 60-70% of our thoughts were positive instead? Paakh believes that when our internal dialogue questions our confidence, we are less likely to be authentic, less likely to be vulnerable, and less capable of connection.

 Authenticity is hard to practice because it means you're exposing the sides you don't often feel comfortable sharing. Paakh believes that if we want to feel more connected and ultimately more fulfilled, we need to start getting comfortable feeling uncomfortable. We need to learn to listen to our intuition, even if that means we are being vulnerable.    

Paakh, creator of The Authentic You, is a former Division I swimmer for the University of Utah and a certified personal trainer. She was the First Runner Up to Miss Minnesota USA 2018 and the Miss Minnesota (Miss America) Lifestyle and Fitness winner. She models on National Television for the Home Shopping Network Evine, as well as the Modeling Agencies: Agency Models and Talent and Moore Creative Talent.


She provides a variety of services including, but not limited to:

Keynote presentations
Corporate Events
Emcee/event hosting
Small groups and Workshops
Individual coaching

Paakh has given over 75 The Authentic You presentations and was a featured speaker at the Annual REACH Conference. If you are interested in scheduling an event, please submit an online inquiry on the contact page.

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