Hey! I'm Melissa Pruitt
I'm a creative entrepreneur, wife, and bonus mom from the 2nd smallest state in the U.S. (Go Delaware!) and have transformed my life through the power of branding in both the real time and online worlds.
I've always been curious about how people work and what makes some more happy and successful than others. And this extends to the business world as well.
Like most creative entrepreneurs, my journey has not been a straight line (That's no fun!). No indeed, lots of twists and turns!
I started out as a fresh graduate with my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work, wanting to change the world and change lives! I worked as a therapist, helping women with their challenges with relationships, body image..all the things us ladies face. This work led to more opportunities learning NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming, adding tools to my toolbox that included communication and personal development.
As a woman who loves to wear many hats (in real life too!) I found myself passionate about other things as well: yoga, travel, writing, meditation, and the creative arts. So I explored different career options in these areas as well. I wondered how all of these amazing things could fit together and I struggled for a long time trying to figure out "what I wanted to be when I grew up". This led to a laundry list of different career paths (Kickboxing Instructor, Massage Therapist, Sales Team Leader)...just to name a few.
My journey led me to meet my amazing husband Paul, who truly is my soulmate. We share the same brain sometimes. (Scary!) And then my journey took us both down a path helping clients with personal branding photography, mentoring photographers from all over the world on marketing and business practices, and speaking on big stages at national conferences (WPPI, Photo Plus Expo, & Shutterfest just to name a few!).
I'm super fortunate. Together we built several multi-six figure businesses. This has not only blessed our home financially, but given us the freedom to travel, give back to causes that are important to us, and help people change their lives and their businesses.
And I loved this work so much..I still do and I am still active in our businesses as the integrator, making all the things happen!
But I wanted to give back more. And go back to my roots of working with women. And tap into my creativity at a deeper level. That darn entrepreneurial spirit was whispering in my ear!
I thought long and hard about all of my experiences, talents, knowledge, and skills. I also thought about all the connections I made over the years and how I could help others by sharing the resources and tools that I have used to build stellar business brands. I wanted to wrap all of this goodness into one package with a big bow (Purple of course!)
And that's when Brand Brilliance was created.
I LOVE LEARNING! I always have. I've been criticized in the past for this, for trying all different kinds of things and being perceived as a flake (So annoying!).
But the truth is, I have a passion for being a student and sharing what I learn with others, to help them see things from a different perspective and grow. I love being part of a woman's process when she has that aha moment because something was shared that made her think outside of the box!
Over the past 2 decades (OMG that's a long time), I've been doing exactly this, helping people expand their mind, see possibilities and grow. And I am so excited to dedicate my time to this new chapter in my life to provide cohesive business branding support and encouragement for women!
Brand Brilliance allows you to get a better sense of yourself, your values, your talents, and your unique abilities. Combine this with aligned strategies, inspired action, and amazing resources to help you and your mission...now that is the entire package!
I love what I do. I get to meet really fascinating women who are passionate about what they do and help them tap into their value, so that they can share and help even more people in their community and in the world. It's allowed me to connect them to people, resources, and tools that I know will help them, just as they helped me. Now that is pure brilliance!
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