Keynotes & Special Events

A high-energy, interactive, and empowering speaker, Spread Your Sunshine’s Founder, Melanie S. Griffin, Esq., is in high demand for keynotes aimed to educate, motivate, and encourage attendees to flourish in their personal and professional lives. During her speaking career, she has addressed local, statewide, national, and international places of work and professional, community, and civic organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, one of The Big Four, the ALFA International Client Seminar, the US/Canada KNOW Women Summit, Women Empower X Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Florida Paralegal Association, The Florida Bar, multiple Junior Leagues, several universities and law schools, and many others.

Melanie’s presentations and events are curated specifically for the audiences with whom she connects and upon request, are tailored to qualify for industry-specific continuing education credit(s). She focuses on a multitude of topics, including:

  • Overcoming "Failure" and the Fear of It (i.e., Why "Failures" Are Your Hidden Super Power);
  • Saying Goodbye to Impostor Syndrome;
  • Time Management Strategies & Life Hacks;
  • Forming Meaningful Mentoring Relationships & Programs;
  • Succeeding in Male-Dominated Industries;
  • Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era;
  • Growing & Maintaining Diverse & Inclusive Work Forces, Civic Organizations, and Communities;
  • Racial Inequality: What It Is, How to Talk About It, and How to Lean In to Change It;
  • Rocking Social Media: Forming Authentic Relationships, Building a Loyal Fan Base, Growing Your Business, and Increasing Sales;
  • The Art of Networking;
  • Captivating Story Telling;
  • Inspirational Leadership;
  • Cultivating an Effective Personal Brand;
  • Successfully Pivoting Industries & Careers;
  • Effective Strategies to Begin Your Passion Project, Side Hustle or New Small Business;
  • The Power of Positivity & Collaboration;
  • Showing Yourself & Others Grace;
  • Living a Life of Gratitude;
  • Building Resilience; and
  • Training Your Brain for Positive Mental Health & Wellness.

Melanie also loves curating new events and topics to best serve her community and is constantly expanding her portfolio to incorporate her real-time knowledge and address her clients’ present needs. To partner together on a unique presentation that immediately equips attendees with tangible tools to effect positive change, contact Melanie at (813) 404-8566 or Melanie@SpreadYourSunshine.com. Or, connect with Melanie at an upcoming event highlighted in the schedule below.

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Events:

Women's Alliance of the Greater Orlando Builders Association (“GOBA”) Wellness Webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM; for more information and to register, please visit: http://www.greaterorlandoba.com/events/details/women-s-alliance-of-goba-wellness-webinar-6155.

Release of What It's Really Like to Be an Entrepreneur Podcast Episode on Wednesday, September 30, 2020; hosted by Vincent Lanci, this podcast shares exactly what it’s like in the world of entrepreneurship through real-life and authentic stories from founders of companies; to listen, please visit: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/what-its-really-like-to-be-an-entrepreneur-feHh8PDv_Kc/.

Goals to Riches Mastery Summit on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST; Melanie's Expert Interview regarding Leadership will focus on: 

  • Recognizing and changing negative behavior and self-talk;
  • Shining yourself and others through the glass ceiling; and
  • Empowering yourself and others with the confidence necessary to adopt a growth mindset, overcome the fear of failure, and seek out new and exciting challenges. 

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.goalstorichesmastery.com/opt-in42037237.

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“CFAWL”) Luncheon on Friday, November 6, 2020, beginning at 12:00 PM EST; The Importance of Gratitude & Showing Appreciation:

Join CFAWL and its Past President and Spread Your Sunshine Founder Melanie S. Griffin, Esq. for this presentation. Then, take a few minutes to remind your favorite people how thankful you are to have them in your life. Despite all the new challenges you've faced this year, you're moving forward every day towards triumphs big and small. Let's focus on something positive, practice gratitude, and recognize achievements together.

For more information on this virtual keynote and to register, please visit: https://www.cfawl.org/event/cfawl-virtual-monthly/luncheon/.

Hillsborough County Bar Association (“HCBA”) CLE Luncheon on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST; The Power of Gratitude: How Intentional Thankfulness Positively Impacts Your Well-Being, Practice & Community:

The Florida Bar’s Mental Health and Wellness Committee has determined that 23% of lawyers report having stress, 19% anxiety, and 28% depression. This interactive program will teach attendees how understanding and utilizing gratitude will help them personally and everyone in the world around them, including in their interactions with opposing counsel, colleagues and others in the profession and the community.

For more information on this virtual keynote and to register, please visit: https://www.hillsbar.com.

Emerson Built That Podcast Interview on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 beginning at 5:30 PM EST; hosted by Allison De Meulder, this podcast is no fluff, no frills, just real talk about the raw emotions of entrepreneurship; for more information about this episode and more, please visit: https://www.emersonbuiltthat.com/about

FAWL Fall 2020 Summit on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST; Effective Strategies to Begin Your Passion Project, Side Hustle or New Small Business; for more information on this virtual presentation and to register, please visit: https://fawl.memberclicks.net/fawlconference2020#/.

Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. Meeting on Saturday, November 14, 2020; Inspiring Leadership: How to Motivate, Succeed & Shine Brightly:

Strategies are provided to help attendees best balance the leadership needs of their organization with the leadership needs of their members, foster high performance within their organization, and deal with the pressures associated with leadership.

For more information on this virtual keynote, please visit: https://pafinc.org.

Release of Love the Work You Do Podcast Voices of Inspiration Series Kickoff with Leadership Panel Discussion featuring Spread Your Sunshine Founder Melanie S. Griffin, Esq., Nicole Case Coaching Founder Nicole Case, and Level 42 Consulting Founder Dr. Benah Parker on Tuesday, November 17, 2020; hosted by Erica Castner, this podcast is for business owners who want to increase their influence, income and impact by improving their professional relationships, sales, brand awareness, leadership abilities, productivity, confidence, and more; for more information about this episode and more, please visit: https://www.ericacastner.com/podcast/

National Court Reporters Association ("NCRA") 2021 Business Summit Executive Conference on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM EST at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia; 

Part I - Maximizing Your Personal & Professional Life: The Art of Focusing, Prioritizing, and Goal Crushing

Time. It is something we all want more of. Yet, no matter how hard we wish, there are only 24 hours in each day. During this presentation, these 24 hours will be stretched as far as possible. Together, we will develop a personal strategy that incorporates time management skills and other productive habits to help you set and crush big goals, rid yourself of procrastination, achieve work-life balance, and focus on meaningful activities that best align with your priorities and mission.

Part II - Rebrand 2021: Personal Branding & Networking Strategies to Shine Beyond Your Competition

Learn how authentically connecting with others, creating a lasting positive mindset, increasing your daily energy, and finding and explaining your “why” will elevate your business, maximize your professional relationships, and increase your profitability.

For more information on this in-person keynote and to register, please visit: https://www.ncra.org/home/events/ncra-business-summit.

Stetson College of Law Student Leadership Development Luncheon regarding Communication during the Spring 2021 Semester; for more information, please visit: https://www.stetson.edu/law/students/leadership-development-committee.php.

Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association (“SHRA”) Luncheon on Friday, February 19, 2021 beginning at 12:00 PM EST; Identifying and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace:

At some point in our lives, an estimated 70% of people, both men and women, experience Impostor Syndrome. Impostor Syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud." This Syndrome has a direct impact on workplace productivity, employee morale, retention, and employee development. This session will provide attendees, specifically HR professionals and people managers, with tools and techniques to identify within themselves and/or the organization when this Syndrome arises and how to overcome it. The objectives of the session are to:

  • Develop and evaluate employee retention and development strategies and practices that combat the Impostor Syndrome and lead to greater employee achievement;
  • Design and evaluate strategies that will result in greater employee engagement;
  • Identify and build positive culture influencers within the workplace that foster psychological safety;
  • Learn how to utilize feedback for employee development; and
  • Identify strategies to build a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

For more information on this virtual presentation and to register, please visit: https://www.myshra.org/events/event_list.asp.

University of South Florida Lunchtime Leadership Series on Thursday, February 25, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST; Showing Yourself & Others Grace While Living a Life of Gratitude:

A life filled with grace and gratitude is proven to reduce stress, lessen anxiety, and decrease depression while fostering joy, encouraging collaboration, deepening understanding of alternative viewpoints, and aiding in conflict resolution. During this interactive program, you will strengthen your grace and gratitude skillsets to enrich your life, further your mission and reach as a servant leader, and make a more audacious, meaningful impact on the world around you.

For more information on this virtual keynote and to register, please visit: https://www.usf.edu/clce.

The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section CLE Webinar on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 beginning at 12:00 PM EST; Time Management Strategies & Life Hacks for the Productive, Professional Lawyer:

Time. It is something we all want more of. Yet, no matter how hard we wish, there are only 24 hours in each day. During this virtual webinar, these 24 hours will be stretched as far as possible. Together, we will develop a personal strategy that incorporates time management skills and other productive habits to become more effective, efficient, professional and happy lawyers who best serve ourselves, our clients and employers/employees, and the legal profession and justice system as a whole.

For more information, please visit: https://www.flsolosmallfirm.org/calendar/.

KNOW 2021 Women Summit beginning May 13, 2021 at 4:00 PM MST through May 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM MST at the CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona; Messaging for Your Brand; for more information on this in-person presentation and to register, please visit: https://www.knowtribesummit.com/.

2021 Women Empower X Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2021 from 10 AM to 5 PM EST at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center; Lead Effectively: How to Overcome Burnout, Self-Doubt & Overwhelm; for more information on this in-person presentation and to register, please visit: https://womenempowerx.com/washington-dc-2021.