I enjoy sharing my story and motivating others to face life’s challenges with grit, wit, grace and guts. All of my talks are customized to my audience and I promote all of my appearances through social media and my national show, Fearless Fabulous You!

Want more information on scheduling a book signing and talk, webinar or teleseminar? Email me at melanie@melanieyoung.com 

Here are sample topics of my talks:

Staying Healthy at Any Age (examples)

  • How to Stay Fearless & Fabulous at  Any  Age, Embrace Your Authenticity and Project Your Brilliance
  • Being CEO “Chief Empowerment Officer” of Your Health- Why It Matters and What It Takes
  • Over-extended? Over-stressed? How to portion control your lifestyle diet to stay balanced
  • Add in the Good; Crowd out the junk. My simple MATH formula that adds up to better health

Reinventing Your Life (examples)

  • From Fizzle to Sizzle: How to Re-Ignite Your Personal Brand and Reinvent Your Career
  • Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones, Reframe and Reclaim the Life You Want
  • Spin It To Win It!: How to package, present and pitch yourself to make an amazing first- and lasting- impression
  • How to be an Opportuneur: Turning change into dollars

Cancer Survivorship (examples)

  • What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting Breast Cancer
  • Five/Ten Lessons I Learned from Having Cancer To Stay Fearless, Fabulous & Fit Forever
  • I Wear My Father’s Genes- Genetic testing: what to consider
  • The Healing Journey After Treatment: What To Expect in Your New Normal and How To Cope

Here are some of the organizations where I’ve been a guest speaker:

Cancer Support Groups and Fundraisers
  • Bloomingdale’s, Atlanta to support Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition and Northside Hospital Breast Cancer (guest speech)
  • Bucks County (PA) Breast Friends (speech)
  • Chai Life, New York (teleseminar)
  • Mary Ellen Locher Breast Cancer, Chattanooga, TN (speech)
  • North Bay Cancer Alliance, Sonoma, CA (guest speech)
  • SHARE, New York (webinar)
  • Survivor Glam Squad Raleigh, NC (speech)
  • Komen New York. Conducted a websine with Dr. Martha Eddy, Moving for Life, on nutrition, movement and stress management,  Watch webinar here. or cut and paste this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86QVMlF5VTQ


Professional Women’s Organizations
  • FestiGals, New Orleans, an annual gathering of women in New Orleans each July for empowerment, enrichment and entertainment. My talk was “How to Turn your Life from Fizzle to Sizzle.” A special thank you to EPPA Sangria, Enza Prosecco and Barone Fini wines for their support. Watch videos here: http://youtu.be/nmANoGU3xKI and here http://youtu.be/EpEKY8Dc


  • Les Dames d’Escoffier NY  “Women and Wellness.” A panel discussion on how to stay healthy and fabulous at every age and stage of your life. Panelists: Bonnie Tandy Leblang, RD; Melanie Young, Author: Ellie Krieger, RD, Regina Ragone, RD.  Click Here to watch video.
  • Women of the Walden Club, Chattanooga, TN (guest speech)
  • Orlando (FL) Professional Women’s Meetup (guest speech)


Arts, Education and Religious 

  • Chattanooga (TN) Theatre Center (guest speech)
  • Girls Preparatory Schools, Chattanooga, TN (guest speech)
  • Mizpah Congregation (guest speech)
  • SUNY Kingston, NY (guest speech)
  • Touro Synagogue, New Orleans (guest speech)


Speaking at Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side, New York City

Bookstore Talks (book signings with a talk)

  • Barnes & Noble, New York City (Upper West Side)
  • Barnes & Noble, Chattanooga, TN
  • Barnes & Noble, Atlanta,
  • Barnes & Noble, Orlando
  • Book Passage, Marin County, CA
  • Inquiring Minds, New Paltz, NY