Public Speaking

I believe in the power of telling our stories. 


In a world that often feels disconnected, I believe that true revolution lies in connection with others and sharing our lived experiences.

Thousands of people across the world have listened to my teachings, and I'd love to share my message even further.

I know this is just the beginning of The Graceful Revolution.

When Dr. Melissa Bird was 6 years old, her father committed suicide. This led Melissa to believe that if she would have been better behaved, would have been quieter, and would have taken better care of her 3 year old sister that her father wouldn’t have died. Her self silencing, inability to grieve on her own terms, and fear of abandonment created a lifetime of wounding that has led to the teachings of graceful revolution. 


When Dr. Bird speaks she teaches and inspires audiences how to turn a lifetime of perfectionist shame and grief into an inspirational revolution that leaves audiences feeling seen, heard, and transformed.


The Art of the Graceful Revolution is a transformational talk that helps audience members:

  • Understand how fear of loss of love leads to grasping for power and control

  • Identify how their own suffering and fears leads to perfectionism

  • Learn how looking externally for answers can lead to shutting down their own internal compass and intuition


The Art of the Graceful Revolution helps audience members identify the roots of perfectionism and how it impacts their daily lives, how grief and loss can lead to our greatest transformations, and how change begins by returning to our natural state of being through healing and taking inspired action.


Signature Speech: The Art of the Graceful Revolution

Speech Alternative Topic #1: Accessing your Higher Level Intuition

Speech Alternative Topic #2: Perfectionism is Not Your Fault

Cost per speech: $3,000 plus travel and accommodations

Dr. Bird is available for customized speeches for an increased rate.

To book Dr. Bird for your next event please email her at


I LOVE to talk to passionate people from all walks of life about a range of topics including:

  • The Graceful Revolution

  • What being a heart-led warrior and standing up for what we believe in truly means.

  • Why being a witch is the mother f*cking best thing ever and so much more!

Some of the podcast I have been featured on include:

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"Melissa is, and I don't want to understate this, an absolute goddess to work with!


Typically at the Chamber of Commerce we have speakers who are authorities on their topic, leaders in the field, and experienced speakers. Too often, however, they are willing to get up and talk without that crucial ingredient that the modern chamber member craves: personality!


I have organized, sat through, and worked with an infinite number of speakers over the years, but none have been as captivating, confident, or downright fun as Melissa. Out of all the speakers we've had, she has been the one that we've received the most comments about, the most feedback on, and the most request to have back.


If you're a 'traditional' organization, that is too buttoned up for fun, and too rigid to entertain while learning, or too serious for change, then the Natural Born Rebel is not for you. If hair on fire, kicking ass, and thoroughly engaging with the modern business community member is more your style, then you need to pick up the phone and make the call."


- Simon Date, President/CEO, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce


To book me to appear on your podcast or deliver a keynote speech at your event please reach out via 
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