by Mella Noir Have you ever met a raconteur? Definition: a storyteller, especially a person noted for telling stories with skill and wit. I wasn’t sure I had either…but, when you meet one it makes perfect sense. I have and his name is V. V is someone who can create almost anything creatively […]
by Mella Noir Have you ever met a man who is always on the cusp of fame? Seriously. Next to it nonstop. So much so that it becomes contagious and the fame seeker becomes famous? I have, and his name is Rick Mendoza. We met because I was working with a client […]
by Mella Noir Have you ever met a woman who is passionate about supporting women to live on purpose and BE inspirational women in their lives – everyday? One who speaks, writes, and mentors women to connect with their unique passion for life and to build inspirational lives for themselves? I have, and her name […]
by Mella Noir Ever met a woman who is an expert in the wine world, a cocktail enthusiast, a craft beer sommelier and a champagne connoisseur? But, to balance the scales, she also lives a mindful life of eating vegan and gluten-free, practicing yoga, hiking and meditation every single day? I have, and her name […]
Ever met a man who for a living thinks, breathes and travels constantly to help businesses focus on one thing: the customer experience? One who attends and speaks at food performance conferences non-stop and also balances a day job of traveling across the United States to film a television show about helping businesses weed […]
by Mella Noir Ever met a man who for a living is surrounded by, speaking to and with, connecting, writing for and about, interviewing, conferencing, skyping, and creating content driven by women all day, every day? One who travels and attends woman-centered blog and social media conferences across the United States, and has a list […]
by Mella Noir | Featured Contributor Ever met an entrepreneur, who started as a scrappy 16 year old kid, got a side job in a restaurant and turned it into a lifelong career in the entertainment industry planning extravagant parties for every celebrity you can think of? I have, and his name is Charlie Scola. […]
Ever met an impresario, who started as a 16 year old kid, creating his vision by taking on old, decrepit projects that people saw no value in and were willing to throw away, or destroy? Seeing potential, putting on some new parts, shining it all up to the original beauty and reselling to an adoring […]
by Mella Noir | Featured Contributor Ever met a Holocaust survivor, who survived one of history’s atrocities when she was only 14? I have, and her name is Lucy Deutsch. When she was just a 14 year old girl discovering life, her family was thrown out of their beautiful home and shipped off to Auschwitz […]
Ever met a 16 year old that started changing the world when she was 12?
I have, and her name is Gabrielle Posard. When she was just 12, she was inspired by her older sister Camille, who was a writer for a documentary on hunger. She drew the now famous “Donate, Don’t Dump” logo of a fork, spoon and knife combined with recycling while discussing the documentary over dinner with her family.