Entertaining and articulate, Melanie talks about life and how to live it to festivals, retreats, groups, leaders, dreamers, learners and parents; inspirational and passionate, she encourages us to dare to unwrap and be present – because when that happens, nothing is ever quite the same again.
Melanie Gow tells the story of walking for 33 exceptional days with her two sons, aged 12 and 16, over the Pyrenees and across Spain for 800km to Santiago de Compostela.
A walk that didn’t so much change them as gently unwrap them.
“Highly recommended – in fact it should come with a warning; it is very likely to be inspiring and life-changing”
Entertaining and articulate about her unassuming stroll, Melanie has become an inspiration to many by sharing her story of parenting daringly, and personal transformation.
Combining the truth with metaphor, wisdom, and deep appreciation of the moment, Melanie takes the audience on a inspirational journey.
She engages, uplifts and moves her audience with storytelling, beautiful photography, and words of wisdom in a memorable performance.
She tours the country stoking the fire of dreams and inspiring people to “Walk the Talk” – because when that happens, nothing is ever quite the same again.
“Went to the third night of the Hungerford Book Shop’s four day Literary festival tonight and it was amazing. Melanie Gow tonight and Sir Max Hastings last night. I was so so impressed by Melanie’s passion and enthusiasm and her beautiful book I bought one for myself and one each for the children. How lucky we are in Hungerford.” Bruce Mayhew.
Melanie has given a TEDx Talk
“Imagine what could change if you just back yourself and walk the talk”
Melanie gives talks for
- Festivals, Retreats, Conferences, and Groups
- Inspiration and After Dinner events
- Leadership and Motivational events
- Parents and Schools, for children aged 12yrs and above
The Most Popular are:
For Festival, Retreats, Groups and Events
“Walking With Angels – A Photographic Journey”
The classic unfolding of the inspirational, true story, illustrated comprehensively with narrative photographs and nuanced delivery.
“This has the emotion of a film, the excitement of a live performance and the impact of igniting a dream” Ian James, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
For Leaders and Dreamers
“Create The Way By Walking It”
Imagine what could change if we just back ourselves and create the way as we walk it; what leading your children for 33 days walking 800km across a country can teach you about how to achieve your goals, and transform yourself through leadership.
“Highly recommended – in fact it should come with a warning; it is very likely to be inspiring and life-changing” Angela Johnson
For Learners and Believers
“A Closed Door Lets Nothing In”
What walking for 33 days across a country can teach you about life, everything you need to know to live it and how to do anything.
“This is a brilliant and inspiring account of a journey we all should make at least once in our lifetime. A journey in more than one sense of the word.” Dave Wright, Gallery at Ice
Imagine what could change if we give our children the space to decide what kind of adults they want to be, and what leading your children for 33 days walking 800km across a country can teach you.
“Melanie gave her incredible talk to over 100 of our parents and went down an absolute storm!” Ms Nicola Huggett, The Head, Blundell’s School, Devon
For Children – I give an age appropriate version of the ‘leaders and dreamers’ talk “A Closed Door Lets Nothing In”
“Melanie inspires our children to go beyond expectations, not with a sermon but by letting her sons set the example” Mary Feyerham, mother
“Quite brilliant talk Melanie, I’m still thinking about it now. You have a beautiful mix of accessible messages.” Polly Wood
Melanie will adapt the talk for your event
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