Guest: Melanie Griffin, Founder of Spread Your Sunshine Melanie is an attorney, speaker, entrepreneur and host of the podcast and social media show Spread Your Sunshine. She founded Spread Your Sunshine to promote the importance of mentorship. Hosts: Joy Tootle, Esq., Rosanna Catalano, Esq., and Jeanne Curtin, Esq. https://spreadyoursunshine.com/ https://rocketshipconsultants.com https://TheFloridaville.com
Melanie Griffin, Esq. Spread Your Sunshine with Guest Host Jamila S. Little, Esq.
Journey to Esquire: The Podcast
In this episode, we pass the mic to Melanie Firffi, Esq. (JD MBA) with Guest Host and Board Member Jamila S. Little, Esq. Melanie is a triple-graduate of The Florida State University (Business Finance, 2003; MBA, 2006; JD, 2006). Her entrepreneurial skills were honed for thirteen years at a prominent Florida corporate law firm where she served as a law clerk and then attorney from 2006-19, the last five years of which she was an Equity Shareholder and the Tampa Office Managing Partner. In 2019, Melanie joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm that is the largest law firm in Tampa Bay, Of Counsel, and Shumaker Advisors Florida as Senior Advisor, Business-to-Business Relationships. During her legal career, Melanie has served as the President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, then the largest women lawyers organization in Florida that won the Chapter of the Year Award. In 2013-14, she served as President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, one of the largest young lawyers divisions in the country with approximately 26,000 members. In 2021-22, she will serve as President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. Melanie has been recognized as Florida’s Most Productive Young Lawyer, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida Trend Legal Elite, TBBJ BusinessWoman of the Year Legal Services Finalist, FSU Notable Nole, Tampa Bay Metro Inspiring Woman in Business, FSU College of Business Recent Alumni Achievement Award, and Best Lawyers in America. In 2019, she assisted with the launch of Nora Riva Bergman's book 50 Lessons for Women Lawyers from Women Lawyers at the New York City Bar Association. Her Lesson, Dream Beyond Perfection!, is published as Lesson #20. In 2017, Melanie founded Spread Your Sunshine to effect positive change through mentorship and building confidence in others. An inspirational speaker in high demand, Melanie has appeared on national and international stages, including for 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, The Florida Bar, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Melanie’s success helping others has been celebrated through her receipt of the TBBJ BusinessWoman of the Year Angie Joseph Excellence in Mentorship Award, GSWCF Woman of Promise Award, FSU Inspire Award, Florida Bar YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award, KNOW Tampa Feature, The Best of KNOW Feature, Florida Bar SSFS Mentor of the Year Award, FSU College of Law Alumni Association Service Award, and KNOW Tampa Contributor Feature. Contact Info: Melanie@SpreadYourSunshine.com www.SpreadYourSunshine.com FB/IG/LI/YT: @SpreadYourSunshine Twitter: @Sunshine_Women Visit www.journeytoesquire.com for more!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/journey-to-esquire/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/journey-to-esquire/support
This episode if full of inspiration as I talk with Melanie Griffin, Founder of Spread Your Sunshine. From inspirational products to resources, Spread Your Sunshine is here to brighten the world. As an attorney and entrepreneur, Melanie and I converse about many topics including:GratitudeAuthenticityWith only 24 hours in a day, what is an entrepreneur to doGoal setting and accountability partnersMentorshipIt is OK to stay in your 9 - 5 and have a side hustleRecovering from perfectionismFailure is going to happen, embrace itSnippets of advice like: Do one thing, do it well, finish it, and then move on to the next project. A more difficult concept for serial multitaskers and entrepreneurs with "racing minds."Failure and success are muscles, how have you flexed yours?Looking to start a business? Many of us get stuck on what is that business. Think about what you love to do or are passionate about, and then try to monetize. By looking through a different lens, clarity can be found. "Spread Your Sunshine builds confidence through inspirational keynote speaking, small business consulting, celebratory products, and a soon-to-be-launched podcast and social media show. All of their products and services mentor and cheer the community on in abandoning perfection and the fear of “failure” to tackle big challenges and create the change we wish to see in the world."Melanie's Links: Facebook, Instagram, TwitterSpread Your Sunshine Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter About Melanie:Melanie Griffin is a Business Litigation and Employment Law Attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick who is a Past President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the President-Elect of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers the past 11 consecutive years and Best Lawyers in America the past 5 consecutive years. As a result of her leadership, she has received numerous accolades and awards, including The Florida Bar Most Productive Young Lawyer Award, Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year, Angie Joseph Excellence in Mentorship Award, The Florida Bar YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award, The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section Mentor of the Year Award, and the Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association Service Award. In 2017, she founded Spread Your Sunshine to effect positive change through mentorship and building confidence in others. An inspirational speaker in high demand, Melanie has appeared on national and international stages, including for 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, The Florida Bar, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
BTW 25: Herbal and Spiritual Support for 2020 with Melanie Griffin
Between the Worlds Podcast
Join herbalist, artist and comedian Melanie Griffin, and host Amanda Yates Garcia, as they discuss spiritual and herbal means for coping with the stress of 2020. This episode covers a lot of ground, ranging from overcoming the militaristic medical complex, to working with herbs to ameliorate depression. Plants are not just resources to exploit but beings to establish relationships with. Our spiritual practices connecting with the plant world can be a lifeline in troubled times. We talk about specific herbs you can work with to cope with stress, depression and frayed nerves, and other ways, besides ingesting them, to work with plants. Plant work is ancestral work, join us and find out why. ********************************** UPCOMING WORKSHOPS Candle Magic Workshop - Download Available 8/13/20 Whether or not you “believe” in magic, candle rituals are a great way to focus your intention, shift your mood and connect to your sacred practices. This is a Between the Worlds workshop and can be purchased as a one off, or is included in your Jupiter level subscriber membership. Click here to register. ********************************** Find out more about our special guest, herbalist, artist, and comedian Melanie Griffin, and her plant medicine line, Magenta's Magical Medicinals... Check out her Instagram feed: @msmauve Donate to Black & Pink, a national prison abolitionist organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing. You can donate by clicking this link. ********************************** To find out more about the host, Amanda Yates Garcia... ... sign up for Amanda's newsletter, CLICK HERE. ... order Amanda's book, "Initiated: Memoir of a Witch" CLICK HERE. ... Amanda's Instagram ... Amanda's Facebook To book an appointment with Amanda go to www.oracleoflosangeles.com ********************************** Original MUSIC by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs ********************************** Get in touch with sponsorship inquiries for Between the Worlds at email@example.com. ** CONTRIBUTORS: Amanda Yates Garcia (host) & Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (producer). Often with editing help from Jiha Lee. The BTW image was created by Maria Minnis (tinyparsnip.com / instagram.com/tinyparsnip ) with text designed by Leah Hayes.
Does Happiness Lead To Success with Melanie Griffin
The Lawman's Lounge
EP14 - In this week's episode of The Lawman's Lounge, Bill "The Lawman" Umansky of the Umansky Law Firm talks with the ever accomplished Melanie Griffin about how to find your true happiness, how to unapologetically pursue what brings you joy, and the importance of overcoming hurdles when on a path to pivot your career/build the law firm or business of your dreams! Tune in every Tuesday morning for a new episode!
Episode 126 – A Discussion On Racial Inequality With Ed Narain and Melanie Griffin
The Wise Idea
Episode 126 - A Discussion On Racial Inequality With Ed Narain and Melanie GriffinEpisode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.comWhile Coronavirus (COVID-19) is on the forefront of most of our minds, Race and Racial Injustice events in the US has forced the conversation to the forefront.We have intentionally deliberated about whether to take a break from our normal content or keep pushing through. We have (had / continue to have) some incredible guests and topics lined up for 2020. In some cases, we have paused some topics and in others we feel like its necessary to continue with some of the Guests that we've invited to be apart of our conversations.In today's episode, we have a candidate discussion that was initially hosted by Spread Your Sunshine around justice, race, racism, and what some clear steps forward include.You can connect with Ed Narain here: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedInYou can connect with Spread Your Sunshine here: WebsiteIf you need further assistance or have questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org==================For Coaching, Questions, or Additional Information:You can contact us at email@example.com - Subscribe via: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS Feed, and SpotifyEnjoy what you're hearing & seeing? Do you mind Rating & Reviewing This Podcast?Your ratings and reviews help us place the podcast in front of new leaders and listeners. Your feedback also lets me know how I can better serve you.If you have the desire to donate financially to The Wise Idea Podcast, you can do so here. A donation of any amount will be helpful in allowing us to creating the movement to INSPIRE WISDOM.DONATE HERE!About Our Host: Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.comYou can see his Social media here on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, and LinkedIn ALL at @CJHarrisOneHere are Christopher’s Theological Beliefs: http://christopherjharris.com/what-i-believe/He is affiliated with the following organizations (among others): www.CrossoverChurch.org , https://www.fullgospelbaptist.org/, http://www.mosaix.info/ , and https://www.biblicalleadership.com/Thank You’s:My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion. (Note: Want your name listed here? Leave a review of this podcast and you may find your name listed here…)
Brian Kelly Interviews Keynote Speaker & Business Consultant Melanie Griffin
The Mind Body Business Show
Melanie is a triple-graduate of The Florida State University. Upon graduation from the MBA/JD program, Melanie's entrepreneurial skills were honed for twelve years as a business litigation attorney. Despite a successful legal career, like many women, Melanie struggled with the fear of failure, inability to believe in herself, perfectionism, and additional issues related to what is often referred to as “impostor syndrome.” Thankfully, as a result of significant mentorship and the desire to learn to be her best self, Melanie proactively changed her negative behavior and became determined to help others do the same. In 2017, she created Spread Your Sunshine, her then passion project committed to empowering others with the confidence to break the glass ceiling and achieve their dreams. After two years of experiencing the excitement over and need for the #ShineItForward™ movement, in 2019, Melanie fully dedicated herself to intentionally focusing on the inspiration of joy in and encouragement of others. Melanie is happiest when she is building up all those around her, including her husband Mike, son Maverick, and Golden Lab Molly.
Melanie S. Griffin practices in Dean Mead’s litigation department, representing clients locally in Tampa and Orlando, statewide throughout Florida, throughout the southeast, and beyond. More importantly, she is my friend and a woman in the Tampa Bay area making BIG waves in our community! Among other things, Melanie mentors and advocates for women in not only the legal industry but across the board! Most recently, she presented on a diversity and inclusion for the Florida Bar YLD Diversity Symposium. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did making it. AND keep an eye out for Melanie. She's just getting started! If you have a story of your own or know of someone making an impact in their community, email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your story at The Small Magic Podcast. Now go out and make your own SMALL MAGIC!
5: Spread Your Sunshine & Tampa Bay Transit Chat With Melanie Griffin
Recording live from Fuzzy's Taco Shop in Temple Terrace, co-hosts Collin Sherwin and Brock Bjorn are saying ahoy to National Margarita Day for Episode 5 of the 813area podcast! We happened upon North Tampa, but talk about other great places in South Tampa to get a delicious margarita, such as Bartaco, Green Lemon and the brand new Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar. The guys then talk about the various events happening this weekend like the 71st Annual Fiesta Day, Tampa's Last Saturday Bar Crawl with Party Bus, Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA and the podcast's favorite event Grown Up Night! Also, if you're in South Tampa, thought #GasparillaSZN was over, and want to test your New Year's Resolutions, enter or watch the Gasparilla Distance Classic! There is always something amazing to do in your area! Collin Sherwin also welcomes Melanie Griffin to the 813area podcast to talk about her business, Spread Your Sunshine and the transit issues surrounding the Tampa Bay Area. Tasked with helping women overcome gender-related challenges in the workplace, Spread your Sunshine offers effective mentorship for female professionals to help boost confidence and career advancement through real life experience. They talk about the advancement of the agency and the potential expansion to assist young women at an early age and across the state. Melanie also talks about her work as Policy Committee Chair with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA), focusing on transit issues in the Tampa Bay Area and the dreaded I-4 Corridor. If any of these events piqued your interest or you enjoyed listening to Collin and Brock expand on them, be sure to rate the podcast five stars and subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud or your favorite podcast provider. Have anything you want to add, a guest you want us to interview or topics you want to hear on the podcast? Feel free to let us know in the comments! And to keep up to date on the things to do in your area, be sure to subscribe to the site. It's free!