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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 Art 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 The Art of the 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 can lead 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


"To call Dr. Bird a speaker is to miss the fact that she is a weaver of magic, a space holder of truth and love, and a preacher who will bring forth your inner witch. 


She spoke at The Disruption Sessions this month, and the room stood still, our hearts cracked open and tears spontaneously sprung to most (all?) of our eyes as she shared. She sees us.


If you have a need for a powerful talk at any of your upcoming events - hire her now. If you need a little one on one magic, she does that too." 

Caryn Gillen


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

To book me to appear on your podcast or deliver a keynote speech at your event please reach out via 
the form below with more details and I will be in touch soon.


Dr. Melissa Bird is a descendant of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes. She is a nationally recognized lay preacher, author, healer, and podcaster. Dr. Bird has made hundreds of keynote speeches and workshops before audiences at universities, conferences, and religious institutions worldwide. Her combination of education, real life experience and practical advice makes her a powerful force of change in the lives of the people she connects with. Past audience members have described her speaking as “fierce,” “revelatory,” “life-changing,” “enthusiastic,” and “inspirational.”


Dr. Bird creates the genesis for a new brand of leadership and graceful revolution. She inspires personal understanding through contemplation, helps people use their intuition to change their lives and communities, and encourages the healing of grief and loss through spiritual connection. Her words awaken revolutionaries, trailblazers and powerful innovators who are seeking deeper connection and expansive growth. She is the host of The Thinnest Veil podcast and the author of SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers Your Journey to Advocacy and the co-author of the best selling book Women Connected in Wisdom - stories and resources rooted in the 8 dimensions of wellness. 


When she’s not working, she can be found reading trashy novels while drinking Earl Gray tea with heavy cream. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon with her husband, three children, two dogs and one three legged cat.


Awaken your own graceful revolution and connect with Dr. Bird at and on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram @birdgirl1001. Find her on LinkedIn at Learn more about her startup farm and retreat space at

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