“You can do whatever you dream, as long as you make a plan and execute it.”
Melissa Reymond is the personification of an entrepreneur. Self-motivated and disciplined, she is a Mentor, a Digital Marketer, a networking facilitator, a marketer of health and wellness products, and a motivational speaker for business people and in the community.
Melissa grew up heavily influenced by the strong, independent women in her Italian-based community. Looking back, she recognised her childhood as comfortable and sheltered, but when she was in her teens she realized she had a degree of privilege not afforded to everyone, so she started working for the things she wanted. Given her role models, this was not surprising. She was always told you can do whatever you dream, as long as you make a plan and execute it. This became her personal motto, and she has embodied it throughout her life.
She left home at a relatively young age to make her own way. Motivated, self-disciplined, and intellectually curious, she embarked on an educational journey, earning diplomas in Early Childhood Education (ECE), and as a Personal Support Worker (PSW), as well as accreditation as a child psychologist. She also followed a self-learning program in nursing, getting her practical training in institutional settings working with seniors.
At a point in her life when she was feeling disillusioned with the healthcare industry, Melissa started researching various MLMs as a way to make some extra money. Through her research she found Jeunesse, a line of skincare and health supplements.. She also connected with mentors who trained her to think outside the box and take new approaches to marketing her business. She learned how to develop her skills and built her own business successfully.
Melissa’s spirit as a lifelong learner made the mentoring process especially appealing to her and she decided she would like to mentor other MLM reps to market themselves. She created her company, Succeed with Melissa Reymond, to pass the skills she has learned on to other MLM entrepreneurs, regardless of their platform. She helps local business people meet their market through online and in-person networking, even establishing her own networking group, This Great City—Mississauga. She has plans to write a book about her experiences and her methods, but in the meantime writes a newsletter on related topics.
Melissa is also a sought-after motivational speaker for both business people and within the community, on topics ranging from Self-motivation, to Overcoming Procrastination, to Women’s Empowerment issues. She organises seminars herself, but has also been a guest speaker for other groups, sometimes speaking before over 1000 people.
Melissa is married to Chris, her high school sweetheart, who is now also her business partner. They have two children and their hobbies are very much focussed around the family. They love to travel, immersing themselves in the history, culture, and lifestyle of the countries they visit. It also helps that she is a foodie, so she can immerse herself in all the different cuisines of the countries she visits. Melissa uses meditation to stay grounded, and loves to listen to audiobooks by motivational speakers. A fun fact most people don’t know about her: Melissa used to be a professional figure skater.