Melinda’s mission is to catalyze conscious entrepreneurship, helping business owners leverage their voice and purpose for global impact. She’s a four-time serial entrepreneur in media and tech, an acclaimed podcaster, and an award-winning journalist and TV anchor with the world’s top media brands. Melinda is the Founder and CEO of “consciousness company” Wings Media, a growing network of podcasts with curated communities, masterminds, trainings and retreats. She’s a loving mom to two teenagers, a maverick adventurer, and a devotee of meditation, yoga and intentional living.
Melinda Wittstock is a serial entrepreneur who has built 4 businesses to 6, 7 and 8 figures. She’s an acknowledged visionary in all things media, tech and content marketing, as well as a leading podcaster, motivational speaker, and award-winning journalist and TV host across the world’s top media brands. A passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs and evolved leadership, Melinda’s mission is to catalyze conscious entrepreneurship helping business owners find and leverage their voice and purpose for global impact. Melinda is CEO and Founder of her fifth business, the “Consciousness Company” Wings Media, LLC, a growing network of podcasts with curated communities, masterminds, events and online trainings. She hosts the fast growing “Wings Of…Inspired Business” and “10XTogether” podcasts, as well as the business coaching platform “Wings of Success”. Her businesses include social intelligence company Verifeed, assuring a Return on Authenticity™ from social media engagement, the crowd-sourcing content app NewsiT, and political news agency Capitol News Connection. A practitioner of meditation, yoga, visualization, gratitude and intention-setting, Melinda is also a loving mom to two teenagers and an adventurer, her travels have taken her to many exotic places including Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the Amazon Rainforest.
Other fun facts about Melinda:
– She created, produced and hosted a BBC TV newsmagazine and grew it to a 20 million audience
– She pioneered one of the first crowdsourcing mobile apps and grew it to 3 million users in 8 months
– Steve Jobs told her she “asked the best questions” when she interviewed him as a 24-year-old correspondent of the Times of London
– She was named one of DC’s Top 25 in Tech in February 2019 and has been named an Icon of Influence 3 times at the New Media Summit
– She has spoken at SXSW, Google, Fidelity Investments, Georgetown University, Columbia University, Underground Online Seminar and many more.
Read The Proof
I was born in the spotlight.
Not because I was a celebrity with famous parents, but I choreographed spectacular shows, choreographing every dance move with my Barbies, and my black lab.
The real spotlight did follow me on the ice. As a figure skater. I was a champion at age six. And so, I had no doubt about the value of what I was producing, so much so that it seemed perfectly natural to go knocking door to door to demand prepayment for my show. With a fistful of dollars, I went up to my dad one day and I said, “where can we find 100 chairs?” At 19, I choreographed and impromptu sit in that led my college to be the first to divest from a party era, South Africa.
In my early 30s. I created a news magazine for BBC TV, and grew that to an audience of 20 million people by 40. I created the first mobile crowdsourcing app, and glue not audience to three million people in just eight months. So I proved my grandmother right.
But here’s the thing. Somewhere along the line. I forgot my value. And as your past I found myself ghastly verbally abused and undermined in a marriage to an alcoholic narcissist. And I realized one day that I had actually married. The worst aspects of my own parents.
But here’s the thing, one of my parents was an Olympian, the other parent, a star stockbroker who led the Coca Cola IPO.
They were good people, but my environment, was one of alcoholism, financial ruin and the end and divorce. And those scars stayed with me all my life. One of the things my parents did teach me, was an abiding thirst for truth. As I went on a journey of self-discovery to heal those wounds. I found my voice so I can help others find theirs.
I found myself lying on a banana leaf in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, staring up at millions of stars. And it hit me. What it held me back all these years. Fear. We all have it. It limits us. It dampens our dreams, it keeps us playing small in business.
We can catalyze conscious outcomes that allow us to overcome that fear. Step into abundance, live the lives of our dreams. I found my voice. As an entrepreneur I catalyze consciousness in us all. And the spotlight doesn’t really matter to me anymore.
I’m the lighthouse. And the little girl inside me is still pre selling tickets to an inspired empowered and conscious life.