About

Diverse audiences across ages, professions, and countries have gleaned powerful insights (aka “WOW!” moments) through experiencing Melanie Hoffner’s energizing, positive and interactive speaking, coaching or training facilitation. “Empowering others to create successful outcomes and facilitating their growth toward personal and organizational potential,” has been Melanie’s passion and mission for over 25 years. Melanie currently contributes professionally as a People Development Specialist/Mind Magician with her company, Brain Bonanza LLC, and as Staff Development Specialist with DuTrac Community Credit Union.

Melanie is the only professional in the world with the following combination of certifications and licenses:

  • Certified Brain-Based Trainer
  • Certified Passion Test Facilitator
  • Certified Trainer of Accountability That Works!
  • Certified Trainer of Dimensions of Learning
  • Licensed Trainer of Psycho-Geometrics
  • Currently earning her certification as a Remarkable Leadership Coach
  • Iowa certified secondary teacher for 20 years

The CUNA Center for Professional Development recognized Melanie’s training excellence with a 2004 Experience Learning Live Standing Ovation Award. Her commitment to excellence extends to her leadership and activity in professional organizations including serving as President-Elect of the Hawkeye Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and membership in CUNA’s HR/Training and Development Council, and the Iowa Credit Union Training Network.

Melanie earned certification as a Brain-Based Trainer through Jensen Learning Corporation, which she added to her degree and diverse program-specific certifications, ranging from “Accountability That Works©,” to “Active Parenting of Teens©.” She is a licensed trainer of Psycho-Geometrics® and a certified facilitator of The Passion Test™. Melanie is currently becoming a Certified Coach with Kevin Eikenberry’s Remarkable Leadership program.

You may also connect with Melanie on her weekly online talk radio shows, SPARK and Saving Superwoman, at her blog, Melanie Hoffner.com, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter at BrainBonanza.

Her family – husband Tom, son Alex, and cat Meeka – is the foundation of Melanie’s life of joy, gratitude, faith and passion to make a positive difference in the lives she touches.

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