Mellanie True Hills
Heart Disease Survivor, Author, and Speaker
Mellanie True Hills gave her first speech at age four, urging the congregation to open their hearts and pocketbooks for the church children's home, and setting off on a lifelong course of informing audiences and encouraging giving to important causes. In the corporate world, she frequently urged executives and boards to ante up for strategic projects.
She has extensive business expertisehigh tech executive at Dell, executive strategist at Cisco, world-renowned Internet strategy consultant, author of Internet best-sellers, business journalistand has spoken and consulted from Singapore to Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg to New Delhi.
As a high tech road warrior, she had a brush with death during surgery for the #1 killer, heart disease, and then a close call with the #3 killer, stroke. She didn't have typical risk factorsshe was simply overweight and overstressed, like many women.
Today, Mellanie builds healthy and productive people and organizations. Her programs and tools, complete with stories from the business trenches, motivate and inspire individuals and organizations to revitalize health and reignite productivity.
She authored the award-winning book, A Woman's Guide to Saving Her Own Life:
The HEART Program for Health and Longevity.
Mellanie is committed to the American Heart Association mission and was recently honored with the Texas Affiliate's 2005 Outstanding Advocate Award for Austin. She has served as board member, advocate, speaker, media spokesperson, committee member (including Go Red for Women® and Heart Walk), and kicked off Austin's first Go Red for Women® press conference.
Mellanie exemplifies a true Transformational Leader, offering her story as a springboard to alert and inform others. She provides compelling testimony for women to take charge and lead heart-healthy lives. Mellanie gets to the “heart of it”.
, Former Executive Director, American Heart Association,
Go Red for Women® is a registered trademark of the American Heart Association. While Mellanie is actively involved with the American Heart Association, this does not imply or constitute their endorsement of her.