noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Melanie Eke

Melanie Eke

Los Angeles, CA


  • US West Coast


Melanie has a diverse professional background in both business and media, which has strengthened her ability to engage, influence, and empower others. Melanie’s path has taken her from Theater and TV/Radio Hosting to the worlds of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Melanie applies the learnings and skills she’s developed from these experiences when facilitating training workshops for corporate teams. Melanie’s greatest passion is to empower individuals to reach their full potential personally and professionally.

Training Experience

Melanie is a skilled and passionate Trainer specializing in Communication Skills, Presence, and Leadership Development. She deeply engages every room she enters due to her authentic nature and empathetic approach to driving impact.

Melanie’s list of clients includes Cisco and Edwards Lifesciences.

Business Experience

Melanie worked in Customer Service, Sales, and as a Brand Ambassador educating consumers on notable brands like AT&T before becoming a successful Marketing Manager in the CPG space and eventually a Marketing Agency Founder. Melanie’s Marketing expertise is in Consumer Engagement and Partnership Relationship Management.

Additionally, Melanie is the Founder of the nonprofit My Friendship Values, which empowers young ladies to develop and maintain healthy friendships. The nonprofit is known for its signature social emotional learning workshop, which Melanie developed and facilitates at middle/high schools, school district conferences (LAUSD), and youth empowerment programs.

Theater & Media Experience

Melanie developed a strong performative background in the theater from a young age, which contributed to her success as an on-camera TV/Radio Host and Interviewer. Melanie worked as a Red Carpet Interviewer, covering everything from charity events to movie premieres. She also Co-Hosted the digital radio show Generation U Radio for three years. Melanie has interviewed high profile celebrities like Tyler Perry as well as local community leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Education and Credentials

Melanie earned a Master of Management and Leadership from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School, a program that strengthened her ability to be introspective, accept feedback, and understand how to drive employee motivation and effectiveness in the workplace. She also has a B.A. in Radio & Television with a minor in Marketing from San Francisco State University.