Mellanie True Hills

Mellanie offers electrifying programs that energize attendees and provide them with tools and techniques for creating permanent changes. We look forward to providing you with a program that attendees will never forget and that will make a permanent change in their lives.

As you get ready for your event, what messages do you want attendees to take away with them? That our hurried and hyperbusy lifestyles can put us at risk, but that they have the power to make changes that will protect them? That they need to put themselves first so that they will be there for others? That they have a second chance at life, and can make changes to ensure that they stick around to fulfill their dreams? Mellanie promises that attendees will leave energized and motivated to make life changes, and will leave armed with the ideas and tools that will work for them.

Program Topics

Hear Your Heart: Put YOU First
Do you put everyone else—customers, employees, bosses, co-workers, and family—first and rarely find time for you? If this sounds like you, you’ll relate to Mellanie’s story of trying to do too much and how it almost cost her the ultimate price. You can’t be there for them if you don’t take care of you. Others are counting on you, so learn how to take care of the most important person in your life—YOU. This is a program that you won’t soon forget.

Be Still My Heart: Living with Atrial Fibrillation
This program is customized to each individual audience depending on your goals and whether it is for the general public, for atrial fibrillation patients and their families, or for healthcare providers. Through poignantly sharing her atrial fibrillation journey, Mellanie helps audiences understand what it is really like to live with atrial fibrillation and what can be done about it. She shares what afib is, why it is a problem, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what patients and their loved ones need to know. For healthcare providers, she shares what the atrial fibrillation patient community wants them to know so they can better help their patients.

Heart Choices: A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Do you know why women are so vulnerable and what we can do about it? Do you know how to take care of your heart? Through Mellanie’s brush with death from heart disease, you’ll learn what every woman needs to know—symptoms, risk factors, prevention, and how to save herself. Do it for yourself and for those who love you.

Surviving and Thriving in a Hyperbusy World
Are you overstressed and overwhelmed in this speed-obsessed, deadline-driven world? Do you know what living in hyperdrive can do to you? As Mellanie talks about her road-warrior lifestyle that led to a close call with the #1 killer of women, you’ll take away ideas for taking back control of your own life so you’ll become healthier and more productive. This electrifying program is guaranteed to be life-changing.

Take a Journey with Me (for Health Care Providers)
See life through the eyes of your patients with this program that is poignant and funny, and will forever change the way you interact with your patients.

Heart Healthy Eating on the Run
Do you often grab food on the run? Do you sometimes feel guilty about what you’re eating? Do you want to eat more healthfully, but just don’t have the time? In this program you’ll get ideas for fitting heart-healthy eating into your busy, always-on-the-go lifestyle.

Take Control: Stay Healthy and Productive in a Speed-Obsessed World
Are you constantly multitasking? Are you on a productivity treadmill? We’ll examine the problems caused by this speed-obsessed world. As Mellanie talks about her road-warrior lifestyle that led to a close call with the #1 killer, you’ll recognize what you can do to take back control of your own life, work, and health, and be more productive at the same time. This electrifying, life-changing program is one that you won’t soon forget, and is guaranteed to leave you thinking differently.

Take Control: Create the Plan for Your Life and Health
When everyone in your life relies on you, and the inevitable juggling acts threaten to overwhelm you, how can you possibly find the time to take care of yourself? Through interactive exercises, actionable information, and stories, including Mellanie’s own story of her brush with death, this program will inspire you to explore the impact of your personal and business life on your health. You will get solutions and tools and actually develop the framework for your own plan to ensure health, productivity, and success. This is a program that you won’t soon forget.
Actually creating the plan is best done in a 90-120 minute workshop, but a shorter version can create the framework and send you home to flesh out the details.

Take Control: Can You Have It All…Success, Balance, and Health?
How do you transform yourself into the best person possible? What are the decisions you have to make regarding jobs and careers, life balance, and health, and how do you prioritize and accomplish them? Is it possible to have it all, and do you really want that?

Based on her extensive business and consulting background, Mellanie can also provide you with custom programs for dealing with change and adversity, areas in which she has worked, written, and consulted extensively. Mellanie also does partner programs, and as a trained and highly-experienced facilitator and moderator, she can facilitate and moderate your panels, awards ceremonies, and a variety of other events.


Full Biography

Following a brush with death in emergency heart surgery, and a subsequent close call with a stroke due to an irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, Mellanie True Hills pledged to leave behind her high-tech executive life to use her second chance to help others avoid heart disease and stroke.

As a patient advocate and heart-health expert, she founded the non-profit American Foundation for Women’s Health and, a patient

advocacy organization that provides information and support for those living with atrial fibrillation (afib). She travels extensively, speaking out about heart disease, stroke, wellness, prevention, and patient advocacy, including at American Heart Association Go Red for Women events, hospital atrial fibrillation and women’s health events, and corporate and association events. From partnering in Facing AFib, featuring soap star Susan Lucci, and AF Stat, featuring NBA Hall-of- Famer Jerry West, to enlisting help from global experts, atrial fibrillation and stroke awareness are real passions for Mellanie. Through, the most visited heart arrhythmia site worldwide,

she seeks to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation to decrease afib-related strokes and to improve quality of life for patients and their families by supporting and enhancing communication with their health-care providers. Successes include creating Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and lobbying with other organizations to gain U.S. Senate designation of September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. She brings the voice of the atrial fibrillation patient community to think tanks, health policy discussions in Washington, DC, and awareness-raising coalitions and partnerships worldwide. Mellanie educates, inspires, and motivates audiences to make lasting changes in their lives to protect their health. She also guides patients and caregivers to become better health advocates and helps health-care providers understand what it is like to live with atrial fibrillation and how to better help their patients. Always an agent of innovation, transformation and change, Mellanie led the creation of one of the first corporate web sites,, and one of the first corporate intranets. She was also a high tech executive at Dell, an executive strategist at Cisco, a world-renowned Internet strategy consultant, a business journalist, and has spoken and consulted from Singapore to Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg to New Delhi. Author of the multiple award- winning book, A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life: The HEART Program for Health and Longevity, and two best-sellers, Intranet Business Strategies (© Wiley) and Intranet as Groupware (© Wiley), she also appears in the highly-acclaimed Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty (© Sellers Publishing). She is a regular contributor on patient perspectives to EP (Electrophysiology) Lab Digest, and has been featured by hundreds of media around the globe, including CNBC Asia, Reuters, Newsweek, PBS, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Her story and mission have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Heart-Healthy Living, More, Success, and USA Weekend.