Meet Melanie Hoffner

Founder and Chief People Development Specialist, Brain Bonanza LLC 

For over 30 years, people across ages, professions, and countries have enjoyed “WOW!” insights and experiences with Melanie Hoffner’s award-winning training facilitation, speaking and coaching. 

As Founder and Chief People Development Specialist of Brain Bonanza LLC, Melanie has transformed the lives of men, women, and children by altering the trajectory of their thought process, helping them make decisions and take actions that move them towards their goals. 

Her high-content, memorable, and motivational presentation style, as well as her brain-friendly and heart-centered coaching, have changed the lives of thousands, from locally to internationally, combining brain-based learning/training/living, accountability, leadership, emotional intelligence, and living your passions. 

Melanie is a lifelong learner with a deeply ingrained passion for the brain and the learning process. Combining her certifications as a Brain-Based Trainer, Remarkable Leadership Coach, and Passion Test Facilitator, Melanie applies neuroscience, leadership coaching, and heart-based passion for creating successful outcomes with the clients and organizations she serves. She designs, customizes and facilitates a variety of programs and topics including Training with the Brain in Mind©, Leading with the Brain in Mind©, Be the Zebra aka Choose Your Stress©, and more. 

A long-time member of ATD Hawkeye, a chapter of the Association for Talent Development, Melanie currently serves on the board as Strategic Advisor. She also serves as President of the Central City Fine Arts Boosters Board.  

Melanie is grateful to her husband, Tom, and son, Alex, who support her to live her personal mission: “Make a positive difference by empowering people to experience more success by living more of their passions and increase success with their best brains as the CEO’s of their own lives!”


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