Testimonials 2015-02-26T00:44:40+00:00

Mark Otto on Styleology Group“Melissa has helped me develop and execute my personal brand to make it a tangible advantage. As the CEO of a fast growing company, I have a high degree of visibility, and Melissa has provided strategic advice on how to create the right perception for speaking engagements, media appearances, corporate videos and photo shoots. My company is based in Dallas and we work together routinely by phone and in person, whenever the circumstance require it. I’ve worked with Melissa for years, over that time she has earned a spot as an invaluable member of my team, and I highly recommend her. Style and image are subjects a lot of guys shy away from, primarily because they really don’t understand the role they play in a person’s overall success…don’t make that mistake.”
– Mark Otto, Founder & CEO of GrowthMine, Author & International Speaker


Nancy Fagan on Styleology Group“Melissa’s work is impeccable.  Respecting that each person is unique, she is able to bring out the best look for each person rather than trying to make them into someone they are not. Her talent is her passion. Her career is her lifestyle. You cannot find a better image consultant, speaker or coach.” Nancy Fagan, Founder of  The Divorce Help Clinic & Fair Good Heart, National Featured Media Expert, Huffington Post Contributor, Author and Speaker


Suzanne Duret on Styleology Group“Melissa is a woman of action, vision, creativity, authenticity, and dedication to superb results! She is a dynamic speaker who knows how to engage an audience with charm and wit. When working with clients she combines her knowledge and talents with her understanding of a client’s personality and intended audience – whether that is within a corporate setting, on stage for a speaking engagement, an important event, or day-to-day business. I should add… she’s a lot of fun too!” – Suzanne Duret, Founder Kinetic Business Advisors & Showcasing Women


Elizabeth Baker on Styleology GroupMelissa Murray has that most unique of gifts ~ inspiring personal confidence.

I have heard her speak on numerous occasions. Her straight forward, no nonsense approach to appearance, perception and preparation is always interesting and informative.  She possesses that rarest of talents, not unlike watching a professional chef assemble simple ingredients and then make an amazing meal, of looking at pieces and making magic happen.

I have heard her speak on multipe times and her seminars are more than fashion “what to/what not to” lectures. On each occasion, she held the room’s attention, engaged audience members in on-the-spot analysis without ever putting anyone on the spot. Her genuine warmth and enthusiasm, matched by her poise, compassion and humor makes her one of the few speakers I follow, would pay to see again and never hesitate to refer.

She is one of the most authentic people I’ve ever met. Unlike other stylists or TV programs specializing in outward appearance/clothes, Melissa genuinely cares about each client finding their own style and stepping forward with head-to-toe confidence. From my personal experience, her own self-assurance, knowledge of style and sincere compassion made the decision to hire her one of the best I’ve made for my business, travel and leisure wardrobe.

Like it or not, we judge each other by appearance. Melissa is laser focused in helping people look their best. She is modern without being trendy, classy without being stuffy, direct without ever being hurtful. Each individual matters to her on a personal level and her discretion is absolute.

I believe in hiring the best to do those things I cannot. Hearing Melissa as a keynote speaker has been so memorable and hiring her as my personal image coach has been a transformative experience…and one I can guarantee will contribute to your own self-confidence.”  – Elizabeth Baker, President of E. Baker Industries, Ltd.


“I don’t know how to describe Melissa’s work without it sounding too over the top. She has made a profound impact on me, personally and professionally. If you are in need of an image consultant, stylist, career coach…she is THE one. Melissa brings years of experience, the ability to create results as unique as each client, and a creative streak that cannot be taught.” – Amanda Smith, Vice President of Training & Employee Development, SWBC


Doug Castino on Styleology GroupI can’t thank you enough for helping me create the perfect image I needed to start my new company. I was confident with my personal skills, however, I knew I needed to do something about the way I dress because I needed to make a visual statement to my future partners and clients, and boy did you deliver. I can’t tell you what a difference it has made to my success, not just for business, but even in my personal life. People look at, and treat me differently, and I have been told that people are talking about my new look in a positive way. Now, with all of your education and training, I now know how to shop like I have never shopped before and have fun doing it!

I really appreciate your fun and systematic approach to my transition, from purging my ugly clothes out of my closet to those crazy fun shopping days when you made me try on things that I thought I would never ever wear, and now I do! And the hair transformation, from “Regular Guy” hairstyle to the Rockin’ style I have now, one a bit more subtle for business affairs and the other one for Date Night! And then, you even brought it all together in a step by step digital photo album of, “how to dress” for different types of events. It has given me more confidence and makes getting dressed a lot more fun.

And the bonus work, helping me create the perfect image for my corporate headshot and race car photo that I will be using for my bio. From your input about the color of the car to the many different outfits to utilize so the photos would be, and turned out to be, a great success.

Thank you again for all you have done for me! – Doug Castino, CEO of Raceway Taxi and Speedway Taxi Foundation


Kelly Nilsson on Styleology Group“This woman is phenomenal! Melissa was the keynote speaker in September for San Diego Women’s Network, and she delivered a presentation with style and substance – every person in the audience left with a wonderful nugget on how to improve her personal image. I’ve had the great pleasure to know Melissa since she moved to the San Diego area, and what impresses me most is she is the embodiment of a powerful, positive image. Not only does Melissa always look fabulous, but she also engages with others in a warm, enchanting way – she is beautiful inside and out. Whether you are considering Melissa as a speaker or a service provider, I am confident that you will be delighted with Melissa’s professionalism and demeanor.”- Kelly Nilsson, CFP®, ChFC®, Planning Officer, Superior Planning, Inc.


Claudia Sawaf on Styleology Group“Melissa spoke at our annual conference on the topic of “Wardrobes that Mean Business”. Melissa is not only charismatic, walks the walk and talks the talk, but also very engaging and non intimidating to the audience. Her ideas were creative, yet practical and easy to implement. We had nothing but great feedback and results from our group on Melissa’s presentation and she will continue to guide us throughout 2012. Do not hesitate hiring Melissa for your corporation.” Claudia Sawaf, Vice President of Client Services & Director of Field Development, Trilogy Financial Services


Michelle Bergquist on Styleology Group“I wanted to share some feedback on your expertise and caliber as a professional speaker. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing you present some fabulous information and tips on what to wear and not wear in the workplace, along with your pearls of wisdom on suggested do’s and don’ts for professional men and women. You have an uncanny ability to command an audience with your presence and professional “speaker-style.” You have so much wonderful information to share! Any meeting, conference or event would be lucky to have you speak to their attendees! Consider me sold on you and your expertise!” – Michelle Bergquist, CEO & Founder of Connected Women of Influence