Jessica Melore

Motivational Speaker

“Inspiration comes from within. Your life experiences can stifle your growth or they can serve as a source for life-altering strength and awareness.”

JESSICA MELORE is an internationally known motivational speaker for audiences of 10 to 10,000. A survivor of a massive heart attack, leg amputation, and cancer, she survived for nine months on an experimental battery-operated mechanical heart assist device before receiving a life-saving heart transplant.

Jessica went on to graduate with high honors from Princeton University and was named one of Glamour magazine’s “Top 10 College Women of 2002”. Her moving presentations challenge audiences to use their life experiences as a source of life-altering strength and awareness. An advocate for organ donation, heart disease, cancer, and disability awareness, she is also a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Lymphoma Research Foundation.

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Featured on Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, CNN, MTV, and Telemundo, Jessica’s amazing story of courage and determination has been what Extra! called “an inspirational tale of survival that gives us all hope.”

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Presenting at Prudential Financial's Pre-Million Dollar Round Table Conference in Toronto.


“Jessica is one of the most courageous, irrepressibly upbeat, and inspiring young women it’s been my good fortune to cross paths with over my thirty-five years of admitting students to college. Just being in her presence can’t help lift your spirits sky-high. Simply put, since meeting Jessica, she’s become the gold standard by which I measure character.”
Fred Hargadon, Dean of Admissions, Princeton University
“I can’t tell you how incredibly inspirational your talk was to my firm. You literally captured our hearts and minds. To say you are a motivational speaker is a dramatic understatement. Your message is pure and clear and transcends age, sex, and race. I am confident that your fee will be the best investment I make all year.”
David M. O'Donnell, LUTCF Managing Partner, The Patriot Financial Group
“In my 14 years in the business, I have never been so touched by someone’s main platform presentation as I was by yours. The attendees rated you one of the best speakers of the entire conference. You really made an impact on our attendees and I think it will be something they will never forget. You were a big part of the conference’s success, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.”
Larry Naiman, Director of Conferences, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
“In AAPS’ 22-year history, never before has any speaker received a standing ovation. When I witnessed this, I knew that your story touched the audience and they were able to see first-hand what their work accomplishes and how it affects individuals’ lives. The challenges you have endured, while maintaining the positive outlook on life, is an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for agreeing to be our Keynote Speaker. I have been recommending you to my colleagues from other organizations, and will continue to do so. I will heartily recommend you for any audience.”
Sharon Pichon, Director, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
“You should know that as we were preparing for the Heart of New York Gala this year, your personal story that you shared with such eloquence last year was the “gold standard” for what we hoped would again bring our mission home to over 1,000 attendees.  You touched many lives at last year’s event, and we deeply appreciate the continued interest you show in helping us fight heart disease and stroke. Wishing you continued good health and much personal success.”
Michael Weamer, CAE Executive Vice President, American Heart Association

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Your Life is Waiting
for You

No matter what challenges we face, how we deal with them makes the difference. Jessica’s mission is to help you transform obstacles into opportunities, refocus on what matters and make the most out of every day.

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