Melody Stanford Martin is a social ethicist and communications expert, author of Brave Talk: Building Resilient Relationships in the Face of Conflict (Broadleaf Books, 2020), Founder of Brave Talk Project, Founder & CEO of Cambridge Creative Group, and a regular contributor to Psychology Today. Melody’s work focuses on rhetorical innovation, courageous community engagement, and out-of-the-box thinking to solve social problems.
Melody Stanford Martin is a social ethicist, communications expert, and author of Brave Talk: Building Resilient Relationships in the Face of Conflict (Broadleaf Books, 2020). She is the Founder of educational platform Brave Talk Project, the Founder & CEO of Cambridge Creative Group, a narrative marketing and design company specializing in non-profit outreach, and a regular contributor to Psychology Today. Melody grew up as a Pentecostal pastor’s kid in California and studied theology for ten years, obtaining her Masters of Divinity in 2016. During her graduate studies, she developed a passion for social ethics and anti-oppression work through the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. Today, Melody works with people across all political backgrounds and religious traditions, focusing on rhetorical innovation, courageous community engagement, and out-of-the-box thinking to solve social problems. In addition to her work, Melody is also an artist, musician and avid gardener. She lives in Portland, Maine with her partner Corey and their dogs, Baxter and Benedict Cumberbatch.
PRESS & MEDIA APPEARANCES
- Psychology Today
Brave Talk Blog
10 Conversational Hazards to Avoid During Conflict
- Brave Talk Project
- TEDx Santa Barbara Making Waves
Conflict Transformation and the Lost Art of Healthy Disagreement
- PBS ReWire
In a Time of Deep Divides, Can We Find Common Ground?
- BYU Radio
All About Conflict Styles
An interview on conflict and generational differences
- The Lost Art of Communication
Transforming Deep-Rooted Disagreements into Productive Conversations for Resilient Relationships
- PCDN Global: Social Change Careers
Transforming Polarization, Hatred and the Great Divide with Melody Stanford Martin
- Be Brave At Work
Interview with Melody Stanford Martin, Parts 1 and 2
- Caffe Strategies
How to Move From Conflict Resolution to Conflict Transformation for Creative Success
- KORE Women Podcast
The Evolution of a Social Ethicist, Communication Expert and Author of Brave Talk: Building Relationships in the Face of Conflict – Melody Stanford Martin