Manage episode 285164351 series 2878099
Melissa Del Torro Shaffner, an author, professional voiceover actor, mom, and a podcaster, shares her life story. After working as an engineer for many years, Melissa was still searching for emotional fulfillment and happiness. She left a secure, high paying career in search of her dream life as a voiceover artist which allowed her to spend ample time with her young children while generating income using her unique voice and creativity. Melissa shares her experiences dealing with pressures of having a fall back plan, such as working as an engineer but searching for happiness. She also advises young women with a dream to believe in herself, take chances and listen to her inner voice. Melissa discusses:
- Her varied and rich life experiences traveling the world
- Giving up a high paying job and career in search of true happiness and freedom
- Combining motherhood with entrepreneurship
About Melissa Del Torro Shaffner
Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is an American Voice Actor, Podcaster, and an accomplished Accountability Coach. She has worn multiple hats including international best selling author, Creator and Illustrator of the Minority Girl Empowerment Coloring Book “Careers for Little Sisters”, and contestant on the nationally televised game show “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”.
Melissa's educational background is in Electrical Engineering and Project Management and she has lived and worked all over the United States and traveled by herself all over the Western Hemisphere - from Dogsledding in Nome, Alaska, to trekking the pyramids of Mexico, to touring the Kremlin at Christmastime. She became a mother late in life (after 40) and now the mom of a preschooler, she uses her experiences as a mother and corporate professional to perform her voiceover scripts for a global client base.