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Who We Are

Over 12 years of Specialized Workshop Leadership, Coaching, and Training in tandem with a developing career in Program Management, Sales, and Accounting & Finance

  • MBA Specializing in Finance and a BS from USC, Columbia in Exercise Science, with a minor in Business/Economics.

  • Classically Trained Violinist - recorded 3 albums with various artists.

  • Certified Personal Trainer (inactive) in the fitness industry. Trained by the top 2 programs in the country - NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine).

  • Branch Manager at Robert Half International, the oldest staffing firm in the world, and #1 on Forbes 500 listing of Companies by Industry.

  • Adjunct Professor at USC Upstate's Johnson School of Business, "The George".

 

Melissa Anne Cunningham

President/Owner

Melissa-Anne Cunningham-Sereque, MBA (Mac) is the award-winning, President/Owner of Motivation & Achievement Concepts, Inc.; a career development company specializing in Resume Writing, Job Search Training, Interview Training, and Cover Letters. Her 2018 TEDx Talk titled, “If you’re my boss, who’s running hell? Why social issues are actually good for business” is available on YouTube at. The MAC office is in Spartanburg but has clients in over 20 states and 8 countries. She is often referred to as “the Harriet Tubman of crappy jobs” and is a fierce advocate for pay equity policies and legislation.

- Email Address: mac@themacapproach.com​

Honors & Awards

2016 Senator Brad Hutto Outstanding Partnership AwardFrom the South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families for my legislative advocacy work on health and economic issues in SC

 

2013 Young Careerist of the Year, Business & Professional Women of South Carolina

Organizations I am a Part of

  • Technical Advisor, Ambassador, & Blogger for SCWREN, the Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (2012 – Present)

    • Strategic Technical Advisory Group (STAG)

    • Workforce Advisory Group on Equity (WAGE) 

  • Board of Directors, Piedmont Care, Inc. (2013 – Present)

    • Vice President 2017 – Present 

  • Chapter Education Advisor, Kappa Alpha Theta, Zeta Eta Chapter

    • Wofford College (2017 – Present)

  • Business & Professional Women, Spartanburg Breakfast Chapter (2011 – Present)

    • President, 2015-2016 & President Elect, 2014-2015

    • Chair of Annual Equal Pay Day Celebration (2014, 2015, 2016)

  • Board of Directors, SADAC, Spartanburg Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission

    • Now the Forrester Center for Behavioral Health (2013 – 2017)