Melanie Bonita is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning international inspirational speaker, faith coach, praise dancer, gospel fitness instructor and United States Army veteran. She’s on a mission to help people get more determined, dedicated and driven to achieve their dreams and destiny. Her “Daily Dose Series” show others how to maximize their life and achieve their dreams by using daily strategies to get there. She has also helped over 70 authors become Amazon Bestselling Authors.
At a very young age, Melanie Bonita was a very determined person who overcame many adversities in life. Although she had her daughter at age 16, was married at 18, separated at 19, and divorced by 20, Melanie obtained two college degrees and purchased her first home by the age of 27. In 2001, she began experiencing various health issues; she was diagnosed with arthritis in both of her knees and was involved in three major car accidents which caused excruciating pain in her neck and back. Not understanding why the Lord would want her to continue dancing, Melanie began to realize that she was to no longer just dance, but minister through her body. Her life became a living testimony. Now, Melanie dances by the leading of the Holy Spirit. As she praises Him, she feels no pain. Her motto is “There is healing in your Praise.” Melanie was also was laid off from her job and experienced financial hardship. Yet, through all of these trials, she was still determined to reach her dreams. With the favour of the Lord, her tenacity and fortitude, Melanie now lives her dreams and is determined to help you live yours.
In August 2011, Melanie Bonita’s book “Daily Dose of Determination” became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in the Kindle Hot New Releases Prayer Book and Meditations category.
Creative Praise International was birthed in 2008 out of Melanie’s obedience to the Holy Spirit. God has also given her a vision to help women live healthier, through dance and gospel fitness workouts.
Melanie Bonita’s Creative Praise International has been featured in the news, magazines and on international television to include Newsweek Magazine, Yahoo News, CBS, NBC and Fox News.
Featured cover story on the May/June 2012 Edition of Kingdom Voices Magazine
Featured cover story on the August 2011 Edition of Promoting Purpose Magazine
Featured as one of the Real Sisters Rising’s Top 40 Women Motivators on Social Media
Recipient of the Women Entrepreneurs Partnering for Profit (WEPP) 2012 “Walk the Talk Woman” Award
Recipient of the Entrepreneurs Professionals (EPNET) 2012 Legacy in Inspiration Award
Recipient of the Empowered Women of the Year Entrepreneurial Success Award 2014
Nominee for the 2014 Girl On Fire Awards (Independent Author and Limitless Category)
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science from Bowie State University. She is a partner of Spirit of Faith Christian Center under the leadership of Pastor Michael A. and Dr. Dee Dee Freeman.
She currently resides in Mitchellville, MD and has one daughter, Crystal.