A personal invitation from Melissa…


Play BIG is the ONLY conference you need to attend this year!

Ready to have BIG profits in your creative business?

Join us in Los Angeles for Play BIG!

Take three days and make 2020 the year you turn a corner in your business, with breakthrough pay, class-act clients who adore you, and a business that’s actually fun to run — all while having a bigger impact in your world and the world at large.

Bring your passion, and leave with the clarity, commitment, and connections you need to get your big ideas out into the world.

This highly-anticipated annual event, led by renowned business coach Melissa McFarlane, teaches more than mindset and models. You’ll get active, on-the-spot practice — with tools and techniques that will transform your under­performing, overwhelming business into an energizing, profitable one.

Sheraton Universal Hotel (map)

Feb. 21st – 23rd

9:00 am – 6:00 pm each day (Pacific)

Come to Play BIG and get THREE days of invaluable hands-on training and experience. Get your Ticket TODAY!

Who is Melissa?

Melissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Creative Successful Entrepreneurs and is a seasoned, internationally-recognized coach with over 28 years of experience in executive, business, and personal coaching.

At Creative Successful Entrepreneurs, Melissa helps RIGHT‑BRAIN thinkers make a LEFT‑BRAIN living.

Her goal is to help creative visionaries and mavericks get their big ideas into the world, where those ideas can make a difference. 

“Just closed the books on a $50,000 month. In two years, working with Melissa and CSE, I went from freelancer to entrepreneur, from deep debt to debt‑free. Without Melissa’s guidance, I never would have confronted and triumphed over a self-sabotaging mindset that kept me prolific, productive, and poor. Mel’s the real deal.”

Dylan Brody

Founder, Active Voice Productions

“A $90K increase… When I started coaching with CSE, I had a mere inkling that I wanted to do more with my life… Learning key concepts, and uncovering the impact I wanted to make, I was able to create a business that now provides me a full time income. Patient coaches helped me shift my mindset and shed my limiting beliefs. Once I stopped resisting, I experienced a $90K increase in my gross revenue over the course of 12 months.”

Maryann Udel

Founder, Sheltering Tree

“Play Big in one word? Empowering…  and magical… and inspirational… and yes, that is technically three words.”

— Alex Stein

“In TWO MONTHS working with Melissa and CSE, I have increased my income 75% to over six-figures, I’ve gotten a clear picture of the number one obstacle holding me back and how to overcome it, and I’ve learned a reliable, repeatable, step-by-step procedure for closing sales with the clients I know I can serve best. Plus, I’ve gained an incredible network of like-minded entrepreneurs. Best part: I know this is only the beginning.”
Andreas Kraemer

Executive Business Strategist

“Ten times what I had earned previously! Before working with Melissa, I spent four years under-charging and over-promising and producing a workload that was simply unsustainable. Melissa helped me reorganize, get back time for life and family, and GET PAID what I was worth! Within a few short weeks we’d transformed my business, getting 10 times what I had earned for the same work previously!”

Randy Becker

Founder & CEO, NexTV Entertainment

This is right for you if…

You Are…

  • A Maverick Creator: artist, inventor, designer, visionary, revolutionary teacher or alternative practitioner
  • Motivated by passion more than money
  • Committed to your talent or vision at a high cost, or at the expense of a whole life experience
  • An extroverted-introvert: eager to support others, but shy about sharing and asking for real help on your own genius ideas
  • Overqualified yet underpaid, either working to lift up someone else’s dream while hoping to fund your own, or
  • Bargaining with the freelance devil, eschewing W2 employment to live your passion
  • Living a modest lifestyle: brillianly broke
  • Buried in unfinished projects and undeveloped ideas

You‘re Ready to…

  • Make good on the promise of your unique talents and skills
  • Finally see your big vision in tangible form
  • Seize your financial goals and make a real positive impact in the world
  • Stop compromising on what non-creatives enjoy: longterm love, family, vacation time, material gain
  • Find a better way to make your creativity pay, more smartly leveraging your talents and capabilities
  • Break free of money worries at last
  • Have fun playing with other RIGHT-BRAIN WINNERS like you!

Do You?…

  • Have a creative talent, but can’t find a way to make it profitable?
  • Feel you have to choose between your creative passion and making a good living?
  • Work long hour and spread yourself thin, finding yourself short on time, energy, and money?
  • Find yourself struggling, frustrated and hopeless, wishing you could better monetize your creative talents?
  • Wish you had the time and freedom to do what you love and make all the money you need?
  • Want to find a better way? (You’re smart enough to know that what you’re doing isn’t getting you to where you want to be.)

You are not alone!

Many of our clients felt this way before they discovered our Creative Business Breakthrough system. We’ll show you step by step EXACTLY what you need to do to turn your creative passion into high profits at Play BIG!

It’s Time to Transform Your Business, Your Life, and the World


EACH DAY of Play BIG! is designed to get you learning and applying right away in the room, with daily hands-on roundtable trainings with key industry players in the fields you need to master — Branding, Marketing, Social Media, Money Management, How to Package and Sell your Products or Services, and more.

PLUS, Play BIG! is the ONLY event that offers these six in-the-room transformations for Creative Entrepreneurs, delivered in just three days:

Day 1


Breakthrough devastating beliefs and behaviors that have kept your creative soul, talent and ideas hidden from the world. Finally stop the “dancing monkey” routine that has you constantly working to please and keep your clients, while draining your focus, skill, and passion dry. Release fears and worry about your business and step into power and mastery at last.


Learn Melissa’s proven process to immediately identify exactly who your customers are and HOW TO SPEAK TO THEM so they flock to your services, products, and offerings, buy over and over again, and THANK YOU with ever-more-handsome paychecks, referrals, and repeat business.

Day 2


Change the way you do business: Discover a SIMPLE but PROFOUND business-shift that will permanently lift you out of the deadly gun-for-hire, time-for-dollars model you’ve been slaving under, and have you truly contributing quality goods and services to more and more clients in a sane and energizing way.


Expand with my Highest-Service Six-Figure Surefire Sales Cycle? that will have you stop begging and start converting prospects at a dizzying rate — and loving sales in the process! I’ll give you WORD-FOR-WORD scripts that I use to capture six figures in less than 12 months, with more time off and more impact in my business than ever before.

Day 3


Build your business from zero to BIG in record-time, starting right away IN THE ROOM. Using our proven-by-clients-JUST-LIKE-YOU, right-under-your-nose techniques to help you FIND NEW CUSTOMERS and GET THEM TO NOTICE YOU — even if you don’t have a list to speak of! (Even if you didn’t know you needed a list or what a “list” is, or what to do with it.)


Revolutionize your business for good with our proven BOOMING BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH PATH, featuring three key components to REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR BUSINESS for both quick cash-injection AND long-term, reliable growth. Many businesses fail because they don’t know how to grow. With this system, you’ll have a roadmap for creating continued success.

Venue & Travel

We’re pleased to be hosting Play BIG! 2020 at The Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Conveniently just off the highway, next to the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Sheraton Universal Hotel

333 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608


For more info on the space, please visit the hotel?s website.

absolutely yes!

I want to revolutionize my business so I can start living a creative and profitable life!

Register Now: Seats Are Limited

We’ve intentionally kept the attendance for this event limited to 100 serious entrepreneurs —
so we can truly create an intimate, transformational experience.
Be sure to get your tickets NOW, before the pricing doubles mid January.

Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel

When: February 21st – 23rd (9:00 am 6:00 pm Pacific each day) 

"I can't thank you enough for your incredible coaching! I just signed another artist in London. I learned all of this from you! I just did the conversion from 5000 British Pounds to US dollars it becomes $6476!! Bless you!"

Laura Lundy

Producer and Coach of Blue Panther Productions

Before I joined Melissa's program, I was putting in massive effort for a fairly small return. I had taken my "You Should Do Voiceover" classes from the germ of an idea to successful weekend workshops... but it wasn't growing. After coming to one of Melissa's events, I realized that her training was exactly what I needed next. I took a big gulp, made the leap, and within the first year, my income increased 5x to just under 6 figures. Today, I run a multiple-six figure a year business. I can't imagine going back to the old way of thinking or being. This successful entrepreneur thing is the new black... Once you try it, you won't go back.

Tish Hicks

Founder, Master Sensei, The V.O. Dojo

ACT NOW ? Price will be doubling very soon!

Like No Other Event

A Breakthrough for the Entrepreneur

PLAY BIG is a turning-point live event, where you get to annihilate entrenched blocks, totally revamp your business approach, and seize a better way for your business that reclaims the reason you started in the first place.

You’ll go beyond mindset and models to participate in active planning, revamping, and on-the-spot practice — with tools and techniques that will begin to immediately transform your under performing, overwhelming business into an energizing, profitable one.

Learn what’s working today in the social media and email marketing world.

Relax into a sales system that is comfortable for you.

Change the way you deliver services so that you work less and your clients get more.

Keep yourself organized with easy-to-implement systems that reduce administrative headaches, improve daily cash-flow and keep your team (or yourself) moving.

This year we are rolling up our sleeves for one power-packed day! Get ready to ditch the drama, distractions or doldrums and PLAY BIG in 2020!99

This could be the year you turn a corner in your business with breakthrough pay, class-act clients who adore and need you, super-savvy services of which you’re truly proud, and a business that’s actually fun to run — all while having a bigger impact in your world and the world at large.

I am excited to attend the Play BIG! Live Event in LA, February 21st–23rd, 2020 and get these benefits:

  • The opportunity to participate in RIGHT-BRAIN/LEFT-BRAIN business training exercises in a dynamic group settings with an internationally-recognized master coach (and learn how to continue at home)
  • In-the-room training to make me comfortable, confident, and authentic with sales and marketing (practicing integrity and honesty while enjoying MASSIVE growth and success)
  • The opportunity to practice what I’ve learned and get direct feedback, inspiration, and guidance on the spot (so I move into action and learn by doing instead of just listening)
  • LIVE networking (and dozens of partner opportunities, connections, and potential accountability partners)
  • The opportunity to receive laser coaching from Melissa during Q&A portions of the day
  • Lots of opportunities to ask specific questions about my own business
  • Bonus information delivered by guest experts and luminaries in the creative entrepreneurial world, who will give me time-saving, money-boosting techniques to help me immediately transform my Creative Business and leap forward with confidence

Decide Now and Win Big

Reserve Your Seat Today!

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