Welcome!

Internationally recognized social media influencer, speaker & branding professional. 

I am thrilled to be a top LinkedIn Creator with over 30,000 organic followers in just one year as well as the Founder and Creative Director of Stardust Creative LLC, a brand agency focused on embracing differences through personal and corporate branding. I have had the pleasure of speaking at VidCon (world’s largest video conference) as one of the first LinkedIn video creators as well as at international conferences in LA, London, Chicago, Dallas, and more.

As an advocate for the differently-abled community, my mission is to spread awareness, hope, and inspiration to those around the world fighting for acceptance by sharing the hidden struggles of differently-abled community. By administering an attitude of gratitude I have overcome severe obstacles and spend a substantial portion of my time coaching others to accept and believe in themselves, and to treat one another with dignity and value, recognizing we are all brothers and sisters of the human race. Learn more by following me on LinkedIn as well as @MarcomChantel on Instagram and Twitter.

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My Story

Adversity, Creativity & Hope

I was born bubbly thanks to my mother's radiant love for people, animals, life and magic paired with my father's indestructible strength - former farmer and Vietnam Veteran who knew how to take full advantage of opportunity and became an extremely successful entrepreneur with his wife at his side.

Differently Abled Advocate for Dyslexia Cancer and Auto Immune Disease

It was second grade and I remember my Mom and Dad sitting down with me, "Angel... you aren't going to be able to go to school with your friends anymore if you have to repeat the school year with the younger kids."

I remember being confused, but I wasn't understanding words, spelling, and reading. I was slow. This was the first time my bubbly personality deflated and the labels that came with a learning disability set in.

Through a string of other unfortunate events, the adversity could have broke me, and nearly did. When my vision drastically declined following the birth of my newborn son, I knew something was wrong... but blindness wasn't the problem. The real issue was uncontrollable brain damage from Multiple Sclerosis. I lost my ability to run and eventually, to walk without mobility assistance or my German Shepherd, Red, guiding me to the kitchen to warm a bottle and then back to my baby boy.

Motivational Speaking

The unpredictability was the worst of it.

Would I recover? Would my health continue to decline as my loved ones hopelessly watch me struggle to live?

I was a shell of a human, empty inside. Broken. In my early twenties with the body of a 90-year-old.

Any magic that I had left in my heart was gone and the bubbles all popped, leaving nothing but the faint rainbow residue of what used to be a lively, magic-filled, blue-eyed little girl.

There still was hope. There is always hope.

I rediscovered the magic through my sweet baby boy's embrace, my anchor. I feared I would never see his magical green eyes again or hear his voice call, "mommy" when my hearing started to fade... but this was just enough hope to transform and begin blowing those bubbles once again.

Don't get me wrong - there is no magic wand for discovering happiness when the entire universe seems to be against you, but it IS within your control. Happiness is a choice. Focusing on a clean diet, thought transformation and therapy are all beneficial contributors to your ultimate happiness.

You are worth the work and investment in yourself to find happiness.

It is possible.

There is always hope.


…Social Influence…

Millennial Keynote Speaker

It wasn’t until I had to re-enter the workforce with “disability” that I discovered how incredibly biased and broken the application process truly is. So I started advocating on social media, turning smoke into fire that spread across the globe. My 500 connections turned into thousands of followers, supporters from a variety of countries that wanted to encourage equality, support and awareness.

My social media expertise was fueled by my marketing background and I hope to not only inspire and motivate, but also teach others how to use social media to work in your favor, with personal branding and digital influence.


Book me for a Keynote or Workshop

 
 

Speaking Engagements & Workshops

Speaking engagement topics include leveraging weaknesses and strengths, overcoming adversity, manufacturing happiness, and more, derived from three decades of overcoming limitations mentally and physically.

Workshops may include co-speakers to provide an interactive experience with exercises to provoke your thoughts and change your lives.

 

 

Digital Reputation: How To Take Advantage of LinkedIn’s Many Opportunities

[PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, MARKETING, LEADERSHIP]

During this session I share my success on the LinkedIn platform, going from 500 followers to 30,000, launching a business, landing over $1M in revenue generating opportunities, and much more.

Come to learn the basic but effective methods of creating a strong social media strategy for ultimate results in this information-packed session!

Audience: Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Agents (Real Estate, Talent, etc.), Managers, Leadership, Marketing Specialists, Job Seekers of All Backgrounds

 

 

Authentic Connections: Vulnerability that Brings Big Business

[PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP]

According to Harvard Business Review, emotionally connected customers are 2 times more valuable than happy customers. In this session, you’ll learn how to build authentic connections that last in order to boost your bottom line. It is, after all, the quality of the connections, not that quantity that matters most.

Audience: Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Agents (Real Estate, Talent, etc.), Managers, Leadership, Marketing Specialists, Job Seekers of All Backgrounds

 


 

The Incredible magical Brain: How to Rewire Your Mind For Success

[Motivation, Inspiration, LEADERSHIP]

Challenges are inevitable. Trauma cannot be erased but we have a lot more control over our thoughts and happiness than most imagine.

In this session, we’ll cover topics such as trauma and reflection as well as neuroplasticity, diet, exercise and meditation.

Audience: Everyone 16+ – Sessions can be designed based on specific age groups or professions.

 

 

Magic Metamorphosis: Finding Hope and Transformation

[Motivation, Inspiration, LEADERSHIP]

The Loneliness Epidemic

Although we are more digitally connected than ever before, loneliness is at an all time high. A recent Harvard study discovered that executives and CEO’s are twice as likely to suffer from loneliness and depression and Generation Z is the loneliest generation yet.

There are keys to solving this issue in opening communication, bridging the cap in generations and building inclusive environments.

Audience: Everyone 16+ – Sessions can be designed based on specific age groups or professions.

 

 

Personal Branding: Building a Brand Butterfly

[PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP]

What is Personal Branding?

It used to be a simple business card with your name, title, and company on it. Due to the development of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Allignable, Upwork, etc. it’s becoming ever more imperative that individual representatives, consultants, and job seekers stand out and put their best foot forward.

Your brand should reflect who you are and goes beyond the internet and social media, including how you engage and network in your own community.

In this session, you will learn more about what makes a strong personal brand and leave with the tools to you need to build your brand butterfly from caterpillar through metamorphosis and watch your new personal brand spread its wings and fly.

Audience: Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Agents (Real Estate, Talent, etc.), Managers, Leadership, Marketing Specialists, Job Seekers of All Backgrounds

 

 

Professional Empowerment: Discovering Confidence

[INSPIRATION, PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP]

What is the foundation of confidence?

Awareness. Acceptance. Appreciation.

In this session, you will not only learn how to “fake it ‘til you make it” but you’ll leave with the tools you need to discover your true superpowers, practice self-love, and build a supportive community to find and master inner and outer confidence.

You’ll be sure to leave this session motivated, inspired, and ready to deliver confidence!

Workshops include internationally recognized Australian co-speaker, Kirsty Blattner, to pitch hit the importance of bio-individuality and mindfulness.

Audience: Entrepreneurs, GenZ, Millennials, Growing Professionals, Aspiring Speakers, Teachers, Leaders, Managers, Supervisors, Job Seekers of All Backgrounds

 

 

Limitless Leaders: Overcoming Limitations & Becoming an Unstoppable Leader

[INSPIRATION, PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, LEADERSHIP]

What makes a Limitless Leader?

The foundation of overcoming limitations is comprised of acceptance, perspective, and gratitude. As a working warrior, filling two full-time jobs while serving as a mother, first and foremost, I also overcome daily challenges with Multiple Sclerosis. In this session, you’ll follow my story of overcoming personal limitations and leave with the tools you need to overcome limitations of your own.

Workshops include nationally recognized Southern Empowerment Co-Speaker, Jacob Weirzbicki, to pitch hit the importance of a victim to victor mentality.

Audience: Differently-Abled, Teenagers, High School Students, College Students, Entrepreneurs

 

 

Diversity: We're All Differently-Abled & What That Means

[INSPIRATION, PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1 in 5 people have some form of "disability". Research has shown that leading practices on inclusion in the differently-abled community by hiring people with mental and physical challenges is good for the bottom-line.

Case studies from companies such as 3M, PepsiCo, Merck and AT & T have reported the many benefits and importance of hiring people with disabilities. So what can we do, as working warriors, caretakers, peers, and leaders, to promote the well-being of all our employees and build a supportive community? 

As a working warrior, filling two full-time jobs while serving as a mother, first and foremost, I also overcome daily challenges with Multiple Sclerosis. In this session, you will journey through the debilitating diagnosis, finding a job with “disabilities”, and overcoming personal limitations. You will leave with the tools you need to ignite hope, overcome limitations of your own, and support your employees, family, and peers in the differently-abled community.


Audience: Everyone 16+ – Sessions can be designed based on age group, mental challenges, physical challenges, caretakers, mentors/leaders, and more.

 
 

Brand Consulting

Chantel Soumis is the Owner, Creative Director & Brand Ambassador for Stardust Creative, LLC. This full-service marketing agency works with experts across the globe to deliver exceptional designs, content, and strategy for businesses of all sizes. Your business is unique, your stellar marketing strategy should be too.


Madison Wisconsin Marketing Strategy

Brand Strategy

Your business is unique. Your marketing strategy should be too.

From brand building to campaign management, Soumis will help you understand your target persona(s) and build a cohesive marketing strategy for ultimate lead generation by getting your ducks in a row and delivering a methodological approach. 

 

 

 
Brand Expert Madison Wisconsin

Personal Branding

Building your brand butterfly.

Soumis will begin by analyzing your business differentiators, values, and goals. This will shape your brand foundation as a company caterpillar. Your team of experts at Stardust Creative will then push your brand into a chrysalis when the brand magic will begin.

 

 

 
Social Media Madison Wisconsin

Social Media

Cut through social clutter with impact.

Beyond the mere creation of your business's social media accounts, the engagement requires a wealth of knowledge to stand out from the crowd. There are also many variables to keep track of, such as:

Channel-Based Algorithms, Character Count, Best Performing Formats per Platform, Frequency, Timing & Consistency, Engagement Best Practices, and more...