Melissa Camilleri of  Compliment  // Photo courtesy of  Meredith Carty .

Melissa Camilleri of Compliment // Photo courtesy of Meredith Carty.

I am so excited to introduce you all to the lovely Melissa Camilleri! She is the founder and creative director of Compliment, a Sacramento-based handmade jewelry, stationery and gift company.

Her entrepreneurial drive and passion for her work is absolutely contagious and I love hearing how she worked through the tough times in her business. When asked about early doubters of her creative path (around 00:06:23), she says, "I listen to those voices less and less [...] I feel like my inner critic manifests outside myself [...] I heard those voices a lot more when I was less brave."

Sound familiar?  

Yep. Me too. 

I hope you'll find the interview as inspiring as I did!

Creating Your Own Path -

In this episode I chat with Melissa Camilleri, the founder and creative director of the incredibly popular Sacramento-based jewelry and stationery business, Compliment.

Listen in as Melissa discusses her journey from educator to jewelry designer, why she thinks everyone deserves to receive a compliment, her passion for giving back to the community and what she's learning as she continues to grow her business.


Get to know Melissa, shop her jewelry and stationery lines and learn about her community outreach efforts:


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Special thanks to ThinkHouse Collective in Midtown Sacramento for the use of their recording space.


I hope you've enjoyed listening to the episode as much I enjoyed creating it, my friends. Please be sure to head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate and review Creating Your Own Path, if you have a moment. I really do appreciate your feedback and support!