Who We Are


 Meet Melissa and Jennifer!

We are happy you’re here!  Who are we?  LoseYourExcuseNow.com is a PROUD Michigan-based, female owned, best-friend run business with the goal of working to uplift, motivate and inspire people to get past the things holding them back in life, AKA “excuses.” We do this in many ways but primarily through our fun and interactive workshops, which are great for corporate trainings, friendly retreats and community outreach!

During our time together we have found excuses to be hurdles that prevent us from getting the most out of life – they keep us from good health, financial stability, meaningful relationships, and personal and professional success. We don’t claim to have gotten over all of ours, as it’s an ongoing process but –

 Let’s face it: The bottom line is that excuses keep us from accomplishing what we truly desire.

At LoseYourExcuseNow.com, our approach is like the two of us: fun and unique. So once again, Welcome to LoseYourExcuseNow.com – honored in the 2014 Top 10 at StartUpNation!  Our on-air time can be heard right here and NOW!

Our YouTube Channel is here.

We invite you to take a look around, check out our various original workshops, client and customer testimonials, videos and pics. Then feel free to contact us at info@loseyourexcusenow.com for more details, available dates, and pricing.

From a professional standpoint we’re proud to bring our individual strengths to you:

I AM Melissa

Melissa Emanuel has been a proud professional in the “people business” for years, from owning and managing her own businesses to running numerous networking and professional organizations. Melissa knows how to teach folks how to reach out and make those necessary connections in business! She has developed original training programs and presented them through engagements nationwide. Melissa has a real passion for working with and connecting people of diverse backgrounds and she prides herself on possessing both a quick wit and a pretty keen sense of humor!


  Jennifer Raybaud has been in the direct sales industry for 30 years and has amassed numerous national level accolades. Her team sales have topped well over $75,000,000 and commissions in excess of $1,500,000 in recent years. Jennifer has a true passion for sharing what she’s learned and has been blessed to develop and present original training to thousands throughout her career. LoseYourExcuseNow.com allows her to continue her passion for personal and professional development as well as give her the ability to reach out beyond the industry she has known and loved to empower more of the general population as well.   Jennifer adores writing in her new blog, classic film and her ‘not so vintage’ friends!