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Mover. Shaker. Creator. 
The Creative Mind of
Melanie Paticoff Grossman
We *listen* to people's stories & find creative ways to share them. 
Always keeping an *ear* out for our next creative project. 
So I *hear* you have a story to tell.

Are you ready to bring your story, idea, or project to life?
I'm all ears!

What's our next project?

That might just be up to you.

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We're All Ears is a consulting company that inspires and empowers its clients to take the next step in their projects through
creativity, collaboration, innovative thinking, and a personal touch. 

We wear a lot of hats.

Which will we wear next? That's up to you.

We coach authors through the publishing process.

We create workshops on hearing loss, disability, and inclusion.

We break down the application process for college, internships, and job searches.

We design dynamic events for individuals, organizations, and companies.

We brand and market new ideas for niche audiences. 

At We’re All Ears, you can expect consultants who:

are creative

are innovative

are tech-savvy

practice a personal, people-first approach

Melanie Paticoff Grossman, M.S.D.E.

is the author of two self-published children’s books,

creator and publisher of Hearing Our Way magazine,

designs and manages websites for her own companies and others, 

and plans events ranging from family parties to non-profit trivia nights to her own wedding!

"I couldn't have gotten through the job application process without Mel. She helped me organize each step of the process, craft a cover letter that I could adapt for each application, and design my resume to highlight my skills. Thanks, We're All Ears!"

Make Magic Happen

Get creative. Be inspired. Feel empowered.

Book your session today. 

The Magic Touch


Want a creative kickstart to your project? Just one hour with us provides the jumpstart you need. We can assess your project, brainstorm new ideas, and suggest next steps. Need more time? You can always book additional sessions!

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Make Magic Happen


Do you want to dedicate time to your project? We do, too! Book us for one week, and not only are we all ears, we're all YOURS! We will make ourselves available to you for daily meetings M-F. One flat rate includes both meeting time and time to work on your project that week. That's a $500 savings! On Monday we'll create a goal for the week, and by Friday you'll have a completed project, an event ready to launch, or an action plan that suits your needs. Now let's make magic happen!

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We're All Ears


Haven't found the right solution to fit your needs? Let's talk. Custom hours and pricing may be available to suit your needs.

Publishing, Author Branding &

Book Coaching

In today's competitive publishing market, self-publishing has become a welcome change, making becoming a published author a possibility for more people than ever before. However, being an author in today's social-media-centered world goes far beyond writing a manuscript. 


Do you want to write for children?

Do you want to write for a niche market?

Do you want to include diverse characters with differences and/or disabilities?

Do you want to learn to create a brand, develop an audience, and launch an author platform?


There's a lot to think about before publishing your book.

We can help. 

Hearing Loss,  Advocacy, and Inclusion

Today, we so often hear the buzzword inclusion- in our schools, at our companies, on college campuses- but do we understand what it truly means? Most people do not. Many times it is up to parents to advocate for their children with disabilities until eventually the child learns to self-advocate in school, college, and the workplace. Often at work, inclusion and accommodations happen when one employee brings awareness to his/her cause. 


Does your organization/company want to improve its inclusion efforts?

Do you have a child who needs help improving his/her self-advocacy skills?

Do you need help finding and applying to the best college for your student with disabilities? 

Do you/your child need help creating an advocacy plan at a new school, college campus, or workplace?

Plus, ask us about our book readings and hands-on workshops for your next disability awareness day, inservice, conference, or event:

There's a lot that needs to be done to improve inclusion today.

We can help. 

College Application Process, Resumes, and Job Search

Anyone who has ever looked for a job knows that the process can be a job in itself. You need to first find listings to apply to, then customize resumes and cover letters to fit specific applications, and, if you're lucky, prepare for the interview. Oh, and don't forget your thank you note and follow up! With college applications, there's the additional collection of transcripts, standardized tests, and college essays. For anyone who struggles with organization, and even those who don't, these processes can be completely overwhelming. 


Do you/your child find the college/internship/job application process overwhelming? 

Do you/your child need help crafting college essays, resumes, and/or cover letters?

Do you feel unsure about how much to include about your disability in your college or job application?

Do you wish you had a better way to organize the application process and know next steps?

There's a lot that needs to be done before you land your dream job/school.

We can help. 

Event Design, Custom Gifts, & Interior Design

Having an eye for design doesn't come easily to everyone, but small details can make a big difference! Themes, special touches, and a cohesive look can make any event, from a birthday party to a corporate event to a wedding, go from beautiful to unforgettable. A personal touch is all it takes to make a house a home or to make a wedding your wedding. 

Do you want to learn to bring your Pinterest board to life?

Do you have an upcoming event that lacks theme, design, or details?

Do you find that you have great ideas but don't know how to bring them all together?

Do you want to create stand-out party favors and custom gifts with a personal touch?

There's a lot to think about before planning your next event.

We can help. 

Marketing, Branding &

Social Media

At many companies, entire departments are dedicated to marketing and even social media. Yet for smaller companies, startups, and non-profit organizations, the art of social media, branding, and marketing may fall on your shoulders (along with a multitude of other tasks). For any organization, business, and even for personal branding, presenting a clear, consistent message and defining a target audience are of the utmost importance. 

Do you want to create a new brand or rebrand an existing one?

Do you want to better define and reach your target audience(s)?

Do you want to learn to build and maintain a website without relying on web developers?

Do you want to reach children and their families through your social media presence?

Do you want to ensure your branding is inclusive and welcoming to diverse audiences?

There's a lot to think about when designing your marketing platform.

We can help. 

Who  We  Are

We are creative problem-solvers who love finding innovative and often tech-savvy solutions to launch new ideas.


From branding to resume writing to event planning, we have experience in a variety of areas. Our business experience began with Sophie's Tales, an educational publishing company specializing in publications for children with hearing loss, including Hearing Our Way magazine. 


Our mission is to inspire, connect, and empower our clients by providing ideas, tools, and a creative kickstart sure to

get the job done.

Melanie Paticoff Grossman, M.S.D.E.

Mel Paticoff Grossman earned her Masters of Science in Deaf Education from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where she received the Max A. Goldstein Award for Professional Promise. She grew up in Jericho, New York and currently splits her time between Long Island and St. Louis. 

She was a self-published author by the age of 20, when she wrote her first children's book about a little dog with a cochlear implant called Sophie's Tales: Learning to Listen in 2010. A second book, Sophie's Tales: Overcoming Obstacles, soon followed in 2012.

After graduating from WashU in 2013, Mel launched the only magazine for kids and teens with hearing loss, Hearing Our Way. She continues to serve as editor-in-chief of this quarterly publication that now reaches over 35 countries around the world. 

Mel is someone who cannot help but think creatively and offer a helping hand. Her involvement in projects, both personally and professionally, have spanned a variety of fields and services. Mel has been counted on to:

  • guide younger family members through their college application, internship, and job search processes

  • serve as President of Next Dor STL, a non-profit that provides programming for Jewish young adults

  • redesign the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper by serving on a format task force to increase young readership​

  • curate custom menus for themed events and blog about each event and its menu for the local blog series, It Takes Two

  • design, organize, and execute events, including b'nai mitzvahs and her own wedding, with a personal touch

  • create custom, easy-to-manage websites for hearing loss organizations and audiology practices

For more information on Melanie's background & experience, see her resume below or contact her at

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