Megan Gilliken, Wedding/Event Planner, A Southern Soiree
Megan Gillikin is a successful Wedding and Event Planning business owner, Consultant to fellow industry business owners, Podcaster, Mom to 3 girls under 7 and proud East Carolina University Pirate! Her two favorite meals are breakfast and dessert, and she loves dance parties in the living room with her husband and those 3 daughters!
Megan graduated from East Carolina University with her hospitality degree and her MBA. After graduation, she earned her stripes in the hotel industry by working for Marriott for almost 5 years on the event operations/planning side in roles that lead her to her love of events. In 2010 she thought she was interviewing for a job with a local wedding planner, but she ended up buying and rebranding that company into the success it is today! After 9 years of growing A Southern Soiree, Megan has established it as one of the most sought after, highly regarded event planning companies in North Carolina.
She loves getting to know the inner workings of people’s personalities…so much so that she started a wedding industry podcast last year! That led to another passion, which is consulting with other industry vendors on growing their businesses purposefully! Megan has a love for providing real, insightful and tangible advice and wisdom on growing and sustaining a successful event business!
If you’re Myers-Briggs fans she’s an ENFJ, and a solid 3 on the Enneagram. She’s ambitious, adaptable and enthusiastic and her love for this industry is contagious (according to her mom who wrote this)!