Melanie is a Martha Beck Certified resilience and leadership coach, activist, yoga teacher, writer, magazine publisher, and spiritual badass.
She specializes in showing Resistance activists, leaders, candidates, and teams how to manage fear and anxiety, find balance, and practice self-care so they can feel safe in the chaos, build resilience, and keep fighting for what matters in the world. She’s impacting the world by coaching those who actively work to make the world a better place. This powerful purpose is what drives her to revolutionize lives – so collectively we can build a more loving, inclusive, progressive society.
My story, so far…
I was lying in bed when I found the lump in my right breast.
A month later I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The following five years included a double mastectomy, chemo, and three breast reconstructions, an inability to work, my husband’s job loss, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and divorce. It also included anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts. Cancer took everything from me. But it couldn’t take ME.
I’ve always been interested in growth, happiness, and being a better version of myself. My darkest moments brought me face to face with the parts of me that weren’t working in my best interest. On those nights when I was talking myself into just making it to the next day, I sought a way out. A way to get better. That’s when I found coaching and learned that I could change the way I think and what I believe to make my life better.
It’s been a long, hard struggle, but working on myself, getting coaching, finding my deepest integrity, and speaking my truth helped pull me out of the hardest time of my life with a greater knowledge of myself and my path. And with an incredible tool set so that I can handle ANYTHING that comes my way.
You can do the same. You don’t have to do this alone. I know what a struggle it can be. My experience and coaching will lead you back to a calm, peaceful presence, while filling your tool belt with life-changing resilience skills.
My guiding values are authenticity, humor, courage, and kindness.
Our purpose here is to know ourselves and have fun with who we are.
Learning to love, accept, and forgive ourselves leads to peace, knowing, and universal love for all.
We can laugh ourselves through anything.
You are never stuck.
Kindness and compassion for each other can heal the world’s wounds.
There’s no such thing as a mistake.
How I Can Help You
I’m here to teach you resilience skills, so you can find strength, confidence, and peace within.
To help you calm your inner fears and find peace within. I’ve been there. I’ve struggled with the worst demons possible and survived. Now I’m using what I’ve learned to give back. I’m straight-forward, irreverent, and I lead with humor. Sometimes just laughing at the situation takes the sting out of it.
I show you how to move forward.
Emotional trauma doesn’t have to keep you stuck in grief, unable to see your future full of possibilities. I’m here to help you visualize that future and work toward going after it. But, I won’t sugar-coat, pull punches, or mother you. You’ll find exactly what you need to move forward in confidence – and it all comes from you. I help you see your incredible future and lead you back to your personal truth.
I show you how to face your fears.
And question your own beliefs, and change your thoughts to live a life of happiness and integrity.
I show you how to listen to your truth.
While setting boundaries, saying no with ease, and making the best choices for YOU.
I show you how to create more happiness.
And disengage from the negative voices in your head so that you can connect to your own inner wisdom and rebuild your life full of love and compassion for yourself.
Empower yourself toward a better life!
I’ll show you how to question any thought, belief, or fear that’s keeping you stuck so you’re freely moving on to the things you really want to do!
Why Coaching Will Work for You
You are more well-equipped to change your life than you may know. By discovering your own negative, distorted, or limiting thoughts, you can change the way your brain works to start making positive changes in your world! With a few simple tools you can take advantage of your brain’s incredible ability to rewire (called neuroplasticity) to learn new habits, think new thoughts, and believe new beliefs. Regardless of what your life looks like now, you can make changes to be happier, more resilient, and on the path to wholeness…right now.
How I Work
Try it for free with the 30-minute consult, where we’ll chat, get to know each other, and see if we’re a good fit.
Afterwards, all sessions are 60 minutes long, and are via phone or Skype, whichever works best for you.