My coaching sessions with Melanie mean the world to me. Without them I might have come to the same conclusions and focused on the same aspirations, but I have no doubt that another year would have passed with out taking the critical first steps to realizing those dreams. I contacted Melanie because I was very very unhappy with my career, and that was having a terrible effect on my life. I had recently moved back to the US after 4 years abroad, and I felt isolated and adrift. I thought I would need a coach, a therapist, a career counselor, and possibly a babysitter for my inner child! But Melanie patiently and with great humor helped me develop the tools and strategies to move forward with my life. First she helped me quiet all the external chatter and really listen to my own inner voice. Then once that voice was heard she helped me realize I had the strength, and all the skills I needed to satisfy my goals.
I am now well on my way to applying to graduate programs in a new satisfying career. I am much more confident and centered in my home life, and I've even been excelling at my current job; anticipating an increase in productivity for the end of this year and for next.
On a personal note Melanie is great! She's funny, kind, generous in spirit, positive without being condescending, and she always made me feel like her most important client. This is my first experience of coaching and Melanie made it completely worthwhile. I plan on keeping in touch with her, and I will always have a debt of gratitude for the guidance she's given me.
Marco Anderson, Software Sales and graduate student