Confidence is about knowing that you are good enough now to start creating the life you dream of.
There are times in our lives when we know there’s something different – something more for us. But sometimes, even if we know exactly what we want, our confidence doesn’t come naturally.
We know we want more, but we seem to get in our own way when it comes to finding the courage and confidence to go for it.
Guilty or ashamed that we want more, when our lives are good enough as they are, and others have things harder than we do. (“I should just be grateful for what I have and it’s selfish to want more!)
Insecure, wondering if we’re good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, ambitious enough, dedicated enough, focused enough, capable enough – to pull it all off.
Overwhelmed with how much things might have to change, confusion around what it will take or where to start, or fear of what we might lose (“I don’t want to make the wrong decision!”)
Obsessed with caring about what other people think, so every time we think about what we want, we hear our mother / best friend / partner / boss / inner mean girl in our head, and then end up back where we started.
It can be scary to make big changes.
Leaving a relationship, moving to a new city or country, starting a new career, leaving behind a steady paycheck and benefits...all of these things can bring up such big feelings.
But if we don’t overcome the guilt, shame, fear, overwhelm, attachment to other people’s opinions, or ideas of where or who we’re supposed to be, we will end up betraying ourselves and staying stuck.
But here’s the secret:
You don’t have to overcome all those things before you start.
You don’t have to have it all figured out before you start.
You just have to start, and gather confidence along the way.
How do I know this? It used to be my story.
Hi, I’m Melissa. I’m a Life Coach and Empowering Portrait Photographer for women. I work with women who are tired of letting fear run their lives, and I help them define their desires and develop the confidence to create their dream life.
I used to be a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. At the time it felt like a very glamorous job to have: big bonuses, company car and gas card, expense account, huge meetings in Vegas where Bon Jovi plays private concerts for the employees. It seemed like a dream. But after a couple years I began to feel empty inside. I felt unfulfilled, unappreciated, taken advantage of, and disgusted with the management of the company and the greed of the industry.
I became so depressed and stressed out over what to do that I couldn’t get out of bed, and couldn’t keep from bursting into tears all day long. I felt trapped and stuck. I felt beaten down by an industry and boss who was constantly making me feel like I wasn’t good enough, smart enough or motivated enough to be successful at my job. It made me feel that I needed to change who I was to fit the mold of the “perfect sales rep”.
I knew there was something better for me out there. A career that I LOVED, that fulfilled me creatively and personally, and where I was helping people on a deeper level.
I knew I wanted to help women feel good about themselves, because confidence and feeling beautiful was something I had struggled with my whole life. So I became a makeup and hair artist to show women how beautiful they really are.
When I made the leap to leave my corporate career behind, I had no idea what I was doing, or if it would work. But I leapt, and trusted that I would find my way. And it was hard! It was before I had discovered any kind of personal development. I had no mentors, or role models to follow. I had to blindly follow my intuition and drink in anything I could about the beauty industry. And I had to stay focused on my dream and why I was making the change. And I did it. I built a successful business making women look and feel beautiful.
I spent years hustling and working non stop to make my dream work. It wasn’t easy, but I kept going. And it wasn’t until I hired my first coach that I realized it didn’t have to be so hard. That with the right kind of support and guidance I could realize my dreams and a plan to get there much faster than doing it on my own.
That’s what I’m here to help you do:
Define your dreams and desires.
Come up with a plan to create the life of your dreams.
Recognize what’s possible for you.
Start taking grounded yet bold steps towards where you want to be.
Develop a relationship with yourself where more and more, you recognize that you are beautiful, worthy, capable, and more than good enough.
I know what it’s like to have a yearning to do something different, and feel afraid to go for it. I know the fears of not knowing how to get there, if you know enough to make the leap your heart desires, and if you will succeed at it. But that’s why I’m the perfect person to help you on this journey. I’ve been through it and came out on the other side. I’ve invested thousands of dollars on my own personal development, mentoring and coaching to shift my mindset and learn the skills to help you get where you want to go. I became a certified Life Coach to help you dive deep into your desires and gain the clarity and self confidence to create a plan to achieve your dreams.
Plus one of my natural talents is to see you as the unique and amazing woman you are, and help you see her and fall in love with her.
Here’s what working 1 on 1 with me will look like: I’m here to stand for you and your dreams, and help you get clarity, get in touch with your intuition, and guidance to make the big changes for what you want your life to be. If you are feeling stuck, lost, unhappy with your life and know you’re meant for more,
Description of my coaching package
We’ll meet 3 times per month for 5 months by phone. You’ll receive a welcome packet to help you get started. We’ll start with a 90 minute deep dive to get clear on what you desire, what you want to change, how we’re going to get there, and set up goals to achieve your dream life. Each call will be recorded so you can refer back to it any time you need. If you need support in between our calls, you’ll have access to me through email M-F during business hours. I respond within 24 hours. I love to make my clients feel special so you’ll also receive gifts and love notes along the way.
“When you're on the precipice of a big life change, it can be terrifying. In times like these, having someone who can hold an open, non-judgmental space of deep listening, and honest reflection, is so powerful. This is Melissa. She has a way of understanding the complex challenges with making a life-changing leap, while seeing the brilliance and beauty in you, and cheerleading you along your most aligned path. I trust this woman deeply, because she's been there, she's skilled, and she cares. “ Nisha Moodley,
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