My mission is that everyone is successful in a job they love
MY FAVOURITE QUOTE
Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.
I went from the mailroom to the senior management table to running my own business.
I spent 20+ years of my life working my way up the corporate ladder, from delivering the mail at a small ad agency, to the senior management table @ McDonald’s, to running my own successful business.
Along the way, I’ve had incredible successes and made all the mistakes. I’ve believed in myself and suffered from imposter syndrome. I’ve been the controlling manager and the inspirational leader.
I’ve done that and been there more times than I can count. And I want to share that world class experience with you.
To compete as an Executive Coach, I need to get results.
My whole career has been about driving to get results. And I put that same accountability into my coaching. My job is to help you be mentally and strategically grounded to get results in a natural, enjoyable, sustainable way.
It’s not just about knowing what to do… that’s the easy part. The trick is sustaining the mental focus and courage to keep doing it. That’s what I’m going to help you with.
If I didn’t know I could help you get results, I wouldn’t be offering it. I’ve honed my process with tons of Clients to get them real results. And now it’s your turn.
Extraordinary results are created by ordinary people.
You know all those people who have achieved extra-ordinary things. They’re just regular people like you and me.
They’re smart, they work hard, they have bad days, they doubt themselves, and they fail a lot. They main difference is they don’t quit on their goal.
You don’t need to be extra special to do have the career you want. You don’t even need to be 100% sure you can do this.
You just need to keep trying and learning. That’s not always easy to do, but that’s what I’m here for.
The secret to success is making decisions you commit to. That’s all.
It doesn’t matter what your current development goal is. It might be a leadership competency. It might be building your confidence and self-advocating more. It might be a promotion you want or a relationship you need to nurture.
Or maybe you simply want to have a clearer career direction you can get excited about.
Whatever it is, you’re going to decide what success looks like, and then every day you’re going to commit to making decisions that get you closer to that vision.
I’m going to show you how.
FUN 01 FACTS
MY FIRST PRESENTATION WAS A SINGLE ‘NEXT STEPS’ SLIDE TO THE EXECUTIVES AT GM. I PRACTICED IT 20 TIMES AND STILL BLEW IT. NOW PRESENTING IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO.
FUN 02 FACTS
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT GAZPACHO WAS UNTIL I WAS 22 YEARS OLD AND MY BOSS ORDERED IT FOR LUNCH. I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING YOU USED TO PATCH UP DRYWALL.
FUN 03 FACTS
IN MY FIRST OFFICE JOB I DELIVERED THE MAIL AND SET UP MEETINGS. MY OFFICIAL TITLE WAS ‘GIRL FRIDAY’! REALLY??? SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM THE PAGES OF MADMEN.
FUN 04 FACTS
MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS THE BREAKFAST CLUB. WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, I MEMORIZED THE ENTIRE THING. BEST LINE: DOES BARRY MANILOW KNOW YOU RAID HIS WARDROBE?
FUN 05 FACTS
THE BEST ADVICE I GOT FROM A BOSS WAS ‘YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DIE, SO JUST TRY IT”. SO I JUST KEPT TRYING. THIS IS THE SECRET TO ALL MY SUCCESS. KEEP TRYING NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.
FUN 06 FACTS
I DO A GREAT MICK JAGGER IMPERSONATION AND A MEAN AIR-GUITAR TO FREE BIRD (GLASS OF WINE IS REQUIRED).
FUN 07 FACTS
I ONCE GOT TO EAT A STEAK DINNER AND DRINK CHAMPAGNE ON THE MCDONALD’S CORPORATE JET. #BALLER
The 4 Strategies Every Smart Executive Needs On Their Career Plan
This video training shares the 4 strategies that everyone needs. It doesn’t matter what you do, how senior you are, what field you’re in or what special circumstances you have. These are the four strategies that will help get you focused and your career back on the fast track.
PRAISE FOR THE CAREER RESET
GOT PROMOTED TWICE
“Great results. I’ve been promoted twice since starting to work with her. Have a much clearer understanding of what I want out of my career that goes beyond my current company’s career path. Worth the investment in yourself and lays a foundation of self-assessment and goal setting that will be applicable throughout my life.”
MEL IS A POWERHOUSE
“Working with Mel is like working with a powerhouse institution but with a super-nimble approach. It’s like using 20+ years of experience, expertise and wisdom for a 1×1 consultation and mentoring. Her material and delivery felt bespoke for a team of 20, but suitable for an enterprise of thousands.”
A. Veselaj | Coates Group
MEL WAS INSTRUMENTAL
“Mel was very instrumental to help me view “myself” in a different way. The opportunity to have someone so skilled like Mel to discuss all these topics provided clarity on how to articulate my vision and continue to pioneer change in my business environment always thriving for continuous growth. Her coaching style and business savviness were fundamental to help me to visualize my future growth and areas to be focused on to accelerate development and personal growth as well as removing obstacles.”
WON'T HESITATE TO WORK WITH MEL AGAIN
“I engaged Mel to work with a promising Team Member, to help her refine her leadership brand. It allowed her to be far more focused on her development, and unlocked a confidence and new approach that was immediately recognized by her colleagues. The positive changes and confidence have led her to excel such that she’s been promoted to a very important and senior level role.
The time invested together with Mel was highly engaging and productive – I most certainly would recommend her to others and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.”
H. Bagozzi | Tim Hortons
“Mel is an amazing career coach, that perfect blend of focused listener and someone who is able to ask the right questions at the right time to encourage their client to push forward in their personal and professional lives.
A TRUE GIFT
““Partnering with Mel has not only been inspirational but a true gift! Thank you for your passion, enthusiasm, and sharing your knowledge with all levels of our staff and Faculty.””