Hey There. I’m Mel
Career Coach, Entrepreneur, Self Re-Inventor and Ex-Corporate Lifer dedicated to helping you make your next, perfect career move.
You’re Damn Right I’m Special
It would be easy for me to think that I’m not. A small town Canadian gal, with nothing more than a willingness to learn, and a determination to do whatever needs to be done.
That’s how I built my life and my career.
I got my first job when I was 14 (at the Tim Horton’s up the street) and I’ve been working ever since. My first adult job was at a small Ad Agency. My official title was called ‘Girl Friday’ (oh so Mad Men).
I delivered mail, set up meetings and was the only person in the office who knew how to work a computer, which made me the go-to-gal.
My willingness to dive in and try new things served me well. And it continued. Over the next 20 years I worked my way up from Canadian Girl Friday to being a Head of Marketing in the UK in one of the biggest Food Service companies in the world, to running my own Career Coaching business where I’ve had Clients from Tokyo to Toronto.
And in that time, I made 1000s of mistakes,
missteps and outright failures.
I had some horrible bosses. I freaked out. I took things personally. I played the victim and the blame game.
I also had amazing mentors and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. I won awards. Met inspirational people. Travelled. Grew. And continued to learn.
Did I think any of that was possible when I started out? No freakin’ way. Not a chance. Every career move scared the crap out of me. I was sure I’d eventually be discovered as the uber imposter I was.
Until one day, I had enough. I was tired of not believing in myself. Of beating the crap out of myself. I was tired of holding myself back and playing it safe.
So I quit my soul-sucking, high-paying Corporate gig at 46 to start my own Career Coaching business. Did I know what I was doing? Absolutely not. Was I sure I’d be successful? No way.
But I had faith in me. I learned a ton. I had transferable skills It just took me a minute to figure out what those were. But, I always new I could do whatever I set my mind to. I’d figure it out as a went along.
And that’s what I did. That’s what I’m doing.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.
I’m not perfect. I don’t have all the answers.
I have shitty days. I still have bouts of fear and self-doubt, just like every other person on the planet.
My story isn’t unique. And I didn’t start off thinking I was special. It took me years to realize that I can do things in my own uniquely brilliant, slightly dysfunctional way. No more putting up with BS situations and people that suck up my energy.
And that no matter what, everything is always going to be OK. I got this.
And so do you.
My commitment to you is to keep it real, honest, and be a devoted part of your support network.
I’m very grateful to be able to make a living doing something I love. I did the work to figure out what that was and how to make it real.
And I want to help you figure it out too.
Yes. This is a business. Yes, I sell stuff. But I also have a lot of stuff for FREE. In fact, the vast majority of my content and tools are totally FREE.
And while I have a lot of experience helping people plan their careers, I don’t have all the answers. I make mistakes. I’m still learning every day.
But my commitment to you is to keep it real, honest, and be a devoted part of your support network.
I promise to ask you thought-provoking questions, share my past experiences and everything I’m still learning, and help you create that career that fills you up and gets you excited to get out of bed in the morning.
Ready to Take Action on Your Career, But Don’t Know Where to Start?
Monday & Thursday, I give you real, actionable motivation and how-tos that will inspire you to take back control of your career.
I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. You can subscribe to my FREE weekly videos full of motivation and how to content to get juices flowing and go after your dream job or career.
Make sure you subscribe here so we can stay connected. I’d love to learn more about you.
I’m also moderately active on social media. You can follow me on IG here. Or like my FB page here. Or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
But most of the time, you’ll hear from me on Mondays and Thursdays, unless there’s something really important going on.
It’s never too late to have
the career you want … ever!
You didn’t get this far in life without learning a few things. You have skills. You have strengths. You can do anything you set your mind to.
You just need a little help figuring out what that is.
Ready to get started? Sign up now for my fantastic FREE training How to Get the Career You Want: 5 Step by Step Strategies to Confidently Make Your Perfect Career Move. You’ll get it as soon as you subscribe.
It’ll walk you through the fundamentals of choosing a career you’re in love with. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it.
Thanks so much for investing your time to visit. It’s my privilege to be a part of your support network for as long as you need me.
Let me know how I can be of service to you.
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