Hey! My name is Melissa and I am so glad that we have found each other.

If you are curious about me, I’ll tell you a little of my story.

I was in academia for 20 years.

I “thought” I left academia because I quit my PhD, and I didn’t become a post doc or a PI …

But the truth was I never really left.

I was an expert academic achiever,

externally motivated,

looking for an authority to tell me what to do,

checking all the boxes into my 40th year and

I was still searching for professional fulfillment.

My academic achiever ways were working, others were happy with my work, but I wasn’t.

I read all the self-help books, studied the teachers, done all the journaling.

I stayed in my head (and journals!) about what I wanted for years – no action.

I’ve had the struggles, shifts, and learned to practice failing, without knowing all the answers ahead of time. 

I’ve faced challenges, found solutions, and I have had my own coaching and mentoring.

Then, I let go of going outside for answers,

and I started going inside.

I am creating the life that I want, step by step.

You can too.

I want to share with you what I’ve learned along the way so that it can be easier and faster for you to create the life you want, whether you are still in academia and have a research position, or you have left academia altogether.

Right now, I have opened enrolment to help people who did well in school, stop overworking. You can learn more here to see if it’s for you:

I also help my clients with the following. If you need help with any of these, book a consult with me, I would love to connect with you and see if we are a good fit to create more of what you want.

  • You’re checking the boxes in personal and career life, yet feel unfulfilled
  • You’re exhausted from working evenings and weekends 
  • Your go to tools for getting things done are lists, pressure and deadlines
  • You keep taking more courses or school or webinars, but you feel stuck
  • Writing papers or grants feels hard