I signed up for Melissa’s workshop in my 2nd year of Ph.D., and it was the first time that I heard that a writing coach could help one pace their work-life better. Melissa’s workshop gave me a new perspective on how to re-direct my energy at work, which was what I needed to hear that year. I was struggling with pacing myself steadily in my projects. Before starting my coaching sessions with Melissa, I was always worried about not being efficient enough at work and spent a lot of time comparing my working style to the perfect “The 5 AM club” routine.

During my sessions with Melissa, she helped me recognize and accept my uniqueness. I gradually came to realize that although most of the successful story sounds similar and a lot of people benefit from “The 5 AM club” schedule, everyone is built differently. With Melissa’s help, I started to accept and even appreciate my uniqueness. I quit buying generic planners from publishers and initiated my own planning system, which turned out to be much easier to work with – not a surprise since now I have a “customized” planner.

There are many other aspects that Melissa helped me become stronger. She would never give me a direct solution. Instead, she would guide me through the journey by asking me insightful questions so to inspire me to find my own answers.

I would recommend Melissa’s coaching service to anyone who needs a coach who would listen to your needs and inspire you to draw a practical yet exciting road map for your career.