“Melissa has a way of stimulating my thinking and extracting my thoughts that has helped me to create the structures that become central for preparing directions for grant proposals, scientific papers, and strategic initiatives. She has a way of helping me to see the glimmer of an idea in my mind and expand it into a textured, meaningful and focussed direction.“ ~John
“I was in a career slump, lacking motivation and direction, and Melissa helped me determine what my goals were and plot a path to reach them. Even after one session, I was feeling enthusiastic about taking on my first task. Melissa is an excellent listener, and has a magical and mysterious gift of being able to positively influence a person’s attitude and behaviours.“ ~Margot
“Melissa’s coaching has helped me recognize some of the barriers I had set up myself that were preventing me from achieving professional (and personal) success. Her coaching has been instrumental in providing me with the awareness and strength to recognize goals or aspirations that I would like to achieve while being true to myself.” ~Katherine
“Professionally and personally, I consider myself to be the type of individual that can handle any situation thrown at me, yet I was presented with a situation that I found myself struggling to work through on my own. Melissa’s coaching was invaluable at this time. She is easy to talk to, thoroughly encouraging, and extremely insightful. The tools and perspective she provided me helped me find a short term solution and long term strategy to feel in control again.” Christine
“I was experiencing overwhelming stress that I had not made enough progress toward my thesis publishing goals. I was struggling to create time for writing and was not meeting my writing expectations when I did set time aside.
As a result of working with Melissa, I am much more confident in my ability to write well. I have learned to be patient with the writing process and really focus during the times I schedule to write. This has helped me write better quality articles faster and with less anxiety. Through Melissa’s coaching I learned a number of useful strategies for leveraging my capabilities, strengths and weaknesses to move through the writing process. I learned to make decisions with more conviction, view my project challenges from new angles and understand the value in what I have learned and created already. Melissa’s coaching has really helped bring success to my PhD research. The coaching program created structure for reflecting on my efforts, knowledge, decisions and learn from them to continually improve myself and my productivity. Melissa’s skills in uncovering and addressing barriers to my research priorities were an essential part of getting me back on the track to completing my PhD.” ~Aaron