My Story

I waited around for permission to be myself for a long time. It never came. As a teen, it caused me to feel isolated where the best days were the ones I effectively pretended to be someone I’m not, enough to convince even myself. I struggled to own my sensitivity and ability to read people as an intuitive gift. Having this as my foundation, I naturally grew a deep sense of the need for connection and fierce love beyond any obstacles.

Later on, I took it upon myself to forge my own path. I became a social worker on a touristy island and “lived my best life” in the way the phrase is so overused- I made enough money to have happy hour drinks to relax with friends after a long work week, hours upon hours that drained me but made me feel like I was making a difference. I still wasn’t leaning on my intuition even then. I thought the best it got was to sacrifice my time, the possibility of making more money, and the experience of being fulfilled to feel like I made a dent in the problems around me and the ability to watch the sunset over the water whenever I wanted. I was happier than I’d ever been, so I thought that was it.

Turns out, it gets better than that. In my first attempt, I went with rebellion. I chose a life so different from anything I’d seen. I moved to China which subsequently led me on a journey of full-time backpacking with my backpack, Big Red. I trusted my intuition a bit here, to believe that I could have a life that looked different from what people wanted for me, to know where to travel, who to trust, and what to do next while I was on the road. I did create a certain level of joy and freedom with that, but I was still missing some key factors to my true best life.

Intimacy. Income. Impact.

I was still making excuses for how I couldn’t have it all. I still questioned myself when it came to deeper relationships, making money for things that were sustainable and brought me joy, and making a lasting difference for people from being established within myself. When I trained to become a coach with Accomplishment Coaching, I was going mostly on a deep passionate pull that told me it was time to become a coach. I was trusting that pull on a new level. It brought me, in a tiny car, across the country to start my business. I was opening up to the idea that my intuition, my sensitivity, my ability to hear people on another level, may very well be my gift. I didn’t know that I would experience my own transformation to this extent. My intuition is my compass now, and I couple it with action and accountability that sets me apart from many intuitives who wait for signs to show up. I ask for them, and I act on them. I co-create them when needed. I am clear on my power, and I’ve designed my life with it and will continue for as long as I am supporting others to do the same. The support system I’ve created for myself allows me to dive even deeper into compassion for myself while reaching even higher to things I previously deemed impossible.

As a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, I have coached for over 1,000 hours with clients who are unwilling to settle, not because things are wrong, but that they have a yearning in their spirits that there is more to enjoy, to achieve, to create, or to express. We partner in moving the old stories of what’s possible and impossible out of the way to get them into action that results in living an authentic life.

If you’re ready to stop settling for this “Live Your Best Life” culture to start LIVING the life that’s most true to you, let’s talk. I’m called Chief Executive Angel, because I apply my connected and dynamic intuition in my coaching while also requiring a new level of action from my clients. People don’t walk away from this experience having checked the box they thought they needed to check to be happy; they cultivate joy in their moments through the process of achieving the goals they most yearn to achieve. I value reminding people of the creative genius that comes from self-trust as access to having a new and more authentic experience of life.


Coaching with Melanie was a compassionate, curious, and challenging journey that addressed my life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I felt held and seen as a whole being, beyond roles, titles, and social prescriptions. Outside of “right” or “wrong”, Melanie allowed for space where both of us could intuitively play and explore. She stood for my brightest and boldest even when my survival mechanisms fought against that. Coaching with Melanie wasn’t just about personal development. For me, it quickly became an integral part of my spiritual practice. My work with Melanie created perceptual shifts in the way I experience myself, my relationships, and the world. Week after week, she showed up as a conscientious pot-stirrer, a respectful rudder, and an excavator of diamonds from the rough.

– Hillary Metz, Shamanic Practitioner

I started coaching with the goal of improving my relationships with myself, my husband, my kiddos and life in general. Although it is always very vulnerable to be honest with yourself and really put in the effort to improve, Melanie’s coaching approach makes you feel safe and supported during the process. As a coach, she has an amazing blend of techniques, humor, open listening and the ability to ask the direct “tough love” questions when needed. After working with Melanie, I developed my ultimate goal of spending more of my time living in my “essence” including joy, warmth, and positive energy. I am able to bring any problem that is plaguing me into the coaching space and always leave a session with a sense of purpose and hope. My favorite thing about sessions with Melanie is the fact that we end with acknowledgements. She encourages you to recognize yourself, your partner and also gives the most honest, creative, personal acknowledgements that leave you feeling both emotional and fulfilled. Thank you Melanie.

– Rachel S., Super Cali Mamma

Working with Melanie has been a complete life changer! When we first began working together I felt lost in life and really unsure of myself, even though I had just gotten my dream job. From the moment we first started working together Melanie listened with care, brought energetic support, and genuine kindness. Since working together I have; gotten back in shape, build strong relationships, improved at my work, and started doing thing in life that I actually enjoy. But the biggest change has been my relationship to myself, I have a much deeper understanding self and who I am and what I am doing with my life. Melanie has support life long change for the good in my life.

– Grant Neemann, Life Coach

When I first came to coaching I had some of the typical goals… get fit, professional success and to find love but what I really NEEDED was to be seen and heard and learn to love myself unconditionally. I didn’t know it back then but self love is the foundation to success in basically everything including my original goals. Melanie was the vital catalyst to this process supporting and coaching me through the journey to deep self love.  While working with her I explored my dreams on a new level – moving to Thailand for 4 months, getting jobs and experiences I’d wanted and began fostering deeper, authentic, more meaningful relationships something I’d been yearning for… forever. I was able to be vulnerable, own my power and learn to connect with and listen to my intuition. I found my purpose and my essence (joy, curiosity, power, authenticity and sanctuary). I live a happier, more fulfilling beautiful life as a direct result of being coached by Melanie. Melanie creates a safe space for you to be who you truly are and celebrate it. She’s also a fierce warrior for your truest goals and greatness even when all you want to do is run, hide and give up. Her heart is beyond measure, you feel her love and warmth and judgment free energy in every session which helped me allow that level of intimacy in other relationships, finding out that I could be fully seen and loved which is beyond priceless. With Melanie you won’t just learn how to breakdown a goal and accomplish it you’ll transform your life for the better.

– Samantha Dahlgren