Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by. My name is Melissa.

I’ve been married to my best friend Matt for 28 years and we have two adult sons, Nick and Bailey, a beautiful daughter in love, Ashley (married to Nick) and five fur-grandbabies.

I love Jesus, my family, Disney World, and Books, probably in that order, but more than anything I love walking alongside God’s daughters and helping them find practical solutions for their growth. As a certified life breakthrough coach, I ask questions that help you get to the heart of the issue.

As someone who has weathered many storms throughout my life I don’t say this simply or easily, but I do try to seek the JOY in the journey. You will often find me with my mouth wide open, laughing and enjoying the many unexpected blessings along the way. I would love to walk alongside you as you seek to step forward to whatever God might be calling you to next.

My heart is to be a champion and encourager for women who feel stuck and want to rise up and do what God is calling them to do but just don’t even know where to begin.

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Melissa has invested over 20 years serving the local church on three different church staff teams ranging in size from 90 to over 14,000 in weekend attendance.


Volunteer & Staff Management, Guest Experience, Leadership, Marketing, Communications, Strategic Planning, Event Management, Speaking, Writing, & Recruiting



Myers Briggs


Clifton Strengths Finder Top 5

2 -Positivity


Co-authored LeadHer Challenge Book, Out of the Overflow book, Exemplify Magazine, Praise & Coffee Magazine, Blissfully Domestic Online

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Melissa has invested over 20 years serving the local church on three different church staff teams ranging in size from 90 to over 14,000 in weekend attendance. Melissa has had various roles, including executive level leadership, and an extensive background in communications, marketing, membership, groups, first impressions, weekend service development, children’s ministry and women’s ministry.

Melissa is also working with the Kadi Cole & Company team as the Director of Women’s Initiatives where she leads over 2500 women from all over the world through the Ministry Chick Facebook group. Melissa uses her ministry experience to help churches expand their reach, develop their strategy, as well as their leadership.

Her specialty is working with women in ministry – at the local church, nonprofits, and personal ministries. I coach female leaders to transform their thinking and renew their gifts, skills, and leadership. I offer individual coaching to women in ministry as well as consulting with churches and female leaders.

She and her husband (of 28+ years) co-founded a company called, The Mashburns Consulting Group, where they offer practical solutions for growth for churches and non-profits, but the training, insight and information can be transferred to businesses as well. We love to work alongside churches, ministries, and leaders who want to grow — either in attendance, giving, leadership abilities, volunteers, finances, etc.

As a Connector she loves to put the people that God puts in her path together. The connections we have are not just for our good, but the good of others and when you can place people together then can encourage, strengthen and build each other up in ministry or business then everyone wins.

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I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Melissa, I wear a lot of hats, just like you do. l’m a life coach, ministry consultant, speaker, and author, but more than anything, l’m a friend. I would love to walk alongside you as we seek to be the best version of ourselves. I specialize in working with female leaders that work in the local church, non-profit, para-churches, and ministries. My goal in working with these leaders is to transform their thinking and to help them renew their gifts, skills, and leadership abilities. So, come on inside, look around, and let’s find our community, own our gifts, and take the step to be all He created us to be. I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you!