I help female leaders find their community, own their leadership, and take the next step.

Specializing In: Ministry Coaching and Consulting, Life Transitions, Women in Ministry, Pastors Wives Support, and Leadership Development.

“Melissa asks the right questions, challenges self-imposed limits, and helps you to see your life through another set of lenses. I would highly recommend reaching out to Melissa and watch your dreams and goals come alive!”

– Susan Vandenheuvel, Founder of She Rises MN

What is Coaching?

Coaching combines listening and asking the right open-ended questions to help you discover the solution to whatever is keeping you from moving forward.

It also can help you as you uncover the vision for your life and help you figure out the next steps for you to move forward toward your goal. You don’t have to do this alone, we all need someone to speak into our lives in different seasons. The beauty of entering into a biblical coaching partnership is that the entire coaching process is grounded by the truth of Scripture and each session is covered in prayer before we even meet.

AWARENESS – Where are you right now? This is a chance to understand your past and present story at this moment in time.

VISION – What is it that you want to accomplish in coaching? What are your goals? This is your vision. My role is to simply help you uncover it.

OBSTACLES – These can be internal and/or external obstacles in your life. We will explore the circumstances and beliefs that might be keeping you from moving forward in the direction of your vision and goals.

PLANNING – How are you going to get to where you want to go? This is the time we start to breakdown your vision and goals to gain clarity for what’s next.

As your coach, here’s what I can do for you. I will speak the truth in love as a guide who is for you and will act as a champion for you as you seek to move forward in faith.

  • A Safe Place For You to Be You
  • A Biblical Worldview to Guide Our Sessions
  • Covering Our Sessions in Prayer
  • Genuine and Heartfelt Feedback
  • Asking Thought-Provoking Questions
  • Checking in on Your Progress on the Action Steps You Make

Coaching is not Counseling, Mentoring, Teaching, or Consulting

Difference One

Counseling offers a mental health diagnosis or treatment plan that will help their clients to heal. Coaches can work in partnership with counselors and or mental health professionals to provide complete whole care for their clients.

Difference Two

Consultants offer their individual expertise and generally observe and advise as to what the next best steps are based on their experience. Their insight can be invaluable to your organization and is another great resource for you as you move forward.

Difference Three

Different from mentoring, consulting, or teaching, the goal of coaching is not to tell you how to accomplish your goals or solve your problem through our experience but in essence walking alongside you, helping you uncover the answer or next steps for yourself.

Maximize Your Coaching Session

  • Be an Active Participant – Days before your session, I encourage you to spend thirty minutes or so completing the pre-session focus form. This allows us to make the most of your session time. I also encourage you to block off time after your session to process what we’ve discussed and record your thoughts and action sets in your own words.
  • Think Out of the Box – Much of what we’re going to be working on and through begins in your mind. Real transformation starts there, so be willing to think out of the box about how you see life around you in that moment.
  • It Takes Time – While I would love to say that we will see an aha! moment in one session, the reality is that it usually takes three to six sessions to receive your breakthrough.
  • Give Yourself Grace to be Pliable – Keep in mind that things don’t always go like we think they will. We might have a plan to tackle one specific topic, but then during our session we might hit obstacles or other pressing things that require us to shift our attention during that session.
  • Do the Work – At the end of each session you will receive an email with your action steps as defined at the end of our session. I highly encourage you to take the time, do the work and tackle those action steps to get the results you desire.

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Meet Your Coach

Melissa is passionate about helping other women experience freedom by encouraging their unseen talents and possibilities in a safe environment, loaded with lots of fun and prayer that will create influential actions to help women rise up and make a difference. This passion for serving and encouraging women comes from over 20 years in professional ministry at the local church as well as leading, loving, and connecting women in ministry to the resources they need to grow in their leadership and development.

As a certified life coach, Melissa pours her heart and life experience into her clients biblically steeped principles combined with an understanding of how God can, does, and will use each of us when we are healthy and whole.

Sessions can take place over the phone or via zoom. Payment is required up front and the cancellation policy is 24-hours in advance. Payment is accepted via PayPal or Venmo.

I work with a limited number of clients at a time, ones who are committed to the process, show up 100% for each session, and are willing to break out of their comfort zones.

Contact me here or via email at [email protected] to schedule a free 30-minute Discovery Call!

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I champion & coach women in ministry to lead effectively.

Melissa Specializes in: Ministry Coaching and Consulting, Life Transitions, Women in Ministry Leadership, Pastors Wives Support, and Leadership Growth & Development.