On the Ladder

Unlock Real Changes: THE Key To Making It Happen

In recent weeks, I’ve had more than a few people ask me, “Melissa, what’s important in choosing a coach?” All of these individuals are asking this question because they are considering coaching as a cata...

Direct and Home Party Sales Companies: Annoying, Empowering or Both?

As a little girl, growing up in North Dakota, my mom was a stay-at-home mother until both my brother and I were in school full time. During that time, though, my mom was what the 1980’s branded “The Avon Lady.”...

Lenten Update: May Cause Miracles Week 1

Last week, I let you all into my Lenten project – working through Gabrielle Bernstein’s book May Cause Miracles. I’m now 1 week into the project, and if any of you are doing it with me or interested in more in...


Why “Good Enough” is Never Enough. Or Is It?

There is a movement happening in American businesses today. It’s called “good enough.” Over the last few years we’ve seen books like Good Enough Mother, Good Enough is the New Perfect, The Case for Settl...

CIA Secrets to Enhance Your Career

The CIA is, without a doubt, one of the most efficient organizations on the planet. From sophisticated information gathering techniques to the ability to keep trade secrets a secret, the men and women of the Central Intelligenc...

Playing To Your Personal Strengths

Our personal strengths are expressed through the activities that we look forward to doing. They are the activities that leave us feeling fulfilled and empowered. They tend to energize us even as we get exhausted doing them. Wou...


Working While Sick? STOP IT!

The sick season is upon us and a common theme is that women completely ignore their symptoms to the best of their ability.  Instead of calling in sick, taking a nap or turning off the email for an afternoon, women pop an extra...

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Yourself Accountable

Accountability is underrated. When you set out to create real change in one or more areas of your life, you will likely get in your own way. Real change requires you to navigate the unfamiliar. It’s uncomfortable and, fra...

Love What You Do

It’s Valentine’s Day and I thought it was only fitting to write about love.  However, I’m not writing about finding romantic love (even though that is always fun to talk about).  What I want to discuss today...


Lent: What I’m Doing May Cause Miracles

My mother won’t appreciate it, but I consider myself a proud “Cafeteria Catholic.” I wouldn’t call myself religious, and after getting married in the Catholic Church once, and divorced afterward, the Chu...