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Top-performers seem like they have it all. They’re…

  • Highly motivated & ambitious
  • Smart & educated
  • Striving to be the best in all areas of their life

But the unspoken secret is that on the inside many of them feel like they’re:

  • Constantly taking on too much
  • Stuck in a cycle of overwhelm, stress, and overthinking
  • Fighting a losing battle against self-doubt

If despite all of your accomplishments, you’re still not at peace with yourself, you’re not alone. And you’re in the right place.

There’s flipside to success that can deeply affect smart, sensitive high achievers. The emotional depth and ambition that give you your edge can also lead to self-doubt and keep you from fully enjoying your career.

Your success doesn’t have to be a source of suffering.

The good news is that thousands of people just like you have discovered how to get out their own way, improve their inner game, and level up their careers. I’m Melody, and I’m here to help you cut through stress, develop confidence, and find inner peace. The result? Lasting balance and fulfillment.

 


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Melody was an excellent resource when I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life:  the loss of my mother and the break up of an longtime friendship.  Not only was she a sympathetic ear and gave me insight into the grieving process and how to handle major changes, she provided concrete practical information and advice.  I would highly recommend her services. 

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LATEST POSTS

  1. How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

    Busy periods are inevitable at any job. While stress can be manageable in the short term, if you don’t take steps to keep the pressure under control, it can lead to fatigue and burnout. Burnout refers to a collection of different physical, emotional, and mental reactions that occur in response to prolonged stress and overworking.

    Signs of burnout include:

    • Physical symptoms such as exhaustion most of the time, headaches, and muscle aches
    • Getting sick often
    • A negative attitude about work or your career
    • Feeling like everything is overwhelming or your efforts are futile
    • Neglecting your own needs, as if you’re a pushover
    • Withdrawing from new responsibilities, challenges, and people
    • Procrastinating, mainly avoidance or work or it taking long because you can’t concentrate
    • Short tempered, especially with colleagues
    • Difficulty sticking to regular self-care (i.e. exercise, eating well, etc.)
    • Loss of motivation and optimism

    While there’s nothing wrong with caring about your career, problems arise when work controls your feelings and behaviors. If you slip into the realm of burn out, it can take months, weeks, or even years to lift yourself out. That’s why it’s important to take proactive steps to manage the problem, starting with speaking to your boss about your workload.

    Here are a few tips for telling your manager when you have too much on your plate:

    1. Don’t enable workaholic behavior

    Reporting to someone who expects you to skip lunch and answer emails at all hours can be challenging, to say the least. 

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  2. Handle Annoying Co-Workers Using These 3 Strategies

    Every workplace is filled interesting personalities–including frustrating ones.

    If you feel like you’re surrounded by difficult people at the office, take heart, because you’re not alone. Studies have found that one in eight people leave a job due to problems with co-workers.

    Since we spend more time at work than at home (and considering quitting tomorrow isn’t an option for most people) it’s worthwhile to figure out ways to get along.

    Positive coping strategies may not only save your sanity, but they can also improve your well-being more than complaining ever will. In fact, learning to deal with difficult people can be a powerful way to develop your  leadership skills.

    Type 1: The co-worker who hits you up on Slack to chat about office politics.

    Gossip is compensatory strategy often used to cover low-self esteem or feelings of powerlessness. It’s likely your co-worker is communicating this way–albeit passively aggressively and manipulatively–to seek connection.

    Nonetheless, hanging around gossiping co-workers is energy draining. Plus, getting embroiled in rumor-mongering can damage your professional reputation.

    To disengage from this toxic cycle, use a simple formula: empathize and redirect.

    First validate your co-worker, letting them know they’re being heard. By saying something like “Ugh, it is frustrating to feel confused”, you’re not agreeing with or justifying their behavior, you’re simply mirroring how they feel without getting involved or talking about other people. Your focus is on them, which is probably their favorite subject anyway.

    You can then use redirection, including focusing on positives, “Sorry that’s still bothering you.

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