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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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I would not be where I am in my professional and personal development if it weren’t for Melody. We started working together at a time when I needed to unwind from the stress and negative self-image caused by years of being unhappy at my job. I didn’t see a future for myself I’d be happy with. That has changed. Now I am energized and have a much more clear professional direction — one that’s bigger than I ever felt capable of. All this felt like it was organically happening as Melody helped me move forward while staying true to my core values. I relearned to trust myself in the process. You have got to work with her! You will see results within the first one or two sessions, if you are willing to.

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  1. 4 Things You Should Never Apologize for at Work

    Alternatives to Saying "I'm Sorry" at Work

    “Sorry, could you just look at this?”

    “Sorry to bother you but…”

    “I’m sorry, let me move that.”

    Why We Over-apologize

    Apologies, when warranted, are a sign of empathy in the workplace. But over-apologizing— or excessively saying sorry when you don’t need to — is a bad habit that can undermine your authority. More importantly, it hurts your self-esteem.

    Recently, there’s been a great deal of talk and controversy about women apologizing too often in the workplace. Research shows that women do tend to say sorry more than men, which is partially the result of socialization. While young girls are raised to be polite, deferential, and studious, young boys are encouraged to be bold and more confident. As adults, women perceive themselves as making more mistakes than men, and therefore, having more to be sorry for.

    Many of the women I work with as an executive coach dislike their tendency to be over-apologetic. While they rightfully bristle at the thought of their language being policed, these women nevertheless realize that their habit of saying sorry too much stems from a lack of confidence. They recognize that excessive apologizing may reflect internal doubts they hold about their own capabilities.

    Oftentimes, they tell me that they can’t help but over-apologize. The habit has become so ingrained over the years that the words seem to come out automatically, mostly because they don’t know what else to say. These words act more like filler than anything else.

  2. Ways to Productize Yourself

    5 Ways to Streamline Your Efforts and Gain Measurable Success

    You’ve spent years honing your craft, learning the industry, and perfecting your methods. You’re the consummate expert. A specialist through and through.

    There’s tremendous value in being a go-to resource and becoming indispensable at work. But, reaching new levels of success requires letting go of certain day-to-day tasks.

    Delegation, while an essential part of leading effectively, can be difficult — especially if you’re a detailed-oriented person who truly enjoys execution.

    Last week my client Emily shared that she felt stuck in this expert-to-leader trap.

    For years, she played a big role in project management, despite being the CEO of her small company. Now that the company was entering a growth stage, she realized her hands-on approach was no longer sustainable. She needed more time, white space, and mental clarity to focus on the company’s vision and strategy.

    I posed one simple question to her:

    How can you productize yourself?

    Productizing yourself comes down to creating systems that allow you to streamline your efforts. Your expertise can spread without your direct involvement, freeing you up to focus on the bigger picture.

    In other words, I was asking Emily to think about how she could scale the knowledge locked away in her head to make it more widely accessible.

    If you find yourself in a similar situation — whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or a manager moving to leadership — here are ways to scale your personal knowledge in a way that gives you back time while ensuring your expertise has an impact.