Individualized Programs to Launch Your Career to the Next Level


Launch Your Job Executive Coaching is for people who are ready to conceive, build, discover, and step into your leadership path and maximize your potential in your career – and want to shortcut the process.  LYJ Coaching is for ambitious leaders and high-performers who are experienced professionals ready to take their career to the next-level.


I am going to help you create a plan to get you on the career path that you are ready for and get you into action. You will know exactly what to do next and won’t waste any more time in analysis paralysis, figuring out how to make things happen, whether you want to stay at your current company or are ready to move on to the next opportunity, ready to step into your first leadership role or finally achieving the C-suite.

  • If your career feels like you have been frozen like a deer caught in headlight, you will know exactly what steps to take next and have a roadmap to keep moving you forward.
  • If you are suffering from the Monday-morning blues and aren’t sure how to change you career outlook around, you will learn exactly how to get back on track and excited about your work again.
  • If you are trying to get to the next level, but aren’t quite sure what to do first, you will have a step-by-step guide with every Human Resources’ approved short-cut available to finally get you promoted and making more money.


If you aren’t sure where your career is going, or it’s leaving you frustrated and disappointed, or you’re feeling overwhelmed and can’t figure out where to start, or feel frozen because you don’t know what to do next, Launch Your Job Coaching will help you.


Through Launch Your Job Coaching, I have helped coach over 300 leaders (not the mention the hundreds of employees I worked with as a leader in Human Resources) with a focus on increasing performance into Key Talent status, breaking through the barriers to success, and move up in their career. You can be success story number 301.


After we work together, you will not only know exactly what to do today, but you will be doing it – and you will have the tools, information and best practices to implement and grow your career.

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Launch Your Job coaching is a one-on-one coaching program with me that includes:

  • Career transitions: find your dream job and get a salary increase in your new role.
  • Increased visibility: learn exactly what you need to do to increase your visibility, presence and communication tactics to be seen as not only a subject matter expert, but also as an influencer and a people leader.
  • From under-performer to Key Talent: learn how to turn your last review or performance improvement plan (PIP) around and into a promotion.
  • Successfully transition into a leadership role: whether you’re a first-time leader or stepping into a new position, transitioning correctly is critical for your long-term success.
  • A strategic career development roadmap: carefully outline key skills, roles and qualifications you need to get to your ultimate dream job.
  • Best practices (pitfalls and successes):don’t waste time or energy where you don’t need to – I’ll help steer you away from some common traps and help short-cut success as well.
  • Accountability and guidance: doing it on your own can not only be scary, but a time suck – I’ll be here to support and guide you along the way, keeping you honest and on track.


Many of the people I’ve worked with have been in the middle-stages of their career – stepping into their first leadership role, becoming an executive for the first time, or stepping into being “Key Talent.” Here are just a few examples:


My client Tally is a shining success story – she got promoted into a managing director role after unsuccessfully attempting to for two years. She wasn’t sure what was continuing to hold her back in the eyes of her company – she received great reviews, was a valued member of the team and her work was outstanding. There was just a slight “soft skill” missing from her overall package and after working together, she was not only able to figure it out, but successfully addressed the situation and turned it into a strength which led to her promotion.


Jenna came to me because she wasn’t sure which direction she wanted to take with her career. She had tried a few different roles out, but wasn’t finding success or joy in any of them. Instead of jumping into her next job, we worked together to find out what she was passionate about and how she can find different roles that honor her passion and values. After working together for one month, she was able to narrow down her focus and landed a job that was a perfect fit.


Peter accepted a new role at the executive level and wanted to ensure that not only was he ready for the challenge, but also that he was establishing the right expectations and leadership from day one. While working together, we created an onboarding plan, his leadership plan, and specific things to accomplish during his first 30/60/90 days. Upon his transition, he was able to immediately connect with his new team and start delivering results 15% better than his predecessor.



Amber received a performance review that she wasn’t satisfied with. She was working at a great company, had her boss as her biggest cheerleader, but just wasn’t able to connect her skills with her role. Together, we focused on the gaps between her performance and expectations, communication skills, and leadership strategies. Within three months, not only did her boss recognize her improved performance, but she received a promotion to the next-level with additional responsibilities.


With Launch Your Job Coaching, you will start implementing and launching – taking your career to the next level. We will move from analysis paralysis into action; the how to put your career ambitions into something tangible; the steps to bring your next-step to life; and the tools to reach Key Talent status; and the ultimate solution: having the career of your dreams.



Here’s how the process starts:

  • Complete this application– to make sure I can help you and that we’d be a good match.
  • You will receive an email with my calendar link, for a free 20 minute chat to discuss your unique situation and discuss our partnership and next steps.

And if you decide you want to work together, here’s how it will unfold. Pricing is below – get in touch today.

  • If we’re a match, you will choose the best coaching package for you and pay for the package through Paypal and set-up your first coaching call through my online scheduling link.
  • Before our call, you will have homework to complete to help me better understand where you currently are and where you want to be. I spend a lot of time with this information to help customize your plan.
  • We will then meet at the scheduled time – via phone or Skype (audio), to discuss your career and the coaching begins!
  • (Optional) The MBTI assessment and results will be available to you



(I should also tell you about the bonus goodies you get when we work together …)

  • Unlimited email access to me via email, in between our coaching sessions for when something urgent comes up, you have a big aha moment, or to ensure you are on track. The biggest moments in coaching happen while we are doing the work in between calls – and I’ll be there to support at every step along the way.
  • If we have our calls via Skype call, you will receive an audio recordingof the calls for you to refer back to at any time.
  • Post-session action items and homework to keep you moving forward and hold you
  • Access to my network – all of my online and offline connections.


Coaching Packages/Pricing:

  • 14 hours coaching/6 Months – $3,000
  • 8 hours coaching/3 Months – $1,800
  • 4 hours coaching/1 Month – $950
  • Have an urgent or quick question and can’t wait? Not a problem – set-up a call with me here, billed by the minute.

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 Bonus Goodies

When you purchase any of the ongoing packages, you will get the following bonuses:

  • Unlimited email access to me via email, in between our coaching sessions for when something urgent comes up, you have a big aha moment, or to ensure you are on track. The biggest moments in coaching happen while we are doing the work in between calls – and I’ll be there to support at every step along the way.
  • If we have our calls via Skype call, you will receive an audio recording of the calls for you to refer back to at any time.
  • Post-session action items and homework to keep you moving forward and hold you accountable.
  • Access to my network – within HR and all of the hiring managers I know.
  • My two career books and any and other resources, tools and recommendations that I have.


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What My Clients Say

I never thought of hiring a coach before, but I was completely stuck and felt as though I was out of options. Melissa helped me find my own path to success and changed my perspective in every aspect of my life. She firmly kicked my butt out of analysis paralysis into action – I would have never been able to accomplish what I have in a short amount of time, without her coaching and guidance. If you are miserable at work or simply unsure of what to do next, she is the perfect person to help you find your way again and open your eyes to options you have never dreamed of before. – Paul C.


I hired Melissa because I needed help revamping my résumé and cover letter, but I also had a ton of questions when it came to what to do with those documents! Applying for jobs can be overwhelming and the interview process totally daunting but she helped me through it! I applied for jobs and within days I was called back for two promising jobs and I feel I have the skills and the know-how to land a great job, better articulate my skills, negotiate for better pay & be ready for big transitions. Melissa was more than gracious in helping me prepare and I’m thrilled with the results! – Shannyn Allan at


I had nothing short of an excellent experience working with Melissa. She helped realize my values in a way that seemed effortless for me, yet it was so accurate! Melissa helped me work through a big decision at a difficult and very busy time. I admire her ability to react to whatever topic I wanted to discuss during each session and quickly bring our conversation to a level of deep understanding and productivity. I had never worked with a coach before, but I would not hesitate to recommend Melissa to anyone! – Kaitlyn


Melissa is a great coach. She took the time to get to know me and listen to my story. She asked what I wanted to accomplish, and then led me through a series of exercises to learn more about myself and accomplish the goals that we had set out. She is an expert at resumes, cover letters, and how hiring managers think/act, because of her experience in HR.

She is very personable, lively, and funny, and will coax you when she doesn’t think you’re showing enough enthusiasm. She doesn’t magically get you your dream job (and doesn’t promise to); but she will definitely help you on your search to land it. Overall, I would highly recommend Melissa and her services. – Jenna Cohen


Melissa delivered prompt, professional, and constructive feedback to greatly improve the appeal of my resume resulting increased positive feedback from potential employers. This process helped prepare me for current trends and expectations of employers in today’s markets. Overall I couldn’t be happier with the collaboration and results I received. – Bre K.

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