As a CPA, I know a lot about business concepts. But as I entered the world
of self-employment two years ago, it was important for me to define and
grow my business in a way that reflected my personal strengths and values,
not just the bottom line. Participating in the group solopreneur coaching
program provided a thoughtful path and year-long journey to discovering
what I was best at and who my ideal clients were. Sharing the journey and
experiences with a group of diverse women was also a joy and of great value
to share ideas and solutions. Melanie's guidance and one-on-one coaching
helped to hold us accountable to our goals and to see new and exciting
possibilities for our businesses. I highly recommend this group format for
anyone that is just starting a business or who is looking to redefine and
create their ideal business vision.
I am a very satisfied customer of Melanie McCloskey’s coaching services. I found Melanie to be very skilled in coaching technique, equipped with a toolbox of methods and exercises to facilitate our work, and most of all, very intuitive. I felt ushered along in a process that included many new insights, true “aha!” moments that changed my own thinking in a positive way. I came to Melanie to clarify some life goals. I feel very clear now on what they are, and more importantly, how well they fit with who I am and what’s important to me. Thank you Melanie!!!
Nancy, Entrepreneur, NY
I am a highly organized, goal-oriented person who is actually quite motivated to get things done. As a small business owner, it is easy to get caught in the minutia of the daily details such that sometimes I can lose steam for the larger goals that I have. Melanie did an excellent job holding me accountable for some big goals I have beyond the day to day. I hired her, as a coach, to be my "temporary boss". Her work helped guide me through some powerful mental shifts. I now have a renewed sense of inspiration and gusto to infuse into my business and life in general. I highly recommend Melanie to help hold YOU accountable for achieving your heart's desires.
Jennifer Silape, ND
I took the opportunity to work with Melanie in her two areas of
expertise, Coaching and Reiki. I found they complimented each other
She was a great coach for me in the areas of personal finances and
building my business. Being a single mother while working for agencies
and trying to build a private psychotherapy practice was very
challenging. Melanie helped me understand my relationship to money, make
shifts, gain control and feel the abundance and freedom I was striving
for. At first it was daunting as we set goals for savings, retirement,
budgeting.... and when I stopped resisting and followed her lead, after
just one year I have met many of the goals we had set.
I also had her work with my teenage son around the realities of his upcoming responsibilities with saving for and purchasing a car, preparing for college and his financial future. I am proud of of how he has taken charge of school, his finances and his direction in life since working with Melanie.
Melanie helped me energetically to be more grounded and clear with
her gentle touch and spiritual bend through the Reiki sessions. Her
wisdom and insight were amazing.
Thank you Melanie! Your skills, knowledge, compassion and dedication to your work are appreciated. I highly recommend you to anyone seeking balance and change.
Loraine G Madian, MA LMHC
I am a highly motivated person by nature and I didn’t think I needed a life coach, but something was pulling me to work with Melanie. I am so very grateful that I did. I was embarking on some life changes, starting up a small business and I wanted to keep things moving in a positive direction. Coaching seemed like a good thing to try.
The following 3 months of coaching held amazing growth and change for me as I processed emotions and cleaned the clutter that I hadn’t realized were there holding me back. Melanie has a way of listening to many thoughts, feelings and ideas and is able to pick out the main theme that I am needing to hear and focus on. I could talk in circles and she would point out the things that I kept returning to. This was significant in helping me to focus and get clear, detailed goals. She does this in a compassionate and neutral way where I never felt judged or pushed. During the sessions I freed up space so I could grow and thrive on my path towards my dreams.
Things just started to happen! Great things and powerful changes. I was happy before, but now I am feeling even more fulfilled and confident in making healthy, good things happen in my life. The power of having a support person is amazing. I could always feel Melanie’s energy pulling along with my own. She has a gift of helping others recognize their potential and seeing all the possibilities that lie before us. I would recommend Melanie’s coaching to everyone! Thank you Melanie for your amazing self! And thank you for providing me some necessary tools to aid in continuing my journey towards my dreams. You helped me to see the power in myself that could manifest all that I am working towards. I see even greater things to come and I’ll be seeking out Melanie’s coaching energy again, you can count on that.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with your schedule, dissatisfied with some aspects of your career or work/life balance, then coaching is a great option for you. You have the power to make really amazing changes in your life, you just need some help getting organized and getting it done! Melanie is a natural coach- with great communication skills and lots of helpful tools. I have been getting coaching over the past year and I am hooked. It has helped me take control of my business in a positive way and find greater amounts of free time for my family and me.
- What really defines me?
- What are my core values and beliefs?
- How do I want to spend my time, with who, doing what?
- What is really important to me?
- What gives my life purpose and meaning?
- What gets in the way of my feeling at peace?
- How do I feed my positive self?
- How do I be grateful for what I have and not focus on what I don't have?
These are some of the questions I was able to formulate and begin to address with Melanie's guidance and support. She is a great listener, insightful and a skilled coach.
I am grateful for the time and energy I spent working with her because I can honestly say I struggle less, am more intentional in my activities and am happier with my life.
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On the whole, I had a marvelous day. Which isn't surprising when one is
among marvelous people. You attracted a very nice, grounded, heart-felt
group of people, and you are definitely one of those yourself. The
energy in the room was very reassuring, calming and warm.
Your themes of curiosity, resonance and alignment worked well for me. All are important in my life just now. The centering meditation was a wonderful way to bring everyone into the same space, and when the first round of sharing took place, I think all of us quickly sensed that we were among friends and felt safe. I think the sharing session, the group icebreaker, was a very important element of your day. It was 10 on my scale. The second most useful exercise for me turned out to be the ideal scene meditation. Some truly enlightening and important things for me came through. Another 10. I loved the final element - finding our "word". Condensing intention to one word is a good exercise. And it was so interesting to see what each person chose. All in all, I'd recommend this kind of session, for many people I know. And I'll keep that in mind for sure.
I sense you have a nice depth of knowledge that might be tapped productively for others through other types of groups or workshops. And thanks so much for your insights and sensitivity. You seem very mindful and present, and you seemed to find resonance with all of us very quickly. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn from you.