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I'm Melissa, an award winning certified life and parenting coach for midlife women...

As a mother of 3 tween/teenagers and rapidly approaching the big 5 0, I truly understand how fast life flies by! My life has completely changed in the past 5 years, and I can honestly say I am the happiest I have ever been. So how did I go from a tired unhappy mum running on empty to feeling connected, fulfilled and on purpose in my forties? 


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It's never too late in life to find your sense of self. Now is the perfect time to reconnect with your purpose, passion, and joy for life and discover what truly lights you up.

How we can work together

1:1 Life and Parent Coaching

Coaching is a positive and powerful way to gain clarity, move forward and make lasting change. I work with women (via Skype) on creating goals in areas such as parenting teens, self care, career change, and wellbeing.

If you have any questions about any of my offerings, would like to connect, or just want to say hi, then please contact me via the form below. I would really love to hear from you! 

In Person Events

I run a number of popular events including the Bayside Women’s Circle, Celebration Day for Girls mother/daughter workshops, as well as occasional day wellbeing workshops and weekend weekend retreats. Click to find out more information.

kind words from clients

  • “As a life coach myself, it might seem strange for me to seek out the guidance of another coach, but here’s the deal–good coaches know that they also need accountability, encouragement and guidance. That is exactly what I received during my sessions with Melissa. Not only did Melissa help me to gain clarity on some big projects that I was working on, she also helped me to strategize a plan for completing those projects successfully and in a way that aligned with my higher purpose and vision for my life. Thanks to Melissa’s powerful coaching process, I now have a plan in place to make the coming year one that I am excited to begin. I have more tools for achieving my goals and an intentional plan for self-care. If you are ready to get serious about living your very best life, I would definitely recommend connecting with Melissa and letting her help you as you create the life that you long to live.”

    -Melissa Venable from FabYlous Life
  • “I can not speak highly enough of Melissa: as well as being a wonderful person she is a fantastic Life Coach. She has coached me to be able have the confidence, motivation and self belief to help my new small business grow. She has not only assisted me with this, she has also assisted me with innovative ideas to create a greater awareness of my business within the community. She has helped me to stay focussed and forge a path forward.”

    – Patricia Falcetta from Social Living Solutions
  • “I always look forward to my time with Melissa. She is very caring, passionate and helpful, providing a great supportive service, which feels more like a friendship. She is helping me with my selfcare, wellbeing and finding joy for me. I have felt enormous benefit, as she is supporting me through difficult life challenges and health issues. I would highly recommend Melissa.”

    – Sue Harries from Dazzle Image Consulting

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Ready to rediscover a sense of purpose, passion, and joy in your everyday?

Life is busy, and often we simply don’t have the time or space required to think about how we want to feel in our lives. Instead of feeling exhausted and disconnected, imagine feeling on purpose and truly connected to yourself and those around coaching can help you reach this place.