My name is Melissa and I became debt-free so I could pursue my dream of
meeting Elton John!
The dream hasn’t come true yet – but I’m closer to it being realized NOW that I have ever been.
I’m a Christian, wife, mom, dog owner, volunteer, sports fanatic, and weather nerd. My three favorite food groups are coffee, carbs, and cookies and although I don’t really enjoy exercising, you can find me out riding a bike most mornings. I love to travel – especially to see Elton John in concert! My favorite city to travel to is NYC.
We live near the beach but my favorite vacation spot is the NC mountains.
My passion is helping people and as it turns out, my area of expertise is money. But not just any area of money – personal finance. All aspects of it – the emotion, the psychology, and yes, even the budgeting!
Did you know that personal finance is MORE about mindset than it is about math? I didn’t know that either until I started to learn and think differently about personal financial management.
Your dream matters, and its time to stop letting money be the thing that stands in the way of you pursuing it.
I started my coaching business in 2012. Before we were even out of debt but we knew our debt-free date. You see, by going through the process of moving from living paycheck to paycheck, having no money in savings, and no plan for our financial future to overcoming each of those things, I developed the passion to help others do the same thing.
Because I’ve always helped others. That’s my “thing” or in business, we refer to that as my “natural genius”. I’m instinctively helpful. Like, I can’t help myself to be helpful in sharing knowledge or a skillset I have to help someone else.
Welcome to Melissa the Coach:
I teach people who are struggling with any area of personal finance (savings, debt reduction, etc) how to organize and manage their finances to break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, increase savings and reduce debt. The end result is less stress and anxiety about money, having more focus on pursuing your dreams, living the life you’ve imagined, and creating generational change.
I’m not just a coach. I’m a speaker and author with a mission to motivate, inspire, and provide actionable steps for people to pursue their dreams.
My mission and guiding principle is this quote:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau.
I’m also a person of faith and as such, my coaching relies on biblical teachings, not just about money but about how we make decisions in regards to personal finances.
*We give (tithe) FIRST, then take care of everything else.
*We ask God to help us in our endeavors.
*We discern opportunities through prayer and wise counsel.
My husband and I paid off over $43,000 of debt in less then 4 years.
Three years, eight months and 27 days to be exact.
How? God did it.
I firmly believe and can attest to the things that happened in our life during that time that God was a part of our story. He IS a part of our story.
God has given us ONE life, one purpose.