hey y'all, i'm Mel

Writer

storyteller

project manager

consultant

I’m here to help you navigate your faith, passions, & professions – emphasis on the (s). Consider this your safe place where you can grow freely, releasing the shame of yesterday and receiving permission to thrive in your tomorrow. My goal? To walk with you in the in-between.

Today, I’m a sought-after writer and speaker, leading project manager and consultant, and a proud 9-5preneur crazy about Jesus and His people.

But, not too long ago, I didn’t even want to be here. I had a degree, but no goals, little money, zero faith, a lot of debt, legal troubles, and a broken heart. I couldn’t even wrap my head around purpose because I was hopeless. 

But at my rock bottom, I found THE ROCK. And in just a short window, He not only gave me purpose, but He walked me through a beautiful transformation that’s still happening daily. Check out my full testimony video here

You see, I’m not here to get you to a destination of perfection. That doesn’t exist. But, I’m here to walk with you through the journey, giving encouragement for your soul and equipping you for what God has called to do on this Earth. 

So, around here, we embrace The Rough Draft. A rough draft is a raw, incomplete, & flawed version of our thoughts. It has the potential to be a masterpiece, but it requires lots of refining & editing. Likewise in this life, we want the masterpiece of a successful life without embracing our rough draft seasons. But, God is more interested in being your life-long Editor than your one-hit-wonder. 

My Rough Draft is about understanding that God can do more with your less. He can do more with your shortcomings & lack than He can with your mirage of false success. He has given you everything you need to start now. So, together as a community, we allow Him to exceed our expectations as we make the daily decision to be obedient by MOVEMENT. The process can be hard. But, in the end, we’ll become His best-sellers. Check out My Rough Draft podcast here.

Now, I also believe that this Great God has also called you to be great in your work! He has called us to WORK as unto Him [Colossians 3:23]. We need your prayers AND your strategy. We need your creativity AND your professionalism. Here, you can excel in your career AND your business. So, I help professionals, entrepreneurs, and businesses bring meaning back to their work! People have placed so many limits on what they think you can do. But, it’s time to redefine your work.

 Through my consulting agency, WorkRedefined, I help you launch your professional & business related projects! So, if you need help bringing that business goal to life, check out my services here

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Get To Know | Mel

9-5 job:  Project Manager

Can’t Live Without:   Seafood, Beaches, Pitaya Bowls, A good pen, and God of course 🙂

Hometown:   ATLLLLLL 

myers briggs & enneagram:   INFP and Enneagram 4w3! 

favorite tv showS:  This is Us, Greys Anatomy, Manifest, & Queen Sugar! 

Secret Talent:   Singing! (in my head)

My passions:   Healing & Personal Redemption | Storytelling & Documentaries | Pretty Handwriting | Being a foodie | Supporting small businesses | Conversations about God, purpose, & community | Helping People Excel in their Work

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You can do both. 

You can have a fulfilling career AND a fulfilling business. You can love God AND live a purpose-filled, enjoyable life. You can set boundaries AND love others well. You can do ministry with humility and be in business with prosperity. We need both. We need your inspiration AND your practical skill sets. We need your strengths and your weaknesses.  We need your motivation and your vulnerability. We need your past story and your future dreams. We need you on your knees in prayer and about your business in the boardroom.   

The question isn’t IF/OR. The sweet spot is finding the balance in both.

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I'd love to come speak at your organization or next event!

It’s time for your people to feel seen and come alive. I specialize in encouraging and equipping college students, millennial and Gen-Z professionals, fellow Christians, and entrepreneurs to embrace their past, maximize their present, and live out their purpose. I speak life and strategy into those who need it most. My words cultivate both personal and professional growth. After my session, your people will leave comforted, equipped, and empowered to redefine history with their everyday gifts and stories.