Hello there! I’m Mel, a multi-hyphenate writer, storyteller, project manager, & career + business transformation consultant. I love Jesus. I love seafood and nachos. On the weekends, I’m either on the couch having girls’ night with wine & R&B, or trying out the latest rooftop restaurant with a friend. In the words of Emily P. Freeman, I’m a soul minimalist, decluttering my soul, & living with intention & simplicity.
As a multi-hyphenate, I’m used to people saying I “do too much.” Or, maybe that’s my own thoughts speaking loud. But as a suicide attempt survivor, I can remember what it’s like to feel like I had no purpose. 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 while also equipping you for what God has called you 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.
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.
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, through my consulting agency, WorkRedefined, I help professionals, entrepreneurs, and businesses build purposeful and profitable careers and businesses. Whether it’s through helping a client craft the perfect resume through my gift of storytelling or helping a business automate and scale to increase their income through my consulting expertise, I’m all for helping you put meaning back to your work! People have placed so many limits on what they think you can do. But, it’s time to redefine your work.
One of my favorite quotes!
Simplify to amplify.Marshawn evans daniels
Fun Facts About Me
CORPORATE JOB: Project Management Consultant in healthcare!
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Seafood, Nachos, Beaches, Pitaya Bowls, Articles/Short Stories/Essay Compilations, A good pen & college-ruled journal, and a good glass of wine!
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: Inner Healing & Personal Redemption | Storytelling & Documentaries | Pretty Handwriting | Being a foodie & traveling | Supporting growing businesses | Conversations about God, purpose, & community | Helping People Excel in their Work
A MINUTE WITH MEL
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.
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 to 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.