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Want to brag, scream our praise or possibly even shoot off fireworks  (o.k. that may be going too far)? Don’t let us stop you! Please share your experience about our work and/or our team and THANK YOU in advance.

Katherine Noah

I started this life coaching journey with no idea of what to expect. I just knew I wanted guidance on setting goals for myself and getting "unstuck". I didn't expect how much the work I was doing on me would also impact my family, and in a good way. We were able to work at my speed, too.  Melissa was great at explaining the process; she took time to explore each session's content and post-work, the stuff that made me dig in and dig deep to deal with some tough stuff. I could not have asked for a better coach to walk with me through this process! I would highly recommend Path & Purpose and their life coaching program to everyone I know!

Vinnika Haynes, HR Communications +, Employee Engagement at ConocoPhillips 

Before my time spent with Melinda, I was unclear about what my career could look like 5, 10 or even 15 years down the road. I felt like I needed clarity and a roadmap of where I could go throughout my career as an experienced professional. I’m pleased to say that I now have clarity, a clear roadmap and suite of supportive tools. Thank you, Melinda, for your insight, guidance, candor and commitment. If anyone is unclear about what’s possible for their present and future career path/roadmap, I highly recommend speaking with Melinda. Her expertise and services are worth the investment.

Shaylae Dupris, Corporate Trainer, Ivy Tech Community College


I would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically endorse Melinda English for your executive coaching needs. Timing is everything! My coaching experience with Melinda came at the right time in my career where I felt stagnated and paralyzed. We set goals early on in the process and kept them in our sights as we engaged on many issues that popped up along the way. Coaching has provided me a new perspective regarding my role as a leader and my capability to be a “change agent” in a forever evolving world. Melinda allowed me to take an honest non-defensive view of myself through a different set of lens. Since I was not able to change my environment, I was empowered to change and improve myself in the midst of a chaotic atmosphere. Melinda has influenced my professional development, thus constructing me to be an effective and impactful leader. I’m so grateful and humbled to have had this opportunity to be coached by Melinda. 

Adam Clevenger, CFRE, Philanthropy and Development Leader


Over the course of three years, Melinda mentored and guided me to develop leadership skills and made me a better employee. She encouraged me to take leadership roles, often seeking-out and advocating for me, resulting in me becoming a certified trainer in two national training courses. 

Marvin Rowe, Jr., MBA; Senior Director


Melinda has a knack for recognizing potential in staff. She prides herself on the constant growth and development of her colleagues and has had tremendous positive impact on my professional development. 

Tammy Hopkins Kramer, General Manager, JCC Indianapolis

Melinda is a brilliant, intuitive, and very relational coach. I was able to stretch the boundaries of my professional development to a level I didn’t realize I could attain in that period of time and felt very emotionally supported during the process.

Ed Dvorak, Commercial Executive - Strategy and Business Development 

Over the last couple of years, I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa and cannot say enough about her. I have found her to be creative, responsive, thorough, detail oriented and a pleasure to collaborate with. Always professional, very approachable, and always looking for ways to grow our partnership or business together. She is a key asset in building relationships and success. 

Troy Taylor, Corrective Exercise Specialist, 

I cannot endorse Melissa higher. She is simply one of the most competent, transparent, efficient and productive people I have come across. Her attention to detail, quick responses, efficiency and professionalism is simply beyond reproach. She is absolutely fantastic. 

Sue Oldham, Associate Dean at Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

I had the pleasure of working with Melinda for a few years while I was at Rice University. She is the consummate professional who led a team of higher education leaders through topics such as change management, mentoring, managing up, and process improvement. Her style is one of efficiency founded on personal introspection with a solutions-based focus that equipped team leaders with tangible tools to help us lead our respective teams and work across different business units.

Bill Holladay, LNG Liquefaction Maintenance Superintendent at Freeport LNG at Freeport LNG

Melinda is a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic career coach who is outstanding to work with.  Her ability to listen and understand a client's needs combined with many years of professional experience allows her to carefully tailor a unique personal coaching strategy for you.  She provides thoughtful research resources to validate her coaching strategy along with action plans to utilize for making permanent improvements.  I would highly recommend Melinda to anyone seeking professional coaching!

Matthew Stevens, MBS, CSCP; Planning & Control Coordinator, Rolls Royce 

Everybody knows a good plan is to go to college and get the skills needed in order to be eligible for better jobs. The problem is most people don’t know what to do beyond that. They do not know how to stand out so they can land the best jobs. Not just jobs, careers which they can enjoy in an increasingly competitive job market. Melinda not only knows what is needed, she has the skills, patience and ability to present that knowledge to other professionals. In just five years, I have been able to change employers two times doubling my annual income. I know it sounds cliché, but she helped change my life

Jessica Ledford, MBA; Associate Executive Director 

Melinda has been my prime advocate, supporter and sounding board. Melinda provided me with opportunities along the way that inspired me, pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me gain new competencies. As a result of her coaching and mentoring, I gained confidence in my one ability to lead not only myself but others. I recall a crossroad in my career. I enlisted Melinda to seek her input and in our conversation she helped me to see different perspectives, remove my blinders and empowered me to reach for success, whatever that meant to me even if the road appeared daunting. I could not imagine where I would be in my growth professionally if Melinda had not walked into my life and committed herself to my development and success.

Jennifer Abbinett, PHR, Director of Talent Development at Wake Forest University


My time working with Melinda was the best experience of my life. She consistently inspired me to think in new ways, to develop myself, and encouraged me to grow in ways I never thought I could. 

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