Melonie A. Benjamins

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Melonie is a Certified Life Coach, Organizational Specialist & Founder of Mirrors and Bridges, LLC.

She focuses on personal growth and leadership development. She partners with licensed practitioners and contractors and specializes in creating systems that work with your strengths, natural learning and organizing style. She helps clients unbury their potential talents and abilities and teaches them how to promote growth in their life and business, remove clutter blocks, increase productivity, find hidden career opportunities, overcome anxiety, depression, religious/spiritual post-traumatic stress and other life transitions. Her target audience is primarily service professionals whose passions center around creative and healing arts (coaches, writers, teachers, artists, ministers, designers, IT, social service, health and wellness professionals)

Some of her training and workshop topics include: Vision Casting, The Secret Weapon to Leadership Development, The Bridge to Courage, How to Promote Growth in Your Life and Business, Organizing Your Life: Creating Systems that Work, Decluttering Physical and Mental Spaces, Overcoming Barriers From Our Past, Making Habits Stick, Connecting to the Life of Your Dreams, Finding Your Voice and Identity, Defeating Negative Thoughts, The Keys to Unlock Your Heart’s Desires, Reflections and Pathways to a Better Life.

She is part of Toastmasters International – a communication and leadership development program. She has a BA in Education and a passion for teaching and training children and adults. She has over fifteen years’ experience in the field of education and volunteer event planning for both nonprofit and corporate organizations. She has over eight years experience supervising and training adults.

She has spent the last 20 years researching and teaching personal growth and leadership development topics and founded the company so that she can share her message with the world.

Now, for the informal, background and other fun parts of her story:

Melonie is from a small town in Southwest Louisiana, a part of the state with a mixture of French, Cajun and Creole heritage. Ever since she was a little girl, she wanted to be a writer.  She grew up writing songs and poetry about the world around her. She also wanted to be a teacher, nurse, astronaut, artist and archaeologist and go dig up cool stuff in Egypt. So many to chose from, what is a girl to do? 101_1843 (3)She began her career as a teacher after graduating college. Throughout her career, no matter what role she had, she always managed to use her creative gifts of art, writing and training to help others. Looking back, she became all the things she wanted to be – an astronaut (help others soar to new heights), nurse (help people heal), archaeologist (help others dig up buried dreams in their past), artist/writer (help people express themselves), and teacher/trainer/coach (help others see a vision of their future, organize their mental and physical spaces and cross over into the life of their dreams).4301-Curt and Mel (2)Melonie currently lives in the Tampa Bay area with her wonderful husband and greatest fan. She enjoys vintage shopping, mixed-media art and paper crafts, writing, singing, reading, watching movies, meeting new people, volunteering, dancing and walking with her hubby by the ocean or nature trails. Her faith is the foundation and secret weapon to her purpose driven life.

Interesting facts: 

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Certified Teacher and Life Coach
  • Chaos tamer – Certified Home/Office Organizational Specialist
  • Encourager and spreader of light
  • Lover of all things paper, containers and pretty words
  • Mixed media artist (aspiring)
  • Published poet, blogger and Change Her Story author
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