Melonie A. Benjamins

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Melonie is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Organizational Specialist and 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 maximize time, efficiently organizing home and work spaces, finding hidden career opportunities, overcoming religious/spiritual post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, divorce, and other  life transitions. Her target audience is primarily service professionals and volunteers whose passions center around creative and healing arts.

Some of her training and workshop topics include: Vision Casting, The Secret Weapon to Leadership Development, The Bridge to Courage, Organizing Our Life: Creating Systems that Work. Decluttering Our Physical and Mental Spaces, Overcoming Barriers From Our Past, Connecting to the Life of our Dreams, Finding Our Voice and Identity, Reflections and Pathways to a Better Life, Defeating Negative Thoughts.

She is an active member 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.

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

Melonie is from a small town in Southwest Louisiana with a mixture of French, Cajun and Creole heritage.  Ever since she was a little girl, she wanted to be an author.  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. She moved out of LA and put aside her dream of being an author. Throughout her career, no matter what role she had, she always managed to use her passion for art, writing and training. She likes to use her passions and gifts 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 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 on Sundays after church. Her faith is the foundation and secret weapon to her purpose driven life.

Interesting facts: 

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Certified Teacher and Trainer
  • Chaos tamer – Certified Home/Office Organizational Specialist
  • Published poet, blogger and Change Her Story author
  • Leadership Chair, Board of Directors – North Pinellas Women’s Club 
  • Lover of all things paper, containers and pretty words
  • Mixed media artist (aspiring), encourager and spreader of light

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