Hi! I'm Melody
"I would like to be known as an intelligent woman; a courageous woman, a loving woman; a woman who teaches by being." - Maya Angelou
The late great Maya Angelou said that we do better when we know better and once you know better you should teach what you know. I love Ms. Angelou because she was so wise; what she says makes perfect sense!
I live an extraordinary life of continuous learning. There are no mistakes, only more lessons. And I've learned some major lessons! Marrying young, filing for bankruptcy at twenty-one, giving up my voice in my early career and in my early relationships. Divorce and single parenthood. Successfully navigating Corporate America while being both a woman and a minority. And more recently, surviving a cancer diagnosis. On this journey, I have overcome these and so many other major Valley Victories. I am totally transparent and non-judgemental as honesty and authenticity are values that I hold dear.
I stand firmly in my faith which grounds my unshakable confidence.
In this second season of my life, I feel a calling to share the wisdom.
I can help you on your journey. Teach by being.
This is your personal invitation to connect with me now. Buy my book and read my inspirational story. I can help you get control of your Saboteur voice and put you on the path to reaching your goals thereby living out your true life purpose. Let's find out the reason you're on this earth! I truly believe that nothing happens by coincidence and you're reviewing my website for a reason. I may be the answer to your prayer.
If not NOW, When?
I am an Author, trained Life coach, Consultant, Mentor, Workshop facilitator, Speaker and former Podcast Host. I created The Confidence Trifecta Life Strategy program. The Confidence Trifecta consist of three pillars of programming; Mindfulness, Money Management and Manifesting. I am living out my Divine Assignment; using all my God given gifts to affect a positive influence in the World. In addition to being the CEO of The Confidence Trifecta, LLC, I am on the Global Graphics Shared Services team at SC Johnson, A Family Company. I am also a sought-after expert in Printing and Graphics having spent over 28 years in the industry.
Previous to the Trifecta and SC Johnson, I was the Director of Design Operations at Mondelēz International a spin-off of Kraft Foods in Chicago, IL. I provided Global strategic Design to Print leadership and vision for all Mondelez brand packaging. Me and my global network were responsible for Design to Print for such global iconic brands as Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Honey Maid, Cadbury, Halls, Ritz and Trident gum.
Prior to joining Kraft Foods/Mondelēz International , I led the Global Graphic Design, Pre-press and Variable data functions at Avery Dennison, Retail Information Services. During my ten-year tenure, there, I led the team that commercialized Digital printing technology (Tag and Label sampling) for all of Avery’s global operations.
I received my Co-Active Coach training and CPCC from the Coaching Institute. I am a proud member of the International Coaching Federation. I earned a BFA in Graphic Design/Illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University and my Masters in Industrial Technology /Graphic Communication Systems from NC A&T State University.
Being a strong advocate for the power of education and to give back to the communities in which I serve, I am on the Leadership team of the “Queen Makers” Southside Giving Circle; a philanthropic organization sponsored by the Chicago Foundation for Women that awards grants to organizations on the Southside of Chicago that address the needs of Black Women and Girls in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Freedom from Violence and Economic Empowerment. I was also an active volunteer and mentor for the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School on the Southside of Chicago. YWLCS was the only all girls public school in Chicago and served predominately underprivileged youth from inner city neighborhoods. I was also a mentor/coach for America Needs You (ANY) Scholars Program which partners career professionals with First Generation College students.
In my leisure time I enjoy traveling the globe, spending quality time with friends and family and driving fast cars.