Melissa Pennel, Certified Coach


I'm a writer, speaker, and coach in Northern California, where I live with an incredible partner and three fur babies. I returned to school at the age of 27 and earned a degree in psychology from the University of California at Davis; my studies there only further piqued my interest in understanding the human condition,  which I'd been honing for years as I mentored women recovering from addiction. After becoming a certified coach, I found a particular calling in guiding people to "finding purpose" in life and work.

Many of my clients have a gnawing feeling that there's a "calling" inside of them trying to find it's way out, but that calling is buried under years of limited beliefs, confusion about what they want, and societal expectations. Most of them have begun to doubt it's there at all...which is where I come in.

Through specific steps, deliberate practices, and honed communication skills, we carve it out together . Each time I help someone else figure out what they're really good at, I know I'm being true to my own "calling" - and the world becomes just a bit brighter, because one more person has brought their unique gifts to the table of life.

If you're struggling to figure out what you're good at, wondering what you care enough about to pursue, or simply tired of feeling like the sell-out version of yourself...Click the link below.

Take some steps. Find those gifts. We all have a purpose; let's find yours.