I'm Melanie Fieseler, The Work Happy, Life Happy Coach. After relaunching my own career after becoming a mother, I am proud to have worked with hundreds of amazing women over the past three years to help them through their career transitions and relaunches, and use their skills, talents and passions to discover and do meaningful and fulfilling work that fits around the family.
I know from personal experience as well as from the many women I've coached, that working mothers face a number of unique and difficult challenges. Post-baby it's often hard regaining our confidence in our workplace skills and abilities, and the value we have to offer. Our values, priorities and definition of success can radically change, and we struggle to figure out a career direction that's aligned with our new identity. Plus of course there's the (sadly) very real discrimination mothers often experience in the workplace, along with many practical and emotional challenges to overcome, such as childcare and working mother's guilt.
There's no doubt that navigating career and family can be tough, but I have found the best of both worlds - work I love and a rewarding family life - and now I want to help you do the same, and together build a better future for working mothers.
Who do I work with?
I work with ambitious women like myself who believe life is too short to settle for anything less than being work and life happy. My aim is to give you the support and encouragement you need to reconnect to yourself and your potential after having children, and to become bigger and bolder and unstoppable in your pursuit of building a career you love.
You may be a mother now, but you are still the same person today as you were when you first started your career many years ago, and it’s still just as important to pursue a career or business that leverages your skills and talents, even if you can only work a few hours a week. After all, if you’re going to be away from your child you need to make that time worth it.
And if you remain true to your ambitions, you’ll still be ‘you’ – you'll just feel more content and confident and enjoy better relationships with everyone around you, and not resentful that the rest of the world seems to be living their dreams, while yours somehow got lost along the way.
How can I help you?
If you are ready to find a way to build a fabulous career you love that fits around the family, I’m right here with you.
.Together we can::
I work in-person in Berlin, Paris and London, and by phone or Skype internationally.
Connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn, or get in touch here. I'd love to hear from you!
More about Melanie
I am a professional Executive and Career Coach (OSCM trained) passionate about helping women discover and do meaningful and fulfilling work, and find career happiness.
I'm described as open, compassionate and results orientated. My unique approach using a mixture of coaching, mentoring and consultancy provides my Clients with the tools, inspiration and accountability they need to find clarity and take action, whether they are in the process of figuring out a new career direction, preparing for job interviews or launching a new business.
Through four years of experience in company training and facilitation, and as a lecturer at the Institute of Marketing & Communications (IMK) in Berlin, I've taught a multitude of career and business skills from interview technique to time management and negotiation.
I started my career in marketing communications and have over 15 years of international experience working in and for business. I currently lead the Berlin Geekettes 2015/2016 Mentorship Program.
Originally from London, I am the mother of two young boys, and I live and work between Paris and Berlin.