About Melissa

ABOUT MELISSA

“MELISSA HAS SERVED AS MY LIFE COACH AND MENTOR DURING SOME DIFFICULT LIFE TRANSITIONS…I RECOMMEND HER WHOLEHEARTEDLY AND WITHOUT RESERVATION.” ~ COURTNEY

About Melissa Nickelson, Personal Life Coach and Speaker

melissa red jacket pic - highresMelissa Nickelson is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Certified Mindset for Success Coach who works one-on-one with clients in her private office in Fort Worth or via telephone. As a personal life coach, she specializes in working with those who are facing or considering life-changing choices. Her clients include those who are encountering everything from the process and fallout of divorce to career change to figuring out what’s next. Melissa focuses on helping clients “choose happy”…which often means determining what makes them happy and then what steps are needed to get there. “Life may make choices for us, but we’re never truly stuck; we always have options,” says Melissa.

Melissa has worked with clients as a life coach for more than five years, speaks at Guide to Good Divorce and other conferences regularly and has completed intense coach training programs, including: Core Coach Training, Mindset for Success Coach Training, Advanced Mindset for Success Coach training and CDC Certified Divorce Coach training.

Melissa is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation), which is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession. She is also a member of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, The Texas Family Law Foundation, the National Speakers Association (NSA) North Texas Chapter, is an NSA Academy Member and serves on the board of directors for Inside Out Girls, which holds an annual Christian-based conference for teen girls. Her life coaching practice was named one of the Top Tarrant County Women-Owned businesses by the Fort Worth Business Press, and she has also been featured in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine and Society Life (a NE Tarrant County magazine).

Melissa’s Own Career Transition Earlier in her career, Melissa spent 15 years working as a Family Law Legal Assistant. She has always felt compelled to help others work through issues and keep moving forward. Her 15 years of experience working with people during the worst time in their lives, full of emotions, prepared her well and inspired her to become a life coach. She has seen the pain and the emptiness that remains after a divorce. The case may be over, but the emotions are not. What’s next? People need assistance to transition into a new, post-divorce life – and Melissa was compelled to help them. She began working with her own life coach and discovered that she was ready for a career change…and wanted to be a life coach herself. That discovery set the wheels in motion for Melissa’s career transition, and she is grateful for her coach and the privilege to now serve others as a trusted guide.

Inspirational/Motivational Speaking Melissa is also an inspirational/motivational speaker. She is often invited to serve on panels and present as a guest speaker at conferences on topics that include: divorce recovery, choosing to be happy, empowerment, life lessons, body image and more. She has spoken at women’s conferences, State Bar of Texas events, Advanced Family Law seminars and other business and charity events. To learn more or book Melissa as a guest speaker, please click here.

More About Melissa Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Melissa is married to Family Law Attorney Gary L. Nickelson, and together they have three children and two loved and slightly spoiled dogs. She loves to travel, read, help others with fashion styling and spend time with her family and friends.

She compares life’s difficulties to baggage and says:

“IT’S TIME TO LEAVE IT ON THE CAROUSEL AND BE LIGHTER.”