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Melissa Olson Life Coaching

Jul 08, 2013 10:29AM ● By Style

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?

For as long as I can remember, people have felt comfortable opening up to me and sharing their stories. I actively listen and assist people in overcoming their difficulties, fears and negative thinking, and help them heal their hurts to live a life they love. The business found me.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer?

In my field, I’m constantly connecting clients to the many services within our community. As a single mom and business owner, it’s important to be involved in the community. I strive to make connections and create mutually beneficial relationships.

What life accomplishments are you most proud of?

I was the first in my family to go to college and earn a bachelor’s degree. I went on to get my master’s degree in psychology and was able to overcome a traumatic childhood in order to help others do the same. I know what it’s like to lose hope and, thankfully, I learned how to pull out of it and heal. I’m thankful I went through what I did, because it’s helped me help so many others overcome their pain.

Where do you go when the going gets tough?

I go to a yoga class or meditate. It’s so important for me to quiet my mind and be still when things get tough. When I’m calm and centered I can respond to the tough situation from a positive place. I try to see everything as an opportunity where I can learn and grow.

What’s your biggest job perk?

Watching the joy come over a client when they finally release the hold their past has on them and start living their life.

What’s your favorite local business other than your own?

I love the Journey Spiritual Center, and Heart and Soul Gifts and Gallery.

And finally, customer service is…?

My priority!

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