"Mel makes you feel incredibly comfortable from the very first minute of speaking, leaving the conversations to be truly bespoke and tailored to what you feel you want to concentrate on each time. We spoke with ease about any thoughts or current issues I felt I was "stuck" on and I always left the sessions with a new found sense of calm and focus. She helped keep me accountable through really simple, positive steps but also was a truly kind, empathetic and positive person that I feel I can now count on beyond the traditional client-customer setup. I had such a productive, stimulating time and she introduced me to so many useful tools and concepts that I have continued to carry forward into my everyday life. Thank you Mel, my sessions with you far surpassed all expectations!"
Ellie Russo, Actor
"I cannot recommend Mel enough to anyone who is considering coaching. My sessions with Mel have helped me feel so much more confident in myself, my ability and my potential. I feel more comfortable in my own skin now than I ever have before and that is down to the influence of Mel during these sessions. She has really encouraged me to reflect and think about how I can best reach my potential, which I feel like I am now truly starting to do. The biggest thing I have taken from these sessions is learning to take time for myself and prioritise myself in order to be able to be the best person I can be. It has been the most wonderful journey and I can’t thank Mel enough for the changes she has helped me to make!"
Anonymous, PhD Student
"Melanie helped me to reframe my career (and life) into manageable segments. She is easy to talk to and passionate about helping people achieve goals that they wouldn’t have thought possible before working with her. I am now well-equipped to tackle my world head on with confidence (and a sense of humour). Thank you Mel!"
Sarah Barlin, Actor
"My sessions with Mel have been truly life changing. She has an incredible way of questioning and providing guidance so that you realise your own issues and solutions for yourself. Coaching with Mel was so different to other methods of I had previously tried for anxiety regarding university / personal life. Instead of being prescribed the usual advice (such as breathing techniques), Mel instead helped me to come to terms with my own values and techniques which I could use in any situation anywhere – helping me to become more self-reliant and confident. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and, most importantly, her genuine care towards you makes every coaching session invaluable."
" What a journey ! I had not previously been coached and it was a big decision to invest the time and of course share with a total stranger. Melanie is a great coach and I am very glad I spent the time and money with her to improve myself and get a more balanced perspective on life in general. Melanie has a great gift, the ability to judge when just enough pressure is needed to move you along, whilst not sitting back and allowing you to loose focus. She loves helping people and that comes through in all her interactions, she invests in you. Following an accredited framework you can rapidly progress and really get early and on-going benefit. I will certainly be regularly checking in with Melanie and wholeheartedly recommend her services. "
Stephen Planck, Regional Sales Leader
"If anyone is looking to invest in themselves and are thinking about a coach, I'd personally recommend Mel. She has been an amazing coach for me. From the very start Mel has made me understand my values and shown me how they are important to me in everything I do. Mel has coached me through some challenges that I faced to a positive outcome. She worked me hard and has given me techniques that are useful in a variety of situations. Her style is such that she challenges you to think beyond what you might have already accepted and how that relates back to your values. Cannot recommend enough. Thank you Mel!"
Sally Frost, Global Account Manager
"I sought help from Mel when my business was struggling due to lack of interest. She was able to help me identify the blocks and difficulties and while we were working together footfall increased significantly. We were able to get some energy into the work and so it has turned around my practice. Thank you Mel. I highly recommend!"
Sarah Barnett, Counsellor
"Mel's no nonsense, honest and thought provoking approach has helped me to focus on what really matters, eliminating the noise, and in turn driving me towards the best version of me I can be.
At home, that means being more present for both my wife and son, meaning that I prioritise them over other things that can wait (including that work task that ‘will only take 5 mins’), resulting in positive outcomes on many levels.
At work it means focussing on the messages and outcomes that will resonate at all levels because they align with making a positive difference for colleagues and/or clients. By aligning what I do with what my values are, and digging a little deeper during that alignment by working with Mel, has helped me to eliminate the noise and focus on what really matters. This is merely one example of the Co-Active coaching approach Mel drove and made an instant impact."
Amal Lad, Head of Service Integration
"I was dubious but hopeful about what a life coach could actually do. Working with Mel has been a revelation. I feel the cogs are really starting to shift in my brain, the way I am thinking has altered and I can see positive change is happening. I am coming through a very difficult time of my life and the last few months, during which time I have had about ten sessions with Mel, have seen real improvements. She has an easy, relaxed manner which means opening up and being honest with her (& myself) feels very natural. I would thoroughly recommend working with Mel if you are looking to make changes to your life or need to turn a corner away from difficulties."
"Mel was the perfect balance between friend and mentor. She pushed me where I wasn't giving enough and never made me feel uncomfortable. She made me feel like I was worth something - something which can be hard to find in the arts industry. Her passion for coaching and the arts is lovely to see, and if I could I would keep her as a coach for the rest of my life!"
"Melanie Flower-Ellis is a wonderful coach to work with. She was present on every session, and even if I wasn’t clear about something she was able to see behind my words. She is very flexible with her approach and always found the way that was most beneficial for me. She also helped me to identify the next steps in my career and supported me to do the daily tasks that requires to move forward. I enjoyed her creative exercises, and I feel I have been benefiting from her advices greatly."
"Mel Flower-Ellis is a ridiculously special human. She cares deeply and has a passion in channelling that care into other humans. My life is better for having met her."
Anonymous testimonials from Spotlight actors
"Mel brings an infectious energy to each coaching session and has masterfully steered me towards a far stronger grasp of my own motivations, frustrations and limiting behaviours. I sought Mel’s expertise as I approached a significant transition point in my professional life but her coaching has delivered benefit, clarity and balance across all areas of my life"
Jenny Millar, Digital Strategist