Melissa McFarlane is an internationally-recognized coach with over 28 years of experience in executive, business, and personal coaching. A sought-after speaker, Melissa also has designed and taught many training programs and workshops around the United States and abroad, and coached 1000’s of executives, creatives, and teams worldwide.
At Creative Successful Entrepreneurs, Melissa helps RIGHT-BRAIN creative visionaries and mavericks to get their big ideas into the world effectively. In her Catalyst Incubator, Melissa works with successful professionals who have accomplished much, guiding them to do more than they ever thought possible.
Working in private and elite small group environments, Melissa now helps her clients in both realms to create new personal and professional visions, define timelines and action plans, learn skills, assemble support, maintain accountability and ultimately make good on the promise of lives.
Business-Building Coaching Session: Free mini-coaching session with Creative Successful Entrepreneurs and discounts on services!
After practicing law at a large, regional law firm in Birmingham for three years, I moved to Washington, DC and transitioned into legal publishing as a legal editor. I’m fascinated with creative entrepreneurial businesses, and to scratch my own creative itch, I started a style and travel blog, Cobalt Chronicles
With both my legal and blogging background, I have extensive experience drafting and reviewing blogger + brand contracts, as well as with drafting custom contracts for bloggers working as social media consultants, florists contracting with clients, and travel bloggers venturing out into managing clients’ travel points and miles. Today I’m able to combine my legal expertise with my passion for creative entrepreneurship
My goal is to make your life easier by providing you with an easy to use contract template or a custom contract for a specific collaboration or campaign. You should always protect what you’ve worked so hard to create!
Contract Assistance: Free contract template designed for creatives and small business owners from Contracts for Creatives and discounts on services
Do the ONE THING you need to get more clients online:create a compelling offer, and a simple launch sequence to get it out there — growing your list of ideal new customers
Get Launched Online is a four-week program designed to give you the simple training, secret tricks, exclusive resources, and the structure and support you need to create a strategic offer and watch it take off!
At Aligned Online, we help entrepreneurs who are overwhelmed trying to do everything get to what works to make a real impact online — in the simplest most effective way possible. We focus on the basics of building your brand, pulling in prospects, and actually making money
Website Development: One half-hour Online Alignment marketing consultation with Parker Bennett, Founder of Aligned Online, to help you make a plan to quickly grow your business online
PLUS! One month access to Codeside Assistance Aligned Online’s weekly group support call to get hands-on help with anything you’re trying to do online WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook, etc.
Today, every market is a crowded one. You don’t have much time with a potential customer, investor, or partner before they make a decision about who you are and what you stand for. If there’s a mismatch between what you’d like to say and what you’re actually communicating–or you’re throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks–then you’re leaving your audience confused. And a confused mind always says no (or scrolls down, or deletes the email).
Creating a visual and verbal brand language empowers you and your company to connect with your audience authentically. It soothes the confused mind and communicates your values, both internally and externally, reinforcing belief in your vision. It’s not a nice-to-have add-on to your business. It’s crucial to what you do.
Branding: Get a backbone, get a message, and get going: Create a brand that connects with your target customer and converts them into a diehard fan. Schedule a free 30 minute brand audit with Backbone Creative to tackle your burning branding questions or your thorniest business problem