We had the good fortune of connecting with Melina Charis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Melina, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I decided to start my own business, I was in a career that felt unfulfilling and lacking in creativity. I also wanted the freedom to pick which projects to take on and to be able to shift my business as my interests shift. I’ve always been a self-starter and very self-motivated and I also knew I wanted to help others and have a more fulfilling career. After starting a blog in 2018 as a creative outlet, I learned about the coaching industry and knew almost immediately that I wanted to become a coach. Running your own business is such a roller-coaster filled with every emotion, but it’s so worth it to be my own boss and do something I absolutely love every day.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I run my own coaching business, so I help clients come home to who they truly are and own their magic. Running my own business and starting from scratch has of course had its challenges, but what’s kept me going is my deep passion for helping others on their growth journeys. The feeling I get when coaching a client is unparalleled, and is the fire that I need to keep going when I doubt myself or things get tough.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite places in LA are Abbott Kinney, Griffith Park, Melrose, and Venice Beach. I love how the different areas of LA have such different vibes and energies – there’s something for everyone!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to dedicate my shoutout to Leon VanDerpol and the Center for Transformational Coaching. I learned so much from his book A Shift in Being, and going through this Deep Coaching Intensive has been so lifechanging!

Website: melinacharis.com

Instagram: @melinacharis

Image Credits
Kari Dirksen of Feathered Arrow Events

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