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Spotlight Series: Meet Teacher & Career Coach Melissa Crane


1. Tell us a bit about yourself


I'm a passionate Teacher and Career Coach from Perth, Western Australia. I love reading, traveling, pilates, brunch, nature, almond capps, dogs, dancing, and pro wrestling. Yup, ya heard me. I married a Teacher/Pro Wrestler and we absolutely love the life we've built together. When we aren't teaching children to be the best little versions of themselves, we're supporting each other to pursue our passions and purpose, and loving every second! I have three university qualifications in Marketing, Teaching, and Positive Psychology. Nothing makes me happier than using all three skill-sets to help passionate millennials find the career of their dreams, and take massive steps towards making it a reality!


2. What was your first job and how did you get it?


I worked at my Dad and Uncle's Apple Mac store restocking shelves, labelling items and answering phones. It's almost a rite of passage for all of my cousins to take turns working there. It was the first of 14 jobs I had by the time I was 24!


3. How did you decide and get to your career today?

It was a long process of following my interests, listening to my gut, getting to know who I am, and never settling for anything that didn't light me up! Finding my purpose (Career Coaching) was very closely aligned with my own process of self-development. I got to a point in my life where I was sick and tired of feeling like a victim, and decided to take control of my inner and outer worlds. I became a woman obsessed with wellbeing, and as I found out more about myself, I naturally began moving towards jobs that felt great to me. I eventually became a teacher and found so much meaning in teaching kids.

Then I formally studied Positive Psychology and began teaching children the tools of happiness. From there, I began to wonder what the one thing that had the most dramatic impact on my wellbeing was. That thing was purpose. Over the years, I had gained so much meaning in my life, that I felt exponentially happier and more positive almost by default. I needed to teach others how to find their purpose so they could feel the same! I used my own experiences, plus my knowledge of Positive Psychology to develop a strategy to guide others to find their own purpose, and Career Coaching began. 

4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?

I'd tell my younger version of me to believe in yourself. You can do anything you put your mind to, and you are worthy of success. The best career advice I received was you may doubt yourself, question your abilities, and feel like you don't deserve the position you're in, but you must remember that someone out there is desperately in need of the information you have. To keep it locked away because you're afraid people will judge you, is a disservice to the world. The world needs what you have!


5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?


Professionally, I'd like to move all of my career coaching services online. I'd love to have an automated, streamlined business where I can consistently put my energy into creating new courses and content, and providing value to my loyal community. Personally, I'd like to have started a family with my husband, and be able to put most of my time into nurturing them while working from home.


Stay connected with Melissa!


Website: melissacranecoach.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissacranecareer/






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