Career Coaching

Helping women who feel lost find direction for their career



Pursue Your Dream Job

Achieve Better Work & Life Balance

Honor your Passions, Values, and Goals

Career Coaching helps you make informed decisions about the evolution of your career.


The knowledge you gain, and the motivation and personalized support you receive will empower you to take on the diversity, complexity, and political nature of many of today’s workplaces with confidence. 

In this changing environment, retooling your current career becomes necessary to give you clarity, direction, and control over your working years.

Going Back to Work?

If you have been out of the workplace for a time, Career Coaching is a powerful tool to discover your authentic vocation by honoring and using your innate gifts and abilities.

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Accelerating Your Career?

We give guidance to your  transition to a new role within or outside your current company or  opening your own business.

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Managing Workplace Challenges?

When you love what you do, but not the environment, or love the environment, but not what you do, a Career Coach can facilitate movement to a happier outlook.

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How We Work Together


During our coaching sessions, I listen to what you say and how you say it. We talk about what’s most important, reveal useful (and less useful) emotions that accompany your thoughts so that you can gain more clarity.

You will develop a plan of action, and with your new momentum, pursue it.

I rely on self-reflection and active listening techniques that help you take a retreat from your current thought patterns, and breathe fresh air into your brain. You’ll begin to see your situation from a new perspective; real, tangible, and true to who you are. 

There will be homework and pre-meeting prep. The bulk of the coaching work happens outside the sessions and I will be by your side, as you do that work. I’m here to ensure that you are motivated; I'll hold you accountable without being overbearing or demanding.

Coaching Philosophy

As a career coach, my focus is on helping you realize your aspirations for your work and your life. I want you to feel that every morning when you wake up, you are facing a day where you are engaged in work that you love and find meaningful; that you feel in alignment with your life's purpose; that you are serving from your highest skills and zone of brilliance; and that your daily life is congruent with your values.


I do not believe that this aspiration is too tall of an order or unrealistic. I believe that you can structure your life to pursue your dreams and while you cannot control what will happen to you, you can control how you direct your energy and how you feel about your life. I am living proof that you can overhaul your life in this way and I work with amazing clients every day to help them move in the direction of their dreams!


It would be my honor to work with you!

Discover how to get out of an unfulfilling career and smoothly transition
into a job that gives you a renewed sense of purpose and satisfaction. 

About Me

Hi, I’m Melanie Thompson, founder of First Impression Career Services.

I help women who are not fulfilled in their career discover a vocation that honors her Life Purpose, utilizes her skills, meets a need in the world, and is personally rewarding.

I want to remove the stumbling blocks that keep you from a career that “serves you” by honoring and using your innate abilities, goals, and dreams​.


melanie thompson

Career Coach | CEIP | NCOPE

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we’re living our fears”

-Les Brown





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