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.

Career Coaching

Empowering Women to

Achieve Their Career Goals


Discover Your Authentic Vocation 

Honor your Passions, Values, and Goals

Achieve Better Work & Life Balance

Pursue Your Dream Job

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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Keyboard and Mouse

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.

About First Impressions


Think about the perfect job you've been dreaming about. ​Now think about what life would look like if you made it happen.

My coaching process is a clear path that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.

When you hire me, we work together on a 1- to 6-month program - we'll meet regularly to make change happen. We’ll strategize and create clear actionable next steps. After a couple of sessions, you’ll realize that you’ve made more progress towards this goal in one month than you have in the years preceding.

Every client starts with an discovery session. By the end of this session, you will have identified a coaching goal, the next steps to take, and the motivation to move forward. In the intro session we'll determine which program fits you best.

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

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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