Justin Meli Coaching
Your Story is Just Waiting to Be Written
Like many gay men, I grew up learning to hide large parts of myself - to better fit the script that others had written for me. Long after coming out, when I thought that I was finally making my own decisions, I still prioritized gaining others’ approval through achievement and tacit conformity over trusting myself and listening to my own intuition. It took a complete crisis of confidence and identity to wake me up to the fact that I was still living someone else’s story, and in doing so was squandering my own joy, and withholding many talents and gifts that could benefit others.
My ongoing personal journey has been one of self-discovery, building self-compassion, learning to more fully accept all parts of myself, to operate from my greatest strengths, and of coming to define and live in accordance with my own values. I've navigated the waters of career turmoil, substance use, sexuality and relationships, and body image issues to come out a more confident, caring, and happier person, and helping other gay men do the same is the driving force behind my coaching career.
Today, I coach gay men in all stages of their lives and careers to start listening to their own hearts and minds, build trust in themselves, and begin writing their own stories. My coaching approach marries mindfulness, positive psychology, and integrated wellness across aspects of life and career. I provide clients with a safe, empathetic, and creative space to find clarity and work toward achieving their dreams. My experience as a corporate leader, entrepreneur, startup consultant, and innovator enables me to help clients bridge the gap between personal discovery and professional success.
If you’re interested in taking over as author of your own story, I’d love to meet you for a complimentary session!
Justin is a professional coach, consultant, and creative with a background in general management and operations, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurism, education, and health and wellness. He holds a BS in Human Development from Cornell University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and received his professional coach training at the Co-Active Institute. Justin is also an A.C.E. certified Personal Trainer and Behavioral Change Specialist, as well as a trained meditation teacher and mindfulness coach. He holds current teaching credentials in California and Texas..
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