• Melanie’s insight, intuition, intelligence and cut to the core essence of who you are, is an amazing gift that will simply blow your mind. In less than an hour! There is no better life coach I have come across in 30 years of traveling the world than Melanie. She is considered, by anyone who has ever worked with her, to be a guiding light that will rock your world.
    Whether it is helping you build a greater life, mend a broken heart or to grab a healthy dose of her truly illuminating positive perspective, Melanie is the person to see. Simply, she will change your life and move you forward to the best possible path you may ever hope to travel.

    Eric Yaverbaum
    Eric Yaverbaum
    New York Times Best-Selling Author of six books, including "Leadership Secrets of the World's Most Successful CEO's"
  • I am at a loss to find the perfect words to describe Melanie’s depth, authenticity, and love for the world. Having her as a mentor and friend, I can, with absolute certainty, say that she will change your life. Her words, passion, and energy will inspire you to be better and bigger.
    She will move you to take action on levels that you never thought possible. Her evidence based, purpose driven approach is infused with her wisdom, love, and kindness. Working with her is a must.

    Leanne Jacobs
    Leanne Jacobs
    Author of "30 Days To Wealth", Founder of HealthyGirl, Entrepreneur, and Speaker
  • Melanie’s work with people is invaluable. Her understanding of loss, change, and forgiveness, as well as life’s inevitable transitions, contributes greatly to her process of moving people towards their mastery of happiness and well-being. Her skillful use of the principles of positive psychology and its evidence based practices combined with her deep compassion and intuition makes her impact on people truly unique. She is a bright light in the lives of many. I am proud to call her a student and a friend.

    Tal Ben-Shahar
    Tal Ben-Shahar
    Harvard Professor, Author of International Best Sellers "Happier" and "Being Happy"
  • Yoga is a constant in Melanie’s life, on and off the mat… she has shown me how her joy for life and love of people is the true yoga.

    Cindy Crawford
    Cindy Crawford
    Supermodel, Entrepreneur, and Mom
  • Melanie helped me during one of the most difficult times in my life. It was a major time of transition. I had no idea what direction my personal or professional life would take. It was Melanie who guided me spiritually, mentally and professionally. She helped me find my way.
    I am currently the Founder and CEO of one of the country’s largest raw foods company, Brad’s Raw Foods, and the author of Brad’s Raw Made Easy, published by Random House. Through Melanie’s guidance, love and support, I was able to build the life that was TRULY meant for me. My business and my life, as a whole, is one that is built on passion and authenticity. I never feel like I am working a day in my life, because I love what I do and who I’ve become. Working with Melanie changed my life.

    Brad Gruno
    Brad Gruno
    CEO of Brad’s Raw Foods, Author, and Activist for a Better World



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  • Melanie Smith is an inspiration. She ignites the room with her smile & effervescent beauty that shines from inside & out. I had the pleasure of taking a yoga and wellness teacher training with her & was so impressed by her vision to bring together three of the most amazing, internationally recognized teachers to create a truly unique & empowering experience for all. I would enthusiastically sign up for anything she ever put her magic touch on. She is that good!!

    Gina Murdock
    Gina Murdock
    Founder & Director of Aspen Yoga Society, Editor at Origin Magazine
  • If we are made of stardust, then Melanie Smith is due north. While her star shines bright, she skillfully invites all those around her to ignite their own inner lights of wisdom and love. Generous with her heart and mind, Melanie has a unique way of guiding people to their highest selves while dancing and rejoicing with them all the way. I’ve known Melanie for almost ten years and am awed by the depth of her intelligence, thirst for knowledge and desire to serve others. I am blessed to call her my teacher and my friend. I have never known anyone like her!

    Sherry Sadoff Hanck
    Sherry Sadoff Hanck
    Yoga Teacher, Community Leader, Blogger, and Founder of Drop and Give Me Yoga
  • Melanie is a cornucopia of riches displaying equal parts wisdom, compassion, guidance, and acceptance. Her profound perception and enthusiastic devotion has a way of bringing you back to your harmonic self. Surround yourself with her love of life. Walk in tandem with her tireless pursuit of happiness. Follow her beam and you will never be lost again. Melanie changes lives…everyday.

    David Guç
    David Guç
    Legendary Agent, Producer and Former owner of The Gersh Agency and Former President of Innovative Artists
  • Melanie Smith is one of those rare jewels that shines with intelligence, creativity, wisdom, beauty and heart. Everything I have seen Melanie do, she does well, even brilliantly. As a friend, her wisdom and guidance has always been spot on. As an inspiration, she raises my bar to a fuller expression of who I am and who I can be.
    She has astounding insight, compassionate grace, delightful humor, and a grand sense of possibility — [she’s] willing to play big in the world. And did I say she does it all with a distinctly feminine grace? She is a living incarnation of the Goddess: Power and sensitivity, fully integrated as an expression of the divine.

    Anodea Judith
    Anodea Judith
    Ph.D., World-Renowned Spiritual Teacher and Best-Selling Author of "Eastern Body, Western Mind"
  • Melanie Smith is an insightful, trustworthy and dedicated guide, coach and teacher who has a unique way of helping people navigate their way through life’s greatest transitions, as well as help them heal from their past.
    By sharing her compassion, wisdom and even humor, Melanie’s gift of sincere guidance helps us to understand and accept our heartbreak and loss without bypass. Because of her own experiences with loss and grief, coupled with her deep understanding of life and forgiveness, Melanie’s approach to serving others comes from a place of true understanding and sincere empathy.
    She uses the techniques and tools that helped her turn her own challenges and pain into a life of positivity and great purpose. Some of these tools include her personally designed programs based in years of study and practice, positive psychology, yoga, diet, meditation and profound inner work. Melanie is a true gift and is fully devoted to supporting others on their own path toward healing and creating a life of wholehearted joy.

    Seane Corn
    Seane Corn
    Internationally Renowned Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Activist, Co-Founder of "Off the Mat, Into the World", and Creator of Award-Winning DVDs for Gaiam, Yoga Journal, and Sounds True



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  • Melanie Smith is nothing short of a total powerhouse. Honestly, I’ve searched long and hard to find a coach like her and she is 100% the most authentic coach I have found, bar none. This is a woman who’s invested her life in learning the skill and art of mentoring. Her studious nature and real life experience come through in every single session. Not only does she walk her talk, but she holds me to a bar and standard that I didn’t really understand existed until her.
    And while she is tough, she’s also incredibly loving. Her wisdom and coaching have pushed me to make major strides in my business and life in a small amount of time. She has energy like no other coach/mentor I have come into contact with. Her deep spiritual understanding, as well as evidence-based approach to coaching, has opened doors for me and moved me through blocks I’ve been contending with for longer than I care to admit. Not only is she incredibly inspiring, but her heart is as pure as gold. I know without a single doubt that she has my very best interest at heart and is fully invested in my journey. Having a coach as invested as she is in me is priceless. I really couldn’t ask for anything more. I’ve learned so much since I began working with her all the while feeling both cared for and deeply challenged. I look forward to seeing where this relationship takes me. Thank you so much Melanie, our work together has been incredibly profound, and I am deeply grateful!

    Jennifer Racioppi
    Jennifer Racioppi
    Women's Health & Success Coach
  • With impeccable capabilities, deep generosity, a well of compassion and
    understanding, as well as a mind that optimizes everything in it’s path, Melanie illuminates and elevates everyone around her. She has been the greatest positive force in my adult life, without question. Working with her was like coming into the house of my body and soul, and suddenly turning all the lights on.
    Our work together created a deep sense of awareness and gave me the ability to articulate my experiences. Finally, I was able to stand firmly on my own two feet and truly embody the new information needed to start the new story of my life. Melanie brought me to my own attention, so to speak.
    Within months, my physical body had healed in ways that I never thought possible—without medication. In response to the clarity that I received through our sessions, my career goals took off. I was able to speak honestly in my relationships and heal old wounds. Melanie transcends labels in this age of life coaching and self help. She is a scientist, an archeologist, a doctor, a teacher, a guru and a guide, all at the same time. Melanie is the REAL DEAL. She is a heart with ears, and your greatest champion. Her intuition and hopefulness is unsurpassed.

    Maggie Anderson
    Maggie Anderson
    Temple University Professor, Director, Choreographer, and Thespian
  • Melanie Smith has a unique set of gifts that she offers her clients. She is remarkably clairvoyant, effortlessly seeing through the emotional fog so many of us are lost within. And because she is such a good communicator, she is able to share what she sees in a direct and concise way.
    There’s something of a wise-woman in her as well, almost an ancient knowing, where we feel that we are not only seen, but understood on a profoundly deep level—and know, in no uncertain terms, that she cares for us, fiercely, like a mama lion. Add her joyful, robust love of life, and it is no wonder that so many evolutionary souls seek her out and benefit from her practical guidance.

    Geoffrey Rose, Ph.D.
    Geoffrey Rose, Ph.D.
    Author of the Best-Selling Book "When You Reach The End of Your Rope, Let Go!"
  • Melanie is an energetic, loving, devoted professional with a kind and compassionate heart. On both a personal and professional level, she takes the time to get to know you. She’s supportive and encourages openness, learning opportunities and growth experiences.
    Melanie has a contagious passion and a strong yet empathic approach to life coaching. One of her greatest strengths is recognizing a client’s gift and providing counsel around how to bring it to light.
    Years after our time together, I still use the techniques Melanie taught me. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counsel for professional development, grief, or personal empowerment.

    Esme Artz
    Esme Artz
    WHYY Public Relations and Communications
  • Melanie has a unique ability to see into your soul and to know what you are capable of.  She sees your strengths and helps you build on them. Though she is not blind to your weaknesses, she knows that to simply focus on them, instead of understanding and working with them, does not serve you in building your best and most fulfilling life.
    I have had the privilege to work for Melanie, I have worked with her, and I have been coached by her…in each of those circumstances I felt seen, heard, cared for and uplifted.  Some of the things I love most about Melanie are her abilities to stay positive, to see the good and move you towards it and to never fall into the trap of negativity towards or about anybody. Ever.

    Karen Eisen
    Karen Eisen
    E-RYT500, Specializing in Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga
  • When I am faced with major life decisions, Melanie Smith is the person I go to for guidance. She has been a beacon of light in my life, gently guiding me as I navigate my own path and manifest my dreams. She has been a compass professionally and in my personal life. Melanie is not only a role model to me, but an inspiration as well.  She is successful in everything & anything she pours her heart into: from acting to teaching to life coaching & beyond. Melanie’s faith in me has helped me build a foundation of confidence in myself. But, whenever I’m in doubt… I just channel my inner Mel!

    Erin Hearty
    Erin Hearty
    Executive Fitness Director and Yoga Teacher



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  • Melanie’s expertise, education and life experiences make her a skilled mentor and life coach. It’s almost magic; the way in which she will help you see things in from another perspective and guides you to the path that is right for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to heal your heart or physical body, change your diet, or make better life choices, Melanie is the person to see.

    After 15 years of imbalances in my body and many visits to doctors, homeopaths, and acupuncturists, I was confused. After trying so many different ways to get better without success or reaching any state of balance and well-being I was about to give up. I sometimes felt hopeless about ever feeling good in my own skin again. During my first consultation with Melanie it was such a relief to finally have someone who fully understood the root of my problems and how to address them. She taught me what I needed to do to stay healthy and I no longer have to spend a fortune on doctors’ appointments or alternative medicine experts.

    Melanie has been a catalyst of change for many things in my life. After years of trying yoga on and off I ended up in her beautiful studio (Yogaphoria) where she introduced me to the true meaning of yoga and wellness. Now I work as yoga teacher myself. 
It’s pretty amazing how one class with her inspired me to change the way I live today. I call Melanie “my health and wellness guru” and I am profoundly grateful that my path in life crossed hers.

    Mei-li Wu
    Mei-li Wu
    Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Yoga Community Leader
  • Real. Beautiful. Funny. Smart. Sassy. Caring. Tenacious. These are the words that come to mind when I think of Melanie Smith. Melanie brings out the best in everyone she meets, and I seriously cannot imagine my life without her in it.
    I don’t know where to start or how to tell you what she has done for me. She helped me find my voice when I tried to hide it. She gave me strength and confidence when I was unsure. She saw greatness in me that not only could I not see for myself, but I had no idea how to access. She not only helped me reach the depth of my abilities, she also taught me to embrace them while learning and growing in the process.
    Through guidance and wisdom, Melanie helped me go from floundering to flourishing. She has a heart of gold and will fight for you, and sometimes with you, every step of the way. Work with her, you will NEVER regret it. She will change your life. I love her dearly and I know you will, too.

    Lori Tuominen
    Lori Tuominen
    Professional Coach, ACC, CPC, CiPP, ICF and IPEC
  • When someone has a true gift for something, it’s hard to put into words what it is that makes it so. I can write on the details of how Melanie’s words and guidance have helped me through the loss of my mom, changing career paths, leaving a poisonous relationship, and being present to my new love and, now, husband.
    But it wouldn’t describe my experience of her gift. When I leave a conversation with Melanie, I always walk away with a greater understanding of the whole picture. The cloudiness and frustrations are put in their place and my path simply appears, like it’s been there all along.
    It’s not because she solves the puzzle for me, but she has a way to ask just the right questions to help me get to the point. Get to the answer inside myself. She turns on the light. Melanie’s genuine presence allows me to feel completely supported and truly heard. From there, it seems the answers simply unfold. The picture becomes clear and I feel empowered, at ease, and inspired to be myself.

    Megan Downs
    Megan Downs
    Body Worker and Teacher
  • Justice Felix Frankfurter once wrote that the greatest praise you can give is to say that you would bet on someone. I would bet on Melanie Smith to help you choreograph your best life. Using proven techniques from her academic study in psychology, leadership, holistic health, nutrition, & grief recovery, combined with her endless nurturing, insight, & love, she helps you excavate the best of what you have within, coaching you at every turn. As someone leading a complex life, I have found her integrated approach to be empowering, efficient, inspiring & effective. Whether you are in crisis, transition, or just wondering if your best could be even better, with Melanie as the wind at your back you will soar into the life you’ve always imagined.

    Flavia Colgan
    Flavia Colgan
    Democratic Strategist, Political Contributor for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, On-Air Personality for ESPN, and Editorial Board Member/Columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News
  • Melanie Smith has forever touched our souls with her generosity and spirit. She was the catalyst in helping our dreams become a reality. When we connected with Melanie, it was fate and she graciously opened her arms wide and took us in at a time when we needed it most. She attentively listened to our story and our desires for the future.
    Then, knowing what it would take for us to reach our destination, stated, “you need to be in my teacher training program”. We obviously agreed. The benefits of a long term yoga practice helped us gracefully move through a 10 year struggle in which we dealt with, and healed from, a life threatening illness.
    The practice of yoga had been our constant reminder, in the most difficult moments, that life was a gift. It was only natural to want to share this practice with others going through similar struggles. Melanie’s commitment to Chris and me has paid off in countless ways and thus began our journey back to our lives and purpose. Her innovative approach to her program was unlike all others and It led us on a true awakening journey highlighting all the elements that encompass a genuine practice of health and happiness.
    She has a beauty like no other, one that radiates from the inside out. She is innovative, lively, and wickedly funny. We could all aspire to be a bit more like Mel. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Melanie. We love you.

    Stephanie and Chris MoDavis
    Stephanie and Chris MoDavis
    Owners, Operators, and Teachers of "YogaMos"
  • I participated in the search for happiness my whole life, through, yoga, meditation, exercise, religion…you name it, I studied it. Fifty disappointing years of reaching out for the feeling that would inevitably dissipate when I would face a loss, or a challenge I was unable to handle gracefully.
    I met Melanie shortly after my late husband became seriously ill and eventually died. I was roaming this earth with my eyes to the ground. Melanie started to work with me on accepting the fact that I could find JOY in the midst of this deep pain. To me the concept of JOY was nothing more than an exaggerated state of happiness. Through my work with Melanie I finally I understand the GIFT of JOY; the permanent expression of appreciation that abides in the soul even during the most profound losses.
    Happiness is something I no longer strive…it finds me. Meaning and purpose are my daily practices and grounding anchors now. Melanie has retrained my responses to loss, pain, and challenges, by leading me to an understanding that life will always present a loss of one kind of another. It is how I respond to those times that will tell the tale of my life. Through our work together I can honestly say I have found true peace of mind and a constant sense of wellbeing. Melanie was an answered prayer.

    Donna Artz
    Donna Artz
    Professional Stylist, Makeup Artist, and Beauty Guru



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  • Melanie’s purpose is to bring love mainstream.

    Panache Desai
    Panache Desai
    Author of "Discovering Your Soul Signature" and named one of this decade's thought leaders by Oprah
  • My experience with Melanie Smith in her capacity as a Grief Counselor and advisor was extremely effective.  I found her to be easy to talk too, with great listening skills and her feedback was both timely and constructive.  As we worked together on my journey, I felt fully supported and encouraged to find my way back to center and wellness.  I would recommend Melanie without any hesitation and know that whomever she works with will get her complete attention and make great progress.

    Linda Breen
    Linda Breen
    Wellness Leader
  • The most important thing Melanie taught me was the deep value and power of forgiveness. Understanding me profoundly well, she encouraged me to trust and to continue to believe in great love. Our conversations helped me to discover the role that the past played in my life even today, shining a light into dusty compartments that I didn’t even know existed. With Melanie’s guidance, I sought to clear those spaces out and be less burdened by past hurts. Within a few seconds of meeting with her, we forged a bond—and her presence demonstrated the art of forgiving and letting go. Melanie, you are a bright light in my life. Something larger than either of us can fully comprehend brought us together, and I will always be incredibly grateful.

    Lindi Lee
    Lindi Lee
    Princeton Alumni President, Financial Expert, and one of Forbes Magazine's "Ones to Watch"
  • Working with Melanie changed my life. She led me to resolve past issues that held me back; she helped me gain a greater sense of peace than I can ever remember feeling; and if that weren’t enough, she also lit the way for me to begin shaping the future of my dreams.

    Laura Chanelle
    Laura Chanelle
    Writer & Entrepreneur
  • ’I once was lost, but now I’m found…was blind, but now, I see.’ These are some of the awesome words from ‘Amazing Grace.’ When I think of Melanie, these are the words that come to my mind. I had previously tried 4-5 therapists and a psychiatrist but was still quite screwed up.
    When I first met Melanie it was as if the stars had finally aligned for me. She listened and encouraged me to talk. Right from the beginning, she was kind, caring and sensitive, but more importantly, Melanie held me to an extremely high degree of accountability and honesty. There were to be no excuses and I had to be fully committed to our work together! Melanie called my bluff.
    While initially uneasy with this prospect, I decided that I really needed to get in touch with myself. I had many issues of trauma and an enormous number of demons hidden in my closet. Only by addressing each and every one and finally finding resolution was I able to become actuated and release the heavy burden I had been shouldering.
    After completing my initial work with Melanie, which was the most difficult and rewarding thing I have ever done in my life, I suddenly found a sense of true happiness. I was no longer shackled by my past. I now owned it, instead of it owning me. I felt liberated. My soul was finally free! That was several years ago. I still go to weekly sessions with Melanie. Thanks to her, I have my life back.

    Lee Faden
    Businessman
  • Melanie has helped me to make positive changes in my life in areas such as grief, personal boundaries, and my role as a parent and friend. The biggest difference for me in working with Melanie as opposed to anyone else is that with her guidance, I am able to see my life as it is in reality and not as it is in my mind. Changes now have an amazing permanent impact because I’m dealing with what’s real and not what I think is real.
    She has an uncanny way at getting to the heart of the matter quickly, but gently leads you there with kindness and empathy. She asks thought-provoking questions that I find myself still answering years later as a way of maintaining my perspective in reality—thus warding off anxiety and self-doubt. I even tattooed one of her questions on my arm because it forever changed my perspective!
    Melanie is brilliant, funny and has an energy about her that is magic. She promotes strength and clarity, and her way of articulating complex issues is masterfully simple and life changing. She is my number one GO TO person!

    Penni L.
    Designer, Master Jewelry Maker and Philanthropist

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