Place Coaching

Melody's enthusiasm for her own city and for cities everywhere is infectious.
Ashley Kershner
Executive Director
Downtown Lynchburg Association
I love places. I can help you love yours.

I really believe that when we connect emotionally with where we live, we're happier. That's it's possible to find the good in even a challenging community. That no town is perfect, but that you can still find a great place to call home.

That's why I offer one-on-one coaching sessions in two flavors.

  • Location Identification

    Thinking about moving can be overwhelming, particularly if you're location independent. In a one-hour coaching session, I'll walk you through some exercises that will help you (and perhaps a partner) zero in on what matters. If you have a list of places you're considering, I'll help you narrow it down. I won't choose your place for you, but I'll help you gain the confidence to successfully make that choice for yourself.

    One hour session: $250.

  • Place Power Hour

    No one wants to feel stuck in a city they hate. If you're struggling to put down roots where you live, I'll provide some (non-licensed) therapy, helping you sort out what's working and not working for you in your place. I'll help you identify a few areas where you can change your circumstances or your attitude. Afterward, you'll receive a customized list of Love Where You Live experiments to try in your community.

    One hour session: $250. For ongoing support, book a series of four sessions for $600.