Confident Conversations


Do you get nervous when it's time to ask for what you want? Afraid that you'll be called bossy or too aggressive? Do you break out in a cold sweat when you even think about negotiating? 

If you want to get ahead, you have to be able to advocate for yourself and your team every.single.day at work and home, whether you like it or not!



The next class is August 24 & 31.

Plus two group coaching calls per week for two weeks.  


In life you don't get what you deserve, you get what you ask for.  

So you say I’m complicated That I must be outta my mind But you had me underrated What’s wrong with being confident?  

—Demi Lovato, “Confident”—  



Good question. 

What is wrong with being a confident woman?  

Unfortunately, our culture attaches negative stereotypes to a woman who exhibits confidence, especially when it comes to negotiating for what she wants and deserves. 

“What a b***h!” “Who does she think she is?” “Someone’s a little full of herself, now isn’t she?”  

Even beyond cultural stereotypes, many women have never been given the tools to know how to negotiate with confidence.  

Communicate more clearly and influence others to get things done.

Confident Conversations will give you the tools you need to be seen as a confident leader, team member, parent, spouse, and friend. If you want to get ahead, you have to be able to advocate for yourself and your team every.single.day at work and home, whether you like it or not!

Do you feel:

  • Anxious when you have to negotiate?
  • Guilty when you say no (or even when you want to say no)?
  • Vulnerable when you ask for what you want?
  • You’ll be labeled as “difficult” if you negotiate?
  • You’ll be called “bossy” or “too aggressive” if you ask for a raise?
  • The job offer is “good enough” to accept and that you’re greedy if you negotiate...or wondering if it's really worth it to face the fear of asking and getting a "no"? 
  • Like you take things too personally?
  • It’s difficult to ask again after you get a “no"? 

Confident Conversations

Communicate more clearly and influence others to get things done.

The next class is August 24 & 31, 9am-12pm PDT.  

Plus two group coaching calls per week for three weeks.  


In life you don't get what you deserve, you get what you ask for. 

So you say I’m complicated That I must be outta my mind But you had me underrated What’s wrong with being confident?  

—Demi Lovato, “Confident”—  



Good question. 

What is wrong with being a confident woman?  

Unfortunately, our culture attaches negative stereotypes to a woman who exhibits confidence, especially when it comes to negotiating for what she wants and deserves.  

“What a b***h!” “Who does she think she is?” “Someone’s a little full of herself, now isn’t she?”  

Even beyond cultural stereotypes, many women have never been given the tools to know how to negotiate with confidence.  

Communicate more clearly and influence others to get things done.

Confident Conversations will give you the tools you need to be seen as a confident leader, team member, parent, spouse, and friend. If you want to get ahead, you have to be able to advocate for yourself and your team every.single.day at work and home, whether you like it or not!  

Do you feel:

  • Anxious when you have to negotiate?
  • Guilty when you say no (or even when you want to say no)?
  • Vulnerable when you ask for what you want?
  • You’ll be labeled as “difficult” if you negotiate?
  • You’ll be called “bossy” or “too aggressive” if you ask for a raise?
  • The job offer is “good enough” to accept and that you’re greedy if you negotiate...or wondering if it's really worth it to face the fear of asking and getting a "no"? 
  • Like you take things too personally?
  • It’s difficult to ask again after you get a “no"? 

You don't have to do it alone

"I initially signed up for the Negotiate With Confidence course to learn how to negotiate a higher salary but this course taught me so much more than that! 

The practical skills that we covered also apply to interactions with family, work and friendships. 

I’m now more clear and confident in asking for what I want and have better perspective during stressful conversations. 

The strategies for overcoming fear when negotiating were very helpful. The most impactful lesson that I learned was to be a strong advocate for myself and that my voice needs to be heard. 

You will find Melissa to be a compassionate listener, a fantastic coach and a strong supporter of your success!" 

- Jessica S., Lead Auditor/Trainer


"The course helped me do something I’d never had the confidence to do before: negotiate after receiving a job offer that was fair, but below what I felt good about accepting. 

I got just enough guidance to get to the point where I had an approach that was effective while still using my own words and my own voice. It felt great and worked like a charm!" 

- Sara B., User Experience Manager


The course has been carefully crafted to focus on those issues that seem to plague women in the corporate world the most. 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Get Over The Fear Of Negotiating
  • The Secrets to Confident Communication 
  • Ask for What You Want and Get It
  • Getting a No & What To Do Next 
  • Getting Ahead & Getting Along
  • Promotions, Raises & High Profile Projects 



"I truly feel different at work every day now that I have these new techniques I learned from the course. 

This class gave me a new perspective on how to handle uncomfortable situations that usually make me very anxious. There are many personalities at work and it’s easy to take things personally. I am happy to let go of some old behaviors that were not working for me!

I enjoyed that the class is female focused and that there are techniques to deal with all sorts of personalities in a style that matches my values. I don’t want to be a cocky and assertive man to succeed at my job. There are many ways to tweak your communication to be straight forward and pleasant at the same time.

Thanks Melissa, I really appreciated the class, I really needed it! You should teach young ladies before they hit the workplace too! Man, if I knew this when I started my career, many tears would have been avoided."

- Elizabeth G., Video Production Associate


"I’ve never negotiated my salary before I took the course. I figured out what I’m worth and I asked for that. 

I asked for $10k more and a signing bonus and that’s what they gave me!  

I also got feedback from my interview that I came across as clear, confident, that I was genuinely curious, which were all skills I needed to be successful and get the job.  

I use these skills now in my calls to get new clients. I got the job and I’m now a successful sales representative. I don’t think I would have done that before I took this class.

- Kathlena G., Business Development


Your Confident Conversations Course includes:

In your two live learning sessions, you’ll get great content delivered in a way that’s easy to use in your real life situations. 

In your six live coaching sessions, you’ll have time to talk about your real situations, get and give advice.

In your reinforcement plan, you’ll get quick tips each week for a full year, follow-up coaching sessions and live webinars. 


"Melissa has helped me think differently about every conversation that I have at work. I feel more prepared for the negotiations I have every day with my peers, my clients, my boss and my team now." - Firuze G., Senior Director of Marketing

"Melissa increased my confidence to stop second guessing myself. She gave me the confidence to make a big move toward my dream, to focus on my own business." - Gen M, The Inertia Project 


Small group coaching works

Just think, you get the entire course… 

  • Two live virtual classes 
  • Six live virtual small group coaching sessions
  • Workbook and conversation planner 
  • Recordings of your class and coaching calls 
  • Ongoing community and peer feedback 
  • A full year of short, actionable weekly reminder emails
  • Ongoing continuous access to your group 

All for just $997. 

It's an incredible bargain. Comparable classes provided by your company that offer this kind of small group personalized instruction and long-term benefits cost as much as $5,000. 

Add the value of your peer community, your workbook materials, and your 12 months of continuous group access, and you can see why this isn’t an offer you should pass up.  

But you have to act fast! 

We only open registration a few times a year. Grab your spot now. 

The next class is August 24 & 31, 9am-12pm PDT.  

Plus two group coaching calls per week for three weeks.  

Want to talk about a payment plan? 

Other questions about the course? 

CLICK HERE to discuss with Melissa.  


ATTENTION: Does your company offer you a professional development budget that you can use for classes?

If so, here’s how to ask your boss. “I found a class that I’d like to take. Do I have a budget for my professional development?” You could get reimbursed tomorrow when you register today!

I've got a handy reimbursement form for you when you register. 


Do I Really Need This Course?

I get it. You’re busy. Your work, your family, your friends, grocery shopping, child care, getting the car in for an oil change, the cat in for a flea dip…it’s a never-ending, 24/7, energy-suck that leaves you feeling drained at the end of every day.  

So how in the world can you fit in this course? And is it really going to help anyway?  

Consider how many hours you spend at work each week dealing with a demanding boss, a drama queen co-worker, a lazy employee, or an angry client. Then add up the number of hours it takes to broker a compromise with your children over eating their dinner, your spouse over possession of the remote, your roommate over who did the dishes last. Factor in the time you spend haggling with the dentist over appointments, creditors over mysterious fees, and getting the cable company to show up at all.  

No wonder you’re exhausted.  

Getting agreements is a huge part of your life. Every. Single. Day. This isn’t just some “feel good” course you should think about taking after the kids are in bed and all the laundry is put away. (Seriously, when does that ever happen anyway?)  

Confident Conversations is the must-do, can’t-miss course you need to improve your life in every way—at work, at home, and in the world.  

You need this course if you: 

  • Are searching for an effective way to talk to your boss about a promotion or a raise.
  • Want to know how to respond to people who talk over you, interrupt you, or mansplain to you.
  • Have a desire to feel empowered and in control of your life.
  • Feel disrespected by co-workers, spouses, relatives, in-laws, and even children.
  • Think that your lack of experience (or perceived lack of experience) is holding you back in the corporate world.
  • Have absolutely no idea how to ask for what you need or how to handle it when you’re told “no.” 
  • Are looking for a job and feeling insecure about your ability to negotiate a compensation package that works for you, not just your employer. 
  • Want to find the most effective way to navigate the underlying political labyrinth at your new or current job. 
  • Find that others are leap-frogging you to promotions. 
  • Are frustrated that your ideas are ignored or dismissed when you finally summon the courage to speak up.
  • Live in fear that if you do speak up, you’ll be disciplined or fired  

If you see yourself in any of these descriptors, then this course is for you! 

The next class is August 24 & 31, 9am-12pm PDT.  

Plus two group coaching calls per week for three weeks.  


"Melissa educated and advised me on the best approaches to negotiating with my clients and colleagues. She gave me clear (easy-to-get) and immediately actionable steps to develop stronger relationships and get better agreements. She’s also accessible and so much fun. If you want to cut to the chase and get things done – contact Melissa." - Rolene L., Director 

"I am so grateful for the simplicity and efficacy of what you taught me; it’s made it possible for me to maintain my editorial (and personal!) integrity with this client, and empowered me to continue to use what you teach with my other clients." - Ruth D., Content Editor


What Will I Learn?

You’ll learn about what it means to be truly confident—to be bold; to know what you want; to go out and ask for it.  

The corporate world needs more women like you, not fewer.  

Confident Conversations will teach you not only how to stay in the corporate world, but to excel, get ahead in your current job, or to make a move that will make you happier. 

You’ll learn how to remain cool, calm, and collected, even when you're emotionally triggered. 

You’ll learn the most effective communication skills that will make every relationship better. 

Each class is approximately three-hours long and held in a live, virtual classroom. Class session activities include: 

  • Learning and practicing communication skills to help you be clear and confident.
  • Role playing at your comfort level (for both introverts and extroverts!).
  • Working on your real life situations.
  • Meaningful and manageable assignments that help you change your habits.

You'll learn and use the key skills that will help you have improved, more effective conversations with the people in your life. You’ll learn how to be:

  • Confident 
  • Clear
  • Connected
  • Curious 

These small group coaching classes with up to six students are big enough to offer differing perspectives, yet small enough to build a true community of support and compassion. The small group size also allows each member time to speak up and be heard.  

The next class is August 24 & 31, 9am-12pm PDT.  

Plus two group coaching calls per week for three weeks.  

Want to talk about a payment plan? 

Other questions about the course? 

CLICK HERE to discuss with Melissa.  

Your To-Do List

You can create the abundant and rewarding career and life you’ve always dreamed of. 

If that’s something you desire, then here’s your list for today:

  • Sign up for the next class today! Grab your spot for only $997! 
  • Book a 15-minute call with Melissa if you need additional information. 
  • Get tons of informative, helpful, and entertaining tips and advice at my blog
  • Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube. (Let’s be friends!) 

Learn how to...

Communicate With Confidence

Watch this video of Melissa and Sophia answering your questions about the course. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: I’m not sure about this live virtual class thing. Isn’t it boring to take class online?  

A: ME? Boring? Never! 

In all seriousness, I’ve never had one student complain that the classes are boring. 

Because they’re small and there’s lots of engagement with peers and your coach (me) you get a lot of attention and a solid opportunity to work on your real-life situations.  

We also use video in the live virtual classroom, so we can all see one another in every class. Sometimes we don’t do our hair or wear makeup, so that’s entertaining, as well. Bunny slippers have been known to make an appearance.  


Q: I am so busy at work and don’t have time to take a class right now.

A: As women, we tend to use this excuse far too often, especially when it comes to doing something that benefits US! (Plus, that’s something we talk about in the class--how to say no, how to get more control over your time, and how to set better boundaries.)  

Because getting agreements is an integral part of every day of your life—whether at work, home, or out in the world—it’s an investment in time that you can’t afford to pass up. Not if you want a better-quality life. 

You can make the time to make a profound change in your life. Do something for YOU. 

Put the live learning sessions on your calendar when you enroll, block out the time needed to make that change. The reality is that once you make the commitment, you will make the time.  

However, if you truly cannot commit, please don’t sign up.  

The truth is we have small classes so we can learn from and with one another. We become a little family in our time together. If you sign up and then don’t show up, it hurts that close dynamic.  


Q: I get so nervous when I have to negotiate. I’m not sure I can do this. 

A: Did you ever learn to ride a bike? 

You may not remember but you can imagine how scary it was to pick your feet up for the first time and feel the bike moving forward.  

It’s the same with any skill. You learn it, you practice it until you’re flying fast, the wind blowing in your hair.  

And then you’ll get a bug in your eye, crash, and have to get up and try again.  

The great thing about your small group coaching is that you have peers to rally around and encourage you, give you pep talks, and work through what went wrong so you can keep going.