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The journey from where you are to where you want to be starts with one small step: identifying where you are.
Have you ever tried to say "no" at work, to a parent, to a partner, to a child, to a friend, only to give in to the guilt trip and sense of obligation, or to the promise of reward for going the extra mile?

Have you ever tried to be extra patient with someone and then ended up in the same old argument with them?

Have you ever decided once and for all to put yourself out there in your business, only to procrastinate, take another class, and go back to hiding, AGAIN?

Have you ever tried to love yourself more, but noticed that you still berate yourself for the slightest perceived “mistake” or “imperfection”?

If you said "yes" to any of those questions, you’re not alone.

When you try to change your behavior (where you think you are) without changing your underlying beliefs or the energy behind your intentions (where you actually are), it’s easy to end up repeating the same old patterns.
Your next step is awareness.

Awareness of the conditioned beliefs you don’t even know you have.

Awareness of when the beliefs you know about (and thought you’d dealt with) cleverly sneak back in.

Awareness of what genuinely new patterns could actually look, sound, and feel like.

Awareness of the energetic baseline that’s influencing every thought and feeling you have and every decision you make.

Your energetic baseline is measurable.

When you know what it is and where to start, you take off the blinders you didn’t even know you were wearing.

Instead of blinders, you now have epic, frequency-shifting vision that allows you to see and create possibilities you’ve never even imagined before.

You have the power to change your baseline.
Introducing ONE SMALL STEP, a 2-hour group workshop to help you identify where you are energetically so you can break old patterns and create new ones.

While you'll receive your unique Energy Leadership™ Index assessment results, this is not your average assessment debrief. This is a pattern-interrupting wake-up call that will put you back in the driver’s seat of your life.

Together with other awesome humans, you’ll reclaim the power you didn’t realize you were giving away. You’ll leave this workshop with head and heart held high, stepping confidently and courageously into your EPIC LIFE.

The EPIC LIFE that’s been waiting for you.

The EPIC LIFE you were born to live.

Ready to blow the roof off what you thought was possible?
  • Receive a current snapshot of how you’re showing up energetically — when you’re in the zone and also when you’re under stress — so you can discover what’s working for you and what default reactions might be getting in your way
  • Identify how different energy patterns show up in your life and learn how to pinpoint those patterns in real time after you leave
  • Practice a repeatable process for shifting your energy and choosing your response in any situation
  • Create mindset and heartset shifts that go way beyond “looking on the bright side,” so you can feel curious and excited about situations you used to dread
  • Build connections with other awesome humans like you and experience perspectives that spark new opportunities for you
  • Walk away feeling supported, powerful, and fired up for the incredible journey ahead of you!
  • Step 1: Register for the workshop!
  • Step 2: Schedule the workshop in your calendar and plan to come live and on time (to support your full presence and the integrity of the container, workshop is not recorded and Zoom room admission will be closed after the first 10 minutes)
  • Step 3: Receive the link to take your online Energy Leadership™ Index Assessment
  • Step 4: Complete the assessment as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop (takes approximately 20-30 minutes)
  • Step 5: (Optional but Recommended) Familiarize yourself with the foundational Energy Leadership™ concepts in this blog post
  • Step 6: Approximately 24 hours prior the workshop, receive:
    • Your unique Energy Leadership™ Report​
    • Your ONE SMALL STEP workbook to use in the workshop and beyond
  • Step 7: Briefly review your Energy Leadership™ Report and take note of any reactions and questions
  • Step 8: (Optional but Recommended) Print your workbook and at least pages 4 and 10 of your Energy Leadership™ Report
  • Step 9: Show up!
    • Bring water, something to write with, your workbook, your report, and most importantly…​
    • Bring your curiosity and your creative spirit!
$111 USD
The scheduling page may show multiple dates. Choose the date that works best for you. Please only sign up for one date; this is a recurring offering of a standalone workshop, not a series.

Registration closes 72 hours (3 days) prior to the workshop to allow time for you to take your assessment and receive your results.

I invite you to show up fully for yourself and for your fellow humans in this experience. By registering for this workshop, you commit to come live and on time. Refunds will not be given due to non-attendance. If unforeseeable circumstances arise, you may defer your registration once 
to attend a later running.

You are so worth this commitment, my friend!

"The insight, the direction, and the absolute clarity on what I'm here to share with the world has never been more obvious, bright, and enlivening for me.


If you're on the fence about working with Melissa, take this as your sign and just do it. It is so worth it."

~ Dana Hayes, Business Coach for Soul-led Entrepreneurs

(Hear the full testimonial in her video!)


"My energy had been blocked — and, I was feeling pressure to accept amazing opportunities I simply did not want. With Melissa, I had an epiphany — a realization that my life was indeed my own. Melissa's consult saved me 10 years at a powerful and influential job I did not want, but almost accepted.

I've begun to stop hiding my gifts and I'm allowing myself to take up the space I deserve; and frankly, the response from the world is amazing. People are drawn to me, with relationships and opportunities flowing in. I feel unblocked and able to be my unapologetic and loving self. Life isn't about goals — life is really just an experience and a journey that deserves to be valued."

~ A very grateful and highly successful client


"So often in the past I have felt stuck. I simply didn't know how to break out of the patterns I found myself in. This is a different kind of support than I've received anywhere else, and it's exactly what I needed at this point in my life. Instead of fighting to swim across a rushing river, working with Melissa felt like leapfrogging from step to step. I felt supported, I made forward progress, and it wasn't that hard. I see and understand my past patterns with more compassion, and I'm grounded in newfound hope for my future."

~ Ingrid Czintos, Massage Therapist


Dr. Melissa Corley Carter, The Barefoot Dancing Rocket Scientist, is an actual rocket scientist, 7 continents marathoner, astronaut reject, speaker, award-winning author, and certified professional coach who helps rockstar women own their awesomeness.


Before becoming a coach, Melissa spent twenty years aspiring to become an astronaut. She earned two engineering degrees from Stanford University, was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and earned a PhD in astronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Despite perfect vision after corrective eye surgery, her pre-surgical eyesight disqualified her and shattered her astronaut dream.

In the years since, she’s realized that her astronaut dream emerged from an intuitive knowing of her spiritual connection with the universe, from a desire to inspire people to greatness the way astronauts had always inspired her, and from the vision of a unified and harmonious world.


Melissa’s journey has taught her that identity and goals are not synonymous, that even major disappointments hold gifts beyond imagining, and that every experience invites us to take a small step — or a giant leap — into greater alignment with who we really are.

Melissa is the author and photographer of the award-winning 2021 coffee table book, Running the World: Marathon Memoirs from the Seven Continents. In her book she shares her outer journey across the continents and her inner journey of recovering from shattered dreams and realigning her life with powerful purpose.


Melissa is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where she serves as an executive coach, strategic advisor, and leadership development facilitator. Prior to joining the reserve, her active duty assignments included laser test engineering, adaptive optics research and development, satellite acquisitions and operations, and aide-de-camp and executive officer to senior leaders.

An inspirational force of nature, Melissa is here to celebrate the power of who you are and to fire you up with passion for the life you live.

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You deserve to live an EPIC LIFE.

Let today be the day you take one small step into that life.
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