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LIFE IS a Journey,
not a destination

Our lives are defined by the journeys we take, not the destinations we reach. These journeys are filled with joys, celebrations and special moments but also lessons, hardships, and heartaches, that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life.

No matter what journey you are on right now, remember you have the strength, courage, and passion to achieve whatever you want!!!

@Melanie Ockerse


Hi, I'm Melanie
My mission... to support, empower and motivate you on your journey towards your authentic self. As your coach, I partner with you to identify your real goals and motivations. I help you to acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals so that you can find your voice, believe in yourself and ultimately create your life and career aligned with your core values and your authentic self.

I wear many hats...

...when I am not coaching (in the classic sense), I am managing sales and technology partnerships in the payments industry. Working in partnerships allows me to create value through collaboration. I love exploring new payment technologies and their impact on customer experience and society. At the same time, I'm very passionate about leadership and bringing more female voices and diversity to the payment industry. That's why I'm also mentoring in my free time.

...and since March 2022 I am a mum to a beautiful baby boy. A new journey started for me then. Trying to find a new balance between building a family, developing my career and staying true to myself. 

My Coaching Training and Philosophy

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My training and credentials 

I am a graduate of BeCoach Academy. BeCoach Academy provides professional coaching training in Munich in English language, following the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Currently, I am working towards getting my ICF credentials (ACC). I qualified as a Professional Coch and graduated from the following two programs: 

  • Professional Coaching Diploma Program 

  • Leadership Coaching Program 


I am an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential-holders. Earners have demonstrated knowledge

and emerging proficiency in the application of the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics, and definition

of coaching. Earners show a commitment to high ethical standards and have demonstrated, through

rigorous assessment, professional competence in their work with clients. The ICF Credential is the only

globally recognized professional coaching certification

Being a Coach

Being a Coach means embracing such values as continuous growth and development, integrity and service, respect and honesty.
Being a Coach means developing your own self-awareness, learning to master your own fears and being willing to challenge your own assumptions and limiting beliefs.
Being a Coach means letting go of your ego, wholeheartedly believing in the potential and resourcefulness of human beings. 

As a coach, I acknowledge and agree to honour my ethical and legal obligations to my coaching clients and sponsors, colleagues, and to the public at large. I pledge to comply with the ICF Code of Ethics and to practise these standards with those whom I coach, teach, mentor or supervise.

A coach must believe in their own abilities as well as those of their clients

I believe that you’re the expert in your own life. You know better than anyone what you need. I don’t believe in giving advice. I rather ask powerful and thought-provoking questions (sometimes even challenging ones) and help you see clearly what you want and need and how to get there. I am your sounding board to help you to tap into your full potential. 

We will create a partnership where I will be your guide during your journey towards your goals. In this partnership, I don't help, I support you to help yourself and do the work. I sometimes say, as a coach, I act like the rain: 


“I rain…I show up and I do what I do well. I am who I am. Some people like the rain and some people don’t. If the rain falls on fertile soil, things grow. And if the rain falls on dry soil, it makes the soil fertile for future growth. If the rain falls on a rock, nothing happens.” (Anthony de Mello)

What iS Coaching and is it Something for me?

Optimize your work performance

Expand career opportunities

Cultivate work-life balance 

Increase your self-esteem

Maximize your potential

Become a better leader

The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honours the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.

I believe coaching is beneficial for everyone. As coaching is helping a person to step back, see the big picture, grow and develop their own skills, coaching can help you better understand your challenges, and become more aware of your perceptions, beliefs, habits, attitudes, behaviours, competencies, values and your identity.

Work with me and you can expect the following results

How we can Work together


Explore and define your goals and connect them to your bigger vision


Create a number of options on how to reach your goals


Design actions that will bring you closer to your goals...step by step

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