Are you a solopreneur or a side hustler chasing a big dream? 

The only way to leave the legacy you crave is to be YOU first


For Female Solopreneurs + Side Hustlers

  1. Do you deeply desire to trust yourself to answer that soul whisper and break free?  
  2. Do you know you’re made for more but you’re unclear about your next steps,   lacking belief, or are craving accountability and community? 
  3. Do you feel overwhelmed, like your nervous system is on overdrive, and know you need to do life and business in a more sustainable way
  4. Do you wonder if it's even possible to have peace of mind and ease while still honoring your ambitions?
  5. Are you last on your to-do list and wonder where your needs fit into your life? 
  • What would be possible if you stopped playing small and no longer listened to your fear and instead began being the highest version of yourself
  • What would it mean to have a life that sets your soul on fire full of inspiration, growth, and a supportive community starting today? 
  • What would shift in your life if you started to see yourself as a priority?
  • What would be possible if you were fully expressed and in your power?
  • What would it look like to make the difference only you can make?  


Life was overwhelming and hectic and I felt my external circumstances be the boss of my life and happiness. After this course, I’ve learned to really hone in on what makes me tick, what brings me happiness, and how to bring more of that into my life so it can be in alignment with my future goals. I can see that we are in full control and truly do not need to be defined by anything other than what we want the world to see! I feel excited for my future opportunities and living in more alignment 

Tori Minovich
Flight Attendant 


Before working with Melissa, I was feeling stuck and frustrated. As a working mom of 2 young boys, I felt like I’d lost myself and ways of bringing joy for me into my days. I said yes because I was in desperate need of connection, community, and learning how to step into a life I love living rather than just getting through it. After her programs, I now have coping skills to help with the triggering moments, learned how to change my narrative to a positive and grateful one, and created time for me to feel like myself again. I’m a better mom, wife, and friend to myself now 

Kendra Underhill
Dermatology PA and Beautycounter Consultant


I don’t know how I won the jackpot in being able to work with Melissa. I created my business on an idea and a vision, but I struggled at first on how to hit those first key milestones. She helped me realize that it wasn’t all about doing "all the things" (which is important, don’t get me wrong!), but helped me see that belief in myself was key and was vital in connecting with others authentically.

She has a unique way of asking questions that really gets you to dig deep into yourself - it is a very calming yet powerful tool to really start to get to know one’s self. She amazes me every day in what she is building for herself and her family. She is an inspiration in simply believing - believing in yourself and what is to come. She is patient, honest, and such a wonderful light in my life. I am so lucky to call her a dear friend and co-worker. She is one powerhouse of a woman who is just starting to come into her own and I couldn’t be more proud.

Kim Hornbeck 
Founder of Easy Clean Swaps

Get ready to ground into who you truly are so you can ripple out and live the life you’ve always wanted!

Hi I’m Melissa or as my friends call me, Mo! 

I’m a business alignment coach dedicated to authentically and vulnerably sharing my experiences and knowledge as permission for you to step into your truest expression. The Ripple Connection's community and collaborative programs are made for the high-achieving female solopreneur and side hustlers who are done living life on other people’s terms. They are ready to have their soul set on fire so they can confidently make the difference they know they’re here to make!!
I ignite heart-led female leaders to embody their purpose and bravely design a life and business on THEIR terms! Our signature program, membership and corporate consulting blend simple-to-apply daily micro-shifts in thought, belief, and action with neuroscience and embodied intuition to create a lasting impact and meaningful transformation.




We show you how to bridge the gap between living life on autopilot to one with soul fulfillment!
The Bridge is a 9-month group mastermind with 1-on-1 coaching and masterclasses from over ten world-renowned experts for the ambitious woman ready to embody her purpose authentically. 
We combine strategy and embodied intuition to rewire your nervous system and bring awareness to the importance of your thoughts, behaviors, emotions, beliefs, and conditioning so you can execute your dream life effectively and with ease.  
This complete collaborative program gives you the accountability and support to know yourself deeply so you can embody your unique gifts in your work and step into your bold, abundant life! 
I promise you'll leave this program feeling [email protected]!n$ lit up about your life, with an unshakable belief in yourself, AND the confidence to earn six figures by making the difference that only you can make!

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Lao Tzu 


A few months ago, I was working in a corporate job that was destroying my spirit and the toxic environment was causing stress, sleepless nights, and immense sadness as I felt like I wanted more.  About a year ago, I had an idea of opening my own business, but the security of a stable job (even at a place that was not in alignment with my personal goals) felt like the safe, responsible thing to do.  As my work environment became more difficult to reconcile with, I had started Melissa's BOLD program as a means to move in the direction of my desire of opening my own business.  I had no idea when I started in September that two months later, I would have the courage to resign from my corporate post and start my own company.  Aside from Melissa's coaching advice, she provided countless resources including marketing/branding, finance discussions, Human design readings, and movement therapy as well as a safe, welcoming community, which allowed me to move forward with a dream and feel supported in my efforts.  I'm currently working towards a more fulfilling career.  I love that Melissa not only has the experience to change because she has been in my shoes, but she has such a passion and love for her clients.  She is always willing to listen with grace, kindness, and no judgment and offer guidance.  BOLD has helped me step into the possibility of meeting a higher calling that has always resided in me.  This program has helped me transition into a life that is more fulfilling and in alignment with my personal mission and goals.  I cannot thank Melissa enough. 

 Jelina Shah

Holistic Diabetes Health Coach and Clinical Pharmacist

Before working with Melissa, most days were spent numbly attacking the “To Do” list (generated, of course, from external pressures) – not very fulfilling. For the first time in my life, I’ve learned to come home to myself first. Now, I nurture that relationship with myself, and trust what’s there. I’m making daily choices from a totally different awareness to consciously create a life that I love! One that feels whole and alive for me, one that has the space in it for everything that matters most. I have time for me, and time for my family too. I can already feel the impact that these changes are having on others. My connection with my daughters and husband are stronger and more joyous. What a gift! Thank you, Melissa!

Mitzi Swanick

Underwriter at TFC Bank

Melissa Bauknight has been my rock in growing my business in all facets in the last 4 years. She truly is a coach in all of the best ways. She is smart, a good listener, knows when to meet me where I'm at and when to push me. My business never would be where it is today if it weren't for her guidance, commitment, and willingness. I've both learned a lot from her and learned a lot because of her. I truly am forever grateful for our relationship, and would not be where I am today without her! 

Sara Thielsen
Founder of Well Beyond the Kitchen

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Anais Nin


What is stopping you from unleashing the life you truly desire? 

Take this 2-minute quiz and discover what your primary block is! 

Chances are your mind has been playing certain disempowering thoughts on a subconscious loop which have gotten hardwired in your brain as the truth. These thoughts and beliefs have created the life you have now. This is your version of autopilot and is designed to keep you safe. The downside of being on autopilot is it keeps you from making intentional decisions about how you actually want to be living your life. 

Bringing consciousness to it will give you the power to choose a new path.  We will unlock your mind and unleash your soul giving you the ability to align your actions to your values and vision. 

You aren’t here to play it safe anymore, you’re here because you have a desire for something more!



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