I'm Melissa Bauknight, and I've been working in sales and business development for over 18 years. However, when I was 10 years into my career, I started to feel like something was missing, even though I was successful in terms of accolades, money, and accomplishments. In 2017, when I had my son, I went through a massive motherhood initiation. That’s when I began to integrate and value (with a lot of resistance to be fully honest) more feminine qualities like rest, slowing down, and making a difference where I truly found fulfillment. I learned that my worth is not determined by my achievements, but by how deeply I love and value myself. It took me a long time to embody this, but once I did, it changed everything for me.
I started to discover my voice and where I was hiding out of fear of losing my belonging which blossomed into a desire to give all women a voice and help them be visible...but I didn't know where to start. So I took a small step by creating my first in-person community workshop called Create Your Ripple with four other women. And that's when I realized it was what I was meant to do - I am meant to bring together communities of women to help them come out of hiding and find their unique voice and purpose, together!
I began to surround myself with communities of women who had big dreams and held each other accountable to show up for our big goals even though we were afraid. I learned to take bite-sized actions that were aligned with my bigger vision and trust the path to reveal itself along the way.
Be Courageous. Nelson Mandella said "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it". Trust that when you keep taking the next right step, the full path will reveal itself.
Embrace Authenticity. You are uniquely designed to make a difference that only you can make. Be who you are, not who people expect you to be.
Community & Connection. Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life and to know their unique voice, that’s why we pride ourselves on an inclusive community that fosters genuine connections. Get support in your big dreams every step of the way.