It's time to bravely answer your "made for more" calling.

By living a fully aligned life as your badass self



It feels scary AF to know you have a higher purpose especially when...

your current self and career don't fully reflect that! If you’ve been wanting to come out of hiding and merge your whole self into your career but haven't felt safe to do so, then The Bridge Mastermind plus intimate mentorship is the answer to that desire. 

Where you are...

Chances are you’re an ambitious and high-achieving woman who has checked a LOT of boxes. You know how to get the job done, you’re a master multi-tasker who’s climbed your way to the top and even with all that success, something feels missing…

Your "something more" keeps whispering or screaming at you! Some of these might resonate with you...

  • Your vision feels scary. You know you’re made for more but you’re unsure where to begin or are unclear about how to bring your big vision to life.
  • Feel reactive or overwhelmed from having such a full plate and giving endlessly to others...wondering where your needs fit into your life.
  • Hiding parts of yourself you feel like you can't show your whole self in your career and wonder how all the pieces of YOU can fit together.  
  • Craving like-minded high-vibe women. You are craving a safe community where you can come out of hiding and feel seen, where vulnerability is the norm, and can you'll have accountability to say focused on taking courageous action even when it feels scary AF.
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What you desire...

Think of how badass it would feel to...

  • Shift your career in a meaningful way that's aligned with your heart. 
  • Do it in an intentional way filled with ease that isn't overwhelming or forced? 
  • Trust yourself to do business and life in a new way and not get stopped by fear. 
  • And to be in a community of bold women driven by impact and self-awareness

Imagine -  in less than one year from now you're confident fully expressing your professional gifts in a way that feels completely authentic to you AND getting paid what you're worth. 

You're owning your power in a way you've never known before and using it to transform other people's lives. You have an intimate relationship with your intuition AND love yourself like never before!

You're living life on your terms and have a clear growth or exit strategy and you are beyond excited about the next chapter.  


Embark on a powerful 7 month journey that will deeply root you into your highest self as you heal your nervous system and shift the beliefs that are keeping you from BEING the difference you're here to make.  

When you build a strong foundation inside yourself, you'll be able to fully step into your purpose and do it in a way that feels authentic to who you are. 

My promise is you leave this program feeling [email protected]!n$ lit up about your life! You'll create an unshakable belief in yourself, clarity in who you're here to be, AND gain the confidence to sustainably earn 6 figures+ by making the difference that only you can make! 


My Story

Hey, I’m Melissa Bauknight,

the founder of The Ripple Connection and a business alignment coach,  I serve ambitious women ready to bravely pursue a career rooted in their purpose.

My career path began as an award-winning sales rep in medical sales - a dream come true (or so I thought). This job checked all the “what a job should be” boxes, including highly lucrative, autonomous, ego-boosting status, and the ability to climb the corporate ladder.

In 2017, I attempted to do it all – work full time, grow my side business with Beautycounter, heal my pelvic floor and birth trauma AND be an amazing perfect new mom! However, I quickly realized this left no space for ME leaving me feeling depleted, reactive, and lost.

Something was missing!

Outside I was crushing it, but I felt unfulfilled, anxious, and knew I was destined for a greater purpose.

Fast-forward through several giant leaps, neuroscience courses, deep-inner work, and taking many bold actions - I now live my life in/on purpose and am more at home in myself than I've ever been! 

You see, when you start to ask the deeper questions and truly tune into what you want with a support system that backs you every step of the way - your life dramatically shifts in ways you didn’t even know were possible!

I've helped over 400 women to bridge the gap between life on autopilot to infinite soul fulfillment!

I know this is possible for you too the moment you DECIDE you want more… 

Listen below to hear what Sara's experience has been in my group & private coaching programs. 


What can I expect? 



The Bridge is an intimate 7-month group mastermind combined with 1 on 1 coaching for the ambitious woman ready to embody her purpose in her authentic way. She knows she's made for more and is ready to align her career with her dream lifestyle finally BREAKING FREE of the expectations that have bound her so she can actually thrive as a high-achieving professional woman with ease!

The Bridge combines simple micro-shift strategies with intuition rooted in neuroplasticity and embodied cognition so you can bridge the gap between life on autopilot to infinite soul fulfillment!

Because a strategy alone isn't enough to break old belief patterns and conquer fears. I’m all for an aligned and intentional strategy (and we will create one together called the BRIDGE blueprint), and I LOVE executing; however, a strategy alone doesn't... 

  • Teach you how to turn inward for answers.  
  • Teach you how to stop living for other people's expectations 
  • Address who you are being or how you are feeling while you're "doing."


  • A strategy alone doesn't rewire your nervous system or bring awareness to the importance of your thoughts, behaviors, emotions, beliefs, or conditioning to actually be able to execute effectively with ease through alignment. 

The Bridge is a complete collaborative program that follows my signature 8-step framework and includes masterclasses and resources from my top 10 female professional and personal growth advisors. You are busy and likely won't have time to vet every person necessary to build a business WHILE mastering your inner game.

8 Step Bridge Framework

Ground In: We first take a journey inward to build a solid foundation of self.

1. Create Bold Goals with Soul: redefine how you set goals through the BRIDGE framework

2. Reconnect with your True Self: remember who you are to unlock the potential that’s already within you 

3. Integrate your Feminine Energy: awaken your sacred feminine claiming new levels of power, pleasure, and presence.

4. Get aligned in your Whole Life: identify where you are not showing up as your true self 

Ripple Out: From there, what you do naturally ripples out of who you are.

5. Design your BRIDGE Blueprint: co-create a soulful business + life plan for the next 12 months

6. Implement with Intention: implement your soulful strategy through taking action on purpose and in purpose

7. Be a Bold Leader: be your future self today courageously challenging the status quo. Let your authentic self be seen and go make the difference in others you’re here to make.

8. Celebrate and Acknowledge: acknowledge the journey rather than the destination and celebrate the baby steps you’ve been taking to live in radical alignment

9. In-Person Retreat: details will be announced later for this incredible soul-nourishing experience in Colorado in November



  • The program starts end of March and completes in an in-person retreat at the beginning of Nov
  • Unlimited Group Voxer Access  for more intimate on-the-fly coaching
  • 5 1on1 hour-long calls to use at your discretion (or 10 if you upgrade to VIP)
  • 8 Live masterclasses with the *Soul Squad* Experts ($2400 value)
  • 2 group calls led by Melissa per month - activation calls + 5 hot seat coaching calls
  • Accountability Soul Sisters
  • Lodging and food for the November retreat in Colorado included
  • Get Shit Done (optional) power hours
  • The Bridge Online Course - 8 modules ($1,997 value)
  • Get interviewed as a featured member
  • Sporadic “surprise and delights” throughout the program


  • Somatic Movement training to rewire your nervous systems
  • Personalized 30 min Human Design reading and ongoing HD support 
  • Meeting with my Marketing Director - marketing, branding, PR, copywriting, and more 
  • Business Growth Support (strategy, launch, scale, raise capital, sales, etc)
  • Heavily discounted in-person events
    •  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.  The Bridge 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
    • "Life before The Bridge felt intense, chaotic, and like a daily hamster wheel. I felt reactive, emotionally fried and like my nervous system could never settle. I was drinking too much to "decompress", angry with my husband and kids' demands on me, and quick to think negatively. Life during and since Bold has dramatically shifted in that I now have tools to slow down, calm my nervous system, care for myself. I see myself as a priority and have learned how to set clear boundaries, letting go of pressures and feel into my body as to what's right for me. I can truly say I now live in an authentic version of myself, and have so much grace and patience for my self. I strive for ease in my days, and when I feel resistance, I step back. Incredibly counterintuitive for how I've lived my years, and its the most peace I've felt in years" - Kendra Underhill





Soul Squad Support Team


I’m an actress, photographer, film editor, writer, producer, and healer. But it wasn’t until I found Human Design that I landed on the deepest expression of my purpose. As a 2/5 Generator on the Right Angle Cross of Service, helping others realize the fullness of themselves is my primary passion in life.

Human Design is the most comprehensive, practical, and self-affirming system I have ever discovered to actualize our highest potential. It articulates the unique perfection of who we are and validates our soul's purpose. Its practical wisdom connects you to your own inner guidance system, allowing you to shed your conditioning and come back to your authentic truth.

This practice has transformed my life, and I have witnessed time and again the way in which it does the same for each client I work with.


Hi! I’m Victoria. And I’ve been walking this intentional path to healing mind, body, and soul, for over 15 years. I’m an intuitive empath, alchemist, and spiritual awakening guide. I work with the principles of the Sacred Feminine wisdom that we can now see emerging back into the mainstream culture of our world. And I will support you to realize a deeper relationship with the innate power that lives in your body and your emotions. Through energy work, intentional visualization, and somatic process – breath, movement, and sound - you will remember how to open and trust your intuition, let go of your mind’s stories, and live with a feeling of being fully alive in your sovereign creative power. 


Dr. Allison Bickett received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. She presently serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine Education in the Department of Family Medicine. She is responsible for Behavioral Health Integration programs at the three Family Medicine residency sites; supporting patient care in the inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as Diabetes and HIV clinics. Allison assists in developing and teaching the Longitudinal Behavioral Medicine curriculum; supporting and evaluating residents in the advancement of their mental health knowledge and clinical interviewing skills. Core facets of the Behavioral Medicine curriculum include motivational interviewing, active listening, and the outpatient management of mental health issues commonly seen in primary care. Allison’s research interests include the relationship between mental health and chronic illness, behavioral health integration, and mental health screening in the community.



For over 19 years, Julie Bailey has worked at some of the top global investment firms including Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and now UBS.  Julie focuses on financial strategies to help build and protect wealth while seeking to reduce tax consequences. She provides meaningful retirement advice for individuals, business executives and their families.  Julie specializes in working with clients who are going through significant transitions such as divorce, death of a family member, sale of a business, or retirement.  Julie performs family office services for her C-suite clientele.



After 20+ years in marketing across the globe, working with everything from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500+ corporations, I quit my job four years ago. In those four years, I have grown from a one-person company to a full-service marketing agency. Together we partner with entrepreneurs and business owners to scale their businesses with laser-focused, integrated marketing strategy planning and execution.

Are you ready to be a hell yes to your business & life? 



What's possible for you too...
    •  "I have been lucky enough to have had Melissa as a mentor, and a friend for the past 5 years. Melissa was the first person in my career who I truly saw as a coach, a guide, a mentor and a grounding force. She has taught me to ask questions, to tune into my intuition, to trust and listen to myself. I truly have never met anyone like her - her commitment to her personal growth, her business, to empowering women to find their voice and freedom is relentless. She absolutely has it all - and spends countless hours learning more, creating invaluable resources for her clients, the list goes on." - Claire Haggard 
    • "I left my full-time job because of the support and guidance from this woman - and now have a 5 figure business that's been building consistently over the last 5 years! I 100% would not be where I am in my business without her, but more importantly - I wouldn't be the strong, deeply feeling, capable, intuitive woman I am today without so much dedication and support from her along the way! Melissa, thank you from the bottom of my heart. For anyone out there feeling called to work with her - listen to that voice. Take the leap, she will undoubtedly help you build your wings and WAY more on the way down!" - Sara Thielsen"
    •  "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 towards 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. - Jelina Shah

The Bridge Mastermind Season 3