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Your quick thinking mind can be a troublemaker. She says yes to every project, every request — and then wonders why it’s not all getting done.

You have so many talents, and you wear a variety of hats. Entrepreneur, visionary, boss, partner, expert, coach.

You’ve been used to winning.

But lately? No matter what hat you wear, you’re working harder and feeling more overwhelmed.

Even as your business grows, you have a feeling in your gut that something’s not working. A feeling that something’s missing, or out of balance, that keeps you from taking it to the next level. And you’re not even sure why.

Because of this, you don’t know how to get your big ideas off the ground. You may not even feel like you’re being the best boss, partner, spouse or parent.

And it’s left you uninspired, drained, and anxious.

But knowing what isn’t working doesn’t move your business or life forward. You know what got you here, won’t take you there.

  • Do you crave a more sustainable approach to business growth that feels less like pushing boulders uphill and more like you are in flow?
  • Do you sometimes forget to check your blindspots, so that your old doubts, fears and feelings of overwhelm send you tumbling back or spiraling out of control?
  • What if you had a place that elevates your mindset while expanding your life and business to its greatest (and most fulfilling) potential?

Introducing the Awaken Leadership Lab

You don’t have to push so hard anymore. Or, go at it alone.

If you have a bold vision that’s bigger than you, but you’re not getting results fast enough, join The Awaken Leadership Lab.

We’re a unique hybrid of coaching, training and mastermind, designed to work in tandem with your unique skills and talents to activate and accelerate the leader within you.


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You’re not alone. At times, we all get stuck, or even paralyzed by our success.

I’m Melanie Benson. I’ve been mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs, thought leaders and business leaders for over 16 years. Before that, I spent 12 years in corporate America.

I know what it’s like to feel stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed. Not sure what to do next.

There is a better way.

The Awaken Leadership Lab is my vision for you.

I am determined to share my most powerful mindset, personal productivity and leadership tools that get you unstuck — and allow you to create breakthrough success in your life.

I’m guessing that...

 Right now, you’re probably feeling anxious, unfulfilled and maybe even defeated about where your business is headed.

And that’s preventing you from reaching the things you desire the most: increasing your revenue, broadening your reach and becoming the business leader and influencer you want to be within your industry or community.

  • You may feel like giving up, overwhelmed by doubts and the swirling negative voices in your head.
  • Maybe you chase too many shiny objects, new ideas or side projects and haven't moved your bold idea to fruition.
  • You sell yourself a story. If I could get one more client, take one more course, read one more book, just get the right support…I’d have more money, more balance, maybe my business would take off. But it doesn't, right?
  • You’ve probably been told to “just suck it up” and keep pushing through it. Because that’s what leaders do.
  • You long to be a creative, resourceful, PROFITABLE decision-maker. A leader, full of energy, passion and inspiration.
  • You seem to be chasing some ever-elusive finish line, but you don’t have any more gas left in the tank.

How did it get so hard and complicated?


Activate The Most Powerful Version of You...

What’s been missing? Maybe it's the real, authentic you. The most powerful version of you. A you that is confident, content and courageous.

It isn’t that you are not capable. It’s quite the opposite. You already have incredible skills, experience and passion. They’re just dormant. Untapped.

The power you need to succeed is already within you. Imagine how your business could be transformed if you could access a reliable, sustainable system that aligns your values, goals and unique energy — so you can have the clear vision to elevate your life and business to its greatest potential.


Why change? Why now?

As driven entrepreneurs, we’ve been sold (and believe) the story and myth that we have to sacrifice our personal well-being to create financial success.

Yet, somehow we end up feeling like we’re only at the edge of our potential, riding a continuous cash-flow rollercoaster that’s both inconsistent and infuriating.

What comes at the cost of buying into that myth? Your family, your co-workers, your relationships? You?

Great leadership isn’t always about ROI. It’s also about being a good human. Someone who inspires positive change. Now, more than ever, the world needs leaders who are a force for good — and who lead others to navigate opportunities and challenges with equal amounts of integrity and resiliency.

You are done feeling small.

You are ready and determined to conquer fear and overwhelm, once and for all — to become confident in the decisions that transform your business and life exponentially.

The world needs more people like you. The change makers, the awakened leaders who have the tools to elevate others, transform lives and create sustainable good.

But you can’t do that if you don’t do it for yourself first.

“I'm Tripling My Income!”

“Before I started working with Melanie, I knew it was time to move my business from working harder to working smarter. I was becoming overwhelmed with the amount of work I needed to do to create my desired income.

Following her advice, in a few short months, I was able to create a plan, launch my new business, and finally create leveraged income. I’m on track to triple my income in the next year.”

Tracey Ehman, Keyword Marketing Secrets

The Awaken Leadership Lab is a space where you get guidance, support and training to learn and implement skills and strategies that activate and accelerate the leader within you.

This program isn’t about working harder, meditating more or following some quick, get-rich blueprint. It’s about discovering and activating the most powerful part of you in a conscious and sustainable way…the part that needs a gentle nudge (or maybe a swift, kick-in-the-ass?) to move you outside your comfort zone.

  • Combine proven, practical growth strategies with strong guidance, skills and mindset training to accelerate personal growth.
  • Gain momentum and strength through accountability.
  • Tap into the fierce inspiration and bold visions of your peers in a safe, no-fail environment.
  • Become a powerful, driving force in business. Increase revenue, become highly-efficient, expand your reach, influence and authority.


"High Payoff Opportunities Led to Doubling My Six Figure Business"

"Melanie helps me figure out what opportunities to focus on. With just one conversation she helped me escalate the trajectory of our now high six figure marketing business. When I give her money I make a heck of a lot more money!"

Brian Kaskavalciyan, G4 Marketing

You can't achieve your next level of success the same way you got here.

Its Time for a New Set of Rules.

Awaken the most powerful, capable, confident and fierce part of you.

Apply Now

MichelleDekinderSmith“This is What Awakened Leaders Look Like…”

"At a time when I was working 80 + hours a week, Melanie helped me uncover a new way to grow my business. By creating a leveraged business model and changing my inner game, I was able to reduce my work hours in half while tripling my business revenues.

But most importantly, Melanie helped me shift out of stress and into a more peaceful way to grow."

Michelle DekinderSmith, President, Linkage Research

The 6 Core Pillars of The Lab

The Lab is based on six key pillars you need to operate as an optimized, awakened leader who is capable of pulling off their bold vision.

When everything is firing on all cylinders, you’ll experience a constant flow of ideal opportunities and exponential growth.

Stop struggling in obscurity. Get out of overwhelm and become the profitable industry leader you were meant to be.

Each quarter you'll focus on leveling up the results in your business to achieve your bold goals. My proven growth strategies and leadership positioning techniques will be available through The Lab Training Center.

Here's some of the trainings available:

GailWatson"I have never experienced such powerful energy"

"Melanie empowered me (as a global leader in the speaking community) to implement and follow-through on new systems…on how to communicate with individual learning styles and make sure I stay aligned with our team’s goals…my expectations were truly exceeded.

Following her advice, we have implemented strategies that brought in triple our income, as well as increased our leads by 10 times.”

                   Gail Watson, President, Women Speakers Association

The Lab works with you, not against you...

I believe you can combine the emotional support you crave as a leader, with the practical needs of a business — which is why I developed a systematic approach that aligns what you feel, what you say and what you do — so your effort is exponentially more productive and transformative.

It’s got a small dose of ‘woo’ (maybe just a 1-woo on a 2-woo scale), powerful, proven business growth strategies, as well as a community where you can learn from other leaders in a safe, stimulating and inspiring environment.

What Results Can You Expect?

If you’re spending way too much time chasing the wrong things, getting sidetracked and forever making excuses instead of moving your business forward — then its time to use your heart, mind and values to create sustainable results.

Tap into a powerful program that helps you…

  • Unleash a peaceful, more influential inner power
  • Make more aligned choices, trusting your intuition and tuning out your negative internal soundtrack
  • Find your focus and master your ability to inspire and lead
  • Activate an unstoppable level of confidence and courage
  • Replace the burden of fear and overwhelm with ease, grace and flow
  • Activate your inner creativity, resourcefulness and resiliency
  • Build a support system of capable people who handle details so you can use your gifts to accelerate success
  • Stop wasting time and energy on unproven fads — invest in yourself
  • Achieve new levels of financial abundance and profitability
  • Master the skill of expanding your business income and reach withouth overwhelm

Join like-minded, high-achieving and awe-inspiring entrepreneurs like you.

More than a coaching program, we’re a supportive collection of visionary leaders, focused on creating a profitable bold impact doing what we love.

Apply Now

Success Never Felt Better!

Hi, I’m Melanie Benson, a Revenue Strategist and Business Performance Optimizer —and the founder of The Awaken Leadership Lab…

My story is probably a lot like yours. I spent over 12 years in corporate America, trying to grow personally and professionally by pushing through my fears and working harder to keep up with everyone else. I left the corporate world and achieved independence and success. I found my groove, made it to the multiple-six-figure level.

But at a huge cost.

Sure, I made it to the top 10%, but I ended up burned out, ill from chronic fatigue and debilitating autoimmune flare-ups. I realized that I could no longer push myself any harder. What had gotten me this far was threatening my health, emotional well-being and future success.

Along the way, I discovered that there was a better way; a more sustainable way to run a
business I loved. My own breakthrough occurred when I learned to stay in the flow and conquer a vision that was so much bigger than anything I’d done before.

"My Program gives you the tools to align your unique superpowers, values and lifestyle goals to grow a reputable, scalable business. And a happier, more peaceful you."

Apply Now

I’m a uniquely qualified guide for conscious entrepreneurs and emerging leaders who are ready to accelerate their business growth and financial wealth.

I work to align emerging visionary and game changing entrepreneurs with the most powerful mindset, strategies and skills they need to propel them to a level of success they never knew they could achieve.

My unique superpower is integrating creativity and intuition with a honed, no-nonsense “facts and data” approach to get my clients past their obstacles — allowing them to impact the world in a fulfilling and profitable way.

 Become The Leader Your Business Needs You To Be!

AllisonPhillips“I've repeatedly enrolled in Melanie's programs!"

"Melanie's ability to move you through breakthrough experiences are unmatched. I've had a few coaches in the past, but I kid you not, just 10 minutes on a call with Melanie is worth anything she charges for her work. She's just brilliant at helping you to see what's possible and then quickly breaking down the mental and strategic barriers to achieving precisely that. The end result is that you are soaring into an entirely different level of success and creating results you just never thought possible.

I had a single call with Melanie on taking my business to an entirely different revenue level and was astounded at what was actually holding me back. Not only could I quickly see the extra $20K+ I can make each month and how easy it would be to create that, but the path to stepping into that was equally clear.

I've repeatedly enrolled in Melanie's programs for 3 key reasons: First, she's just MASTERFUL with moving you past your mindset barriers in a really short period of time (literally minutes!!). Secondly, she's the person I run to when I need to create more back-end structure to support my business growth. And third, she's the hands-down expert on helping business owners build strong support teams within their businesses. I continue to turn to Melanie for her amazing coaching and support in all of these areas. Melanie, thanks for all you do! I'm SO grateful I found you!”

Allison Phillips, Great Small Business Advice

For the last 16 years, I’ve discovered what works. And more importantly, what doesn’t.

To share your expertise and stand out in a crowded marketplace, you’ll need a powerful program that elevates your leadership impact and turns you into a more profitable (and happier) entrepreneur.

In the Lab, you’ll gain access to my private trainings, proven strategies and replicable systems, so you…

  • Find the Personal Productivity Formula that lets you spend more time in inspired action

  • Deepen your ability to 'Let Go to Grow', so you leverage other people's time and talent.

  • Find complete clarity on your Hidden Gold Offerings (the one’s that catapult your income with the least amount of effort).
  • Map out a consistent cash flow plan, so your business is always generating income (even if you’re not there).
  • Stop feeling overwhelmed and master the Art of Liquifying Time to get 10x done.
  • Reposition your business (and you) as an authority and influential business leader so its easier to attract paying clients.
  • Activate the magic inside to accomplish crazy big tasks (and overcome the need to know how to do everything).
  • Unleash a powerful, millions mindset so you always create room for growth.
  • Learn how to expand your energy, so stressful situations no longer sap you.
  • Become skilled at ‘leaning in’ to leverage chaos, uncertainty and fear for innovative new ideas.
  • Elevate your authority, credibility and impact so you stop chasing after new clients.
  • Develop clarity and confidence in your ‘internal GPS’ so you make fast, aligned and profitable decisions.

You can’t achieve the next level of success the same way you got here.

It’s time for a new set of rules...

...that break you free from overwhelm and painfully slow position you for amazing success.

Choose The Lab Level That's Right For You

Apply Now and We'll Explore What's Right For You At this Stage

The Lab has three different levels and is application only. Its important that we meet to make sure that I'm the right mentor and this is the right program for you.

Even if you aren't 100% sure you want a mastermind right now, applying will give you insight and if its not a good fit, we can recommend a different support option.

To apply now, just take a few minutes now to fill out this short form so I know a little bit about you.

Once you complete the form, you'll be guided to set up a no-obligation phone call where we can look at your options and make a powerful decision that sets you up for success.