Hi, I’m Mellany

Design the life you deserve and desire

Hi, my name is Mellany Paynter, welcome to Mellany Motivates!

I help folks that are ready to make shifts in their lives fall in love with themselves. I also help them to become inspired and motivated to lead authentic and meaningful lives and do so with clarity and confidence.

I am a Life Engineer. I am passionate about seeing others WIN! In their career, relationships and life in general. I especially enjoy working with busy professionals helping them create balance in work and life. I empower you with life management tools through speaking, coaching and my online Facebook community Motivated 2 Move. Think of me as your project manager, mentor, and friend all wrapped up into one. I help you focus on the things that matter!

I didn’t just pick some fancy career. I lived through many experiences, the biggest and most impactful one was losing my mother. I can’t tell you how extremely devastating this was. As an only child, I felt like I lost the best part of me. I thought I was losing my mind at times, but it forced me to do some soul searching and put some things in perspective. The outcome and decisions I made eventually led me to an awesome and rewarding existence out of a 9-5 and into my purpose. I wrote about my healing journey in my book, Dancing At the Crossroad.

I’ve seen how taking the time to tap into your inner self, reduces stress and helps you find the one thing that brings you comfort. The thing that lets you know this is who you are or who you should become.

I am at my best when I help others create balance between the things they must do for survival and things they are passionate about. I do this by helping them apply principles that keep them productive and profitable, especially when they at a crossroad in their decision-making.

This is what I do. I’d love to hear about you.

I am also an author and speaker, specifically focusing on self-care and personal transformation for women of color. Raising the consciousness of my clients is a top priority, developing the strategies for them to move closer to their vision whether they are transitioning in their career or in life after a trauma.

I work with motivated spirits just like you to create lives of passion and purpose.

When we work together, I bring your mission into focus with your current and future goals. By combining my 10 years of experience as a Project Manager and 20 years writing and mentoring, I use the core principles I’ve learned over the span of my career to identify strategic ways to my help clients re-engineer their lives.

If you feel unmotivated or unsure about how to move from where you are to where you’d like to be, schedule a call with me for a dose of inspiration, a sense of direction and to explore the possibility of us working together.


Professional Bio

Mellany’s credentials include a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University (yes the real HU!). Previously, Mellany has spoken at the Urban League (FL), Bethune-Cookman University (FL) and Cardozo High School (Washington DC).

Her writing is featured in Trinidad Express Newspapers (VOX magazine), Circles of Faith, The Shiz and African Voices magazine (April 2017). In 2016, she appeared on Pia Lindstrom Presents (SirusXM Radio), The Reading Circle with Marc Medley and The Sharvette Mitchell Radio Show.