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Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and motivation to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. We hope you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!

Jan 21, 2018

Melissa Peil: Psychic | Medium | Teacher
In this episode, Sara talks with Melissa Peil about leaving her "corporate dream job" as a teacher in the healthcare field to become a full-time psychic medium. They have a down-to-earth chat about what it was like for Melissa to step into a career outside of the "mainstream," the importance of following one's intuition and a big key to building confidence. Melissa offers readings that provide insight that help empower her clients to make informed decisions, overcome obstacles and even connect with passed-on loved ones.
Sara and Melissa discuss:
  • How they know each other
  • Melissa's career path, moving from second grade teacher to psychic medium with a stint in the medical field
  • The kinds of support Melissa provides
  • The kinds of clients Melissa attracts and what they're seeking help with
  • Mediumship, or connecting with passed-on loved ones
  • Practicing with friends, then getting her first clients
  • Building her own, personal "dictionary" of symbols from spirit
  • The teachers, mentors and resources she has turned to, including John Holland and Tony Stockwell
  • Resources she recommends
  • The right resources show up when you're ready to receive them
  • What it's been like for Melissa to step into a career outside of the mainstream
  • Others' skepticism
  • The importance of knowing and valuing oneself
  • The new doors that open and relationships that form when you're true to yourself
  • Being intentional about whom you spend your time with
  • Getting more comfortable in her own skin and walking her talk
  • Melissa's fears
  • The hardest part of her career transition
  • Finding stability
  • Thinking with her head and leading with her heart
  • Recognizing when it was time to make the full transition into her business
  • Setting herself up for success & getting out of her own way
  • Building her confidence
  • Recognizing her passion
  • The satisfaction of supporting others through their grief
  • How teaching shows up in her current work
  • Supporting sensitive children
  • How she delivered the news to her corporate employer about leaving to become a psychic medium
  • Enjoying what she did but seeing that something else was calling to her even more
  • Her life as a "digital nomad"
  • Having the guts to follow one's intuition and flow
  • One piece of advice
...and more.
Connect with Melissa:
Melissa's full bio:
Melissa is a psychic/medium/teacher who has been intuitive her whole life. She offers readings that provide insight empowering you to make informed decisions going forward, and help you overcome obstacles from your past or present that are blocking you. Melissa a medium, and can connect with your passed-on loved ones as well. She is a natural teacher by trade, and teaches adults and children about their gifts and how to embrace them comfortably. Melissa has written about reaching out to intuitive children in Caron B. Goode’s book, “Kids Who See Ghosts: How to Guide Them Through Fear.” Melissa currently resides in Rochester, New York and is grateful for sharing her passions of intuition, spirit connection, and teaching with others.