Resilience and Transformation

Helping women recover from
and flourish after
stress and trauma

Melanie Kimberlin

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Welcome to Kimberlin Coaching – the home of the Resilience and Transformation Group.

You ask me, what does that mean – resilience and transformation?

We are women who have been through something painful – a loss or change of some kind – maybe divorce, a job loss, the death of a loved one or life just not turning out the way we expected.

  • We’ve grieved,

  • We’ve been angry,

  • We’ve been depressed,

  • We’ve cried,

  • We’ve ranted and raved.

We’re tired of it.

We're tired of it, and just want to move on. We want to become more resilient and move forward into transformation.

We aren’t saying we’re not affected by our past; we just don’t want to be ruled by it anymore.

We want to:

  • Process what needs to be processed,

  • Change what needs to be changed, and

  • Accept what needs to be accepted.

We want to flourish.

We want to find our strength and flourish, finding out who we are, who we want to be, and experiencing joy again in our lives. We’re ready for it but maybe we’re not quite sure how to make it happen. This group is to let us support each other as we move forward in our quest.

About Me

Melanie Kimberlin, CPC, ELI-MP

Melanie Kimberlin

My life has not turned out like I planned it, nor how I wanted it to! I have weathered difficulties such as an eating disorder, 2 failed marriages (1 of them alcoholic), and loss of relationships with my children, just to name a few. And there are a lot of women out there who can give the same list, if not worse.


During my dark days, people often gave me advice, definitely well-meaning, and probably good advice. But I usually could not act on it. Now that I see how powerful coaching is, I wish I had had a coach back when I was going through the rough years. I became a certified professional life coach so that I can help other women navigate these stormy waters more smoothly than I was able to.

  • I love purple.

  • I love dogs and have a menagerie – 2 dogs and 2 cats.

  • I was married for a total of 32 years, to 2 different men, the second one an alcoholic.

  • I have 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 bonus daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 3 bonus grandchildren, though not all are reconciled with me.

  • I have been happily single for many years and love spending time with my grandbabies.

  • I am a Christian and am happy to coach on spiritual matters.

  • I have been actively involved in mentoring ladies through 12-step recovery for over 30 years. I have been a leader (Women’s Training Coach) in Celebrate Recovery for 12 years.

  • Certified Professional Coach from IPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (one of the top 3 Coaching Schools)

  • Associate Certified Coach - International Coaching Federation

  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP).

  • COR.E Dynamics Transition Specialist.

  • COR.E Dynamics Leadership Specialist

  • COR.E Dynamics Wellbeing Specialist

  • Certified Trauma Support Specialist. - Arizona Trauma Institute

  • Board certified as an ANWCB Life Coach (American Association of National Wellness Coaches Board)

  • Certified Trauma and Resilience Life Coach - Arizona Trauma Institute

Work With Me

Helping women recover from and flourish after stress and trauma.

If you’ve worked through or are working through a major transition and are having a tough time, you know you want to make a change, but you know you need some help, consider hiring me as your coach. If that’s something that you’re open to learning more about, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. I will follow up with you and we can create a relaxed conversation and decide where to go from there.

Coaching Options

1. One-on-One Coaching - contact me below for a conversation

2. Small Group Coaching (no more than 10 people at a time) - Availability dependent on demand - get a group of friends and contact me below, or let me know you're interested and I'll set one up as soon as we get a group. 4-month package includes:

  • one 30-minute one-on-one session

  • three 90-minute group coaching zoom calls per month

  • private Facebook group and

  • unlimited email support

3. Monthly Subscription Group - under construction. Includes:

  • weekly hour-long zoom meeting with short lesson and group interaction/coaching on various life-empowering topics

  • private Facebook group

Contact Me

Fill out this form and I will contact you so we can set up a conversation.

Tell me as specifically and as concisely as possible:

  • What are you seeking, and

  • Why you are considering hiring me as your Coach?

We want to flourish, finding out who we are, who we want to be, and experiencing joy again in our lives.


Debbie Thornton

Debbie Thornton

"Melanie is an incredible teacher"

"So to be quite honest. I have struggled to write a review of my accountability partner and friend Melanie. She is such an amazing woman I was afraid my words could not convey all that she means to me and others.

I have had the privilege to work with Melanie for about eight years in  Celebrate recovery. The first thing that impresses me is she shows up every single week. Not only does she show up but she is excited. She is excited about recovery and how it can literally change the lives of the women who are willing to do the work. She leads step groups-taking large groups of women through the 12 steps. But more than that she helps each woman individually.  Her kindness love and compassion for each woman is so evident. She goes above and beyond just being a group leader.

Melanie is also an incredible teacher. At CR she is our training coach.  Monthly we have coaches meetings and Melanie leads us through a training to help us all make this program more effective. I can seriously go on and on and on about the attributes of Melanie. What she brings to my life and into the life of countless other people. But to sum it up, she is faithful, reliable and wise. Because she has done the work herself- she is excited to pass her experience, strength and hope to others."

~ Debbie Thornton

Sherrie Coleman

Sherrie Coleman

"I have witnessed the significant differences Melanie has made"

"I have known Melanie for over 6 years. Working in groups with her, I have observed her wisdom and kindness in helping individuals identify and confront problems in the individual’s life.

Melanie asks probing questions that allow the individual to examine their beliefs and actions and how these beliefs and actions contribute to the problems in the person’s life. Melanie lets individuals work at their own pace. Melanie is an excellent guide.

I highly recommend her as a life coach. I have witnessed the significant differences Melanie has made in many women’s lives."

~ Sherrie Coleman

Janette Esch

Janette Esch

"This past year has been a journey of true transformation for me"

"I would love to just express the love and gratitude I have for Melanie, working with her has been such a blessing. This past year has been a journey of true transformation for me and I could not have done it without her guidance.

Melanie led/walked me through some mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. She provided me with tools to implement in my everyday life, that to this day I still utilize. She was kind, compassionate, and a great listener. She truly heard what I needed and helped me to achieve my desired level of healing. Melanie was not just a coach for me, but a dear friend I can depend on if I ever need help in life again.

I am grateful that I can attest to her work and I would choose her over and over again! Thank you Melanie!"

~ Janette Esch

Laura Castaneda

Laura Castaneda

"Melanie desires nothing but to see you succeed"

~ Laura Castaneda


I recommend:
Free Values Assessment

Free "Who Am I" Exercise

Self-Help / Relationships / Divorce

TitleAuthorAvailable from Amazon:
The Gifts of Imperfection Brené BrownBuy
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Brené BrownBuy
Tiny Habits – The Small Changes that Change EverythingB. J. Fogg, Phd.Buy
BoundariesHenry Cloud and John TownsendBuy
Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get A Hamster: A Guide to Parenting Through DivorceAnthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.Buy
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling MenLundy BancroftBuy


TitleAuthorAvailable from Amazon:
Discerning the Voice of God, How to Recognize When God is SpeakingPriscilla ShirerBuy
The Rock, the Road and the RabbiKathie Lee GiffordBuy
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your MindJoyce MeyerBuy
Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total SurrenderBeth MooreBuy
Get Out of That PitBeth MooreBuy
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Arming Yourself in the Age of SeductionBeth MooreBuy

Body Perception / Food Issues

TitleAuthorAvailable from Amazon:
Mindless Eating - Why We Eat More Than We ThinkBrian Wansink, Ph.D.Buy
Intuitive EatingEvelyn Tribole and Elyse ReschBuy
8 Keys to Recovery From An Eating DisorderCarolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert GrabbBuy
Life without EdJenni SchaeferBuy
Goodbye Ed, Hello MeJenni SchaeferBuy
Brain Over BingeKathryn HansenBuy


My To-Read List

I always have so many books I want to read; once I read these I will move them up in the list. Feel free to give me your recommendations – I may add them to my To-Read List.

  • Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado

  • It’s Okay Not to be Okay by Sheila Walsh

  • Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams

  • Me and White Supremacy; Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

  • When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Jane R.. Hirschman and Carol H. Munter

  • When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story

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Videos - Springboard

Sunday Springboard : Live Broadcast

Every Sunday, 4:00PM CST

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A new, more powerful website is under construction!
Meanwhile, you can watch my videos on my YouTube channel, Resilience and Transformation.

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Confidence can make such a difference in our enjoyment of life. It affects just about every area of our lives, from jobs to relationships to our own sense of self. A lack of confidence just makes life tough!
We may have experiences in the past that influenced us to lose confidence, but by changing our thoughts and mindset, we can regain the confidence we used to have, or build a new confidence that we never had before.

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#84– Choose Confidence! Confidence Part 2 - Core Disciplines - Part 34-

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#83– How Confident Are You? Confidence Part 1 - Core Disciplines - Part 33

How confident are you?
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True confidence is something that comes from within, which is directly related to your attitude, energy, and consciousness.
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#82 – Removing Fears - Fearlessness– Part 3 - Core Disciplines - Part 32

Just because you have fears doesn’t mean you are stuck with them. You don’t have to think, “that’s just the way I am.”
You can use your imagination to help uncover what is beneath your fears – what your TRUE fears are, and then walk through imaginary scenarios which will actually help you determine how realistic the fears really are and how to manage and ultimately release them.

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#81 – What Are You Afraid Of? - Fearlessness– Part 2 - Core Disciplines - Part 31

We all have fears – they have changed throughout the years. As children maybe we were afraid of getting lost from our parents. As adults maybe we are afraid feeling “less than” around our wealthy neighbors.
If we can become aware of the specific fears we are experiencing, we can make conscious choices. We can ask ourselves how realistic is the fear, remembering that we only fear