I’m on a mission to help women thrive in their second (and third) act careers.  So much so that it feels like they’ve won the career lottery. The one where they go to work excited about the challenge, inspired to make a contribution, and where they get to do the jobby job things that make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Career reinvention on the backside of 40 can be tough, especially if you’ve taken a long pause from the traditional workforce to raise kids or manage other life events. But it can also be one of the most exciting times of your life. I’d love to help you explore what’s next. 


Fun Fact: I want to walk 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. I just need a driver and a babysitter.

More about meL

Mel Dizon (rhymes with Dijon) is the career coach for women on the back side of 40. She’s been wrestling with the “Sooooo, what do you do?” question ever since she was a young girl and entertained herself by cornering unsuspecting adults and begging them to tell her about their work.

In 2005 she left her work as a social worker, counselor and teacher to open up her own career counseling and coaching practice and since then she’s helped many hundreds of clients to find meaningful, challenging and fulfilling work that mostly feels like play.

She’s a big fan of spiritual tools such as astrology and numerology and isn’t afraid to do people’s charts at dinner parties and swim meets. She’s also a full-fledged ambassador for using writing to heal and to get to the heart of the matter more quickly. Her book, Career Switch: How to Write & Play Your Way to Career Clarity is for career changers who also love writing at least as much as they love a long and hot shower.

Mel has graduate degrees in education, sociology and counseling and she’s been a freelance writer for over 22 years. Her writing and ghostwriting have appeared in Tedx Talks, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and many other magazines and blogs all over the web. When she’s not coaching or writing you’ll find her keeping up her running streak, organizing absolutely all the things, and hanging out with her 11 year old daughter. Find her coaching at and her writing at



Pivot Jumpstart includes one month of coaching (two 45-minute coaching sessions with email in-between) to help you set a strategy and start tackling it.