WHO  is Melissa Thornton?

Melissa Thornton's work with you draws on wisdom from systems psychology, personal growth training, career counseling, management consulting, organizational development, motivational training and good old common sense. These principles have been proven to work, consistently, with virtually every type of personality, situation, or challenge.

Melissa's clients describe her as:

Inspiring~  Intuitive~  Warm~ Passionate~  Supportive~
Challenging~  High Integrity~
Motivating~  Practical~  Organized~ Spiritual~  Joyful~  Outrageous~ Results-Oriented

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  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. (1974)
  • MBA, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1980)
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1990)
  • Coursework, MentorCoach, ICF and Coachville University
  • Coursework, Institute for Life Coach Training


  • Connecticut Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Maine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Approved Supervisor - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Clinical Member - AAMFT
  • Certificate Course in Family and Divorce Mediation


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 
          - Former President
          - Former CAMFT WebMaster

  • International Coach Federation, New England Chapter
          - Vice President-Marketing & Communications
          - ICF-NE Web Maintenance

  • International Coach Federation, CT Chapter
          - Former President
          - Former ICF-CT WebMaster

  • CT Council for Divorce Mediation
          - Former Member, Board of Directors


Melissa Thornton is a woman who loves adventure.
   She is drawn to meet challenges and grow from
   them. She can help you to seek out your challenges
   and transform them into opportunities; then make
    those opportunities into life adventures! 
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WHO  can benefit from these services?

Personal Coaching is for everybody!

Coaching deals with one or more of the relevant areas of your life, and is for people interested in working on: 

  • Life Planning                         
  • Life vision & enhancement
  • Extreme self care
  • Spirituality
  • Relationships (Singles, couples, families, etc.)
  • Health & Fitness
  • Creativity
  • Financial Freedom
  • Organizational Skills
  • Children/Teens/College Students 
  • Family Communications 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Retirement
  • Time Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Leadership
  • Self and Other Motivation
  • Goal Setting
  • Career Transition/Decision Making

        and others......


I work with: INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE IN RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER PEOPLE:  in couples, families, friendships, work or fun groups, small businesses, corporate teams.

Individuals who wish to make deeper connections to their unique life purpose & "inner
Women and men who want to upgrade their career, business, and relationship goals
  Individuals seeking to find and attract a committed, passionate relationship
  Individuals, couples and groups looking to learn and implement life-balancing skills
  People choosing health, fitness and well-being as priorities
  Couples who want to have more sex, intimacy, communication and integrity in their lives
  Couples looking for premarital (and post-marital!) planning and skills building
  Those struggling with the pain of infidelity, separation and divorce issues, including
  Creative, entrepreneurial & service-oriented people turning their talents into profitable
  Physicians, therapists, coaches & professionals who want to build fulfilling practices &
        have a life
  Employees ready to pursue a big win, work transition, or new career role



 are you ready to be?
      What about you?
                Do you want to:
                      be an honest and effective communicator?
                      zero in on personal and professional goals and issues?
                      be creative without turmoil?
                      improve and evolve your spiritual life?
                      work on transitions of any kind?
                      exchange limiting beliefs for powerful ones?
                      live a bigger, better, bolder, more exciting life?
  or to tackle those big blocks or huge challenges? 
        relationship issues?
                               career moves?
                               time management?
                               stress management?
                               spiritual growth?



Testimonials-what former clients have said


If  NOW IS THE TIME, call Melissa at 203-331-7242 or email at boldcolorlife@gmail.com  
for a complimentary coaching/evaluation session. 

Coaching, by telephone, from anywhere in the world!



"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

                                        ---- Fr. Alfred D'Souza

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Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Personal and Professional Coach 


24 hr. confidential voicemail: 203-331-7242
802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
24 hr. confidential voicemail: 207-633-6566

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