Hi, I’m Melisa


Melisa has been featured as a coaching and parent expert in the following publications; Ebony Magazine, ABC.com, BBC.com, US News and World Report, and in many other notable publications, radio broadcasts, and television appearances. Melisa is former a writer for Black and Married With Kids where she shared wisdom on life. She is the author of Live Out Loud, 52 Ways to Reawaken Your Spirit and Live a Life of Purpose. Live Out Loud is featured in the Chris Nolen Film, ” 72 Hours”. Melisa was honored by Stiletto Woman in Business (SWIBA) with the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, for Health and Healing.

Thought Leader

Melisa is a thought leader that expresses her gifts through healing, coaching, teaching. Melisa is a graduate of Roosevelt University, Chicago, with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Psychology. Melisa has special training in meditation and stress management.

Life Purpose Coach

Melisa empowers her clients to take control of their destiny. With over 12 years experience as a Counselor and Coach, Melisa has assisted hundreds of clients in reaching their goals and fulfilling their dreams. Melisa has also taught students at Joliet Junior College, Morton College and the University of Phoenix in Psychology and Sociology courses. Melisa has been affectionately called “The Vision Coach” because she has assisted many clients in reclaiming and discovering their vision and purpose.

International Speaker

Melisa is also an international Wellness speaker with Cool Leaf inc., one of the largest corporate wellness providers in the country. She has presented to companies such as; Alere (fortune 500 company), Cobb County Social Workers Association, Woodward Private academy and many community groups and organizations across the country. Melisa currently teaches workshops and leads retreats on Mindful Meditation, Emotional healing, Purpose journey and Writing. Melisa Alaba is the founder and CEO of Vision Works Counseling and Coaching and Elevate Me 90.