Coach Profile

Melanie Pritchard

Career Coach

A qualified lawyer, certified coach with The Coaching Academy, NLP practitioner, Melanie combines corporate, coaching and counselling expertise to help purpose-driven individuals and businesses move from where they are now to where they want to be.

Melanie has a particular interest in the high-stress culture of our increasingly ‘always on’ lives and the growing need for successful wellbeing strategies. Having worked in a variety of cultures and organisations and with a range of clients across the world, she’s skilled at stepping into different people’s maps of the world, helping to uncover what makes you tick and how to activate lasting change. She’s successfully worked with clients from Osborne Clarke, Nato, Shell, Ford, Microsoft, Withers Worldwide, Amazon, Bupa, Trainline, Sky, Olswang, Imperial College London, BPP Law School, The London School of Economics and Political Science, The University of Bristol, The University College London and The University of Sydney.

Her approach is integrative, which means that she tailors her training and experience to your personal and professional development needs, whether coaching, NLP or mental health related. Melanie believes that once you understand what drives you and what’s keeping you stuck, you can create an action plan which really works and change your life from the inside out.

As a trained Mental Health First Aider and Trainer (Mental Health First Aid England) with a certificate in Telephone Counselling from Bristol Mindline, Melanie's interest in wellbeing extends to delivering workshops such as Mindfulness and Resilience Masterclasses and Mental Health First Aid for clients such as Hearst UK, Osborne Clarke, Bristol University, The Princes Trust, The Natural History Museum, BPP Law School, The Bar Standards Board, Chadwick Nott, Bluefin Group, The Bar Standards Board and HM Prison Service.

Melanie’s coaching podcast, The School of Success and her articles feature a range of topics from relationships and careers to confidence, communication and wellbeing in the workplace.


  • Career Direction
  • Application + Interviewing
  • Confidence + Resilience
  • Career Change

Clients From

  • Osborne Clarke
  • Nato, Shell
  • Ford
  • Microsoft
  • Withers Worldwide
  • Amazon
  • Bupa
  • Trainline
  • Sky
  • Olswang
  • Imperial College London
  • BPP Law School
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • The University of Bristol
  • The University College London
  • The University of Sydney


  • NLP practitioner and certified coach with The Coaching Academy
  • Mental Health First Aider and Trainer (Mental Health First Aid England)



“Mel is enthusiastic, kind, insightful, joyful, motivating and honest. At the start of this journey, I didn't know if I could achieve my ultimate goal of finding a new career path but Mel gave me the confidence to believe that it was absolutely possible. A year on and I am now in a completely different role and feeling very positive about the future. I now feel so much more aware of my strengths and the confidence to pursue these. I cannot thank Mel enough for her part in this and for her belief in me. I would recommend Mel and this process to anyone who is looking to grow and develop.”

Kate NHS


"Mel really helped me gain clarity in where I want to go with my career. Her warm and encouraging approach throughout the process meant I understood my values and from there we began looking into possible careers and, most importantly, testing how they felt for me. Always with fantastic insights and great suggestions, working with Mel has set me up to move into a career that I can do with passion!"

Chris Digital Project Manager, Natural History Museum


"Mel from SEVEN has been an incredibly insightful, motivational and proactive coach and thanks to our sessions I've just landed my dream job. On top of this, my conversations with Mel have enabled me to make very positive changes in my life outside work, and I am much happier and more grounded for it. After every session Mel wrote-up incredibly thorough follow-ups, with clear tasks for me to work through to progress to the next stage, and then between sessions Mel was always checking in to share inspiring articles and videos."

India Data Analyst, Zoopla


“Mel was everything I hoped a career coach would be! She is overflowing with knowledge and energy and needs little explaining to exactly hit the nail on the head every session. Highly recommend for anyone at a cross-roads at their career path looking to put things into action!”

Star Trainee Solicitor at K&L Gates