365 New Orleans: Melissa Willis

New Orleans business coach


365 New Orleans is focused on local artists and businesses. Every single day, for one year, a new person or place will be highlighted. Follow along on Instagram: @365NewOrleans 


If you would like the majority of business to come from referrals, then Melissa Willis is your person. Business coach and owner of Asentiv New Orleans, she can educate and navigate you into more business with the people who know, like, and trust you already.

The extra push is sometimes all we need. For the nudge in the right direction, Melissa also offers one-to-one coaching and accountability coaching for business professionals. Whether you have too many ideas or none at all, she is going to help you get on track with a game plan and actionable advice. 

If you’ve been randomly running ads on the internet, buying leads when that just isn’t your style, or just plain confused on what to do next – stop. What you need to do is sit down with Melissa and figure out what you really want from your business and how to achieve it.




1. What products and services do you offer? 

I do a lot!  My specialty is helping people grow their business by referral. Instead of throwing advertising dollars around with no rhyme or reason, I help them fan the flames of their current relationships.

I also work with people on accountability. Being accountable to someone can help many people move past the ruts or situations they are in. For example, I have a client working on a file that she absolutely didn’t want to work on. But, she also felt guilty about not working on it. After some persistent nudging, she finally jumped into it and got that weight off her shoulders.

I work with people who are coachable and want an outside perspective. There will be some people who think I’m too direct, but I am helping others to accomplish more in less time.


2. How long have you been in business? 

5 years


3. How do people find you online? 

nola.asentive.com, Facebook and Instagram @asentivneworleans


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

If people follow what we coach you to do, you can double or even triple your business. Not every step of the journey will be unicorns and rainbows, but you have to get it done if you want to grow.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

People say that they want to grow their business. Then they go outside of their current clients to find new people. You already have a current customer base – they are your source of referrals!

The average person says “I can work with anyone!”, but there are people you don’t want to work with. We can work together to identify your ideal clients and how to reach those people. I help people ask for referrals in a very specific way.

One of my favorite quotes is “An overwhelmed mind will do nothing.” I can help you get past that feeling of overwhelm and onto achievable goals.


Connect with Melissa by starting here!



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