About Melanie

Hello! I’m Melanie!

Inspired by the business owners I work with, I have devoted my time to providing business coaching services sharing my experiences with other inspiring entrepreneurs.

I discovered that the driving factor for my success is derived from the development and execution of a long-term vision for my business, as well as a structured plan to get there. I do the same for my clients.

I connect you to what is possible and help you create a plan to make possible a reality.

Business Coaching Services from Melanie Colusci

Melanie explains:

“I’m inspired by my business owner clients and enjoy trading expertise and insights. It’s my passion to connect my clients to what’s possible and help them create a plan to make those possibilities become reality.”


From Start-up To Success Pittsburgh Business Show Winner

I am the founder and president of From Start-up to Success, a business focused on my passion to help people achieve their goals as business owners and accelerate their path to success.

I also facilitate Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind, a supportive community of women entrepreneurs in four Pittsburgh area chapters who gather in person and online to learn how to grow their businesses and to help other women do the same.

In addition, I am president of Bridger Financial Group, a highly successful financial planning firm in Pittsburgh. I’ve won numerous national and local financial industry awards and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes’ Wealth Managers Black Book, and Pittsburgh Magazine.

Growing up in Bozeman, MT, I was surrounded both personally and professionally by entrepreneurs. As a financial services professional, I earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 2003, and in 2008 I moved to Pittsburgh and launched my financial planning business. I earned the Accredited Estate Planner™ designation in 2016.

In 2017, I wrote the book, From Start-up to Success: Navigating the Journey to Becoming (and Staying) a Successful Entrepreneur, and subsequently launched my second business, From Start-Up to Success. The following year I was chosen as recipient of the first-place Business Category award at the 5th Annual Authors’ Zone Awards Ceremony, which recognizes independent authors. I also am a contributor to Inspiring Lives Magazine, a publication for women who have a passion for business and a love for life.



While I am passionate about my work, I love spending time with my husband and three boys. I also adore my three cats and enjoy gardening, camping, swimming, and playing outdoors.

Melanie's Interview

for Bethel Park TV

In this interview Melanie talks with Denise Galloni for the Empowering Women TV show on her journey with From Start-Up to Success!

Tips to Transform Your Business

Success Stories

“Melanie is naturally a big picture thinker and is very talented at knowing all of the pieces that need to be put in place for a business to be successful. She has created a successful established business and is in the growth stages of a second business, so she definitely walks what she talks. I highly recommend her to help you stay accountable and on track while growing your business.”

Joy Bufalini

Joy Bufalini, Mindset Coach and Business Strategist

“Melanie gave me insight into what a really successful brand needs to start out. I was surprised by what I didn’t know, and I love how Melanie explains what to do like I’m having a conversation with a super savvy friend who has been there! What a great read!”

Cori Wamsley

Cori Wamsley, CEO of Cori Wamsley Writing Services

“As a performance coach who helps clients to execute short cycle plans, Melanie’s book is a “plan” that helps small business owners take their business to greater levels, faster. Read this book, follow the advice and watch your business go from what might be possible to reality.”

Kristin Tabbert

– Kristin Tabbert, Certified 12 Week Year Coach, K.L. Tabbert Performance Coaching, LLC

“Even though I’ve been in business over a year, I’m still finding my way.  Melanie helped me learn more about important areas I’ve overlooked. This book is a great resource that I’ll revisit over time as my business grows.”

Diana Stem, Owner of Diana Stem Marketing

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