Balance and Harmony 360² Inc. is a unique consulting firm with a refreshingly holistic approach to improving work performance at all levels. We believe to be fully productive and stress-free, each of our life components needs to be in harmony. Think of harmony as an orderly arrangement of the parts of our lives that creates a whole pleasing to us. Balance is not about equality of time or effort expended on any one part of life, but rather about maintaining an arrangement where an excessive emphasis on one part does not create stress in another, leading to a discordant, unsatisfying, and stressful whole.
Like some businesses, Balance and Harmony 360² sprang from seeds of vision planted over time in the heart and mind of the company’s founder, Melinda Smith. Her transformation started at an early age when she began to learn to embrace change and adapt in the face of a chaotic event. A catastrophic accident left Melinda’s father burned over 75% of his body when she was five years old. The family was told his prospects for survival were grim at best, but Melinda and her family embraced the change they faced and began a transformational journey where they learned to restore balance and harmony to their lives.
Like most entrepreneurs, Melinda is an avid reader. From one of her favorite books – When God Winks by Squire Rushnell – she learned of the power of coincidence. Everything happens in your life for a reason. The people and experiences we encounter today, plant seeds that prepare us for tomorrow.
The seminal event in Melinda’s transformation came in a conversation with her great friend, Katie. Struggling with balancing a successful career with raising a 5-year-old child, Katie wondered aloud how one can “have it all.” Melinda’s experiences had prepared her well to share her ideas on achieving balance and harmony. Katie interrupted at one point and remarked: “You should do this for a living.”
Melinda went home dreaming “what if” and within months the dream began to become reality as she started working her business plan part-time. When she learned Katie had stage 4 cancer, the crushing experience laid the seed for the final step. In March 2004, Katie passed away and upon returning from laying her to rest, Melinda was ready. She made the decision to quit her full-time teaching position to turn her part-time consulting business into a life-long career and she has never looked back. With the Dream providing her North Star, Melinda set about creating a Plan to make it happen.
The company has evolved; adapted, and changed over the years and today she is Doing the journey toward Balance and Harmony every day. The Dream, Plan, Do transformation cycle has been a significant part of her life and now she is dedicated to transforming the businesses and lives of her clients.
Our Core Values
- Strive for Balance and Harmony
- Uphold Integrity
- Love All of Life
- Have Fun in Everything You Do
- Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
- Listen to Your Inner Voice
- Be Audacious and Innovative
- Think Inside, Outside & Above the Box . . . Or Throw the Box Out. Just please DO something with the box.
- Learn More
- Be Intentional
- Embrace Change
To create a global 360² movement that opens the mind and allows the dreaming, planning, training, and doing to grow and prosper.
on the Balance and Harmony 360² logo is a symbolic representation of the ability to see that which is hidden to most. Dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks, the owl symbolizes a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge through the animal’s ability to see what others do not see and often do not want to see. We chose the owl as a reminder of the need to look beyond appearances into the true reality of a situation. We all know in our hearts, appearances can be deceiving. Seeing things as they really are, instead of as we would like them to be, serves as a foundation for a personal and business transformation.
represents the DREAM. A new beginning; A new life. One filled with trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power and freedom.
serves to remind us that without a solid PLAN, the dream often never happens.
The circle within a circle
represents the many layers of change; A 360² approach to TRAIN whether it be one-on-one or in a group setting.
The water movement symbol serves to remind us that one must DO. Without it, the dreaming, planning, and training serve no purpose.