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About Michelle

Do you crave clarity? Are you frustrated and stuck in your life and work? Do you have ideas regarding your next chapter but need guidance on where to begin? 

Many clients come to me when they are tired of being frustrated. They have a mustard seed of hope that life and work could be more fulfilling. They need to figure out WHAT IS NEXT.

You do not need to suffer alone; change is possible. It can be uncomfortable to make change, yes, but it can also be a satisfying journey when you choose to get support along the way. I would love to support you in creating more of what you desire. I would love to help you discover and nurture your purpose. 

I Believe...

Your purpose is a journey and an ongoing relationship, it is not a destination.

Being sensitive is a superpower. 

Your personal values and heart-felt goals are not optional—if you are going to be fulfilled, they cannot be suppressed.

Self-compassion and kindness are a must. 

Intuition is often a whisper, we can learn to trust it.

Listening to people with curiosity, love and kindness can change everything.

We humans are better together.

Most of all, I believe
humans—aligned with individual purpose—will and already are changing the world.

This is why I coach:

Because I believe—no, I know—
that when we have someone to hold our vision and challenge our inner critic with love, we become master architects of a fulfilling life.

When I was in Hawaii, I learned about the GreenLight flash. It happens in those few moments when the sun sets and hits the ocean water. It’s stunning and in order to see it, you have to pay close attention. This is what I named my business after—an homage to the awareness that slowing down and being present are often the first catalyst toward uncovering your purpose.

Professional Facts

I hold an MA in Organizational Psychology and am a certified coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). I have dedicated my education and career to understanding psychology, group dynamics and communication.

I have worked with clients at corporations such as Apple, Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Uber, Adobe, Amazon, Oracle, Deloitte and Yahoo. I leverage my knowledge as an insider/outsider to serve these clients well.

My undergrad degree is in Anthropology. I love learning about different cultures. In hindsight, this started me as a coach. I love being curious.

I held a ten-year sales job at Dun and Bradstreet followed by five years in the Learning and Development Group at Deloitte. I get how corporations work and I understand the politics.

I did a two year training through the Matrix Leadership Institute and learned how to facilitate and lead through radical human interconnection. I have a deep love for leading and facilitating groups and connection is a core value!

Personal Facts

I am a Momma with two kids — a daughter and a son. Motherhood has expanded my heart and challenged my perspectives for the better.

As part of my commitment to being conscious, sensitive, honest and deeply present, I have been sober for over 25 years. I love living life sober.

Our family dog growing up was a German Shepherd named Lyndy. I miss her.

A few of my favorite things, in no particular order: nature, camping, music, the ocean, meaningful conversation, spirituality and my loved ones.

Beyond family and work you can find me reading books on anti-racism, the climate crisis, spirituality, emotional intelligence, and leadership. Fiction is something I strive to read more of.

I have a “photographic memory” when it comes to meaningful conversations. I will remember the conversation in full. Meanwhile, I cannot remember movies at all. I am notorious for starting a movie and part way in, realizing why it seems so familiar... I’ve seen it before.

I love to DANCE! I’ve been described as ‘bouncy’. I hear a good beat and I can’t help moving. Can you relate?

I love to laugh. Life is full of things that are serious. It’s a gift when we can see what’s not.

Quick Facts about Michelle

I hold an MA in Organizational Psychology and am a certified coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). I have dedicated my education and career to understanding psychology, group dynamics and communication.

I have worked with clients at corporations such as Apple, Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Uber, Adobe, Deloitte and Yahoo. I leverage my knowledge as an insider/outsider to serve these clients well.

I am a recovering Catholic. I was raised in a Irish Catholic family and though I identify as Spiritual, I am not Religious.

I grew up in Illinois, I am proud of my mid-western roots.

You can mostly find me reading books on Anti-Racism, the Climate Crisis, Spirituality, Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, and Leadership. Fiction is something I strive to read more of.

I have a “photographic memory” when it comes to meaningful conversations. I will remember the conversation in full and all the details of the moment, including what you were wearing. Meanwhile, I cannot remember movies at all. I am notorious for starting a movie and part way in, realizing why it seems so familiar... I’ve seen it before.

I held a ten-year sales job at Dun and Bradstreet followed by five years in the Learning and Development Group at Deloitte. I get how corporations work and I understand the politics.

I did a two year training through the Matrix Leadership Institute and learned how to facilitate and lead through radical human interconnection. I have a deep love for leading and facilitating groups and CONNECTION is a core value!

I am a Momma with two kids — a daughter and a son. Motherhood has both kicked my ass and opened my heart.

A few of my favorite things, in no particular order: nature, camping, music, the ocean, meaningful conversation, spirituality and my loved ones.

My undergrad degree is in Anthropology. I love learning about different cultures. In hindsight, this started me as a coach. I love to connect the dots and chapters of life.

Our family dog growing up was a German Shepherd named Lyndy. I miss her.

I love to DANCE! I’ve been described as ‘BOUNCY’. I hear a good beat and I can’t help moving. Can you relate?

I love to laugh. Life is full of things that are serious. It’s a gift when we can see what’s not.

Michelle's story in detail

In 2003, I was sitting in a hotel room in Connecticut for my company’s national sales meeting crying on the phone to my best friend. “I hate this work. I hate my life. But I don’t know what to do. I feel STUCK, STUCK, STUCK!”

My friend— a coach at the time— said, “What do you feel is lacking in the corporate world?” 

My answer was immediate. “AUTHENTICITY AND CONNECTION.”

This was the catalyst for my transition towards purpose work. I call this moment the “Connecticut Conversation”. I referred to it often in the years that followed. It kept me motivated toward creating work that was more aligned with my heart and soul. 

Ready to GreenLight Your Life?

I offer a 45-minute complimentary GreenLight Your Life Consultation to those seriously wanting to take action toward purpose-driven work.

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