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Speaking Anxiety — A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming It

Speaking Anxiety — A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming It

Your hands get sweaty. Your throat tightens. Courtesy of speaking anxiety!   You feel your gut tighten into a knot. Your head is too full and too foggy to think clearly. Your heart is racing…no, you aren’t about to step into a Nascar vehicle or being chased by a...

Is My Personal Story Powerful Enough

Is My Personal Story Powerful Enough

When I was 15 years old my high school teachers handed me a note in class that brought devastating news. In a way, that is only clear by looking backward, that day set me on a totally unexpected path for the work of my life as well. In this video, I share the story of...

How to Fund Your Business Mission with Speaking

How to Fund Your Business Mission with Speaking

Let's talk about how to fund your business mission with speaking — a topic near and dear to my heart. I spent the first six years in my business so busy looking for “clarity of message” that I rarely invited people to work with me. I got on stages and served my heart...

How to Surrender on Stage

How to Surrender on Stage

There’s something about a speaker who shows up full-tilt, in whatever their style, that captivates our attention. Maybe it’s because we spend our lives so conscious of ourselves — how we look, what we are doing and saying — that when someone is willing to look...

Best of 2020 Podcast—Part 2: Stuck, No Idea What to Say & Hiding

Best of 2020 Podcast—Part 2: Stuck, No Idea What to Say & Hiding

One of the things that strikes me most about parenting is the number of times a week that I think to myself, “I have no idea what to say or do right now…” If you’re like me, that same sentence has been playing in your head about so many things this wild year. Our...

My Favorite Tools to Use for a Big Visioning Session

My Favorite Tools to Use for a Big Visioning Session

This month inside the Coaches Leadership Collective, our theme is all about Your Big Beautiful Vision In Action. There is something really exciting about letting yourself dream in big beautiful fullness. This doesn’t mean you have to “dream big” in terms of dollars or...

Where to Take Your Working Retreat

Where to Take Your Working Retreat

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the working retreat. Maybe it’s being Mama to three kids who were very young when I started my business. Getting away for a few days to dive deep on new ideas and create what was pulling at my heart and mind was priceless for our...

How to Use Storytelling in Speaking

How to Use Storytelling in Speaking

I'll never forget the moment I stood on a stage in San Francisco — the ONLY person in the spotlight — and completely forgot what I was going to say next. Watch this video to hear that story and learn more about how to use storytelling in speaking.     For...

Telling your Vulnerable Story

Telling your Vulnerable Story

Sharing our personal and vulnerable story can feel scary. I want you to know there is a way to share your stories that takes care of you and others who are "characters" in your story. In this video, I share the deeply personal moment when I realized I didn't want to...

Meet Michelle

I am a speaking coach who helps mission-driven leaders, coaches and creatives say ‘yes’ to their calling, step into their expert selves, and serve others through sharing the stories only they can tell.

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