MEET Michelle

You know that your story and expertise is meant to serve others. You are ready to step into your greatest expression through speaking. I'm here to support you in doing that.

Here's what I know as Truth…

Some of us are called to share our stories and expertise from the stage.

I don't know where it comes from but after helping well over 1,000 people individually (and many more thousands through my books, writing, podcast and speaking), this is one of the deepest certainties I carry.

And when you are called to serve in this way, it's not going away. It is persistent and powerful.

This call is a beautiful gift – when we know how to live into it. This is why I do the work I do. I understand this call (I live with it myself) and I've spent a lifetime studying, exploring and practicing authentic, conscious and powerful communication.

Meet Michelle

Hi! I’m Michelle. My mission is to support and inspire those who feel a powerful call to share their stories and expertise from the stage in stepping into their most authentic powerful expression as a speaker. I’ve devoted over thirty years of my life to the study and practice of public speaking. Along the way I’ve earned a Master’s degree in Speech Communication, a BA in Cognitive Psychology and a certification in Whole Person Coaching. Alongside 10+ years of teaching public speaking at the college level, I began working with founders, leaders, authors and transformational healers of all kinds to help them tell their stories and change lives with their message. Witnessing the ripple effects of their stories, lessons learned and expertise as it serves our world so positively is the greatest gift of my work life.

How I Came to This Work

I’ve been speaking publicly since I was a teenager, but I didn’t come by it naturally. I began speaking because a family tragedy left me feeling helpless, and I wanted a way to take meaningful action. I didn’t love the spotlight but I was willing to get on stage to help others live better lives. I wanted to make a difference in the world, and I saw that sharing my own stories – and the expertise and lessons I learned along the way – made an impact that mattered.

And I was hooked on making this impact. In fact, this fascination with public speaking lead me to later earn my Master's Degree in Speech Communication and to teaching public speaking in colleges and Universities for over a decade.

The truth is, I don't entirely know why this is the work of my life. I just know that it is. After years of trying to understand how I came to devote my life to helping others share their voices in the most powerful way possible, I've finally surrendered to the fact that I may never know.

I think this is how a divine “call” works, ultimately. We just feel it.

Maybe you know what I mean?

I am honored to help my clients dive deep into their own call to share a message that matters, to use their own stories of transformation and lessons-learned to serve others and our world overall. It's a tremendous gift to have been given this skill and expertise – it is also a source of tremendous joy for me.

My Clients Know My Work Best

Here’s what they have to say about working with me:


When I work with Michelle, I feel like I'm peeling back the layers of who I am as a person, in addition to creating an impactful talk. Her strategic advice and guidance has been invaluable. I trust Michelle implicitly.

Grace Kraaijvanger, The Hivery Founder


One might think that with years of public speaking under my belt, a coach wouldn’t make much impact – but boy did she.

She helped me sharpen the focus of my talk, structure the flow of the story, smooth out the rough parts and really bring the talk to life.

Beyond her impacts as a speaking professional, she also was my #1 cheerleader, which helped immensely. If you have an important message and you want it to be impactful and heard, Michelle is who you should call to make it so.

Ron Fritz, TEDx Speaker


Helping people feel clear, confident and captivating on stage brings me such delight. Having worked in traditional (finance and insurance!), non-profit, high-tech, academia – and coached leaders and executives in every one of those industries – I know how to craft talks and presentations that serve in every environment. From captivating storytelling to explaining complex concepts, we've done it together. And it usually ends up being way more fun than we expect!

Curious About Working with Me?


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Michelle challenged me to peel back the layers and get to the message that needed to be shared. Without Michelle, my TEDx talk would not have spoken to the audience in the way it did, and I am forever grateful for her!

Gail Menasco, TEDx Speaker

Other Ways to Get Started

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