About Me I'm all about change, transformation, possibility and opportunity - it thrills me. I'm the one people call when they need someone to talk to, when they have a messy situation that begs structure, when they need reliable advice and support. The only choice when you are truly ready to own who you are. When I say OWN Who you are, I mean it!! I will take you there so be ready. I illuminate with insight, intuition, knowledge and 25 years experience.
Twenty-five years ago, for no apparent reason, I experienced a profound awakening. I would now describe it as - my anxious, stressed out, driven, unhappy personality surrendered to my grounded, wise, joyful, creative, authentic Self. My entire life changed that day. I left my corporate career in the city and moved to a small town where I became a yoga teacher, a meditation instructor and then a life transformation coach. After many years committed to doing my personal deep inner work of healing, study, practice and transformation, it is my greatest joy to serve as a mentor to others on their journey back to their truth, their purpose, their soul. With Sadhu in Nepal
Certified Life Transformation Coach: Professional Bio
I feel privileged to have trained with many world leaders in human development, transformation and coaching including Debbie Ford, David Hawkins, Chris Walker, John DeMartini, Robert Kegan and Otto Scharmer. Certified by the Institute for Integrative Coaching in California and also by the MAP Coaching Institute, proud to be one of the only coaches in Canada licensed to teach the International Association of Coaches, Coaching Masteries. I bring skills and wisdom from a diverse career history as a Financial Advisor, Workshop Facilitator, Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. I've also received certification in several cutting edge healing modalities. When necessary, I use them in combination with coaching to help clients move efficiently through stubborn blocks; anxiety, fear, self-doubt, tension, stress and stuck emotional issues.
I have taken the best of the best training and practice and developed a precise, no-nonsense, results producing approach to living life with passion, purpose, and impact!
"Michelle is a brilliant, focused and skilled coach. The testimonials on this website document the reverence her clients have for her work. " - Daniel
What Stirs My Soul?
Deep beautiful conversations and authentic sharing, the intimate kind that cultivate trust and facilitate healing Great story telling that educates, informs, inspires Music, all genres Being in the forest or anywhere in nature Sunday dinners with my family Dogs, I love dogs, I love all animals Coffee, especially a well-made cappuccino Cooking and eating nutritious food with delicious flavors Dancing, more the ecstatic freestyle kind, I've never taken lessons Travel and learning about other cultures People, I'm a keen observer of human nature A good game of poker Teaching yoga and leading transformational workshops, I enjoy bringing out the best in people Kindness Crying, I know that probably sounds weird, but tears are so authentic and healing Spontaneous adventures of any kind Hiking a mountain or cycling in the forest Bare feet on the soil, the beach, the garden, on the earth Art, being creative, drawing and painting in particular Flowers, their beauty, and scent Laughter and fun
I value truth, commitment, communication, respect, results, information, education, training, and practice. I took the leap from a corporate career, aligned my passion with my values and tied it to my work. My intention was to wake up feeling inspired, EVERY day and I do, even when I'm in the grips of a big challenge. I have a holistic mindset; align purpose and values with mind, emotions, body and soul to experience the magic. And who doesn't want a little magic in their life? Being in alignment is of vital importance to me. When things go wrong, I look inside first. I'm mystical and practical; I expect miracles, I trust my gut. I am fascinated by the workings of human consciousness and the 'secrets' of success. I'm always on the lookout for information that will help people make better decisions.
I work best with people that love to make things happen.
I can show you the possibility of change and growth, you have to be willing to do what it takes, and if you are, we will take your spark and fan it into a full blown blaze. I will show you how to connect inner and outer life for alignment and resonance by giving you the tools to empower yourself.
Certified Yoga Teacher:
Lasting transformation comes from the inside. Diligent practices like yoga and meditation create the conditions for change to take root. I realized this through a life-long commitment to yoga and meditation. My journey in Yoga training and teaching has spanned over 20 years. I've traveled to India and Nepal, the source, to study with the world’s great yoga masters and received Ashtanga Yoga Certification from Yoga Arts of Australia, spent many moths in India studying with Pattabhi Jois and received yoga teacher certification from Kripalu Center in Massachusetts USA. In the picture: with Pattabhi Jois in India.
The transformational power of meditation: 18 years ago I began and have been committed to a disciplined practice ever since. Well versed in the traditional Eastern art forms, I've had the privilege of studying under Master Teachers in India, Nepal, Bali, U.S., and Canada. Combining this ancient Eastern knowledge with modern, results-producing methods, I've created a straightforward and efficient means to thriving and getting the most out of life.