Client Success Stories
At each session, I got to know myself more deeply, while I learned how to stabilize my business.
“Before working with Michelle, it was hard for me to sustain the rhythm of monthly income as a business owner. I had so much fear around spending or receiving a big amount of money and I could not enjoy spending money on the things I want such as luxurious products or investing to grow my business. I also felt like I was not good at making money. It was fascinating to learn about my archetypes regarding money. At each session, I got to know myself more deeply, while I learned how to stabilize my business. Michelle not only has much knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur, but I love the fact she is very caring and intuitive. After only a few sessions with Michelle, I felt a big shift in myself. I started to pay more attention to what’s important in my life. I discovered new, practical business strategies and perspectives at every session. I have also found a good balance and rhythm to sustain my monthly income. All the achievements from her group sessions make me feel more confident, and they help me to fall in love with and trust myself again.”Hitomi Nagawa
Beyond her wise, spiritual advice, she is practical. She helped me understand my failures and where the real opportunities are.
“When I began working with Michelle I was struggling to expand my Reiki practice. I could not find my voice as a practitioner and was shy and insecure when it came to teaching and leading circles. Michelle helped me gain insight into the fears that were blocking my path. Her incredible experience helped put many things into perspective. Beyond her wise, spiritual advice, she is practical. She helped me understand my failures and where the real opportunities are. I think the most meaningful breakthrough was finding my voice. It allowed me to integrate my Reiki practice into my life but also my life into my practice, giving depth to my classes and relatability. Finding my voice also allowed me to zero in the target I was interested: people like me who hold a corporate job who struggle to keep their balance, feel peaceful and find joy. A lot has changed! I used to hide. Now everything is integrated. I went from only doing workshops with other people (not talking) to offering weekly Reiki + meditation classes, leading Reiki 1 classes and launching my first book on Reiki as a spiritual practice!”Nathalie Jasper
Laser-like questions that come from deep listening and a calm, supportive presence.
These are a few adjectives that come to mind when I think of my experience working with Michelle. I love the group dynamic as well! Michelle is great at holding the container for growth; she sets the agenda for each session but allows for each participant to bring up whatever is compelling for them in that moment. There are such useful nuggets of wisdom that I come away with each session, from not only Michelle but other members of the group. I highly recommend group coaching with Michelle!Kris Haley, Mind/Body Educator, Oakland, California
I could feel it holding me back, but I didn’t realize what it was until my conversation with Michelle.
“I recently sold my business after experiencing personal challenges and was looking for a new direction. As I was working with Michelle on what is preventing me from moving forward, I had a breakthrough. I uncovered a fear and a sadness around something I never even considered before! I could feel it holding me back, but I didn’t realize what it was until my conversation with Michelle. It instantly became clear why I wasn’t moving forward with my next business idea, and this clarity gave me the confidence to make a decision. It was brilliant because I never verbalized this fear before. Thank you Michelle! It was SO tremendously helpful! I immediately got into action after our call.”Milana Leshinsky
I thought the coaching with Michelle was going to be about money, but it is so much bigger!
When I began working with Michelle, I was recently retired from a successful career. My life revolved around my family’s needs and fear and anxiety about whether I would have enough money. I was uncertain of what kind of life I wanted to create.
Through the coaching with Michelle, I can barely believe the changes that have occurred within me and in my life. I now make decisions from a place of self -trust and clarity. The new decisions I make, open space and are changing the trajectory of my life in major ways. I am creating a life based on happiness rather than fear. I found my true voice, and by strengthening this voice and communicating in an empowered way, my relationships have been transformed and I have achieved unexpected results.
I thought the coaching with Michelle was going to be only about money, but it is so much bigger! I feel like I’ve got my life back and there is so much opportunity for me. This has been an amazing process. I’m going to tell all my friends about Michelle, because this work is so powerful.Linda M., New York, NY
Tools that are empowering and sustainable.
Michelle has helped me to recognize deep seeded patterns that no longer serve me and provided me with tools that are empowering and sustainable. My old patterns of doubt, insecurity, feelings of being overwhelmed, and runaway emotions are being replaced with patience, curiosity, belief, observation and grounded-ness.
Many of the ideas and goals I have had for myself as an artist no longer feel unattainable or overwhelming. Through my sessions with Michelle, I reached a level of confidence, and decided to leave a work environment that no longer supported my vision. I have started my own business and I’m discovering new ways to generate revenue directly related to my greatest passion, my art. I have reestablished my teaching schedule, host open house events, enter exhibitions to showcase my art, have a new website and blog, have raised my fees, and I’m spending more time in my studio and selling a lot of my original artwork!”
Michelle provides me with resources that have shifted my perspective. The steps I am taking support me in all areas of my life and it is exciting to see how things are evolving.
I will always think of Michelle as a midwife in this process.Kathryn Bevier, Rochester, NY
No one had ever given me such tough love, and it made all the difference.
I continue to feel more alive and aware as the result of our latest sessions. I am so thankful you called me on my stuff – storytelling. No one had ever given me such tough love, and it has made all the difference.
Now there is nowhere to hide and really no reason to hide anymore. What was so wonderful about your gift to me was that you didn’t leave me with nowhere to go once I faced my fear and other assorted baggage. But you asked me what I knew to be true, which led me to “capable” and my love letter. I found my truest self, and could rest in the knowledge of my gifts of strength, power and beauty. I am most grateful. Blessings to you, Jean StephensJean K Stephens, artist, Honeoye Falls, NY
Through her coaching, I felt awakening, and I have been able to implement strategies in my personal, spiritual, financial and professional life that have led to massive results.
I met Michelle at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in 2015, at Reed College. She was teaching “Developing a Culture of Resiliency”. I felt an instant connection. From the first session, I noticed her truthfulness and ability to identify my needs. Within a short period, my mindset started shifting. I quickly incorporated change in my behavior and actions. I decided to travel from Portland, OR to Rochester, NY to participate in a retreat she led. It was replaced when those an amazing experience, full of richness. Michelle is simply the BEST!!!
Through her coaching, I felt awakening, and I have been able to implement strategies in my personal, spiritual, financial and professional life that have led to massive results. I no longer feel victim of any situation, despite how hard it may appear. I allow myself to dream, be creative and act on my ideas. I have removed my old glasses of scarcity, and l live in an abundance mindset.Pilar Montejo, Portland, Oregon 2016
Michelle’s evaluation of my Money Archetypes was really ‘spot on’! If you are interested in understanding what lies beneath your attitudes and relationship with money then this is your chance to excavate those secrets. Michelle deftly supports a dialogue with self which reveals what really is going on in our inner world. I cracked that illusory world today and know that I’m on to something life changing.Joyce Marthaller, Canandaigua, New York
I thoroughly enjoyed my session with Michelle. She really got to the core of my money ‘tendencies’ and did so in a direct yet tender way. Money can be such a sensitive subject and Michelle’s sensitivity to this was felt and very much appreciated. She also gave great tactical tips to work with my money archetypes and to address the areas that need work. Thanks Michelle for your guidance!Jenn Aubert, Cofounder and CEO
Becoming aware of the areas where we had been living unconsciously in regard to money, has become truly liberating. Moving into our expanded awareness of money has brought joy, freedom…and fun! This is amazing work! This was one of the best gifts we’ve given ourselves.Cheryl and Robert Wilson, Hudson River Valley, New York
“Michelle’s teachings are LIFE CHANGING.
“Michelle’s teachings are LIFE CHANGING. I’ve been working one-on-one with Michelle for the past few months to identify my money archetype (I’m a Ruler) and uncover my money shadows. Frankly, our work together has released me from limiting beliefs I didn’t even know I had. I truly didn’t think I had any issues with money. I’ve been making six figures since negotiating a $27,000 raise back in 2010. After I left that job to strike out on my own, I quickly ramped back up to six figures. And I’ve never looked back. With Michelle’s expert help – and amazing intuitive guidance – I’ve learned that I was blocking myself in ways I didn’t even realize. My work with Michelle has given me the courage and confidence to go BIGGER than I ever imagined. And it’s shown me how to use my natural money strengths to build the ideal business for me. It’s even helped me effectively talk money with my husband – no fighting or hurt feelings! – and make our marriage stronger than ever!”Julie Weinen Withrow
I had no idea what was holding me back from moving my business forward and Michelle helped me bring the issue out of the shadows and into the light.
“As a coach myself, I deeply believe that talking with another coach can help me stay in the flow as I grow my practice. Well, I was stuck in a big way on an emotional level when I met Michelle. Long before our Discovery Session was over, it was clear to me that she was the perfect coach for what “ailed” me. We connected spiritually, emotionally and practically. I had no idea what was holding me back from moving my business forward and Michelle helped me bring the issue out of the shadows and into the light. The amazing part is that it happened so quickly. A huge weight was lifted for me. Michelle helped me integrate my shadow into my life, so it was no longer a sticking point!
With Michelle’s guidance, I was able to make plans for my coaching practice that previously caused me great concern—could I really do this? I was no longer fearful, but full of confidence. I’m so grateful for Michelle’s intuitive approach, broad use of coaching techniques and for her kind heart. With Michelle, I’m safe and sound!”María Tomás-Keegan
Money Mastery, Reinvention, Resilience
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