ABOUT MICHELE

Certificates in Positive Psychology, Life Coaching, and Spiritual Direction

BIOGRAPHY

When Michele was a child she asked her mother, "How should I begin my story?"

Her mom replied, "Dip your pen into your heart, then begin."

Now an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Positive Psychology and Life Coach, and Spiritual Director, Michele's medium is her heart.

Through her writing, presentations, and mentoring Michele inspires others to touch into their own.

For more than twenty-five years Michele was a special educator, working with youngsters challenged by physical, learning, neurological, and behavioral disorders. Upon the publication of her book, I Make a Difference: Building Self-Esteem and Sensitivity in the Inclusive Classroom, Michele was invited to present self-esteem and anti-bullying workshops throughout the United States and Canada. 

In addition to a Masters Degree in Special Education, Michele holds certificates in Positive Psychology, Life Coaching, and Spiritual Direction. Michele lectures widely on Positive Psychology, Spirituality, Healing, Happiness, Compassionate Care and Spiritual Growth lifelong. She engages audiences of chaplains, clergy, spiritual directors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, professional and family caregivers, and the public. 

Michele is the Founder of the Multi-faith Council for Spiritual Connection that brings together people of all traditions to celebrate our shared humanity. In 2010 she was a recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Leonard P. Zakim Humanitarian Award for fostering interfaith harmony. Since 1997, through the present, Michele has been a biographee in Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in America.
 

LIFE COACHING


Life Coaching empowers you to recognize the passion, potential, and energy that are uniquely yours. Michele accompanies you on a journey of self-discovery: an exploration of your talents, your delights, your ideals, and your desires.

As a Life Coach, Michele serves as an encouraging partner as you stride toward physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance. Career, relationships, renewal, health, and finances are nurtured along your personal path to well-being. Life coaching is action based. It focuses on the present and future while challenging you to release old habits, patterns, and thoughts which may be limiting you. Together client and coach create a personal plan with specific goals and activities to bring you toward the life you want to live. Michele received her certificate in Co-Active Coaching through the Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA. CTI is accredited by the International Coach Federation.
 

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COACHING


Michele swirls the science of Positive Psychology with the precepts of Life Coaching to create an invitation for you to align with your authentic self.

She guides you to see and shine and share your unique spark while enhancing your happiness and well-being. Be ready to breathe, laugh, explore and expand while discovering your personal passion and purpose. Come Home to Yourself!

Michele received her Certificate in Positive Psychology in 2014 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, under the direction of Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. and the Wholebeing Institute.
 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION


As a Spiritual Mentor Michele invites you to discover and deepen your personal connection to the Divine. You are supported as you open your heart to sense Spirit's movement in the moments of your life. Through gentle exploration, holy listening, contemplation, and reflection, you are guided to uncover the sacred light within, your true nature, and your divine purpose. Set your spirit free!

Michele received her certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program. Her teacher and program director is Dr. Joan Borysenko, bestselling author and pioneer in mind-body science. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and mentors individuals and small groups of all faith traditions.

To arrange an in-person or phone consultation with Michele, you may contact her here.