Client Success Stories
I now make decisions from a place of self-trust and clarity.
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 or not I would have enough money. I was uncertain regarding what kind of life I wanted to create for myself, or how to go about it.
Through the coaching process 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
Long before our Discovery Session was over, it was clear to me that she was the perfect coach for what “ailed” me.
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 in many ways—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—it started revealing itself in the second session and was fully revealed by the third one. A huge weight was lifted for me. The heaviness in my chest got so much lighter—and as the days and weeks went on, it disappeared entirely. Michelle helped me to integrate what was my shadow into my life, so it was no longer a sticking point!
From there, 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 (based on her multiple certified modalities) and for her kind heart. Feeling safe with a coach is the ultimate experience we can ask for. With Michelle, I’m safe and sound!María Tomás-Keegan
From the first private coaching session, I felt an awakening, and I have been able to implement strategies in my personal, spiritual, financial and professional life that have led to massive results.
I had the fortune to meet Michelle during 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 with Michelle, 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. Later in our work together, I decided to cross the country and traveled from Portland, OR to Rochester, NY, and participated in a retreat led by her. It was an amazing experience, full of richness and awakening. 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 and be creative and take action on my ideas. I have removed my old glasses of scarcity, and l live in an abundance mindset. I pursue my purpose daily, enjoy helping others just being myself, and enjoy the abundance that comes with that. I knew that THAT PILAR was within me, I had just forgotten her. Michelle helped me to find myself and to stay present. Things have always been there for me. I am now awake to see them and put them into action.