“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
— Nelson Mandela
MEET YOUR COACHCompassionate & Credentialed
Grad Dip Social Science (Counselling)
Results Coaching Certification
Michelle is qualified as a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Results Coach.
She has been training, practicing, researching and writing about personal development, mindset and transformation since 1988.
25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
Since graduating with Honours from her Psychology degree in 1991, Michelle has accumulated more than 25-years experience working professionally as a counselling psychologist, psychotherapist, organisational facilitator, executive coach, speaker, writer and life coach.
Over the course of her career, Michelle has advised thousands of individuals, couples, teams, business owners and organisations. Michelle has been operating successful coaching and counselling practices in Brisbane, Bangalow and Byron Bay for almost 15 years. Prior to that she worked for organisations such as Queensland Police, Queensland Health and YourTown. She has appeared on local radio, T.V, and in printed publications, including as a regular columnist for a local Brisbane magazine.
CONVENIENCE & ACCESSIBILITY
Michelle conducts coaching and counselling sessions over the phone, with optional video chat (coz it’s nice to see each other). This means Michelle can work with you no matter where in the world you are right now, and that’s pretty cool. She also offers evening and weekend sessions, because she understands you’re probably working hard all day!
LEARNED RESILIENCE THE HARD WAY
Michelle truly knows what it means to develop a happy, strong and successful mindset. She brings deep compassion to every session because she has has endured her own suffering; having personally overcome serious health issues, burnout, emotional breakdown triggered by loss of purpose, financial crisis, homelessness, and several significant relationship losses.
No matter how stuck or how hopeless you feel – you can turn things around with Michelle’s guidance.
PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE
Finally, everything Michelle recommends, and every tool or technique she uses, she has successfully put it into practice in her life, or applied it with her many coaching and counselling clients.
I help people make mindset shifts that immediately generate more peace, fulfilment and success.
Let's start with a free Ignite Session to discover what's keeping you stuck and to see if we have good chemistry.
We can speak on the phone and add in a video chat for face-to-face (all the details will be in the booking confirmation email).
What People Are Saying About Michelle
Don’t just take it from me, let my clients explain how coaching has helped them!
I have great hopes for my future knowing that I now have Michelle on my side to help me face the challenges ahead.
At first I was unsure about the benefits of coaching but as soon as I signed up for Michelle's blog, and downloaded her free coaching programme I understood clearly. These days I look forward to each of our discussions - Michelle creates a safe and encouraging space to reflect, challenge yourself, and take risks. Her extensive experience is evident in every interaction and with her guidance I am becoming a better version of my true self.
Michelle truly is a master at seeing a different perspective and showing a way through. Her coaching techniques draw on extensive experience and knowledge and really work. Michelle helped guide me through some of the toughest times and I really did become significantly better at life.
When I started coaching, I was lacking the confidence I needed to make a long overdue change in my career. I was feeling anxious, indecisive and was not sleeping well. Michelle helped me gain clarity about what I really wanted, and she gave me tangible practices tailored to my situation. Within a few sessions, I made the decision to walk away from an unsupportive workplace where my career had effectively stalled; and through coaching I rediscovered the confidence and self-belief I needed to attend management-level job interviews, and be successful. I now have a wonderful new position and I am so much happier.
Michelle is the consummate professional who greets you as you are and respectively shows you how to reach your hidden potential. A truly wonderful service.
Thank you Michelle. I am really excited about the prospect of using the tools you helped me discover within myself. I left our session feeling lighter and more in control than I have ever felt over the issue I brought to our session. I feel wonderful!!!
Michelle was born for this. Solid advice and understanding is second nature to her. I cannot thank her enough for the work she's done with me.
11 out of 10. Brilliant!! Best chat ever and just what I needed. Thank you.
Michelle is a wonderful down-to-earth no-nonsense but caring coach, gently helping you identify your purpose and pitfalls, with clear outcomes in mind. She is very approachable and has a wealth of experience and knowledge.
I have found Michelle very knowledgeable, sincere and an excellent practitioner, and I would highly recommend her services. Not only is she very easy to talk to but she is very patient and understanding.
I came to you depressed and hopeless after years working in a toxic environment. You have helped me see the possibilities of joy and exhilaration in risk, faith and optimism - what a wonderful thing!
I hear your voice in my head telling me, ‘I’m in charge of my happiness’. Even if it’s an awful day at work, in such a adverse environment, I’m still happy inside and thinking of wonderful things to come (at home and other opportunities).
Weird Facts About Michelle
- We moved around a lot when I was a kid
- Pros: I saw a lot of the country
- Cons: I lost touch with childhood friends
- I went to 1 x pre-school (QLD)
- 3 x primary schools (QLD, NSW, VIC)
- 2 x high schools (VIC, QLD)
- At 16yrs attended University, Townsville
- I have two brothers, Paul & Sean
- Both parents are only children (no cousins, aunties or uncles)
- I had a dog called Cuddles, she was a stray that found our little family & loved us!
- I’m trained as a Sivananda Yoga Teacher
- I taught myself to surf a shortboard
- I’ve worked as a farm hand on an organic farm
- I lived in a small caravan for 2 years
- My bicycle was my only transport for 5 years
- I live in Samford, just north of Brisbane
- I’ve lived in 25 houses in 48 years (you do the math!!)
- I’m leaning to speak Spanish (Hola! Yo hablo espanol)
Favourite Non-Fiction Books
- A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
- High Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard
- Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Deep Survival, Laurence Gonzales
- No Boundary, Ken Wilber
- The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron
- Awaken The Giant Within, Anthony Robbins
- The Tao Te Ching, Lao Tze
- Creative Visualisation, Shakti Gawain
- The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge