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About Michelle

I never understood what it meant when people said you can find your purpose/passion/calling by looking at your pain/suffering/life struggles, until I discovered mine.

I had my life planned out.  No babies, just career, husband yes (so grateful I didn’t rule him out!)

I believed moving up the corporate ladder was precisely what I needed to be happy and successful, and for many people this plan works out just fine.  Luckily (and I can say that now) getting to a point where my stress level manifested to a locked jaw (symbolized I believe by not speaking my truth), I was nudged to slow down and ask, what really matters to me?

What I learned is that what really matters doesn’t involve moving up the corporate ladder.  I love my job - yes, I am still in the corporate world - but what I love more, is my work.


You can learn from me.  

The first step is recognizing the sign that something is ‘off’, then slowing down and asking, what really matters to me?  The next step is being curious enough to start digging a little to see what you uncover.

 Be curious, take the nudge, and see where it takes YOU.  


"You can’t accept what you don’t see, and you can’t change what you don’t accept."


"The GULF Getting Unstuck and Leading Fearlessly program is the culmination of many years of reflection, study, preparation, and practice.  Michelle has taken her experience in the corporate world and her journey of self-discovery using the tools of self-awareness, health and healing and fashioned a program that is already transforming the way participants relate to their stress, their careers, and their very lives.  It has been a privilege to see her passion and commitment come to fruition in this program."

Luisa Montero, MMTPC Mentor, Insight Meditation of Washington Teacher

My Background

  • More than twenty years of corporate experience in business development, technology and human resources

    • BA Commerce, MBA HRIS, PMP certified

  • Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification programGreater Good Science Center, University of CA, Berkeley - Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

  • Certified Energy Healer & Health Practitioner, the Four Winds - Alberto Villoldo

  • Courageous Living Coaching Certification (CLCC)Executive Coaching specialization

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC Accreditation

  • Graduate of two Playing Big leadership programs led by Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, Practical Wisdom for Women Who want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

  • Creator of the GULF Getting Unstuck & Leading Fearlessly Program: Launching Your Career, the Mindful Way

  • Creator of the 6-P Mindfulness Framework

  • Over a decade of formal and informal mindfulness practice

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