What I Do
I empower individuals and organizations to achieve optimal well-being by providing customised wellness coaching programs tailored to their unique needs and goals.
I guide my clients in creating sustainable lifestyle changes that enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, leading to increased productivity, engagement, and overall satisfaction.
I deliver evidence-based strategies and practical tools to help my clients manage stress, improve work-life balance, and cultivate healthy habits that promote long-term wellness and resilience.
I collaborate with businesses to develop comprehensive wellness initiatives that foster a culture of health, productivity, and employee satisfaction, ultimately resulting in reduced healthcare costs and increased organisational success.
Hello! I'm Michelle
With almost 30 years of working in the area of health and wellness, I've helped thousands of people make changes to all areas of their lives so that they can feel happier and healthier.
I practice what I preach, and look after my mind, body, and soul with movement, meditation, time outdoors, nurturing my connections with family and friends, and plenty of alone time - I love people, but I have to balance out the peopling with time to myself to recharge, which can come as a surprise to those who think they have me pegged as an extrovert! Getting to know myself and honouring what I need in order to be well is an ongoing journey, and that process of discovery is something I love helping others with, too.
Twelve years ago, during my yoga teacher training, I was really proud that I'd managed to make time to practice every evening after my then-2-year-old son went to bed - as a single mum, carving out that time consistently was a big achievement! When the (single, older, childless, male) senior teacher commented dismissively that early mornings were the best time to practice, I felt like shit - for about five minutes. Then I thought "Stuff you! I can feel the difference it's making to my mental health, and to my chronic pain, so I don't care what you say. I know it's working for me!"
That was a real catalyst for me - I became much more aware of having compassion for the different places people are at in their lives, and how that impacts their capacity for making manageable, sustainable change. Being realistic about what you have time and resources for, and making a small change that sticks, is far better than making huge changes that don't last. That philosophy has become a cornerstone of my coaching style.
Things I love (in no particular order):
Hiking with my son
My morning cup of strong English breakfast tea
Barefoot beach walks
Listening to true crime podcasts when I'm driving
Reading a thriller or crime novel in my favourite armchair by the fire with a cat (or two or three) on my lap