Michelle is an award winning Author, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Certified Counselor. She works with organizations that want to create a culture of strong leadership, unity, and resilient teams. She is a nationally acclaimed presenter, has written and instructed courses for BYU Independent Study and has been a presenter for the EFY program at Brigham Young University.
Her passion is teaching about Leadership, Change, Resiliency, Mental Health, Social Media, and Empowerment. She created a concept called "CONNECT" that is a high energy program for team building, leadership, and resiliency training. During an opportunity to present in Guatemala, she learned the art of 'work until you ache at night' and how to accomplish goals you never thought possible. She loves helping people create hope and commitment in the workplace, in relationships, and in there personal lives. She will entertain audiences young and old, have you laughing and learning at the same time. She is a veteran people person and speaks for business conferences, women's workshops, youth groups, and personal trainings.
She graduated in 1993 from Brigham Young University with degrees in Health Education, Social Science, and earned a Teaching Certificate. She graduated in 2010 from University of Phoenix with a Masters Degree in School Counseling. She started her business, Top Utah Speakers, in 2016 and hasn't looked back since.
She has traveled the globe speaking to youth and adult audiences everywhere. She has spoken in Mexico, Guatemala and across the United States.
She won an award for making the best sweet chili, enjoys traveling, and loves every one of her kids (even when they eat the LAST chocolate chip cookie). Michelle resides in Alpine, Utah with her 5 children, two dogs, and 1 husband.
On stage she is engaging, entertaining, informational, and expects the audience to take accountability for their choices and actions. Life? You Got This!
Most Popular Programs Available:
*CHINS UP, SMILES ON: 7 KEY COPING SKILLS TO MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY (perfect for corporations, schools, women's groups, firesides, universities)
*CONNECT WORKSHOP: LEADERSHIP, TEAM BUILDING, UNITY - be ready to change the way your interact at work, school, home, or the community. This one changes lives folks! This evidence based program can be adapted from a one hour to an entire day workshop. (perfect for schools, corporations, and women's groups that are ready to Bring it!)
*IT IS NOT ABOUT THE NAIL: LEADERSHIP TRAINING - learn how to work with people even if you don't really like anyone! Discover how others view you, read social cues, and adjust your behavior to 'land that sale', 'get the job', or just 'uplift the atmosphere at work/home/community'. (perfect for corporations, schools, and women's groups)
*LIFE? YOU GOT THIS: EMPOWERMENT & INSPIRATION - Michelle talks about overcoming abuse, health issues, and taking back her life (perfect for women's groups, firesides, and corporations)
*TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: MAKING GOALS & HITTING THE RIGHT TARGETS (perfect for corporations, sales, or anyone working with the public)
*HOOK, LINE & SINKER: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND COMMON SENSE MEDIA - learn how to be safe on the internet, the pitfalls of pornography, and how to be digitally smart. (perfect for high schools, parent groups, women's groups, firesides)