Hello! I am Michelle.
Through my own journey from turmoil to triumph, and seeing the beautiful impact of the lessons I have been able to share with my son, I was inspired to create Empowered Family Coaching.
In my younger years, I struggled being the shy, quiet type. I grew up in a small town in Texas during a time when physical punishment was the norm in schools and in homes. I was bullied in school…a lot. Being a highly sensitive and emotional child, this terrified me. All of this led to fear and insecurity, rather than respect.
I made my myself as small as possible, afraid of being bullied by my peers and nervous about upsetting adults.
My parents worked very hard to support us and loved us very much but they did not have the tools or support for empowerment to pass to me.
I was never supported or encouraged to use my voice and did not have opportunities to build confidence when it was most important.
My parents did the best they could with what they had and what they knew.
But the engrained habit of making myself small led to ongoing patterns of negative self-talk and low self-esteem. This carried into my adulthood where I cycled through unhealthy and abusive relationships, depression, addiction, instability and loss. I hit rock bottom many times before realizing I had to make a drastic change to come out of the dark. I was tired of being abused by those who supposedly loved me. I was tired of not living in my truth.
And most importantly, this was not the life I wanted to model for my son.
Then, the sign I was looking for showed itself. I received an email offer for a coaching program that literally broke me down to tears and inspired me to take action. I joined this program immediately. Through coaching I learned how to first recognize, then overcome the fears and limiting beliefs that had been holding me back for so long. I began building up my confidence and finding my voice for the first time in 35 years. The work I did in this group program was so powerful I continued working with my coach, one-on-one, for another full year.
Personal coaching absolutely changed my life. More than anything, it was this dedication to myself and my family that helped me become the person I had always longed to be. In learning to trust and love myself, my interactions with my son became more positive. As I was sharing what I was learning with him, he was becoming more joyful as well! In the process, I worked towards actualizing my mission of being a youth and family empowerment coach and realized that by sharing my story and lessons with the world, I could change the lives of so many children.
And now I am living out my life’s mission: To empower you and your children to experience more freedom and joy; To help your children recognize their inner-strength, inner- beauty, and their limitless capacity for love, so they can navigate life with more ease and carry this into future generations.
I am here to serve you and your children by sharing the tools that changed my life.
Based in the Denver Metro Area