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The work I do is deeply personal. I am out to touch 10,000 lives in 2022 with my workshops, keynote talks, and individual 1:1 Resilience coaching.
I have been impacted by mental illness personally in that I suffered from depression, played the role of a caregiver to my bipolar mother, and went on to give a TED talk and write a book about loving my mentally ill mom. I also led a mental health ERG at my fortune 500 company.
My work empowers people and preserves their emotional well-being – before they hit a crisis.
My book Breaking Into My Life was written to help myself—along with the rest of us—better understand the world of mental illness. My story of perseverance and triumph helps challenge and transform the “suffer in silence” dynamic, and makes mental illness more understood, treated and accepted.
I am out to do my part to eliminate the stigma by normalizing the mental health conversation in workplaces and beyond. I partner with innovative leaders to bring my programs and mental health strategies to help them cultivate cultures of compassion for those living with or caring for those with mental illness.
My Resilience Coaching and interactive workshops have made an impact by empowering thousands of lives during COVID-19 quarantine.
I help leaders have the courage and confidence to support their staff if they suspect they may be struggling. With my "Resilience Roadmap", I equip people with daily micro changes they can apply to their lives to reclaim control of their well-being.
Resilience Roadmap to Feeling Better & Preserving Emotional Well-Being
How to Cultivate Resilient Teams
Leading others During a Period of Emotional Exhaustion
How to Cultivate Compassion in the Workplace
Eradicating the mental health stigma
Mental illness in families
Child caregiver role
Bipolar & Depression
What can we all do to care for ourselves and our loved ones when it comes to emotional well-being?
1. Your advocacy for bringing awareness of mental health is a passion of yours because of your own experience with mental health, tell us about your "trifecta" of mental health.
2. I am surprised to hear that there is still a stigma with mental illness, how has that affected those who need help?
3. You created 5 steps to cultivating a culture of compassion, what are those steps?
4. Tell us about your memoir Breaking Into Life. Why did you write it?
5. What do you say to people who are suffering with mental illness themselves or as a caregiver? If you bring it up are they immediately offended by that?
6. Do people fear mental illness? Why is this fear of mental illness unreasonable?
7. Whenever mental illness is discussed in the media, it’s always because a horrible thing happened. People act as if this is a one in a million experience. Considering that so many people are living with mental illness themselves or are a parent or a child of someone with mental illness, what can we do to normalize mental illness and make it relatable?
Michelle's Conversations that Matter
Mental Health Podcast: “Way to Greatness”
Turning Your Mess into Your Message
Mental Health in the Workplace: “Happy Healthy Workplace”
How to Drive Real Change in Your Company Culture for those with Invisible Disabilities
Moving Beyond Only Mental Health First Aid Training
Mindshare Partners Workplace Mental Health Panel Discussion