With more than two decades of experience as a motivational speaker, Michelle has given over 2,000 presentations to audiences across the country. As an expert in Business Renovation, Michelle’s programs are designed to challenge organizations and individuals to renovate [reinvigorate, refresh, revive] their lives and organizations. Attendees are challenged to create new opportunities, revive their potential and reinvigorate their passion.
In addition to being a speaker, Michelle provides transformational, strategic business coaching services to women entrepreneurs who are serious about generating more revenue and establishing a system for future growth.
Michelle has owned three businesses, spent time in the corporate world as Director of Sales & Marketing and has consulted with hundreds of small businesses. In 2007 she won the Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year at SMCC where she serves as the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center and an associate professor of business.
In addition, Michelle is the author of “Hey Girlfriend – Live Passionately Real”, a social media junkie and an avid networker.
Michelle has a BA in Mass communications from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and an MBA from the the University of Southern Maine.
Elaine Stores – Director of Business Development
Elaine spent 9 years working as Product Transfer Coordinator for Access Genetics, a small business in Eden Prairie, MN. As the 8th employee, Elaine was able to develop experience in product development, operations, customer support, and sales support. She has a B. S. in Biochemistry from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Her scientific background fosters her attention to detail and record keeping skills. She is excited to be part of the team and to help Michelle grow her business.