Authentic Relationship Coaching
We all want meaningful relationships; we want to feel connected, loved and safe.
Authentic Relationship Coaching helps you connect back to yourself and what you need in relationships.
Sessions focus on practical strategies that work for you in real life.
Wellness & Survivorship Coaching
When you are being treated for serious illness, your whole life revolves around doctors, tests, treatments and side effects. Everyone, even strangers can treat you as a patient in crisis.
Wellness and Survivorship Coaching helps you regain your emotional confidence after serious illness, reclaim your autonomy, reset your relationships and intimacy and prioritise self care at work.
For Health Professionals
The Transition to Wellness program for health services addresses unmet client needs in the survivorship and chronic illness landscape.
The program helps women regain their emotional confidence after active treatment.
The program focuses on practical strategies that help clients transition to their new ‘normal’ and managing life for themselves again.
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Michelle is a highly experienced Authentic Relationship Coach and Wellness Coach (with a speciality in Survivorship Coaching).
As a Relationship Coach, she is comprehensively trained in group facilitation, authentic connection and communication, intimacy and relationship coaching, and embodiment practices.
As a Health and Survivorship Coach, Michelle’s core focus is helping women to regain their emotional confidence after serious illness. Her work is underpinned by extensive professional development in the newly emerging survivorship care sector. She has completed training with the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre and The University of Melbourne Primary Practitioner Survivorship Training . Her work is also informed by her own personal journey with a life-threatening autoimmune condition.
Michelle has an extensive career in government, not-for-profit and the corporate sectors focussed on women’s health policy and health service delivery. Her academic background is in Women’s Studies and Philosophy.
What Women Say
I’m now beginning to understand what it means and what it feels like to be a woman who understands what is the right thing for herself and to follow that truth.
Michelle’s sessions have given me new energy, a much clearer perspective and I feel excited about the new paths that are opening before me.
Michelle helped me get to the heart of how my working schedule impacts on my relationships.
She helped me find my own very practical strategies for managing the transition between my competent career woman into my softer feminine within my romantic relationship. It has made a big difference in my relationship.
Breast Cancer Survivor
In a way, you build a cocoon of protection to survive, and you can’t let go of that until you are ready.
What Michelle was able to do was unfold that gently and it needs to be unfolded gently because it’s deep.
CENTRAL SENSITISATION & CHRONIC FATIGUE
I started to feel a lot better physically and then I began to feel extremely emotionally vulnerable.
Michelle really understood the process I was going through. She helped me understand what I was feeling was normal. And that gave me the confidence to get on with the next steps
For over a decade I did all the things I could think of, to attract and be with a romantic match. I did the work on myself- loads of it, deep work. I went to workshops on sensuality, I took up Tantra, I meditated, I cleared out my old relationships, I owned what was mine and looked at, and I mean really looked at it. […]
I like to think of myself as a mature adult. However, I know I make decisions and have reactions that are shall we say, are not the most mature option available. I have come to understand how all too frequently it is either my inner child or inner teenager actually ‘running’ parts of my life like my dating and relating, or my finances. Play and […]
Do you sometimes find yourself saying Yes when your body, emotions and mind are saying No? After saying Yes, suddenly things seem inconvenient or the other person is not as grateful as you think they should be. Left unattended, the unsaid No congeals into resentment, or perhaps those cavernous feelings of overwhelm, “It’s all too hard”. If I leave it too long, I will find […]
There are times in all our relationships, personal and professional, where things build up. Unmet needs or overbearing demands congeal into resentments, and we can get overwhelmed. I have noticed that the first indication that things are building up, is that I start to complain a lot to my friends and beloved. I complain about how other people are not doing what I think they […]
Don’t make a man feel uncomfortable and other useless advice Over the last month, power dynamics in relationships has been a hot topic for my clients. In particular, women have been describing what I call ‘the command’, where a man instructs a woman about what she should be doing. I know for myself, this immediately shuts down my body and my heart. And it is […]