Kind Words


I am lucky enough to work with the most amazing clients.
Here you will find their reflections on working with me and how it had an impact on their lives.

Norah Wilson

Michelle is incredibly trust-worthy, respectful and supportive. She listened VERY carefully and gave me guidance to find ways to grow that worked for me. There was a lot of learning that took place during my coaching sessions, even though I felt like I was coming into it all from a conscious place. The exercises Michelle and I worked through allowed me to recognise things that I may not have otherwise. They also helped me to begin to heal in certain areas.

I didn’t think that I had time in my schedule for this, but what has happened is that I now feel like I have more time (for everything) than I did before. It’s called priorities! It’s called self-compassion. Suddenly, there’s this time for me to do things for myself.

Michelle did a damn good job of making me feel as though I could speak openly, without fear of judgement, knowing that I would receive support and guidance. In order to make this experience as worthwhile as possible, one does need to let go and open up. That could happen in Michelle’s company. She is a gem.

Sarah Jones

The work that we did together last year empowered me in so many ways, and I am noticing some very important shifts which I know are a direct result of the sessions I had with you.
The knock-on effect of me putting boundaries around my energy is that I noticeably have much more energy when I am with my boys after school in particular. Rather than being so exhausted and depleted, I have preserved some of my daily energy for them. I really notice it - it stops me in my tracks because it is just SO wonderful!! Wonderful for them, and wonderful for me. Having slightly more energy at the end of the day for them means I am calmer, more relaxed to engage for longer periods of time and I think we are having a laugh more. This is exactly what I wanted!
I'm so grateful. Thank you!

Liz Hodgett

I feel like a different person from when I started my coaching series with Michelle. I am so much more aware of the pattern of my thoughts and how they can impact my feelings and actions. I feel so empowered knowing that I CAN have control over this. I can actually choose my thinking and change my feelings! I am far kinder and more compassionate towards myself now.

Michelle is such a wonderful listener and just so easy to talk to and because of this I felt that I could be upfront and honest about my thoughts, feelings towards teaching. I really felt like I was at the end of my tether with teaching before our coaching series. Just utterly exhausted and over it, but so frustrated because there was so much I loved about the profession and felt I was meant to stay in it but couldn’t cope with the expense to my mental and physical health and relationships.

Michelle was so supportive and encouraging throughout the entire process. I just felt so at ease talking to her about anything and I also appreciated her challenging me to think through things myself (out loud) and guiding me with gentle suggestions, useful tools or questions to get me to think more deeply / widely about problems – encouraging me to think of solutions or ‘next steps’ myself, making me feeling capable and confident in myself 🙂

Kylee Roberts

I would say that my coaching experience was transformative. I got so much more than I had hoped for from it. I was not expecting such a change in three months. I feel like I have more joy and zest for all areas of my life.

Michelle was so generous in sharing her ideas and resources to support me as I worked towards my goals. Michelle was so supportive and knew just the right questions to ask to prompt deep and honest thinking about my strengths. The level of honesty and bravery in our coaching sessions is something I am incredibly proud of. I loved the opportunity for honest reflection, there was no ego involved just the raw real desire to improve. I loved the fact that I knew we would have a conversation about my progress map out the steps needed to continue to grow and build upon it.

Juanita Keir

Wow! When I reflect on my journey through my coaching series, I can see incredible growth mentally and personally. It allowed me to seek clarity and consciousness in my thoughts.

When starting out I was at a crossroads of confusion about what I wanted from my career, but no idea where to next. Michelle was able to help me set clear boundaries in many areas of my life including within my teaching role, evidently creating a sense of balance and calm at the beginning end of the week rather than pure exhaustion.

Having Michelle as a coach ensured that I started to have accountability for my goals. I worked through manageable actions each week, moving away from procrastination and finally doing things for myself. This helped me find clarity, purpose and direction with my path forward.

Before the coaching series I was very happy with my life but needed to take time to work on me. Michelle helped me shift my mindset in many areas and I can’t thank her enough for the time and effort she put into each session. I now recommend everyone should invest in themselves and Michelle is the perfect person to help you do that.

Ruth Ungerer

I would definitely recommend anyone on the fence to jump in with both feet for a coaching series with Michelle. She can help you work through those sticky points that are holding you back. Michelle has an admirable ability to decipher jumbled thoughts and frustrations! I have a new awareness for default thought patterns that reflected negatively on myself. I also loved that each session, we created actions together that I was in charge of, which guided me to solve my challenges.
Michelle went above and beyond!

Jacqui L

If you’re ready to make some changes and work towards new goals in your life, this is an incredible experience. I would highly recommend Michelle and her coaching series! I most enjoyed the supportive nature of the sessions and the flexibility to tailor it to my needs and desires. I think it has reignited my spark!

I feel that I now have real clarity about my forward direction in life and what I’m hoping to work towards.

Overall I’m just enjoying my life so much more and finding more opportunities for fun and excitement. I feel clearer in my career goals and open to new possibilities. 

Kim Carty

Michelle helped me learn strategies to understand how my mindset was impacting my daily life and holding me back from really experiencing all the parts of my life I had so desiredI was able to create a manageable morning routine which set me up for success throughout the day.
Michelle was supportive and held me accountable to my commitment which ultimately helped me experience the growth I did.

Kate Foster

Michelle is a fantastic mentor and she has helped me to be more confident in the teacher and person I am. Thriving Teachers changed my life, both professionally and personally. This program has helped me reframe my entire teaching day (and career!) and is having a positive effect on my personal life as well. Michelle offers realistic strategies that can be implemented straight away and from which you benefit straight away.