I'm Michelle McCormick

The coach, business strategist, and head cheerleader for my clients.

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I help people transform their lives by turning their ideas into actions.

 
 

 

We are masters at telling ourselves our dreams can wait.  

Between the endless to do list, demanding career, family, friends, and your busy social life, it's easy to say not now, maybe next month, or next year... I get it.

Maybe you want to write, create, make art, get on stage, or do something big, but feel like you don't know how to start or have enough time...

What if I told you that pursuing this dream didn't have to take up all your time... That you could start right now, and that you are closer than you think?

You don't have to wait for the time to be right (the time will never be right) and you can move forward, even with all of your other responsibilities. I promise you won't burn out. (and if you are already burnt out, we can get you back in balance.) 

I believe it's possible to feel good in your body, have meaningful relationships, and pursue fulfilling work.   

Take the leap and listen to the voice inside that whispers your dreams. You can do it, and I'd be honored to help.  

My story

It was 2013 and on the outside, I had a great life. I was excelling in my career and living in my dream city with a wonderful partner. I had great friends, nice clothes, went on fancy vacations - it was everything I thought I wanted...but I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. 

It was a confusing time. I was leading a team that helped thousands of University students earn their degrees. I was promoted twice in two years. I had an office that overlooked Los Angeles...but it wasn't enough.

I was also struggling in other areas of my life. I was out of shape, eating poorly, and constantly stressed. I got migraines. My hormones were out of whack. I really looked forward to opening a bottle of wine when I got home. I would even start fights with my partner because I was unhappy with myself (sorry, love). 

I started researching what to do with my life and discovered Tony Robbins. When I realized my life was totally unbalanced, I hired a life coach and committed to improving my health, relationships, finances, career, and spirituality.

I started taking better care of myself, which meant more exercise, healthy eating, and getting more sleep. This is the foundation. 

I realized that I had completely shut down the feminine side of my personality because I thought it was necessary to succeed at work. At the suggestion of my coach, I attended a few sensual movement classes, which renewed my appreciation for myself and my body. I started to feel like myself again. 

I changed the way I managed my finances. I stopped spending as an attempt to fill the void I felt because of lack of personal fulfillment, and created systems for accounting and savings.

Since 2008 I had worked at universities helping people discover their passions, pursue goals, land great jobs, and advance their careers. When I realized that my skills, values, and talents were directly aligned with professional coaching, it was an “aha” moment and I decided to pivot. 

Although I hadn't ever meditated more than a couple of minutes, I felt compelled to complete a 10-day silent meditation retreat in Joshua Tree. It was 100 hours of meditation that completely reset my life. I developed a relationship with the voice in my mind instead of letting in control everything I did.

Soon after I completed my first coach training program and began working with my first clients. I feel so fortunate to have found my calling.

My path hasn’t always been clear or easy, but that's okay. I've learned (and am still learning) important lessons about life, love, business, and the human experience. I see challenges as opportunities to grow. Through hard life lessons I've discovered a treasure trove of useful tools and new ways of thinking that have led to greater happiness, health, fulfillment, and success.  

Now I prioritize making/eating healthy meals, spending quality time with people I love, being outside, and honoring my body. I celebrate my successes and ask for help when I need it. I’ve learned how to be strong and vulnerable, driven and graceful, feminine and powerful, loving with clear boundaries. 

What I’ve learned (and my clients prove again and again), is that when we create a vision of what we want and take action, we can have it all. You can take great care of yourself, have a successful career or business, be financially independent, and have a thriving relationship. Whatever you want your life to look like is possible for you. I've transformed my life and have helped many other women do the same. If we can do it, so can you. Join us! 

 

 

Want to know even more? 

I’ve always loved setting and achieving goals. Here are a few of my favorite:

  • Moving from New Jersey to California at 17 years old
  • Graduating college early with one major, two minors, two certificates, and a busy social life
  • Being accepted to Graduate School, moving to a new city, and figuring out how to thrive
  • After meeting the love of my life, we set our intention on finding work in LA. Six weeks later, we both had great jobs and were planning our move
  • I set a goal of starting my own business in 2013 and have been working for myself ever since (hello, freedom!). 
  • I've given speeches and hosted workshops, conquering fears of stage fright in the process. 
  • My romantic partnership is thriving. We have a happy home, go on adventures every quarter, and are getting married next year! 

My Big Why

I was raised in a family of educators and entrepreneurs and knew from an early age (about 7 years old) that I wanted to teach (but not in the traditional classroom). I’ve always loved people and learning (which is probably why I loved studying sociology in college). I believe in doing well by doing good. 

 
 

 

Professional Bio

I am a women’s success coach who has spent the last 10 years helping thousands of people achieve major life goals. I started my career advising students on how to succeed in college, land their dream jobs, and navigate personal challenges in the process. Eventually I craved more personal fulfillment, so I got trained as a life coach and opened my own business in 2013. I feel fortunate to have found my calling as a coach and am passionate about making a difference in other people’s lives.

I also enjoy speaking, teaching, and hosting workshops. I have spoken on the power of purpose at a Los Angeles non profit, created the course “Achieve with Ease” for Wisdom Times, hosted a Productivity Power Hour for WeWork Hollywood, and had a year-long appointment as the resident life coach for The Unique Space in Los Angeles.

 
 

 

Training & Education

I completed my first coach training with Jacob Sokol and have received guidance from some of the best coaches in the business, including Marie Forleo and Steve Chandler. I follow the Co-Active Coaching Model, which balances self-awareness, communication, and courageous action as tools to create fulfillment, connection, and success.

I graduated with honors from University of California Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minors degrees in African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies. I also earned Certificates in Diversity and Planning & Human Services.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. During that time I mentored high risk teens through the New Pathways for Youth organization, taught several courses, wrote and published a thesis that examined representations of race and gender in online social networks.

 
 
 
 

* Photos by Arielle Velasquez