With a corporate Training & Development background and nearly two decades of championing women leaders to navigate purposeful change and meaningful action, Michelle Stimpson partners with female leaders and executives to: Capitalize on their strengths, soar from “good” to “GREAT!”, and positively impact their workplace and home life.
Michelle founded LifeShine® in 2003, and her customized programs are designed for women who want to grow their impact, bring their best self to work, and show up brighter, stronger, and more alive. She has a proven track record leading over 200 individual clients to achieve outstanding results. Michelle brings enthusiasm, positivity, and compassion to her partnerships, and she’s living on-purpose by heeding her professional calling of coaching which she loves deeply.
Leaders from the following organizations have hired & partnered with LifeShine:
“Coaching has proven to be the best gift I’ve ever given to myself…and to my family! I definitely received a hard dollar return on investment in my coaching, and the other benefits that came with it are priceless. I met or exceeded all the goals I established for myself during the year, and had a renewed definition of ‘success’, a solid understanding of my strengths, and knowledge of the things that energize me. Michelle helped me see myself clearly, identify the barriers I created for myself, and re-establish the confidence in my ability to tackle any mountain. With a world of possibilities in sight, she also provided me the needed tools to ensure that I prioritize and make choices that align with the things that bring me the most joy. Michelle is a phenomenal Coach and positive influence in the life of her clients. She helped me get my ‘mojo’ back! When we initially started coaching, Michelle asked me what I brought to the world. I couldn’t answer that question and it brought tears to my eyes. Now, I can answer it in a heartbeat with a big smile in my heart!”
–Tiffany Synder: Global IT Chief Information Officer, Cargill
“When I first started working with Michelle, I was running through life at 90 mph. I wasn’t managing my time well, I didn’t feel organized, and I often showed up to meetings feeling unprepared. Basically, I was reacting to what was in front of me vs. taking charge and living life proactively. Michelle had a gentle but firm approach, which was very powerful! Together, we figured out the systems and processes I needed to put in place to feel more in control of my life. I identified the triggers that caused my reactiveness and became more aware of my priorities. Then, I started blocking time on my calendar for strategic planning and proactive work, and in doing so – found that I was able to be more strategic and proactive in my approach to both my business and personal life. I practiced slowing down. I clarified my important goals. As a leader, it felt great to start delegating and lead my team proactively. Through coaching, I’ve learned to take the time – daily and weekly – to prioritize for upcoming meetings and events. I feel peaceful and more organized and continue to be mindful of streamlining my approach. Working with Michelle was a pleasure, and it’s apparent that she loves what she does! I felt the warmth and love in every contact with her, whether it was face-to-face, phone call, or email. Michelle’s coaching has absolutely enriched my life!”
–Lisa Brotzler: Vice President of Sales Operations, Marsh McLennan Agency
“When I started working with Michelle, I had reached a point in my career – and life – where I wasn’t sure if I was still doing the right thing…or just going with the flow. I had been at the same company for over 14 years, constantly growing and advancing, but was that what I wanted? Or was I just doing it because it was there for me? Given where I was at, one of the main outcomes I wanted from my work with Michelle was to: 1) Understand and clarify my purpose; and 2) Make decisions and choice with purpose. And boy, did she deliver! During one of our sessions, Michelle took me through a life-purpose exercise that I really enjoyed and found it to be immensely helpful. I was able to walk away from that exercise with a strong life-purpose statement that so clearly defined who I am and what I stand for. This statement is something I have been using since then to bounce my thoughts, feelings, actions and decisions off of…as a way to check myself and ensure that I’m still on-track and doing what I’m meant to be doing. Throughout my coaching journey, I often referred to situations as ‘the old me…’ vs. ‘the new me…’ and it’s not that I am a different person – I’m just a better version of myself. More patient, a better listener, a better leader, and more confident in my skin overall. I attribute all of this to Michelle and her thoughtful coaching style.”
–Julie Verhulst: Vice President of Strategy, Ciceron
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On top of a degree in Communications and Psychology, Michelle is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute and a former certified Franklin Covey instructor. She also draws upon 20+ years of business experience. Michelle has taught personal/professional development workshops for organizations, facilitated company off-site events, led women’s weekend retreats, and frequently served as an event speaker. Currently, she’s focused on her passion: Uplifting female leaders & executives via individual coaching, along with running a women’s small-group leadership program. Her expertise is guiding her clients to:
- Reduce stress and overwhelm + manage time effectively
- Set meaningful goals + focus on priorities
- Clarify values + assess strengths
- Let go of old patterns + create healthier habits
- Lead confidently + maintain work/life balance
- Strengthen relationships + build communication skills
- Hone personal brand + executive presence
- Maximize engagement at work + adopt a positive mindset
- Define mission and vision + uncover purpose
- Gain clarity of direction + navigate change
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