Your professional partner in change

My odyssey into the world of ADHD began in 1996. Over this short period of time, a surge of research in neuroscience, behavioral interventions, and alternative treatments offer a lifetime of data for the average citizen to sift through. My role is to facilitate change utilizing evidence-informed methods to co-create strategies transforming challenge into opportunity.

My mission is to help people navigate through this new economic reality. To take this time and make it count in meaningful ways. Whether it be your time to go back to school and complete a degree, launch a business (or, keep your business afloat), or begin a journey of career change.

Drawing on combined experiences across private and public sectors has led me to design this programme (CC), free to eligible Manitobans struggling to navigate barriers that are often part of the human package, especially for persons with disabilities.

I remain curious and dedicated to build bridges of understanding and awareness in our communities to advance positive outcomes for those living with ADHD, and specific LDs.

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My learning is endless and enjoyable thanks to the fascinating people I get to work with daily. serving thousands of individuals developing their self awareness, self-management, executive functions and employability skills – a continuum of support at pivotal stages – emerging adults,  post-secondary students, career professionals in transition.

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Education & Background

Credentials & Certifications

Qualified Facilitator of EQi 2.0-EQi360 Leadership, Multi-Health Systems Inc.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Training Company

Strong Interest Inventory Certification, Psychometrics Canada

Associate Coach Certification, ADD Coach Academy. Albany, New York

Registered Permanent Professional Teacher

Continuing Adult Education Certificate, University of Manitoba

Conflict Mediation Certification

Workplace Essential Skills Test Administrator Certification

Restoring Wholeness: Connection Between Neuroscience & Trauma Treatment

Accessibility Plan Training, Government of Manitoba

Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Power of Mindfulness: Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour

Attachment Treatment: Theory and Techniques

Emotion-Focused Therapy: Working with Emotion in Anxiety, Depression and Addictions

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

Professional Grant Writing Certificate

Management Development Program

Conferences

Accommodation Law Conference, Centre for Labour-Management Development 2019-20

World Congress on ADHD from Child to Adult Disorder. Lisbon, Portugal 2019. Vancouver, BC 2017

Return to Work: Mood Matters, Rehabilitation Return to Work Partnership 2019

ADDA National Conference on Adult ADHD
2008-2020

Education

Bachelor of Education, After Degree – Senior Years, University of Winnipeg

Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simmons College

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction, University of Winnipeg

Professional Affiliations

International Coach Federation

ADHD Coaches Organization

ADD Coach Academy

ADDA Professional Membership

Institute of Coaching, IOC McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School affiliate

Psychometrics Canada

Multi-Health Systems Inc.

Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

The World Federation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Manitoba Association of Career Development

What people are saying...

"Working with Michelle has truly helped my son to believe in himself."

Michelle has been instrumental in motivating my son, keeping him on track, and teaching him valuable work and life skills required to secure meaningful employment. Working with Michelle has truly helped my son to believe in himself. Now, he has secured a really good job with an eye on the future.

Susan W., Mother of A Young Adult With ADHD
"Michelle has made a huge difference in my life."

I have come to appreciate the mind-brain-body connection and learning. I am now able to recognize the thought and behavior patterns that were holding me back from learning new things. I now approach new challenges with more confidence and persistence than ever before. My reading, writing and comfort level with technology has greatly improved.

Mid-career Adult in Return-to-work Training
"You could reach a potential that you aren’t even considering a possibility right now"

When I began meeting with Michelle, I was very skeptical; I believed I was above needing help and that if I wanted to be more successful, I should just work harder. A year has passed since then and I am more productive than I could have ever imagined. Michelle didn’t just give me a list of things that I should change, she got to know me and worked with me to help find strategies that were tailored to my strengths and weaknesses. This kind of highly personalized process was exactly what I needed. I strongly recommend seeing Michelle.

Brian, Law Student
"The result in working with Michelle is building confidence and learning to live again"

I have learned many new techniques for directing my attention on how to work with prioritizing multiple projects and staff that work well for me. I am no longer in a state of emotional overwhelm. The result in working with Michelle is building confidence and learning to live again … using my ADHD traits as an asset rather than a crutch.

David, Mechanical Engineer
"This program is gold"

You’ll have to experience this for yourself. All I can say is that this program is gold, do it and don’t be guarded. You get what you put into it. Good luck and enjoy it.

Miles K., recent graduate
"Working with Michelle is a game changer."

I no longer experience hesitation, in the past I would hesitate about everything, I felt like I could never get anywhere or get anything done that would move me ahead in my business and my life. Michelle inspired me to take on the work to shift my beliefs and behaviors. As a result of this work, I have increased self awareness and tools to make good choices and to move forward I am enjoying running my business and creating a stable future for my family.

Eric - Business Owner