Certified Resiliency Facilitator
Inspiring Resilient Leadership
Resilient Leadership Money Mastery Transitions
Michelle Atlas is an ICF Certified Coach, a Newfield Certified Coach, a Certified Resiliency Facilitator, and a Sacred Money Archetypes Certified Coach.
With over 25 years of experience working with people navigating the complexities of transition, Michelle empowers people to use life’s changes and challenges, as invaluable opportunities to strengthen their innate resilience, so they can become leaders in their own lives, their businesses, and workplaces.
Her commitment to personal transformation began when she was 13 years old. She became very curious why some friends and family members, when faced with adversity, whether it be in a relationship, at work, or with a health or financial challenge, reacted with resentment and anger, and crystallized in that experience, while others, responded with optimism, reached out for support, and learned meaningful lessons that propelled them forward in life.
Many years later, she became a Vocational Rehabilitation professional, and for 18 years, coached people who were transitioning from a medically-focused lifestyle, to mainstream life and work. Michelle treated this as a laboratory, within which her clients and she learned together about the diverse ways that people navigate change. She also served as board member to the Workforce Diversity Network, where in partnership with the Executive Director, she helped to create a world-class organization committed to the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Michelle has been interviewed and quoted extensively on topics relative to diversity in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, and Managing Diversity magazine, and written numerous articles on strengthening resilience, effectively navigating change, and transforming one’s relationship to money and prosperity.
In 2008, when Michelle discovered the resilience work of the late Dr. Al Siebert, in his book The Resiliency Advantage, she found answers to the questions she had been soul-searching to answer since adolescence, regarding why some people survive, and in some cases thrive through challenge and change, and others don’t. Her connection to Al Siebert, led to certification as a Resiliency Facilitator.
Invitations to teach Resilient Leadership seminars to a cross-section of top level government leaders as adjunct faculty, at retreat sites throughout the US, such as the Eastern Management Development Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the Western Management Development Center in Denver, Colorado, and the and the Federal Executive Institute, in Charlottesville, Virginia, along with individual organizations such as the FDA and the Department of the Interior, and several others, soon followed. Michelle has also facilitated Resilient Leadership work for several not-for-profit organizations, community colleges and large corporations. She now certifies others in the work of Al Siebert for the international Al Siebert Resiliency Center.
Michelle’s resilience coaching and training has evolved to include current scientific research and findings on the neuroscience of resilience. She continues to experience great satisfaction helping leaders strengthen their personal resilience and learn practices to cultivate resilient teams. She also has always been passionate about doing transformational coaching with individuals, and runs a thriving one-on-one, and small-group coaching practice.
The coaching and training that Michelle provides through her company, Trust Change, is a blend of the best of her expertise on strengthening resilience, transforming life’s greatest challenges into life’s greatest treasures and cultivating an empowered relationship to prosperity.
Michelle comes equipped with a huge transformational toolbox, to help you take tangible, life-changing steps to magnetize success in your business/career, relationships and financial future. Skillful coaching is the most effective tool she knows of to unlock the prison of past conditioning and catapult one into the realm of new possibilities. She knows, because she lives everything she offers.
- "Thanks for a fantastic presentation. You’ve increased my resilience quotient on a scale of 1-10 up to NINE!"
~ Steve Jarose, Executive Director, National Coalition Building Institute, Rochester New York
- "Really appreciate the facilitator’s expertise, sensitive approach to sharing information and responding to participants! Thank you for the effort on this!"
~ US Federal Government Leader
- "Great facilitator in the design of the program, presenting material and eliciting proactive conversation among strangers, because you created a safe environment, wow!!"
~ US Federal Government Leader
- "When Michelle questioned my limiting behaviors, I discovered learning blocks and worked past them. Michelle’s coaching techniques not only open my world but enable me to be a better leader. Our conversations forced me to look past the black and white of situations and as a result I see the world in a more open way. I have found value in things I did not before, I work more effectively with others and I’m able to lead in a more effective way."
~ Patricia Maier, Project Consultant, Office of National Health Care Reform, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan