By combining years of experience as a top Celebrity Makeup Artist and Stylist with her powerful self-esteem tools, Michelle has created a unique process that is transforming women across the globe.
Throughout her career, Michelle’s job was to create the illusion of perfection on camera, and like so many other women, she strived for the same illusion of perfection in her personal life. However, she found no matter how hard she tried, it was unattainable. After a difficult divorce, Michelle found herself devastated financially, raising her kids on welfare and searching for answers.
Disillusioned with the world of beauty and the pursuit of perfection, she saw this same struggle in the hearts of women everywhere, including her celebrity clientele. They were trying to cover up their feelings of inadequacy with external fixes like new haircuts, makeovers and fashions, and when that didn’t fill the void, many turned to plastic surgery, dangerous diets, anti-depressants and sleeping pills. She said, “Enough!”
Michelle created an eight-step process that has transformed thousands of women. By using her Beauty Blueprint, women can learn how to identify the lie of perfection in their own lives, discover their true beauty, and live it out. Today, Michelle is a bestselling author, national TV and radio host, and top self-esteem coach, offering women the power not just to look amazing, but to be amazing.
In addition to her many years of experience behind the scenes, Michelle is the bestselling author of "The Beauty Blueprint" (Hay House 2011) and is a featured Celebrity Makeup Artist on TV shows and networks such as Oxygen Network, We-TV, HGTV, TLC, CW, KCAL-LA, Fox13-Tampa, Daytime, or speaking on the Power of Women Tour and “I Can Do It!” events with inspirational icons Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay. She has also been heard on Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius/XM, Hay House Radio and shows across the globe.
“We are among the first generation of women who have the ability to be or do anything we want. We are stronger and smarter yet we are lost! We are stuck between what we could be and what we think we should be, searching to balance that with our femininity. We are grasping to attain our ideal of beauty that with the belief that if we find the right hairstyle or fit in to the latest fashions, everything else would fall in to place” - a quote from Michelle’s book, The Beauty Blueprint.
Michelle’s path to success was by no means easy; it was full of trials, obstacles, and the unexpected calling to become a teacher and inspirer of others.
As a young girl she dreamed of working as a celebrity makeup artist at a time when it wasn’t considered a “real” career. She followed her dream however and through hard work and determination she eventually went on to work with major networks and stars of film, TV, and music such as: NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Katie Couric, Deborah Norville, Colbie Caillat, Jeff Foxworthy, Doris Roberts, and many more.
Along the way she was asked to move in front of the camera as the beauty and style correspondent on a CBS Station. In addition to the latest makeup tips, Michelle chose to cover stories about women who were making a difference in their community, opening her eyes to a whole new kind of beauty. Around this time she encountered a life coaching program that would forever alter her life’s path.
The lessons of strength and examples of courage she was experiencing from stars both in and out of the spotlight, combined with the tools she was learning from life coaching, created an awakening in Michelle. That awakening led her to make the connection between inner strength and outer beauty. Her path to teaching this connection to others however would be met with her greatest obstacle. After enduring a difficult divorce she would find herself a financially devastated single mother of 3 living on credit cards, eventually turning to food stamps to feed her kids.
It was during this darkest time that Michelle discovered her true beauty; rebuilding her life according to her values, passions, and dreams.
Today she coaches women around the world with a guiding purpose; to bring out the very best in us all by providing tools for self-improvement that lead to a life that has meaning, purpose, and radiate outward a beauty that can not be outmatched.
Michelle’s biggest blessing is her amazing husband and her blended family of 5 children. It is her hope that they too will give back to the world and learn to live a life based on integrity, core values, with a sense of purpose and passion in everything they do.