Corporate Wellness & Staff Workshop Testimonials:
“I wish we could start every work day with Michelle. She provided the team with very mindful insights, positive affirmations, and even self-defense tactics. Such and empowering an energizing way to start the day.”
~Cristina Pereira – Branch Manager – Port Moody Community Branch Vancity Credit Union
“Our team here at Vancity was looking forward to Michelle’s session once we heard about Mpower Lives and what she had in store for us. Our time with her far exceeded our expectations, as she had us energized, engaged, calm, and confident – all within the span of 30 minutes. Our self-defense session filled with positive affirmations left us feeling like a group of ninjas! It was a great team building exercise that we recommend other groups to experience since Michelle did such an amazing job!”
~ Jennifer Taylor, Branch Manager. Van-City Community Branch – Port Coquitlam
“Michelle is motivational, supportive and has a very caring attitude. Vancity Maillardville branch came to Michelle for bi-weekly yoga sessions to learn relaxation techniques and manage stress. The staff learned how to breathe, relax, take time for themselves, and nurture their body and spirit. Michelle is a phenomenal yoga instructor and person. With Michelle’s sessions, the staff feel more balanced and happy. It’s been a great way to start off our days! Thank you very much Michelle.
~Patricia Sonier – Branch Manager – Vancity Maillardville Community Branch
“Michelle has facilitated two workshops for the volunteers at Crossroads Hospice. One was for new trainees and the other was a Health and Wellness session for our volunteers during the volunteer appreciation week. I received excellent feedback from everyone who attended and many expressed that it wasn’t long enough.
Her motivation along with a positive and passionate approach to sharing her knowledge and skills in an open and interactive format kept everyone engaged. She is an excellent speaker and presenter bringing lots of humour and enthusiasm to the sessions.
I highly recommend Michelle for any coaching and/or teaching on the topic of behavioral types, understanding communication styles, exploring self-care strategies and identifying personal boundaries.
Michelle was very professional, well-organized and prepared when she arrived for the events and Crossroads Hospice Society benefited from her work with the volunteers. ~Sylvie Jensen – Coordinator Hospice Volunteers
Mpower workshops are engaging, informative and fun! Our team learned valuable safety tips, we laughed and connected in a way we hadn’t before. Michelle has such a warm spirit and passion for her work. You can’t help but love every moment. You are left with a feeling of positivity and power within yourself. You stand a little taller and you smile! I would highly recommend Michelle and we cant wait for her to come back. We wish we could start every day this way! ~Heather McMurtry Access Community Therapists
“We have worked with Michelle twice now as part of management leadership development sessions. I will admit that the group initially expressed some trepidation at having “karate lessons” on the agenda. However, Michelle’s professionalism, focus and sense of humour made the sessions a smash hit! Our groups enjoyed the sessions Michelle facilitated, and I would definitely work with her again. She provides an excellent break from the usual team-building sessions, and effectively ties in important concepts related to mindfulness and confidence. Great stuff!”~Andrew Montgomerie, Director Work Safe BC Health Care & Financial Services
“Michelle has provided our staff with an informative, interactive in-service that we greatly appreciated. She is an engaging speaker who cuts right to the core regarding self care. Her open communication encourages those attending to share and listen with intent. The session moved quickly and kept participants engaged, working both mentally and physically. A surprising outcome of this in-service was a feeling of bonding with our coworkers and collective pride in the work we do. Michelle gave many golden nuggets of advice and several practical skills. She left us wanting more and we look forward to having her back again in the near future” ~ Kim Cox, Physiotherapist and Wellness Committee Member for FVCDC.
“When your colleagues go out of their way to thank the training organizer for the amazing, unique, and fun session put on by Michelle, a recommendation is absolutely a must! Michelle empowered our group in some easy to use self defence techniques, along side teaching the importance and techniques of stress relief, to assist and empower leadership and benefit all whom get the pleasure of being taught by the positive and great energy vibes Michelle possesses! ” Sarah Simpson Brynes – JCI National Training Director – Vancouver Conference
“I have got to know Michelle better during 2016 when she started to take classes in my karate dojo. Before that I attended the “Fit for Defense” course that she was co-teaching with another instructor. Michelle is a powerful speaker and motivator. She is very committed to her vision which is empowering individuals through respect, honesty, trust and compassion. She has been working hard to achieve her goals by helping others. Michelle teaches with inspiration and open heart. She is fun and loving and even though she is a very strong woman due to her karate training; she has her gentle way of teaching that is very effective when working with her students of all ages and genders. Michelle is an excellent educator and powerful communicator. She understands what it takes to work with people and she is there to help. ~Ali Najafi – KimNik Shotokan Karate Academy; BC ” 7th Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate – Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Psychotherapist.