About us

Mission Statement:

To focus on shifting the ‘bullying culture’ and mental health awareness through educating and inspiring children, youth, adults and seniors to feel confident, valued and responsible in our world today.

 

Our Goals:

To educate individuals with the tools and skills for lasting change in their personal, professional, organizational and community environments.

To be positive role models for inspiration, motivation, and support.

To offer community resources to support individuals with change.

To collaborate with businesses, non-for profits, and other agencies who are aligned with our companies values and strengths.

To use alternative holistic methods such as martial arts, yoga, dancing singing, acting and qigong to connect the body, mind and spirit through physical activities, mindfulness and self-regulation strategies.

To shift the paradigm of the ‘bully culture’ to a place of ‘true mpowerment’.

Our Values:

Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Compassion, Trust, and Safety

 

Our Vision:

To build individuals, organizations and companies through mpowerment, safety, and connection.

 

Our curriculum

Our curriculum is cohesive to the new BC Curriculum Core Competencies concentrating on personal awareness and responsibility, positive personal, cultural identity, social responsibility, social and emotional learning and resiliency skills.

Bio

Michelle Tremblay,  founder of MPowerLives, is highly recognized as a powerful speaker, great motivator and compassionate leader. She is dedicated, committed and inspired to mpower change that offers each individual the awareness to live fully and acknowledge their own true power.  She is a passionate martial artist, health and fitness advocate, and a pioneer in the shift of our human growth and potential.

Her strengths are to maximize talent in people by focusing on transforming personal and group excellence, inspiring future visions for herself and others, working hard to achieve goals, and being strategically supportive to alternative ways to do what works best and most efficient in our changing times.

Michelle is creative, fun-loving, heart driven and teaches with inspiration, humour, and personal stories

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in mentoring, training, coaching, speaking and teaching through various elementary, middle, high school, and college locations,  non-for profit agencies, employment counselling and facilitation through private government contracts, JCI Okanagan, JCI International, Junior Achieve International, and Corporate Businesses. Michelle is a certified 2nd Degree Black Belt.

  • 2003- Shodan – Certified 1st Degree Black Belt – International Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation – Dr.Tsuyoshi Chitose
  • 2005 – Effective Speaking Champion – JCI Okanagan
  • 2005 -Vice President – JCI Okanagan
  • 2005 – JCI Effective Speaking Training Certification
  • 2005 – Fit 4 Defense – Instructor Certification
  • 2006 – NCCP Level 1 – 2
  • 2006 – National SPOKE Award – JCI Okanagan
  • 2006 – Best Community Development Project – JCI Okanagan
  • 2006 – JCI National Chair Effective Speaking Program
  • 2006 – Ni- Dan – Certified 2nd Degree Black Belt – International Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation – Dr. Tsuyoshi Chitose
  • 2007 – Fellowship Award of JCI Canada
  • 2007 – 2015 Instructor/Training – Fitness – Self- Defense – Life Skills – City of Kelowna
  • 2009 – Certified Life Coach Practitioner – Canadian Coaches Federation
  • 2010 – Provincial Instructors Diploma – VCC
  • 2010 – 2014 Fit 4 Defense – Master Trainer Certification
  • 2016 – Self-Regulation – Introduction Certification – Dominion Learning Institute of Canada
  • 2016 – Yoga for a Healthier Lifestyle & Yoga for Flexibility & Strength – Allison Online Institute
  • 2010 – 2015 – Okanagan College Instructor (Summer Camps, Continuing Studies & ESA/Management & MMS Contracts)
  • 2012 – Project Trainer/Mentor – Crimestoppers/Tree of Hope – Fit 4 Defense Youth Initiative Project
  • 2013 – NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop
  • 2013 – Nominee – “Kelowna’s Most Favorite Female Athlete”
  • 2014 – Effective Speaking Coach – JCI Okanagan
  • 2015 -Volunteer Orientation – Child Protection Course – YMCA of Okanagan
  • 2015 -The Unmaking and Making of a Bully & Anxiety in our Youth Today Courses – Dr. Neufeld
  • 2014 – Effective Speaking Coach – JCI Okanagan
  • 2015 – Volunteer Orientation – Child Protection Course – YMCA of Okanagan
  • 2016 – Self Massage Tennis Ball Course – Udemy
  • 2016 – 2019 Soroptimist Tri-Cities Member
  • 2016 – 2019 Volunteer & Director “IamSomeone” Organization
  • 2016 – Self-Employment 48 week Business Program Certification – Douglas College
  • 2016 – 2019 Soroptimist Tri-Cities Member
  • 2016 – 2019 Volunteer & Director “IamSomeone” Organization
  • 2016 – Boy Smarts Workshop – Barry McDonald – Langley Child Care Resource
  • 2017 – current Partnership – Do what U Luv Foundation & School District #43
  • 2017 – 2019 Board of Director – IamSomeone Organization
  • 2017 – 2018 Nomination – Best Community Impact – Annual Small Business BC Awards
  • 2018 – Finalist Douglas College “Entrepreneur of the Year Awards” – Service Category
  • 2018 – Compassion Fatigue Early Years Professional Development Centre – Dominion Learning Inst.
  • 2018 – 2020 Tri-Cities Chamber Member
  • 2018 – 2020 Tri-Cities Toastmasters Member
  • 2020 – Tri-Cities Chamber Ambassador
  • 2018 – Tri-Cities Finalist Women of Influence Awards – Extraordinary Leader
  • 2018 – Business Excellence Awards – Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • 2019 – Commendation – Port Moody Police Department – True2U Event
  • 2023 – 2026 Emergency First Aid & CPR /AED Level C – Red Cross
  • 2020 – Building Student Resiliency & Social & Emotional Independence Workshop – Dr. Emi Garzitto – Creative Edge Consulting Inc.
  • 2021 – Get Unstuck & Empowered with Emotional Intelligence Certificate – Dr. Carolyn Stern
  • 2021 – 2022 Canucks Autism Network Virtual Training Workshop – MoreSports BC
  • 2022 – Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certificate – Ages 2 – 17 – Peaceful Babes – Udemy
  • 2022 – Yoga for kids with anxiety – Peaceful Babe – Udemy
  • 2022 – Stay in the Game – Respect for Sport – MoreSports BC
  • 2021/22 – Finalist Tri-Cities Resiliency Business Excellence Award – Tri-Cities Chamber
  • 2022 – Yoga Teacher Training Certificate – Chris Workfolk – Udemy
  • 2016 –  2024 Sport Insurance Policy
  • 2016 – 2024 Tri-Cities Business License
  • 2023 – 2028 completed criminal record check