TALKS AND KEYNOTES
Michelle has delivered over 3,500 content-rich talks, keynotes, and training experiences since 1990.
Years IN THE GAME
Michelle has been a certified trainer, speaker, meditation leader, and a Usui Reiki Master and Karuna Reiki® Master for over 20 years. (Reiki is a form of Japanese healing rooted in ancient teachings modernized for the West).
From speaking to training to coaching and performing, Michelle has impacted thousands of audiences from around the world.
From high-profile international and national companies and non-profits to local organizations, Michelle serves her clients as a certified health and wellness coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, keynote speaker, and business consultant. She developed her tireless work ethic at Cornell University, where she was recently awarded an Inaugural Achievement Award for excellence in career, community service, and the arts.
Michelle Courtney Berry is certified and trained NLP Master Coach and Practitioner for Health and Wellness as well as an author, speaker, trainer, coach, actor, performing artist, poet, and nature lover who helps improve the quality of people’s lives by helping them manage stress, time, conflict, and competing priorities. The Founder and CEO of Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC and the Founding Director of America Rises, Inc., Michelle is an intrepid orator, a two-time TEDx speaker, an internationally-recognized meditation teacher, an internationally-certified stress reduction expert, a certified health and wellness coach, and an internationally-certified Reiki Master Teacher. She has also opened for The Dalai Lama, Howard Zinn, and Dr. Maya Angelou. She is also an expert on commongenius. Common Genius was voted by Forbes as one of the top 20 American startups.
"Absolutely love this woman...she is the truth and the real deal. She's an amazing life force, coach and retreat leader. She really understands my business and has supported me in my growth at every turn. Michelle is awesomely beautiful inside and out!"
Elbonee La’Trece Stevenson, Entrepreneur, Lead Singer
"Michelle is a truly gifted coach and amazing speaker. She helped me unlock my own potential, not by teaching me, not by giving me something that wasn't already inside myself, but having faith in me and showing me how to transform my life. I'm a product of her teachings."
Svante Myrick, Mayor, City of Ithaca
"As a classic 'Type A' executive, I've found working with Michelle absolutely transformative on every level. I've learned to meditate. I've discovered true balance. Michelle has been a remarkable coach, intuitive healer and steadfast confidant."
Richard A. Bitner, CEO, Dallas, Texas
"Michelle, your reiki session and meditation transitioned me from a place of many blockages and great discomfort, to a place of energized vitality and overall wellness. I can't thank you enough for your gifts. I was able to continue on my path without discomfort and pain."
Morgan Daniels, Global Traveler, San Diego, CA
"You've changed my life forever. I missed your voice today in my morning meditation back at home, but was able to channel the way you made me feel that morning at our retreat. You have a way to connect people to the Divine and I hope you feel how special you are!"
Priyanka Halli, MD, Psychiatrist, Vancouver, British Columbia
"Thank you for your presence and the gifts you shared. Love always wins!"
Patrick Tyrance, Jr. MD, Harvard University Medical School
"You rock, Michelle Courtney Berry! I loved meditating this morning with you.Thank you for sharing your healing energy, beautiful soul. Big love to you and your nurturing spirit. I am enriched by your presence!"
Jennifer Santos Madriaga, Spiritual Healer, Durham, NC
"Graced with a sense of humor, artistic sensibility and limitless talent, alumna Michelle Courtney Berry has been an area legislator, entrepreneur, journalist, teacher, consultant, performer and poet."
Cornell University Employee Newsletter
"Michelle, you intuitively sensed my pain and discomfort and after a few moments, your reiki energy released me from the painful place I had been in. Thank you! "
Rocío (Rose) Gomez, University of San Diego, California
"Michelle thank you for sharing from such an authentic place. I am super blessed to have you as my 'amiga' and so looking forward for the expansion of the relationship. You are a bright light, keep shining."
Daphne Clarke-Hudson, CEO, New Milford, CT
"Your poem to civil rights icon Dorothy Cotton and your recitation reached heights of emotion that moved everyone at the State Theatre to their feet. My heart jumped in my chest."
Joan Spielholz, Human Rights Activist
"Michelle Berry was a dynamic instructor at Cornell University. She designed and executed an innovative, creative program in Communication. I would describe her as an excellent presenter who relates well with her students."
ABBY ELLER, Former Director, Cornell Summer College
"I consistently enjoyed working with Michelle in her capacity as an Alderperson with the City of Ithaca. She was professional, insightful, most definitely a hard worker and fun to interact with. I recommend her highly."
MIKE KOPLINKA-LOEHR, Former Chair, Tompkins County Legislature
"I've had many opportunities to observe and experience Michelle's excellent work. Michelle is unparalleled when it comes to the quality of her work, customer focus and reaching her goals. Michelle is easy to work with, yet possesses high standards, and a clear vision designed to bring people together and ensure everyone is heard."
KEN HARRIS, Former Practice Administrator, Guthrie Clinic
"You have an extraordinary talent with words. Like Maya Angelou, your words on the page are beautiful, surpassed only by hearing them spoken by your voice."
ANGELA NOBLE-GRANGE, Sr Lecturer/ Consultant, Cornell Business School
"We had Michelle Courtney Berry to Alfred University to speak about "Super Women," owning and cherishing your own life, dismantling expectations and finding joy. Our students LOVED her!"
JULIA OVERTON-HEALY, Director, Women's Leadership Center, Alfred University
"I was extremely moved by your meditation. Thank you Michelle!"
LYNN MORROW, Photographer, Portland, Oregon
"Michelle, incredible moments you beautifully put it into words during our group meditation. Thank you. You are a gift!"
PUJA DEEPANJALI SAPKOTA, The Global Fund, Geneva, Switzerland
"Michelle! Your meditation was phenomenal, thank you SO much!"
VIDETTE MACK VANDERWEIDE, CEO, I Am Soul Mama, Laguna Niguel, California
"Thank you for the gift of your presence and your amazing meditation! Love to you!"
TEE MING OOI,CEO, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
"Thank you for being a part of the first ever TEDxIthaca College! Your passion, drive, and creativity were infectious and we were honored to have you as one of our wonderful speakers! We appreciated your commitment to the event”
TEDX ITHACA COLLEGE: The Organizers
"Your one-woman play, Labor, is the funniest play I have ever seen Thank for your gifts. They are blessings for our community."
CAL WALKER, Immediate Past Exec. Director of The Village
"As a member of my team, Michelle possessed solid communication skills and interacted very well with diverse constituencies. She had a positive attitude about her position and its responsibilities. Most importantly she enjoyed working with people."
RICHARD A. BUCCI, Former Mayor, City of Binghamton
"What comes through the most in Michelle's speaking is her passion for everything she does, which translates into an infectious enthusiasm that others cannot help but share. When she speaks on any topic, you experience it with her in a tangible way that transcends any and all boundaries."
ALAN J. COHEN, Former Mayor, City of Ithaca
"My experiences with Michelle at Ithaca College were exceptional. She worked tirelessly with our students. She was a task-master in setting high expectations for them which is critical to success not only in teaching but also as a public servant. I was very impressed with her range and depth."
DR. WENMOUTH WILLIAMS, Former Department Chair, Park School of Communications at Ithaca College
"Thank you Michelle, your meditation took me to amazing places of peace where water was flowing and children were playing."
SANDRA RUBIO, CEO/Imix Consulting, Bogota, Columbia
"God, this lady is brilliant...Seldom do I see more cogent, humanist/trans-humanist, PRACTICAL philosophy espoused by a single individual, and ALWAYS in the name of love and greater understanding of ourselves, and our world."
SCOTT DOUGLAS ARTHUR WAGES, Sales Leader/ Biotech Major
"Michelle, thank you for your terrific presentation at our fall Human Resources Community meeting! You are very engaging and I know the group appreciated your humor and your great advice."
MARY GEORGE OPPERMAN, VP of Human Resources, Cornell University
"Michelle is funny, genuine, accessible, and knows her stuff. She has a clear game plan to dramatically improve your life - in as little as seven days. Book Michelle and you'll be inspired, uplifted, and entertained!"