Michelle Courtney Berry is a self-healing expert, certified NLP* Life and Success Coach, an internationally certified critical incident stress expert, an internationally certified Reiki Master Teacher, a highly-sought after speaker, and an award-winning fundraiser recognized by Oprah Winfrey. The author of numerous books on healing, creativity, business and wellness, Michelle lectures as a guest expert in her field at prestigious colleges and universities around the nation.  A frequent guest of radio, TV, telesummits and podcasts, Michelle has been featured on "Good Morning America," on several nationally-affiliated talk shows and she's been interviewed by famous women entrepreneurs such as Angelique Rewers, Shanda Sumpter, Cheryl Douglas, Emily Utter, and Amy Ramsey among others.  She has also shared stages with and received praise from The Dalai Lama and Maya Angelou.

An award-winning entrepreneur herself, Michelle is also a riveting speaker, transformative trainer, nationally-recognized meditation teacher and women and children's advocate who specializes in helping high-performing executives, athletes, celebrities, mompreneurs and other leaders "hack stress" for their epic success in life, health, wealth and business. 

Born in Manhattan and raised in the Catskill Mountains, Michelle has motivated thousands of audiences around the world about the impact of stress on health, and human happiness. She holds a graduate degree in Health and Risk Communication from Cornell University and has won numerous awards from national organizations in her field of influence. 

*NLP - (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner)


 

 

Open Positions


Brand Management/Marketing Intern

The purpose of this commission-based post is to grow our company's brand (particularly the notoriety of the company CEO) in national and international markets as applicable. This internship is designed to help a talented student (undergraduate or graduate student) further hone their market-ready skills in the following areas:  1) driving growth through the activation of the company and CEO brand in news stories; 2) contribute to brand strategy, team leadership, business analytics, and innovation and 3) working to book gigs and engagements for the company CEO throughout the continental US and abroad. 


JOB ACTIVITIES/DUTIES

* Manage and/or create a portfolio of offerings, digital media kits and other key digital collateral

* Identify and prioritize brand and product opportunities based on consumer trends and customer needs - particularly with news media interface, media relations, Facebook ads, Twitter and more - in fact, you need to know all elements of social media inside and out- because we use them all - but probably not to best effect - that's where YOU come in

* Further develops current brand positioning, advertising, pricing and new product strategies as well as the writing of superb quality news releases and pitch letters

* Manage the development and execution of both long range and annual marketing plans to achieve company objectives, as well as managing all follow-up and execution

* Monitor marketplace demands and recommend actions to accelerate growth in key markets

* Works in tandem with the Design Intern to ensure smooth execution of deliverables

* Effectively manage project timelines and cross functional team meetings to ensure flawless execution and a high degree of confidentiality (confidentiality documents are signed upon being brought into the position)

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Senior-level students in a prestigious undergraduate communications program or talented graduate students looking to expand their portfolios. 

Experience: Minimum of 2 years in marketing management, operations and retail marketing, advertising, sales, trade and consumer promotion, market analysis, market research, budgeting, financial analysis, and strategic and business planning also desired

Required Skills: Critical/analytical/strategic/creative thinking; ability to communicate effectively, organize, and prioritize

JOB COMPLEXITY

Work Structure: Reports to and works closely with the company CEO

Internal: Contact with all functional areas in corporate office and operations facilities to develop systems and plans to drive business. Plan and execute based on an understanding of sales and manufacturing systems, plans and complexities.

External: Primary external contact is with the Customer and third party vendors. Contact with legal counsel on intellectual property and contract issues. Contact with professional peers to stay current on market trends.

 

 


Graphic Design Intern

Like to ensure websites stay up-to-date and designed intelligently? Enjoy crafting witty and out-of-the-box logs and campaigns?  Feel our company could really use a great social media app?

We agree. And we need you. 

For the right person, you will have the opportunity to create lots of designs for your portfolio and you would essentially be taking existing photos (or shooting new ones) and crafting them into intelligent designs. We need PDFs of our training programs that knock the socks off our clients.  You'll have plenty of time to design, learn and get free coffee from Keurig here in the office OR you can do a Gimme!  run and we'll give you some cash so you can get some air and some great coffee. 

Of course, you will need the ability to work well with a small company (there's usually just one of us here full-time and that's the company CEO). You HAVE to have a sense of humor, be well organized, discreet, highly self-motivated and happy to work with limited supervision, regularly. Your communication skills should be stellar, your Adobe Creative Suite abilities should be top-rate and we love anything else you can throw in there like programming, sound editing, film editing and more. 

Your day-to-day includes:

  • Supporting the CEO in expanding her social media and brand identity consistency 
  • Websites, eblasts, mobile apps, social media management 

YOU:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and photoshop 
  • Interested in finding digital solutions for revenue generation
  • Discreet and confidential (you will be expected to sign confidentiality agreements)
  • Self motivated
  • Able to work at our office and on your own. 

This position typically offers either credit hours and/or commission on sales. 

 

Qualifications

  • Senior-level design, marketing or brand management student
  • Stellar, creative and FUN design talents
  • Desire to build market-ready portfolios by working in partnership with the Brand Management Intern 

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"Sometimes an 'outsider' is the best insider to offer perspective."

 

Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. But not all coaches are the same. Not all are certified.  That's why you need a trained, certified coach with deep experience in helping clients around the globe with their toughest challenges.

"Michelle is one of the best coaches I've ever worked with, because she synthesizes information quickly, is an expert communicator and has years of experience offering laser-focused health and wellness coaching of the highest degree. I went from imbalance to balance - building more self-awareness and creating a daily meditation practice for the first time in my life.  I recommend Michelle as an intuitive coach and healer without reservation."                  Richard Bitner, CEO/Entrepreneur, Dallas

 

 
Michelle shares tips on "Zentrifying Your Life" at a conference featuring women from Ebay, small businesses, millennial student leaders and other women leaders from around the nation at a conference held at Michelle's alma mater, Cornell University.

Michelle shares tips on "Zentrifying Your Life" at a conference featuring women from Ebay, small businesses, millennial student leaders and other women leaders from around the nation at a conference held at Michelle's alma mater, Cornell University.

Michelle's annual "Art of Gratitude Retreat", co-sponsored with United Way of Tompkins County and featuring organizations such as Gratitude.org is a big success each year- and allows volunteers, agency directors, community leaders flock to this healing event filled with gratitude and appreciation, in a standing-room-only, filled to capacity event. Find out how we can bring this community-nourishing, coaching event to YOUR city, today! 

Michelle's annual "Art of Gratitude Retreat", co-sponsored with United Way of Tompkins County and featuring organizations such as Gratitude.org is a big success each year- and allows volunteers, agency directors, community leaders flock to this healing event filled with gratitude and appreciation, in a standing-room-only, filled to capacity event. Find out how we can bring this community-nourishing, coaching event to YOUR city, today! 

"Gratitude Ambassadors," like Ann-Marie Adams, Ithaca College's Park School of Communications, help coach others to find gratitude in "every moment," at Michelle's successful "Art of Gratitude," retreat. 

"Gratitude Ambassadors," like Ann-Marie Adams, Ithaca College's Park School of Communications, help coach others to find gratitude in "every moment," at Michelle's successful "Art of Gratitude," retreat. 

Founded by award-winning entrepreneur Michelle Courtney Berry in 1990, while she was completing graduate school at Cornell University, Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC (which "houses" her other business enterprises:  MichelleBerryCoach and Reiki Goddess), her small business enterprise is a respected player with national and international audiences around the world. 

 

Michelle and her team mentor, coach, speak with, support and share positive healing energy, tips, strategies and ideas to help inspire awesome, high-achieving, over-tasked leaders, entrepreneurs and women to make powerful breakthroughs that allow them to: 

* De-stress

* Feel safe sharing their stories

* Act with courage to press "reset" 

...so they can experience real happiness, good sleep, solid nutrition, ultimate fitness and authentic work-life integration."

"The person successful leaders and entrepreneurs turn to when they're stressed, stuck and need a breakthrough that will UP-LEVEL their lives and put them on the path to healing and balance!"  - Danielle Klock

Michelle is also a health journalist and former media and marketing expert trained in energy medicine. She is also an internationally-certified Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and  Usui Reiki Master Teacher in addition to being a certified Life and Success Coach and an internationally-certified critical incident stress de-briefer. 

 

As trendy as meditation has become, we just need to get back to the basics.

 

As an internationally-certified NLP Life Coach, meditation teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and stress reduction expert and group conflict negotiator, Michelle Courtney Berry teaches her clients tips for beginning meditation, which are easy to learn, and provide a lifetime of healing. "It's not about "clearing your mind," but rather, paying attention to your thoughts," says Michelle. 

For nearly 20 years, she's taught meditation to children and adults of all ages, to the incarcerated and to leading global thought leaders, in schools, corporations, on beaches in exotic destinations and top professional athletes, medical professionals, hospitality industry execs and members of the Fortune 500 - all have received her easy-to-learn training and intuitive, energetic Reiki - a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing passed down from generations around the globe.  

READ MORE:   Michelle cited as one of 10 meditation experts by Asaya Mind.

Michelle called one of 9 meditation experts to follow to improved your life by Self-Thrive.

 

 
Michelle with client and friend Lolla Abbas of Mindvalley in Mexico, where Michelle taught meditation to global change agents and entrepreneurs from around the world. 

Michelle with client and friend Lolla Abbas of Mindvalley in Mexico, where Michelle taught meditation to global change agents and entrepreneurs from around the world. 

Michelle in Times Square with coaching and meditation client, Richard Bitner, a fellow Cornell alumni and current CEO in Dallas.  

Michelle in Times Square with coaching and meditation client, Richard Bitner, a fellow Cornell alumni and current CEO in Dallas.

 

Coaching, reiki and meditation client Rob Pannell, also a fellow Cornell alumni pictured with Michelle during the Tewaaraton Foundation award ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Tewaaraton Award (also known as the Heisman Award for Lacrosse) is given annually to the most outstanding American college lacrosse player in the United States. Pannell, a professional LAX player in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the NY Lizards was the 2015 MLL scoring leader, a silver medalist on Team USA, and is commonly considered one of the world's best lacrosse players. 

Coaching, reiki and meditation client Rob Pannell, also a fellow Cornell alumni pictured with Michelle during the Tewaaraton Foundation award ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Tewaaraton Award (also known as the Heisman Award for Lacrosse) is given annually to the most outstanding American college lacrosse player in the United States. Pannell, a professional LAX player in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the NY Lizards was the 2015 MLL scoring leader, a silver medalist on Team USA, and is commonly considered one of the world's best lacrosse players. 

"Getting out in nature with Michelle leads to powerful discoveries and amazing breakthroughs." 

 
"I moved from Manhattan (NYC) when I was in grade school to the world-famous views and vistas in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. It was about two hours north of the City. There, my family and neighbors helped shape and cultivate a lifelong love for the land, nature, environmental preservation, biking, hiking and motorcycling," says Michelle., whose father, a standout high school and college athlete, put his young daughter on a motorcycle at age 10 and said, "go integrate the All-Boys Riding Club. Once you do that, you can do anything." - Michelle Courtney Berry, nature lover, author

Now, a celebrated hiking and fitness leader, Michelle leads weekly hikes, biking adventures, walks and stress reduction talks in the Finger Lakes in her 350-plus member (and growing) Hiking & Fitness Club - http://www.meetup.com/Enough-Already -that blends a variety of ages, professions, nationalities and global perspectives in a club that's long on fun, short on excuses and committed to good land stewardship and social justice.  Michelle practices what she was taught, encouraging members to push past boundaries, listen to nature and learn about the natural world while managing stress and staying fit.

 

 
Annual full-day fall hiking trip for leaders, coaches, executives, activists, doctors, engineers, surgeons, researchers, students and entrepreneurs to Minnewaska State Park in the amazing Hudson Valley that Michelle co-leads with expert climber Chris Moratz of Gardiner, NY.

Annual full-day fall hiking trip for leaders, coaches, executives, activists, doctors, engineers, surgeons, researchers, students and entrepreneurs to Minnewaska State Park in the amazing Hudson Valley that Michelle co-leads with expert climber Chris Moratz of Gardiner, NY.

One of my greatest pleasures is coaching all ages, abilities and people from around the world as they venture into the woods at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, NY off route 89, during one of my many monthly hikes in the "gorges" Finger Lakes Region of upstate NY.

One of my greatest pleasures is coaching all ages, abilities and people from around the world as they venture into the woods at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, NY off route 89, during one of my many monthly hikes in the "gorges" Finger Lakes Region of upstate NY.

My daughter Nina hanging out with one of the amazing newts during migration season. 

My daughter Nina hanging out with one of the amazing newts during migration season. 

"Michelle is more than a speaker, she's a natural-born orator."

 

"Michelle's ability to bring a crowd to attention, to listen, to move people to laughter and tears, to rivet a room, to synthesize an event, to facilitate, to educate audiences on how to reduce stress, increase happiness and grow in leadership and prosperity are all Divinely-inspired and created...

"Hers is a major oratory talent, drawn from years of deep listening and an uncanny ability to CONNECT to any audience of any size, anywhere...add to this that she has opened for and shared stages and praise from the likes of Maya Angelou, Howard Zinn, Dorothy Cotton and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and throw in two popular TEDx talks, and you have an orator of rare abilities and talent." - Participant Reviews,  IBM Corporation

 

 
At a recent keynote at a Country Club, Michelle hands her mother flowers.

At a recent keynote at a Country Club, Michelle hands her mother flowers.

Michelle (middle) appears on the PBS-affiliated show, "Financial Fitness" as an expert on "stress management for generational differences at work" with host Vicki Brackens (left) and leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod.  

Michelle (middle) appears on the PBS-affiliated show, "Financial Fitness" as an expert on "stress management for generational differences at work" with host Vicki Brackens (left) and leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod.  

Blending her signature style of down-to-earth lessons, humor and powerful oration, Michelle has delivered over 3,500 talks/keynotes since 1990.

Blending her signature style of down-to-earth lessons, humor and powerful oration, Michelle has delivered over 3,500 talks/keynotes since 1990.

Michelle personally ensures that audiences have time to reflect, share, respond and of course, laugh. 

Michelle personally ensures that audiences have time to reflect, share, respond and of course, laugh. 

"From original stand-up shows, hilarious performances and stunningly moving one-woman shows like Labor, Mother Land and the upcoming Cancer Land, Michelle helps us dig deeply into both familiar and uncharted lands in our search for love and a sense of universal humanity." - Michele Lesko, Editor, IthacaLit
Winner of the 2014 "People's Choice"  Award for Best Local Actor/Actress (Ithaca Times)
Michelle Courtney Berry roles -  "Mother Land" (playwright - author - part of the Kitchen Theatre Solo Play Festival appearing on the same evening as Ryan Hope Travis - Directed by Rachel Lampert);  Kate in "Good People" (Directed by Rachel Hockett of the Homecoming Players);  Various Roles in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" (Directed by Eliza VanCort and Katie Spallone of Actors Workshop of Ithaca); "Hair Monologue" from The Vagina Monologues (at Cornell University - Directed by Khamila Alebiosu ); "Breathe -The Variety Show" (playwright/author - show Directed by Ross Haarstad of Theatre Incognita); "Labor"  (playwright/author - Directed by Robert Hubbell at the Kitchen Theatre and at the Geneva Performing Arts Festival);  "The Month of Not Speaking" (playwright/author - Directed by Isaac James MacDougal at the Kitchen Theatre); Woman #3 (Cornered in the Dark, Directed by Lenelle Moïse); Clare in "Proof" (Hangar Theatre - Directed by Jaye Austin Williams); and the "Lady in Blue" in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf  (Renaissance Theatre Company). 
 
 

 "Since hanging out with the "experimental theatre crowd" while attending graduate school at Cornell, to moving on to the "slam poetry community" and then to writing plays, comedy sketches, one-woman shows, then staging, writing and directing variety shows and roasts...one thing remains constant - I LOVE to move a crowd, to hear the roaring laughter or palpable silence...and it's a blessing whenever I am able to "break down the third wall" - either in small, intimate theatres, to huge halls, or around a campfire in a remote village in Mozambique in Africa...These experiences are indelibly a part of me and I feel so much gratitude whenever I hit the stage...Michelle Courtney Berry  

 

 
With Kristin Sad (left -and other cast not pictured) - Michelle stars in "Love, Loss and What I Wore," Directed by Eliza VanCort and Katie Spallone.  Staged at The Hangar Theatre. 

With Kristin Sad (left -and other cast not pictured) - Michelle stars in "Love, Loss and What I Wore," Directed by Eliza VanCort and Katie Spallone.  Staged at The Hangar Theatre. 

Michelle in her solo play, "Labor," in a scene detailing her birth story. Written by Michelle Courtney Berry and directed by Robert Anthony Hubbell. World premiere - Kitchen Theatre.

Michelle in her solo play, "Labor," in a scene detailing her birth story. Written by Michelle Courtney Berry and directed by Robert Anthony Hubbell. World premiere - Kitchen Theatre.

Michelle Courtney Berry - Catch her next in the crowd-pleaser             "Mother Land" and the sobering collection of acquired stories known as "Cancer Land" - coming soon.  Photo by Eliza VanCort.

Michelle Courtney Berry - Catch her next in the crowd-pleaser             "Mother Land" and the sobering collection of acquired stories known as "Cancer Land" - coming soon.  Photo by Eliza VanCort.

The Courtney Team

 

Michelle Courtney Berry
Founder, CEO

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Robert Lofthouse
Partner, Operations

Julie Lucas
Customer Engagement Consultant to the CEO

 

Advisors

Anne-Marie Adams
CEO Aquabet - Port Royal, South Carolina

Eldred Harris, JD
Cornell University Law School, Entrepeneur

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Promoter/Booking Agent

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Marketing/Brand Management Intern