"One small step, one giant leap for wellness..."
I believe that uncovering stress you may not even realize you are experiencing, is the first step to freedom. I help overscheduled, visionary leaders who want to save the world, make the time to actually save themselves from a lifetime of duress and overwhelm. By doing small things each day, I help you get unstuck and released from the pattern of being “overwhelmed” so you can press reset and start practicing a life of self-healing and self-care.
My stress reduction techniques are simple to learn, easy-to-learn and replicate and can be used over the course of a lifetime. Even the smallest of steps, can create GIANT LEAPS forward in your total wellness.
I reinforce these lessons through my registered trademarked program “Working Well, one day at a time® that's designed to help you see how the ripple from one small step can create a lifetime of health, wealth, and happiness.
xo - Michelle
Michelle Courtney Berry, CEO of Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC
Michelle is a high-energy, humorous and engaging, collaborative speaker, hiking leader and trainer with a unique ability to help enable you to TRANSFORM your teams today, rather than just providing the information you probably already know about stress and wellness. Recognized as "one of the 9 meditation teachers to follow," Michelle has taught meditation and other stress reduction techniques for leading Ivy-League universities and for companies such as Gannett Newspapers and IBM (of the Fortune 500) to global business leaders and famous athletes and leading non-profits, such as The United Way, among others.
Over the past 20 years, Michelle and her team have worked with some of the world's most progressive entrepreneurs, leaders and visionaries in business, industry, defense, government, education, hospitality, transportation and health care. Since 1990, she's worked with thousands of audiences around the world, devoting her life to helping leaders and other visionaries and teams heal from unmitigated stress so they can lead happier lives and enjoy authentic work-life integration. As an award-winning entrepreneur, meditation teacher, author, frequent commentator and a leader of a popular Finger Lakes hiking/fitness group with more than 350 members, Michelle has also been featured on PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, Men’s Fitness and more.
Michelle has also walked on fire, climbed one of the highest peaks in the Adirondacks, sung and told stories in a remote village in Africa, appeared on “Good Morning America,” and received praised from Oprah Winfrey for her work raising funds for children of US veterans. Michelle has opened for and shared stages and praise from such international icons as The Dalai Lama, Mos Def, Howard Zinn and Dr. Maya Angelou.
Her riveting, inspiring, insightful and inspirational talks and keen facilitation style far and wide, to audiences from around the globe at conferences, workplaces and locales from USA, Mexico, Canada and Africa. Michelle is also an internationally-certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Reiki Master Teacher and expert group conflict negotiator.
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. Michelle also holds dual-BA degree in English, Literature, and Rhetoric and Political Science from Binghamton University's Harpur College, where she was a Presidential Scholar, Scripps-Howard Foundation Scholar, and her class Commencement Speaker. Michelle is also a certified *NLP Life Coach for Stress Reduction, an internationally-certified Reiki Master Teacher, and a Certified Critical Incident Stress and Trauma Expert and Group Conflict Negotiatior.
*NLP - (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner)