What I do…
I’m always excited to offer workshops, talks, retreats, and mind-blowing keynotes to corporate, non-profit, community and volunteer organizations. Core Values:
Compassionate Commitment * Courageous Risk-Taking * A Spirit of Adventure * Integrity * Innovation * Creativity * Inclusion * Humor * Service * Respect for Humans, Animals, & The Environment
Michelle Courtney Berry, MPS, CISD, RMT is a certified coach, trainer, internationally-praised meditation teacher, outdoor enthusiast, and experienced educator. She has been leading, organizing, promoting, and participating in meditative excursions (both indoor and outdoor) for decades. She believes, as do many leading scientists and health experts, that being out in nature is one of the best ways to stay fit and be well physically, mentally, emotionally, and at the cellular level. Find out how to join one of her mind, body, and spiritual excursions today!
Michelle Courtney Berry is an author, keynote 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/CEO of Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC and the Founder of America Rises, Inc., Michelle is an intrepid orator, a two-time TEDx speaker, an internationally-recognized meditation teacher, internationally-certified stress reduction expert, health and wellness coach, and a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. She has also opened for The Dalai Lama, Howard Zinn, and Dr. Maya Angelou.
Join Michelle at SXSW 2019 for her talk: “Mindful Self-Care as an Antidote to Burnout at Work.” Over a million people miss work daily due to burnout and unmitigated stress. Through facilitator-led conversation, group participation, and hands-on demonstrations, this session explores how mindfulness-based self-care can be an antidote to burnout.
“Many visionary leaders, despite their best efforts, are held back by low energy and high-stress levels. We help people get back to peak performance by helping them mindfully reduce stress and in turn, restore their health.” Michelle Courtney Berry, Founder/CEO - Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC
Mission: We help overworked visionaries lead healthier, happier lives through developing a regular practice of mindful self-care. We eagerly partner with the brightest minds in the wellness industry to create collaborative cultures of preventive health care to interrupt the cycle of unmitigated stress that leads to skyrocketing health care costs.
Vision: We will shift the unacceptable incidences of burnout at work by empowering workers to take one, mindful step each day to improve their health and wellness. By advancing the cause of mindful self-care, we will substantially decrease health care costs and thus create healthier, happier workplaces and communities in the State of New York in less than one generation.
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 Japanese healing arts practitioner for over 20 years.
From speaking to performing, Michelle has impacted thousands of audiences from around the world.
Official bio of Michelle Courtney Berry
Michelle Courtney Berry is an author, speaker, trainer, coach, actor, performing artist, poet, and nature lover who helps improve the quality of people’s lives by assisting them to 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, health and wellness coach, and Reiki Master Teacher. She has also opened for The Dalai Lama, Howard Zinn, and Dr. Maya Angelou.
As a young TV reporter, she covered The White House and Capitol Hill during a US drought while President Ronald Reagan was in office. Michelle went on to use her journalism training to work in community relations, public relations, and crisis communications from some of America’s top colleges and universities, and some of its most significant industries, corporations, and non-profits. Michelle has won numerous community relations, communications marketing, women’s advocacy awards, and business citations, including an “Economic Development Champion” award from Center State CEO and recognition in her region’s “People’s Choice” Awards from the Ithaca Times Readers’ Poll as: “Best New Common Council Member,” “Best Local Legislator,” and “Best Actor/Actress.” She has received awards for Excellence in Career & Service from both her alma maters (Binghamton University and Cornell University).
Michelle has appeared on “Good Morning America," PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, iHeartMedia, in Gannett Newspapers, numerous podcasts, in national TV commercials, print, and Facebook ads representing an international wellness brand, and in Men’s Fitness, in which she was tapped to discuss the communication style of President Donald Trump.
Oprah Winfrey and O-Magazine recognized her work in fundraising for children with parents in the US military during the 10-year celebration of the magazine in New York City. Michelle has received honors from national organizations, including accepting, on behalf of her chapter as its Founding President, “The Top Aspiring Chapter Award” from the National Association for Professional Women (NAPW) President Star Jones.
To date, Michelle has delivered more than 3,500 keynotes, addresses, and inspirational speeches around the world. The Founder of the highly-praised Life Flow Plan ™ coaching system, she holds a graduate degree in Organizational Communication from Cornell University and a dual BA-degree in English, Literature, and Rhetoric and Political Science, from Harpur College at Binghamton University where she minored in Public Affairs Communication and was the Commencement Speaker.
Michelle lives with her family in the “gorges” Finger Lakes Region of New York.
"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!"
RICHARD GALLAGHER, Best-Selling Author & CEO, Point of Contact Group