MICHELLE COURTNEY BERRY, CEO      LIFE & SUCCESS COACH

MICHELLE COURTNEY BERRY, CEO      LIFE & SUCCESS COACH

Speaking. Training. Coaching. Facilitation. 

MICHELLE'S PRESENTATION TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Motivation & Movement – The key to bolstering profits and morale
  • Positive Living – Michelle's "15 second rule" and other ways to stamp out negativity
  • Happiness at Work – How to make happiness a habit to reduce stress
  • Sleep – Why sleep your greatest link to success, health
  • Gratitude – How building gratitude into your daily life reaps wealth and health
  • Abundance – How to re-wire your brain for abundant, positive living
  • Calm – The key to "Zentrifying" your life in five easy, MINDFUL ways
  • Anxiety and depression – How to heal trauma naturally and effectively

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COACHING & MENTORING

Compassionate coaching, combined with laser-focused, mentoring are powerful and dynamic approaches that I draw upon daily. My systematic, patient, and mindful approach has helped hundreds of individuals and teams eliminate barriers that stand between them and achieving the life of their dreams. When used effectively, both can help you bolster morale, confidence and leadership skills while also fortifying all levels of your communication (interpersonal and personal). When used effectively, mentoring and coaching yield a powerful 300% ROI in your company's wellness portfolio.  As a qualified coach and mentor for over 10 years, I provide a professional executive coaching and mentoring practice for chief executives, entrepreneurs and other team leaders in both the public and private sectors. 

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TRAINING

I provide in house training design and delivery for organizations, businesses and industries. This can be a one-off workshop or or it can be a more comprehensively developed program for your team, department, or retreat engagement. Although I have several programs and packages, all are custom-tailored to reinforce your mission and overall program objectives. With over 20 years of experience in brand management, risk communication, health and wellness, as well as dealing with conflict and challenging situations, I have broad, global experience in helping groups and teams of any size reduce tension, build self-awareness and manage change, particularly as it relates to personal, professional and inter-generational challenges. 

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FACILITATION

When groups or teams desire to make changes or fundamental "upgrade" to how they do business, I'm deeply experienced in helping them get from "point A to point B." Whether it's creating a new strategy or plan, a retreat or Board meeting, a committee needing to build capacity or any group that just requires some good thinking on how to reduce conflict, I am here to help. I find that facilitation works best by building trust and collegiality at the start between the members. Whether it's through a group exercise, or us all huddled around the same document or whiteboard, what matters most is that we take your good ideas, generate new ones and come to one accord as to how you plan to proceed, work, live and play together, moving forward.  Rather than discouraging discomfort, we'll encourage it as a sign of true growth and understanding! 

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"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. 

"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. 

"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. 

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. 

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. 

"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.