ELBONEE LA'TRECE STEVENSON
Entrepreneur, Lead Singer
"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!"
Mayor, City of Ithaca
"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."
RICHARD A. BITNER, CEO, Dallas
"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."
Global Traveler, San Diego CA
"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."
PRIYANKA HALLI, MD
Research Psychiatrist, Vancouver, BC
"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!
PATRICK TYRANCE, JR., MD
Harvard University Medical School
"Thank you for your presence and the gifts you shared. Love always wins!"
JENNIFER SANTOS MADRIAGA
Spiritual Healer, Durham, NC
"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!"
From Cornell's Employee Newsletter
"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."
ROCIO (ROSE) GOMEZ
University of San Diego, California
"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! "
CEO/Founder Marquee Global Coaching & Professional Development, New Milford, CT
"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. I look forward to sharing your book with ot...
CEO and Founder, Sincredible Pastries
"Wonderful! Michelle spent additional time with me, was extremely insightful compassionate and supportive and I'm super excited to: Get er' done!"
Human Rights Activist and Former Member of Ithaca's Common Council
"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."
Former Director, Cornell Summer College
"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."
"I remember walking in the halls headed to the library where there was a special presentation from Michelle Courtney Berry. Like any normal teen (I was at Ithaca High School at the time),I was excited just to be getting out of class.The presentation ...
Former Chair, Tompkins County Legislature
"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. If you or your firm are considering working with her or...
Practice Administrator, Guthrie Clinic
"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, a...
Sr Lecturer/ Consultant, Cornell B-School
"After reading your post, I am reminded of your extraordinary talent with words. The other gift you have is your voice... like Maya Angelou, your words written on a page are beautiful, surpassed only by hearing them spoken by your voice."
Director, Women's Leadership Center, Alfred U.
"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!"
2013 Tewaaraton Award Recipient (#1 Male LAX Player in the US)- Professional Lacrosse Player
"Something in my game was off and I wasn't playing at the level I wanted to. I really enjoyed Michelle's reiki and coaching and had one of my best week of practices of the year with multiple people coming up to me and commenting on me looking really ...
Photographer, Portland, Oregon
"I was extremely moved by your meditation. Thank you Michelle!"
PUJA DEEPANJALI SAPKOTA
The Global Fund, Geneva, Switzerland
"Michelle, incredible moments you beautifully put it into words. Thank you, for you are a gift!"
VIDETTE MACK VANDERWEIDE
CEO, I Am Soul Mama, Laguna Niguel, California
"Michelle! Your meditation was phenomenal and wanted to tell you that! Thank you SO much!!"
TEE MING OOI
CEO, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
"Thank you for the gift of your presence and your amazing meditation! Love to you!"
TEDX ITHACA COLLEGE
"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 and to us as organize...
Immediate Past Exec. Director of The Village
"Your one-woman show and play,"Labor" is the funniest play I have ever seen."
RICHARD A. BUCCI
Former Mayor, City of Binghamton
"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. Sh...
ALAN J. COHEN
Former Mayor, City of Ithaca
"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 t...
DR. WENMOUTH WILLIAMS
Former Department Chair, Park School of Communications at Ithaca College
"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 a...
DANIELLE STRAUSBURG KLOCK
Former Executive Director, Ithaca Festival
"I went to Michelle to get unstuck. What I feel today is serenity, and an absolute absence of anger and fear. I feel at peace- gentle, yet alive. Thank you, Michelle Courtney Berry, for your tremendous care, skill, and beauty. What a gift you are."
"In my first session with Michelle, she intuitively uncovered blockages and stress that I had tucked away, hidden from even myself. Also, when she laid her hands on me to offer me reiki healing energy, the pain in my wrist that I'd had for a long tim...
CEO/Imix Consulting, Bogota, Columbia
"Thank you Michelle, your meditation took me to amazing places of peace where water was flowing and children were playing."
SCOTT DOUGLAS ARTHUR WAGES
Sales Leader/ Biotech Major
"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. Kudos once again, Michelle.
MARY GEORGE OPPERMAN
Vice President of HR, Cornell University
"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."
Best-selling Author and CEO, Point of Contact Group
"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!"
SONYA KROLIK, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Arlington, VA
"Michelle your meditation moved me and pulled me closer to my heart's intentions."
20 Outstanding Women You Should Know
"As a legislator, entrepreneur, journalist, teacher, consultant, performer, poet and friend, Michelle is the epitome of strength, service, and grace. She has the courage to articulate and fight for difficult issues until they're resolved, the ability...
CEO, Be Your Quintessence Now, Kelowna, British Columbia
"Your words were so beautiful and touching. I loved everything you said and completely agree as if said from my own heart. Thank you for your blessed spirit."
Owner, Root and Branches, Acupuncture
"Michelle, I wanted to thank you for the heartfelt Monday evening- it means a lot to me. I came guided by the impulse, like a wind, not much thinking...I hadn't even checked your credentials, didn't go through the description of topics: came actually...
Professor of English, Wells College
"Your reading/performance on Monday night was outstanding. The images and gestures that you created with your words, voice and body will be with me for a long time. I was so moved by your daring, your brilliance and by your passionate humanity. What ...
Entrepreneur and Filmmaker, Los Angeles, CA
"As a Councilperson, Michelle exhibited a keen eye for issues relevant to her district. She exhibited the wisdom, business savvy and foresight to tackle long ranging social, environmental, and economic issues impacting the City as a whole. She worked...
Faculty, Cornell University and Former Chair, Tompkins County Legislature
"Michelle is a powerful, intelligent and inspirational speaker who tailors her message to the audience and keeps results in mind. In terms of performing, her poetry and readings at the Light in Winter Festival and one-woman shows were memorable. She ...
Executive Director, 7th Art Corporation
"Michelle's contribution to the arts and to our community during her tenure as Tompkins County's Poet Laureate cannot be overstated. Through her readings, workshops, and performances, she embodied the vision for the position to integrate poetry into ...
SCOTT DOUGLAS ARTHUR WAGES
Sales Leader/ Biotech Major
"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. Kudos once again, Michelle...