Stress of any kind can quickly become overwhelming, gripping our attention and inhibiting our ability to act strategically, and non-emotionally. Stress also plays a huge role in how others perceive us, i.e. whether we come across as genuine, transparent and trustworthy.
Stress is scientifically defined as a "perceived threat" or a "perception of demand being over capacity". Because stress restricts the blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, it makes it nearly impossible to regulate our emotions, gain creative insights, and make good decisions (all processes that happen in the prefrontal cortex) when we are stressed.
Empirical evidence proves that reduced stress results in improved performance, better decisions and improved outcomes. Science also suggests that reduced stress is associated with trustworthiness, sincerity and optimism.
Bottom-line, you can take back control and dramatically improve your outcome.
Use science to access, predict and improve your outcome
Mitigating your anxiety and emotional reactivity will improve your credibility, trustworthiness and genuineness in depositions, CFI interviews, and during cross examination.
Simple mistakes have profound costs.
Take the guesswork out of complex litigation. Family law issues including crisis-management, control issues, abuse, child-related issues all require a high-level of preparation.
Communication can make or break your case.
Harvard-trained in Neuroscience, ICF master executive coach
Diplomat with The American Institute of Stress, with 15 years extensive experience in divorce and family law issues.
Ms. Anne has developed extensive science-based frameworks to get clients up to speed quickly to traverse the challenges and emotional rollercoasters of a divorce. Her skill set, particularly with neuroscience, is drawn upon regularly in situations of equity distribution and child-related issues.
Respected by judges for her integrity, Michelle has been called a secret weapon by council.
Michelle was a client and pretty quickly, became a friend. During a very stressful time in her life, I often found her helping me (when it should have been the other way around). She would sense the stress in my voice as I was preparing for a trial, deposition or working with frustrating opposing counsel/clients. Following just a few simple tips, I could feel myself relax and felt empowered. My perspective changed and the outcome improved! Michelle is very talented and her services have impacted my success in several cases. As an attorney, I feel her coaching has made an genuine impact and is perfect to assist in the legal industry. Stress reduction techniques and emotional intelligence skills, like reading the defense, that we all need, but do not readily apply in our daily lives. Cheryl Smith, Attorney
Michelle is a wonderful stress management coach! She has an amazing ability to get an entire room to stop, calm, and actually feel their stress reduce. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone or any law firm looking to manage their individual or client stress during legal conflict and during the current difficult times. Catherine Reynolds, Attorney
City and County of Denver
I thoroughly recommended Michelle, she is dedicated to her work and is thoroughly prepared when giving her presentations. She is honest and trustworthy, and a very articulate executive coach. Honorable Gary M. Jackson
The first time I took a class with Michelle, not only did I emerge with the tools I needed for a more productive and less stressful life but it carried over into my organization. I was so moved by this experience that I wanted to take another day of even more intense coaching with her. I have taken so many courses on Dealing with Difficult People, Conflict Resolution, Stress reduction, and resiliency, but nothing comes even close to the benefit that I received working with Michelle. The change that I underwent has made me healthier, happier and a more productive. My team notices it, my husband sees it, and I definitely feel it. Michelle has a very unique approach, a high level of integrity and knowledge, and is very compassionate. I immediately resonated with her teaching style and her calm energy. Christine Farris, Assistant, Paralegal