Clients have included people in the arts, government, corporations, and nonprofits; entrepreneurs, coaches, facilitators, educators, consultants, leaders, influencers, therapists, trainers, healers, artists, people in transition, and others. They have in common the desire for a deeper level of meaning, creativity, and passion expressed within their work. It requires a commitment to greater depth, growth, and change, and a willingness to let go of limiting beliefs and step into their expansive self.
Michelle helped me learn to embrace the gift in the unknown. She taught me how to turn to my own creative source for answers. and how to find my inner advocate, the voice inside of me that advocates for my heart, hopes, and dreams. Michelle’s guidance helped mold the person I am today, and the success of my business.
Chief Love Amplifier, HeartStories.com
Michelle's process helped me uncover issues that were blocking my productivity and the emotional baggage behind them. I've developed successful new products and services as a result of our work together, and refer others to her because I know that she will do a masterful job of helping them draw out their best ideas and most creative self.
The Executive Happiness Coach
Michelle has a true genius when it comes to facilitating creative emergence out of anyone. She was instrumental in the early years of my business 15 years ago, and continues to be a cherished friend and colleague. More creativity, innovation, collaboration - if those are your goals, talk to Michelle.
Michelle is my secret weapon. She is a true gem for those who are lucky enough to work with her! Her mastery and compassion shine through every interaction, and I consider her a great friend and valuable mentor in my inner and outer growth and development. I highly recommend working with her.
Founder, Full-Spectrum Intuitive Coaching
Michelle is a wonderful mentor/coach. She is a scholar of creativity as well as a deeply seasoned practitioner. Her combination of first-rate intellectual and process skills is why she is so spot-on and richly skillful. Her process is truly amazing! It is remarkable to feel so solidly on the right path. I feel a clarity of mind that I would not have had without working with her.
Consultant & Author
Your emergence work continues to live with me each day. The shift has happened and continues....I’m inviting my clients and their teams into a more emergent way, and they’re finding it hugely rewarding and effective. Your coaching and support helped me open to a new level of openness and acceptance of the flow.
OD Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
Michelle is my mentor for teaching facilitation skills employing Improv principles and practices. She built a section of my training manual that has served facilitators around the world. She is a walking treasure trove of creative insights and possibilities. I adore every minute collaborating with her and recommend her highly.
CEO, Scheele Learning Systems
Michelle is masterful at facilitating environments for people to channel their creative energy behind real business objectives. As my creativity coach, she has profoundly changed my facilitation style. She helped me internalize creativity principles that infuse my work transforming organizational culture with quite extraordinary results.
CEO, The Culture Company
Michelle James is the answer to my question of 'What's next in my life?' Going through her unique Creative Emergence Coaching process I discovered my most dominant strengths and have tapped into a joyful and creative energy that allows me to confidently redefine myself and express myself in a way that's been beneficial to my well-being, and life-enhancing for others!
Author, Poet, and Motivational Speaker
Michelle has been a great source of learning and inspiration to me as a teacher, coach, and co-creator. Her unwavering commitment to travel with me into the unknown and delicious dimensions of my creative soul have enriched me as a Leadership Coach, Business Consultant, and Writer.
CEO, Quantum Acheivement & Author
Michelle is the perfect ally during these times when we have to constantly change and adapt and maybe finally pursue that one idea on which to build a new life. She is extremely successful at helping you isolate and define the structure upon which you can build a new product, business, creative expression, workshop, website - one that comes from the core of you!
Lead for Aeronautics Comm. & Education, NASA
Michelle has helped me to focus on my creative emergence to achieve better results for my business! She is a superb in her field! I highly recommend her service!
Movement Practitioner & Founder of Realign
Michelle is a visionary for the new millenium. She is one of those individuals who is determining the new rules of today's market place vs. following them. As a catalyst for developing new paradigms for the 21st century marketplace, her ideas on emergence helped developed my own business' 'center of gravity' immensely.
It is no exaggeration to say that Michelle is a master coach in the realm of creative emergence. Her expertise in this realm is matched only by her passionate commitment to each client's unique emergence. I strongly recommend Michelle, as I have to many of my friends for years.
President, The Integral Company
Just wanted to give you feedback on your creative faciliation coaching and how my event went. People loved it! It was new and a different way for them all to go for connecting. Thank you, you are doing such good work!
Facilitator, Trainer, and Coach
What you do is priceless - you take a person's hand and help them find their own aliveness - and thereby their own life. There is no price to that.
Thank you so much for the help you gave me framing out my next steps—especially ways to communicate a big vision to different audiences with different needs and goals.
Speaker & Author
I honor you for being such a kind and gentle leader. You have fought through enough brick walls to empower the others who are called to do so.
Poet, Author, Creator of Possiblities
There is a story that at Tuskeegee Institute George Washington Carver had the builders wait to see where paths between buildings formed naturally before they paved the sidewalks. The sidewalks were paved in a way that honored an authentic order, rather than an artificial one imposed from the outside. Michelle performed a similar service for me that enabled me to use my creativity to develop more successful products, and with greater ease
President, Brain Friendly Learning
I now enjoy doing the things I used to find daunting and draining. Instead of avoiding them, I do them. The emergence process helps even the mundane aspects of the creative process sparkle and come to life.
Clinical Social Worker
I can hardly believe how easy the breakthrough came. Working with you one time has changed our business strategy. We now have a whole new unique position defined. Your system works. I came away with a clearly defined direction.
The Storybranding Group
Michelle's work is brilliant! She provides a safe environment for the emergence process. Experiential exercises skip you through the path of the unknown, linking you to incredible 'ah ha' moments - information that you can act on for business results.
Owner, Subtle Transformations
Michelle has an extraordinary gift for guiding us in excavating our own special gifts: bringing to the surface with great joy, surprise– and fun– what was silently lingering just outside our awareness. It is exhilarating to meet with one’s own emerging creativity—to confront the possibilities, to be introduced to parts of the self previously invisible, to learn how we can retrain our thought patterns.
Owner, Robin Horton Design
I was feeling out of alignment with what I should be doing with my work based on who I am. Michelle’s process helped bring clarity with support and understanding. As a result, I became clear on the direction I wanted to take. Things have fallen into place with my new business, and I already have several clients
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