About Coach Michael
I’ve always struggled with things being okay. I’ll paint the picture really clearly for you: ten years ago, I was fifty pounds overweight, massively in debt, in a marriage I didn’t want, and totally disconnected from who I was as a person. Ugh! Totally not okay.
Fast-forward ten years…
I’ve started my own business, am a published author, lost sixty pounds, got a master’s degree and had a much-needed divorce. Additionally, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of coaching hundreds of people on six continents, counseled thousands, and spent countless hours in the learner’s seat getting support myself from other experts.
After a decade of discovery from the perspective of both supporter and sufferer, the nagging sense that I NEEDED to learn more, experience more, and be more in order to achieve satisfaction in my life, finally ebbed. And it’s because it was kind of true! I was actually called to create, experience, learn, and show up to life from a place of greater purpose and passion. I simply hadn’t been listening to my voice of wisdom.
Here’s what that voice of wisdom says success is now: being dedicated to improving your self and your life every day, while also being dedicated to accepting who you are and where you’re at each step of the journey.
Now, I’ve put all the failures, speedbumps, pitfalls, and scattered wins it took to learn that lesson into helping others. You, me, and everyone we know, can show up to what we love (as the person we love) without needing to beat ourselves up to get there. Even when life is really challenging, you could navigate the darkest days and stormiest spells knowing that it’ll be okay.
And that’s exactly my aim as a coach.
That you see you’re okay, even when you feel like you aren’t.
That you take action on what you’re called to, even when it scares you.
That you live as the person you truly are, even when worry and self-doubt make it difficult.
Because on the other side, it’ll truly be okay, and you’ll be better for it.
Here's What My Clients Have To Say:
Writer, Performer, and Youth Worker
My coaching work with Hero's Heart Coaching is helping me to clarify my creative goals and expose my attachments to limitation.
Michael is kind and refreshingly straightforward. I appreciate the strategic accountability that is built into coaching, and I feel supported in creating and achieving actionable steps.
Most importantly to me, Michael is a coach who can laugh with me as I navigate the inner twists and roadblocks on the road to becoming the next best version of myself. There is a lot of productive laughter during our sessions.
Youth Educator, Mentor, Adaptive Recreation Guide
Deciding to transition from a 20-year long rewarding career as an elementary teacher was not an easy decision. My stomach and receding hairline were telling me that something had to change.
Michael was the perfect person to help me transition into a new profession and, more importantly, a new way of relating to work.
Michael has been an invaluable coach and resource for me. He is a keen strategist, thought provoker, and advocate. He masterfully knows when to use these various skills to bring out a clarity of purpose and desire that was hard to pinpoint on my own.
Creative Administrator, Writer, Poet, Graphic Artist
The framework in which I approach most everything in my life, across all venues, has shifted since working with Michael. I sorta feel like if everyone I cared for was getting the kind of support that I've received through coaching with Michael that we'd all be a few steps closer to realizing a brighter and more conscientious world.
If the answers were inside of me the entire time, working with Michael has helped me to identify and understand those answers.
I'm grateful to have found my power, to have recognized my true desires, and to feel that I've got lots of forward momentum and am really on the right path for me right now. I've no doubt of the role that my coaching with Michael has played in that.
Youth Leader, Artist and Senior Minister
As I reach for my goals and dreams as a youth leader, Michael asks the right questions to bring me to solid decisions and action steps.
I am a better leader today because of the coaching I received from Michael. I look forward to what further direction he can bring to my goals as I take them on one at a time.
Sustainable Business Specialist, Executive Producer, and Entrepreneur.
I have seen amazing growth in a number of areas of my life thanks to the supportive coaching I have received from Michael.
The encouragement and guidance Michael provides has been integral in my journey towards making the life of my dreams into a reality.
Student, Writer, and Thespian
Michael is someone with a rare gift for breaking down how we make decisions and view ourselves in life, and likewise is a rare gift to passionate people who desire to see tangible improvement in themselves.
This helped me have confidence in a speech of which I was previously certain that I couldn't memorize in two days, and I then went on to win three awards with the speech in my regional speech and debate tournament. Small but precise adjustments in my approach helped me to achieve something I would have never thought possible in just a week!