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Michelle Atlas

Michelle Atlas

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

Hello!

I am a transformational business and life coach who believes that for many women, the capacity to receive is the missing link to their authentic and lasting success. The money story is a worthiness story and we can't receive success when we don't feel worthy.

I hold an empowering, safe space for women to free themselves of all they are not and reclaim their self-trust and intuition. My clients forge a deep, embodied connection to themselves, so they can align their businesses/careers with their souls. The result is they receive more money, love and well-being.

With lifetime commitment to personal growth and spiritual practice, along with the wisdom mined through my own life experiences, and training in multiple coaching modalities, I bring laser focused intuition and deep presence to my client relationships.

The two cornerstones of my business are coaching women to empower their relationship to money, and supporting them to embrace their challenges as gateways to deeper richness and meaning in their businesses and lives. I live upstate, and come to New York City several times a year to speak/teach, most often sharing my signature presentation “Crack Your Money Code from the Inside Out” which helps professional/entrepreneurial women understand their unique money personality and empower their emotional relationship to money. I also speak and coach internationally on the psychology of money and living resiliently.

I love observing how my bright, sensitive, creative clients magnetize more money when they become who they are intended to be!

I'm Currently Working On:

  • I am creating a course I will teach at One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York this February called “Learning to Shine in the Dark: Resilience for Survivors and Those Serving Them”.
  • I am actively seeking opportunities to speak on The Psychology of Money and/or Resilience for women entrepreneurs and professional women while in New York, through the entire month of February 2020.
  • I am creating of a small, intimate high touch, Inner Circle group coaching program (max of 6 women) that I plan to launch first quarter of 2020.
  • Putting together the content for my first book, part memoir and part teaching.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I joined Ellevate a couple of months ago, at the suggestion of a friend who has benefited significantly from her membership. Since I come to New York City several times a year to speak, I was seeking ways of meeting more women who are on the creative, entrepreneurial journey, and to feel more plugged into the community in New York both when I am there and when I am not.

How would you define your professional mission?

To help women understand that it is safe to become the authority in their own lives, that their own intuitive guidance will lead them to the abundance they long for; that it is through the moment to moment acceptance of what they feel, that they will experience the most vibrant, abundant life and business they can imagine.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

I believe that to help others create both lasting transformation and worldly success, knowledge and strategy is important, yet not enough. It’s crucial to have lived through personal challenges and losses and have chosen to mine the gold in one's most difficult experiences. This gives wisdom that nothing else can, which converts to powerful medicine in coaching. Without diminishing the gravity in hardship, when we can learn to use every experience as an asset, we gather a power to uplift and bless others in a way that nothing else can give us. The capacity to deeply listen and embrace others in their wholeness is also essential.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I got certified in the resilience work of a New York Times best-selling author right before he suddenly passed away. I was contacted by officials in Washington when President Obama was in office and invited to come teach resilience to top-level federal government leaders. I had no experience doing this and rose to the occasion with a confidence I still don't completely understand. I found myself in a room full of people I would never have crossed paths with, much less been in a leadership, teaching role with. My evaluations were super high and I was invited back to teach and coach resilience all over the country at secluded retreat sites for government leaders for five years, until it was mandated that a neuroscientist teach the class, a credential I don’t have.

We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?

Transformation has been my middle name since adolescence. My difficult family life inspired me to seek ways of actualizing my innate gifts and finding true well-being early on. I always felt that was meant to heal myself and then help others grow and blossom. I spent 12 years living in an ashram steeped in Eastern spiritual practice, 18 years in human services, helping people integrate their losses and figure out who they were after an illness or injury that took them out of their familiar paradigm and a lot of time working on myself. When I was teaching resilience to government leaders, my director suggested I get some specific coaching credentials. Once I did everything I do today began to unfold.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping women shed the false identities and conditioning that has kept them from their original nature and gifts. Watching them rise to the occasion of transforming themselves and taking courageous life-changing action. Observing the creation of a different business/life take shape through our work. Feeling the deep, synergistic connection to them and their journey.

What is your morning ritual?

Tea, meditation, journaling to clear the way for a creative day, sometimes a guided visualization, or a walk in nature. Then I make my way to my work. When I do the above, it’s not unusual that an article or a creative idea for my business downloads intuitively and with a lot of inspiration. When that happens, my work becomes effortless.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

My intuition and ability to be a conduit for what my clients need to hear.

What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?

You are the offer. You already know and have a tremendous amount to offer. You are worthy and deserving of success and happiness right now. Whatever additional learning, training you choose to take on will only complement the essence of who you have always been. Focus on the offer that you already are.


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