Let me help you wiggle around in the muck to uncover those answers that are right for you, right now. Within every transition comes multiple possibilities. Together we’ll not only build sustainable foundations and strategic actions, we’ll also build your playful mindset along the way to help lift you up during the struggles.
At some point in life everyone has had feelings of overwhelm, disconnect, confusion or stress. No matter what the age or reason, time spent in transitions both big and small, can be some of the most unsettling times of our lives. They can also be filled with options that ignite resilience, connection, empathy, joy and ultimately personal empowerment!
I received my Life Coach Certification in 2018. Between my training and practical application, I have access to a wealth of knowledge that I utilize to support you in identifying and working towards your own desired changes. Together we’ll use a variety of coaching methods and tools based in both science and personal experience. From focused inquiry, reflection and visualization to relevant activities and accountability, I am ready to spark curiosity and help you get unstuck. Often the deepest growth happens within the messy mix of it all.
Scientific studies show that our mindset is key when looking to make more rewarding and lasting changes. It takes courage to live an intentional, playful, life designed by you, for you! A life with meaning, that flows outside of the modern societal norm of work, stress, sleep, repeat. We all deserve more. The path you choose and how you embrace it doesn’t need to happen alone. I’m here to support you as you write your story and share your authentic-self from a forward thinking, holistic approach.
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“Collective transitions make for collective transformations” Micha"
I’m learning that whenever I make conscious choices, no matter how small or challenging they are, I am connecting the dots the way they fit best for me — an identity that is both authentic in expression and rewarding to live. These connections are what I aim for with you as we collaborate to move through your own unique transitions and blocks into more rewarding, intentional, playful living.
As someone who regularly takes huge leaps into new realities both planned and unexpected, I can’t let life become stagnant and still remain true to myself. Over the years I’ve learned some good coping skills that work for me during challenging shifts and new situations. They evolve as my life does.
It’s my curious nature that has brought me to many diverse environments in the fields of early childhood and adult education, family support and hospitality, health and mind-body connection, arts and community activism. With more than 25 years of experience in direct-service leadership roles, I am now leveraging the education and knowledge I’ve gained to broaden my support to others.
Over time I’ve tried to keep the limiting societal views of what adulting should look like at bay. It’s worked! At some point nearly everyday you will find me creating, exploring or playing in one way or another. From the work I do and the clothes I wear, to my communities, art and food. During really challenging growth I dig deep to locate where my playful mindset is hiding in order to find that small glimmer to help me get through.
“Personal Power through Playful Practice” -Micha
“When things get messy in my life I’ve often turned to Micha. She has helped me w/ many challenges… Most recently through grief/loss. She assisted by holding light as I traveled a dark place, never letting me forget this light was there for me. She doesn’t judge me for whatever I'm feeling or what I'm going through, instead I feel heard, validated and steered forward. I always come away feeling inspired, hopeful. Micha’s empathetic, collaborative ways shine through every time. I definitely recommend Micha to anyone who needs help getting out of a rut of habit or thought. Her approach is fun, realistic and provides helpful accountability along the way.” -Sherra C. Los Angeles, CA USA
“Micha has the bright energy of a person who fully loves life and shares with it her abundance of curiosity and joy. For me, this has a calming and uplifting effect which allows me to open up to possibilities which I hadn’t even imagined. If you’re looking for someone who can help spark insight and a more aligned perspective in your life, this is exactly what you’ll get with Micha. She’s uniquely skilled in being both supportive and direct solely for the purpose of your growth. I can’t thank her enough for supporting me on my path!” -Devony B. Seattle, WA USA
“I’ve always known that keeping a sense of humor helps me through tough times, but in 2018 when big change and transition rocked every major area of my life, Micha showed me the real Power of Play. Sometimes it felt like clowning around, which was a welcome reprieve to the heaviness of the times, but we always found our way to what was most important. She helped me move from overwhelm to action, and self-care. Our walking sessions were my favorite. Micha helped me identify and better understand the things that were holding me back from my best, and then we playfully kick them into the Lake where they couldn’t limit me anymore. I am forever changed and maybe even a little more fun, thanks to Micha!”
-Crystal F. Oakland, CA USA
“Our girls were five months when they first met Micha, or Mimi as we fondly refer to her. Micha really helped us adjust to the major transitions in our lives as new parents. She understood and supported our values as a queer, multiracial family. Our beliefs were aligned on the importance of lifelong learning, community building, and teaching our children empathy, respect for others and open communications. Micha's playful personality, along with her background in early childhood education, allowed her to truly meet our girls on their own level, with real engagement and joy no matter what their age. Her valuable insights and her ability to actively listen to what each of us needed reassured us that we chose the right person to help us navigate these transitions. It was wonderful to have Micha on our team -- her presence in our lives really alleviated the stress of the first few years.” -Paige P. Berkeley, CA USA
“Micha has me smiling after every session! Her positivity has a way of rubbing off on you seconds into a conversation with her. I often find myself talking with friends and family praising all that she has managed to help me with in such a short time. Micha has a natural ability to communicate with folks from all walks of life, young, younger and elder… For me, I find that she has a knack for making me stop, breathe and stay focused on the topic. I suffer from a level of anxiety that sometimes can consume my thoughts with negativity. Micha can see the situation from a different perspective and often is able to bring creative, kind, and playful ways of looking at it to help lower my stress levels. She pushes me to be the best I can be, in a kind and gentle way. She doesn't make me feel badly if for some reason I just couldn't meet the goals I’ve set for myself. Instead we adapt and move forward. Micha’s the best cheerleader to have on my team! -Christine M. Seattle, WA USA