• A personal interview with GRADUATES

    Meet Joleen & Amy

    Staying Motivated

    Learning how to approach one's personal and professional life from a place of purpose rather than their "pain" is a skillset that can be developed and practiced.

    Creating Tangible Results

    It's one thing to have awareness of what motivates us and what gets in the way, and a complete other to apply that learning with our actions. See how the program supports creating results.

    How the Program Works

    Anyone considering Leadership Echoes might read about the benefits and say, "Sure sounds great, but how?" Here's some insight into exactly that from real participants.

  • Coach Michael

    Michael has coached clients residing on 6 continents, supporting them to cultivate the inherent creativity, passion, and dedication every individual has for that which is meaningful to them. He refuses to coach people from Antarctica though...



    - PCC (Professional Coaching Certification) with over 1,000 hours coaching individuals and groups, and a teaching certification in Neuro-linguistic Programming.


    - MA in school counseling, and a 7-year career in youth work as both teacher and counselor.


    - A year and a half in EdTech, coaching over 100 students to make the jump into the tech industry.



    I was the "red card everyday kid" through elementary school. It crushed my self-esteem until I ended up with a teacher who treated me differently in third grade. She was energetic and kind and cared about her work and her students.


    Twenty-five years later, while leading a workshop for 50+ educators, I spied the teacher who changed my trajectory sitting in the front row. The teacher who showed me compassion, who gave me a glimpse of empowerment, who allowed my creativity to flourish.

    It came full circle--she helped me and now I get to help others. That's the power youth educators hold. That's how lives are changed.

  • Doctor Alison


    - Ph.D. in Psychological & Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College: emphasis on how emotions are described and how emotion and anxiety is processed in the brain.

    - Published author in peer-reviewed journals, on topics including emotion perception, facial expressions of emotion, emotion in music, and neural indicators of anxiety.

    - Consulting Psychologist for Complete Performance by Mattek: wrote meditation scripts for youth tennis athletes to help optimize their focus and performance.


    As a sensitive person with strong emotions, I've worked hard to find techniques that can make space for emotion to be expressed, harness the inherent motivating power of emotion, and regulate emotions so that they do not take control at inopportune moments. I've gathered these techniques from therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, yogis, meditation gurus, professional athletes, athletic trainers, bodyworkers, and life coaches, and I am honored to be able to share these techniques to individuals interested in harnessing their emotional power to optimize the quality of their life.

  • Where you might be currently

    - You feel isolated, burnt out, disconnected, or frustrated.


    - You long to feel confident and enjoy every aspect of what you do.


    - Your motivation, at work or home, isn't where you'd love it to be, making it harder to show up in a way that serves yourself and the youth you care about, best.

    - You'd love to find a way to move beyond personal stopping points so you can create the life and relationships you desire most


    - You'd love to learn some skills and strategies that will bring ease to your interpersonal relationships.

    Bottom Line: You have a vision for your work with youth but experience frustration, resignation, and cynicism about it.

  • What you'll Get

    - Practices/tools to help you shift your energy, attention, and actions so you can show up in the way you love and create results you're proud of.


    - Support to consistently advance the Vision you have for your work and personal life, and feel confident about it.

    - A community of other passionate youth educators looking to make a difference.


    - Clear strategies for overcoming personal stopping-points and staying motivated regardless of challenging circumstances or "Difficult People."


    - Strike a "balance" between your work and home life.

    Bottom Line - You'll be 100% supported to experience a thriving personal and professional life so you can make the impact you're here to make.

  • Client Testimonials


    Youth Educator, Poet, Performer/MC


    My coaching work with Michael has helped me clarify my creative goals and expose my attachment to my limitations.

    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. I was addicted to the creative nature of the work, along with the powerful connections I had with students and their families. But the 60 hour long work weeks depleted me. My stomach and receding hairline were telling me that something had to change.


    As a teacher I recognized the role that a mentor and guide could play in helping me through this emotionally charged and difficult decision. 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.


    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Momma

    I started working with Michael almost 2 years ago with little knowledge about the world of coaching... Michael taught me to adjust mindsets and modify patterns that were undermining my previous attempts to achieve what I want in my life.

    Michael helped me stay accountable and committed to my goals, even when life became more complicated due to a difficult pregnancy. Without his support and guidance, it would have been easy to abandon my progress and retreat into old patterns.

    Michael helped me embrace my successes and celebrate what I am doing rather than dwell on previous "failures." I now have the skills to approach the things I want to do in my life with confidence and focus. I am forever grateful I made the decision to try something new and met such a wonderful coach and human being.


    Youth Educator, Graphic Artist, Poet, Momma

    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.


    Michael can help you to fill up your proverbial toolbox and equip you with the tools you need to get yourself the life you want while supporting you in that journey.

  • "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi


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  • Leadership Echoes - Program Details



    •  Retrain neural pathways to produce new, more desirable results in how you show up.
    •  Unlock your full potential by learning where your self-limiting conversations come from and how to keep them quiet.
    • Learn about the "Spheres of Being" model and how it could advance your vision for your life.
    • Learn to effectively and authentically direct your energy toward the things that matter most.
    • Exercises rooted in Neuroscience between sessions, as well as, unlimited Q&A with coaches.


    • Monthly coaching sessions (90 minutes). Get support to overcome personal stopping points and stay motivated.
    • Monthly training sessions (90 minutes). A foundation for advancing your vision and mastering your mindsets.
    • 1-on-1 coaching sessions (45 minutes). Individualized support for optimal self-awareness and impact for those you care most about.


    • 10-weeks of support.
    • Currently enrolling for cohorts in 2020. (WINTER COHORT FULL)
    • Meetings on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6 p.m. PST


    • via Zoom conferencing.
    • On Slack, an interactive and easy to use communication forum between sessions.


    Nothing! Unless you feel called to give a tribute so this work becomes consistent, commonplace, and widespread. What might be the impact of ALL youth educators and youth workers receiving support likes this?

    You get 13+ hours of real-time training and coaching, plus support by email and in the Slack forum from a Professionally Certified Coach and counselor (PCC/MA) and a Doctor of Psychological & Brain Sciences (Ph.D). This program would cost between $1,950-$4,225 if done 1-on-1. With the group format, it can be offered free of charge (with an option to give a financial tribute at the end) in order to serve more agents of impact like you.

  • Life is a practice

    "Your personal power lies in the small ways you practice being who you are and what you Believe."

    What are the beliefs you're willing to act from?

    Your answer directly impacts your results... So, what are the results you'd love to create? And which beliefs are you willing to actively practice to create them? These magic and mighty little steps are what change the world.

  • Contact Me

    Send me a message and I'll respond within 48 hours to answer any question you might have.