Hi, I’m Michele Waterman, Personal Development Coach
I have B.A. in Speech Communications from San Jose State University. I spent the first decade of my career working in corporate America as a sales executive and then transitioned to leadership for causes that are near and dear to my heart. In that time, I founded two non-profit organizations and ran the day-to-day operations as an executive director. I also provided special needs consulting for individuals and families for more the twelve years. Prior to becoming a coach, I went through Tony Robbin’s Mastery University and spent two years diving deep into my own self-discovery. What I concluded from that quest was that I am completely fulfilled by helping people, which is why I went to the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation and became a personal development coach. My professional training also included the study of energy leadership affording me the knowledge and skill to administer and interpret the Energy Leadership Index™.
The reality is that we all have a story to honor and own. Fifteen years ago I got sober and discovered the woman I was always meant to be. My first year of sobriety was insane.
My husband was in a terrible motorcycle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, our daughter was born with a heart defect, and our son was diagnosed with severe autism. I know first hand how it feels to be out of control, paralyzed with fear, and caught up in the struggle of life. And I also know that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.
Personal development coaching will help you reflect on various issues and topics that will increase your overall happiness and enjoyment of life. Whether its connecting more meaningfully in your personal relationships, developing positive self-talk, getting motivated and setting goals, discovering your authentic self, cultivating self-compassion and love, increasing joy, pursuing your passion(s), or reducing stress and anxiety—you can expect to be supported and guided to get the outcomes you desire and deserve.
I live in a small town south of the Silicon Valley with my husband, two teen-age children, two dogs, two cats, and eleven chickens.
I’m ready to meet you where you are and work toward what’s important to you. Whether its discovering your purpose and passion, overcoming obstacles, or achieving desired outcomes, I would love the opportunity to work with you.