Welcome to my online space
I am humbled to say I have been revered in my career by many a client and I owe my success to three very simple things: an ability to ask intelligent questions, listen beyond the words that are spoken, and to see aspects of people and business they didn’t even know existed.
For years, people have scrambled to label what I do — I’m described as a Business Coach, a Health and Lifestyle Coach, a Game Changer, a Maverick, an Inexorable Leader, the one that makes me laugh, a Spiritual Master and (the one I love the most) — ‘The Jedi of Coaches’.
And on some level, all of the above are true. Understanding the ecosystem that is our humanity and the multi facets of what it takes to create sustainable paradigm shifts is complex and requires a capacity to think and see outside of the square and to consider the intricacies of a system as a whole.
My passion is to leverage intelligent people and businesses, to reach beyond their perceived current capacity and utilise their expertise to make a positive impact on the world, so they and others can thrive.
It was once said that ‘Michelle does not shadow box, like so many people do’ and that is the truth. I have a laser-like focus to get things done, to challenge the status quo, cut through the dross and speak the truth.
Utilising a unique fusion of 20 years’ clinical experience, with a background in Mind Body Medicine, I am focused on achieving sustainable and measurable results.
I have the privilege of living between Australia and Kenya, working with an international clientele of individuals and businesses who are ready to lead from the front and be the Game Changers of our world.
I’m guessing you are here because, on some level, this is what you may also be seeking.
So take the next step, touch base, and we can explore what is right about working with me, for you or your team.
Thanks for dropping by, I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.
My heart project
Living in Kenya dramatically shifted my perspective. Within two weeks of arriving for a holiday, I was asked to work in the slums with women who had become sex workers because of their dire circumstance.
These women’s enthusiasm for knowledge and learning, the level of commitment to grow and change, and to break the paradigm in which they were living had a powerful nuance to it that I had not experienced before. Despite the fact that I was white, they hung off every word, totally engaged and focused. Most of all, they laughed and sang with their hearts wide open as if they didn’t have a care in the world.
To be honest, at first I thought: “I just need a holiday, I am here to have a much-needed break.” But clearly, the ‘universe’ had something more in mind.
As I walked through the doors of Kipchamgaa Children’s Home, my heart was stolen as 35 little people swarmed like bees to a hive. Their tiny hands ran over my white skin, caressing my hands and face curiously, examining my unusually straight hair.
Once again, the smiles, the laughter, the gay abandon that radiated from these little people struck me; after all, they were here because they had been rescued from the most horrific circumstances.
One year later, in October 2014, I was gifted the The Michelle Richmond Foundation to support the projects I am passionate about.
It was evident that the children didn’t just need a loving home, food and safe passage. To break the cycle of poverty, they also needed a better quality education.
Among other things a quality education is exactly what we are focused on creating for them. With the support of people from around the world, the children are now attending better quality schools and have had the support of a teacher hired by the Michelle Richmond Foundation.
Kipchamgaa is now home to 53 children and has the capacity for 80; with your support, we can build a better future for more children as we work to get them off the streets and strengthen and secure their futures today.
I love that the foundation also ignites fresh conversations, forges new relationships across borders, within businesses and families to create a deeper sense of love, understanding and connection.
This is love in action, healing the young hearts of the future today.
More than a passion project, this is a heart project; these children are my family and I appreciate your love and support in gifting the children with a better quality of life.
The Michelle Richmond Foundation is a Tax Deductible Australian Charity with the ACNC. 100% of donations go directly to the causes we support.