The One Painful Lesson I Was Happy to Learn in 2016

MichelleCareer Advice, Parenting

Yesterday, I was treated to the mac daddy of all women’s fantasies. I was invited by one of the top 25 spas in the nation to indulge in a day of pampering and relaxation – full of champagne, soaking tubs, and sweet treats – completely free of charge. I was escorted to a private spa room, complete with my own … Read More

2016 Was The Year

MichelleCareer Advice, Parenting, Relationships

Let’s just call it what it was. 2016 was a sh*t show of a year. The politics. The media. The terrorism. My personal life. Yes, on the most personal of personal notes, my 2016 was as hard as they come. Really f*cking hard. The kind of hard that makes or breaks you, reminds you that life is in no way … Read More

Rock Bottom

MichelleCareer Advice, Video

Michelle chats with Dr. Shelley Plumb on PlumbTalk Women about the defining moment that changed her life forever.  

A Letter To My Former (Broken) Self On My 33rd Birthday

MichelleCareer Advice

Dear Michelle 1.0, I know you are living in hell. I know. A constant state of panic and worry induced by nothing but your own fears — a thin veil of unhappiness and doubt separating you from the beauty of life. I know that you won’t be able to leave the house today if you aren’t feeling comfortable in your … Read More

The Perfect Work-at-Home Routine

MichelleCareer Advice, Parenting

When I first made the transition from traditional full-time employment to work-from-home entrepreneur, you could say I was a bit clueless as to what life would really be like. I remember thinking, “I’ll get my workouts done in the morning, clean the house, sit down to work, and then whip up a healthy dinner for my family, EVERY SINGLE DAY!” … Read More

The Critical Key to Success for Every Woman in Business

MichelleCareer Advice

As Seen in The Huffington Post: The world is made up of two types of women in business: the competitive meanies who won’t let you sit with them, and the smart, savvy, successful ones who fully embrace the benefit of a girl gang. I have zero time to engage myself in the former and much prefer the latter. In fact, … Read More

It’s Not Lying if YOU Believe It…

MichelleCareer Advice

Act as if. You’ve heard it before. Movies, motivational speakers and writers, and likely your most confident friends have all repeated the phrase before. But what does it mean, and more importantly, how can the phrase “act as if” become a strategy that helps you? Great question. I was discussing this strategy with a client I coached recently. She was … Read More

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business NEEDS a Blog

MichelleCareer Advice

Here’s why: To put it simply? You have something to say – you just may not know it yet. If you are a new business owner, a wildly successful business owner, or even just thinking of starting your own business, it’s safe to assume that you have a service to provide that you feel very strongly about. What good is … Read More

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

MichelleCareer Advice

Michelle Dempsey, Writer

  There is something so heavy about the term “conformist,” and something so light about its antonym – “non-conformist.” It’s as if to say – if you’re a conformist, you’re stuck – robbed of all of your inherent desires and beliefs in order to fit a certain standard – lost between “good on paper and “good for me.” A nonconformist, … Read More