About The Teacher

Michelle Vandepas, author, publisher and risk-taking purpose and business coach. Tedx speaker, TedX speaker coach, and lover of those who forge their own path.

Currently Michelle is a visibility, writing and book publishing coach.  Her class, The Purpose of Your Book,  is featured in APSS Book Selling University. She’s your go-to gal for getting your message out in a bigger way.

A successful business consultant, she has started three multimillion-dollar companies, produced a documentary, and has been an advisor to top-level business people, politicians, and already visible coaches and authors. She has been filmed for the documentary “Wisdom from Thought Leaders,” along with Sting and the Dalai Lama.

A Doctor of Divinity, she brings a spiritual bent to her work. Michelle studies Tai Chi for meditation in motion. She’s been married 35 years (!),  is a mom to one daughter, grandmother to six, and has been a foster mom to ten. She enjoys easy hikes, ballroom dancing, and Lindyhop and travelling worldwide.  Her favorite vacations include India, Honduras and Florida!

Michelle is available for training, speaking and corporate/executive coaching.  She also works with Authors, Practitioners,  and those who have a calling and want to share more of their knowledge with the world.  (Ask about her visibility and publishing packages.)  Michelle has been interviewed on top podcasts and webinars, and has also interviewed others for over 10 years in her 2 podcasts and radio show.

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