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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders … read more


Ep 85: Turning adversity into advantage with Executive Coach Michelle Zelli

Executive Coach Michelle Zelli turned intense drama and adversity into an advantage after a dysfunctional childhood rolled into an especially colorful adulthood.

Meeting her real father for the first time at 41 spurred Michelle to a mental breakdown and 3 week stint in The Priory. After racing at breakneck speed for years, this pause provided Michelle respite to review her life than travel the globe, gain a deep understanding of human mastery, and launch her incredibly successful 40,000+ hour coaching career.

About the Guest:

A dysfunctional childhood led to a colourful adulthood as Michelle rolled from one intense drama to another.  Using her past adversity to propel her forward, by the age of 35 she had achieved significant career success within SME and Blue Chip Director roles, ending her corporate journey as Managing Director of the UK’s largest independent TV Post Production House. 

Meeting her real father for the first time at 41 was the catalyst for a mental breakdown and a three-week stint in The Priory, prompting a long overdue review of her life.  Disillusioned with therapy, she travelled the globe seeking out the best of the best to absorb a deep understanding of human mastery.  Having put her own life on track, she soon became the go-to Coach for people serious about change.  Her signature tag is 'turning adversity into advantage’, specializing in trauma, love addiction and helping people who are sick of repeating old patterns. With Michelle’s expert guidance you can expect immediate results and to have fun committing to your own self-mastery as you connect with your inner power and higher self.

With legendary boardroom grit and spiritual grace, Michelle has over 40,000 hours coaching experience, an enviable portfolio of global clients and a passion for delivery, packed with a punch.  Expect wisdom, laughter and a few tears when you join her live coaching, you won’t be the same person who arrived!

Whether it’s business, emotional, spiritual or meta physical, Michelle will blow you away with her depth of knowledge and laser intuition.

Experience for yourself, bring your questions and life dilemmas for deep insight and staggeringly fast change.

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About the Host:

Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.

Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.


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