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Michelle Burns


Location: Le Sueur, Minnesota

"We all have unique, innate strengths and gifts that we bring to the world. I partner with my clients to maximize those strengths, to focus and better manage their energy, to make alive choices and take inspired actions for a rich and rewarding personal and professional life."
How will clients benefit with you as their coach?
  • Gain clarity and fresh perspective to move forward.
  • Create a compelling personal vision.
  • Develop a focus plan congruent with your unique strengths and values.
  • Have sacred space just to be.
  • Work with a committed, compassionate coach who holds you as infinitely resourceful.
What results have clients reported after working with you?
  • Regaining and renewing clarity, focus and confidence.
  • Feeling inspired and energized by honoring and building on natural strengths.
  • Overcoming analysis paralysis and taking inspired action to move forward.
  • Having a vision to work smarter, with measurable benchmarks to achieve your goals.
  • Aligning with highest values.
What do clients say about working with you?
"I am so happy to have had the opportunity and I believe I will look back at the very positive experience of working with Michelle as an important milestone in my personal life and professional career."

"It is very valuable and beneficial to work with Michelle. She�s helped me to uncover my priorities and I now feel in control of my destiny and am able to balance a professional career and a rewarding family life."

"Michelle's style is one of sincerity, grace and wisdom all lined with accountability for success. I cannot say enough about the high level and quality of coaching Michelle brings into the picture. I have never been so effected nor have I ever experienced this caliber of coaching."

When I ask clients about the benefits of coaching, similar themes emerge: Clarity, Focus, Energy, Confidence, Fresh Ideas, Valuable Insight, Personal Attention, Growth and Results. I'm honored by their positive feedback and privileged to work with outstanding professionals. Here's what clients say:

"Coaching keeps me focused, targeted and on track. Barbara has broad experience nationally, across many firms and professionals. She brings lots of good ideas." "My firm has a lot of resources, but none of them deliver the unique value that Barbara provides. She's a tremendous sounding board and helps me work through distractions, so I can focus and be productive." "Coaching with Barbara is the best investment I make in my practice every year! Barbara is a master at communication and relationships skills. She helps me build a happy productive team and loyal clients."

What are 5 strengths you have as a coach?
  • Learner - I am committed to ongoing learning for the sake of mastery as a coaching professional. I also partner with my clients as learners to move from ignorance to competence, expanding the way they see, move and act to get the results they want.
  • Grounded - My earthy, nature-loving style provides value in aiding clients to become centered and slow down the frenetic pace of their lives. I am committed to being present so that they may also be conscious and present.
  • Maximizer - I am naturally inclined as coach to help clients play bigger, to stretch toward excellence and achieve results on their terms.
  • Lightness and humor - Gentle irreverence and a laugh now and then helps to lighten the load.
  • Compassion - I hold huge, compassionate heart�s space for clients to be authentic and explore who they can become.
What is your coaching philosophy?

We all have unique, innate strengths and gifts that we bring to the world. I partner with my clients to maximize those strengths, to focus and better manage their energy, to make alive choices and take inspired actions for a rich and rewarding personal and professional life.

What types of people do you typically coach?
  • Leaders in the midst of career transition or considering it.
  • Business Owners and Executives wanting to enhance productivity, fulfillment or life balance.
  • Sales and Direct Sales professionals desiring greater results.
What is your professional background?
  • Coaching experience and education: Certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach and by Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach; Graduate of Newfield Network: Foundations of Ontological Learning; Graduate of The Arbinger Institute "The Choice in Coaching: Arbinger Mastery Training for Coaches"; Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst in DISC Style Analysis.
  • Professional background: 3 years Leadership and Business Development Coach for INC. 500 organization; Founded Design Your Destiny professional coaching services in 1999; 14 years in sales and key account management in international business.
  • Education: B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish
Ready To Get Started?
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Three 30-Minute Coaching Sessions
The Career Coaching service matches individuals with a personal coach--a confidant, champion, and challenger who will help you:
  • Gain personalized guidance through job transitions
  • Prepare and navigate through your annual reviews
  • Leverage your behavioral and professional strengths effectively
  • Diagnose reasons for career dissatisfaction
  • Learn how to take action in networking, interviewing, and taking on new opportunities
With Career Coaching you can:
  • Learn how your behavioral style affects those you work with
  • Build a compelling value proposition for a potential employer
  • Manage change more effectively
  • Overcome hurdles that impede success
  • Sustain professional success and maintain balance
  • Get ongoing support through all phases of your career

Members: $224.00
Non Members: $280.00
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