Hi, Im Michael!
My earliest memories consisted of wanting connection (love) and total freedom to play and have fun by going where I wanted, when I wanted, with who I wanted. As I got older, this intense desire translated into the desire of looking for happiness by attaining external things like toys, video games, a bike, a surfboard, and all the "fun stuff." But in the back of my head, I felt this opposing force making me feel like I was being put in a box. This box felt like a prison to me and I fought for my freedom with anger.
My journey into freedom began when I ran away from home at age 15 - the streets became my new home. By the age of 27, I had become the king of the hill as I built a million-dollar drug business. I had it all, or so I thought. I had success, friends, love, money, and material things. Although this life was exciting with moments of happiness, there was ultimately an emptiness - a void that never got filled. I felt like I was still living in a box, a mental prison of various addictions. On the outside, I appeared put together, but on the inside I was falling apart and living in fear, putting up a front with a growing loneliness and sadness that I held wherever I went. I wanted to find a way out, and I prayed deeply for an exit. It finally came. Not at all in the way I was expecting, but it came.
I hit my personal rock bottom when the FBI came knocking on my door, slapped handcuffs on me, and presented me with a federal indictment. I finally woke the heck up! I became fully aware of the nightmare I had created. I began to see the world in a whole different way. I saw how I had been basing my life in fear disguised as love, because in looking back, now I see it was love I was really looking for. I took a deep look at myself and began to practice various mediation techniques and began to study hundreds of personal growth and spiritual books. The more I dove deep within myself, the greater waves of inner love, joy, and happiness began to happen. I spent years in deep study, and I began to have visions that I would help others break out of the mental prison that I had once lived in. I coached men and lead small groups who wanted to experience transformation.
Upon my release from prison, I continued on the path of self-growth by traveling to India several times to study with an enlightened guru. I’ve taken some of the best personal growth seminars and trainings, and I became certified as an Integrative NLP Coach (INC); Certified Professional Life Coach (CPC); a Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy; and am certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Today, I am living my purpose, traveling the country coaching, speaking, and leading trainings that awaken people to who they truly are at a deeper level. I do my best to live from my authentic self and coach others to find their way back to the inner wisdom that resides in all of us. Through these life experiences, I am now providing personal breakthroughs and teaching up-and-coming coaches how to learn the skills that help others transform their lives. My specialty is in helping people let go of emotional baggage and limiting beliefs and helping other Life Coaches build their coaching careers. My lifelong passion is to be part of a legacy that brings heaven here on earth.
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