Speaker, Author and Social Impact Advisor




Michele is a gifted communicator with an inspiring story of resilience. She has shared her stories and insights in front of thousands around the world at events including TED, Dreamforce, SXSW, The Atlantic Festival, Global Citizen Festival, and many more.


Social Impact Advising

Michele is a trusted social impact advisor to public, private and non-profit entities around the world. Her work has produced significant and sustainable change for some our largest global challenges. Michele is regularly invited to consult and advise on strategic development of social impact with leading brands and movements.


New Book “Looking Up” Coming 2020

LOOKING UP is an unforgettable leadership book that traces Michele’s story from a young person born with dwarfism, who, in spite of being looked down upon by others, learned to look up: to lead with an elevated view of others, a philosophy that landed her at the helm of one of the world’s most prominent philanthropy organizations and ultimately changed the course of millions of lives.

Michele is full of wisdom and wit! She has goal setting tips that every business owner needs to learn - while bringing the levity of laughter and storytelling to the audience.
— Elizabeth Gore | President & Chairwoman, Alice
Dynamic. Inspirational. Empowering!

Michelle’s message focused on the power of resiliency and inspired everyone to face adversity by “Looking Up” with positivity.

Michelle’s presentation was one of the best talks I’ve experienced and her presentation brought the participants literally to their feet with a standing ovation.
— Joy Miller, PhD, LCPC, MAC | National Resiliency Conference CEO