Michelle L. Steffes, CPS, CPLC

Certified Professional Speaker & Trainer

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Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA
Meeting Coordinator at Michigan Society of Association Executives

The Michigan Society of Association Executives was fortunate enough to have Michelle come speak at our CMP Summit this past October. . . Our attendees enjoyed her creative and humorous approach to helping relieve stress in the workplace and they walked away with ways to manage their time more effectively and maintain a healthy state of mind. Our evaluations proved she was the most popular speaker at our 2 day Summit so we have invited her back next year!


Sarah Bydalek
City Clerk at City of Walker, MI

Michelle was an amazing speaker for the Region V IIMC Meeting in Grand Rapids, MI. Over 70 City/Township municipal clerks from 5 states attended and all gave her rave reviews. Her topics were

Avoiding Burnout and Empowering Leadership. Both of which are critical to our daily and professional lives. (Full Day Training Session)


Grace Cormany
Operations Specialist at POWM Physicians Organization of Western Michigan

. . . I was very pleased to host her for our area wide manager meeting. Her presentation . . .touched on some essential points to understanding the physiological and internal impact of constant/chronic stress. . . . She quickly builds a rapport with her attendees and uses this connection to make the absolute most of her time with them. I would highly recommend working with Michelle in any capacity, whether it is for a quick office recharge or the need to change the company culture to build a happier, stronger, and a higher achieving workplace.


Thomas Lynema
Programmer / Analyst at Western Michigan University

Michelle is a passionate and motivating speaker. She spoke at a training of 45 of our leaders. . . She was specifically mentioned as the best part of the training program. She raises the productivity of those she is around. Everyone in the audience was engaged through her style of speaking.

Her speaking skills, her experience, and her passion for people, make her someone very extraordinary.


Leah Page
Lead Customer Service Professional at Vi-Chem Corporation

Michelle is a passionate, energetic and piercing speaker/coach/consultant. I have attended two of her seminars. . . She speaks with transparency and resilience, and doesn’t let you make excuses for yourself. She’ll make you own your vision with measurable success.


Marylu Dykstra
Program Director at Disability Advocates of Kent County

Michelle is so very talented and knowledgeable. The amount of information shared in her energetic workshops is astounding and easy to understand. We receive nuggets for our personal and professional development. I personally feel energized and invigorated as I embark on implementing her concepts.

I thoroughly recommend Michelle to any individual or organization seeking leadership coaching, trainings, or custom programs


John M Potter
Executive Director ★ Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence (GRAPE)

Michelle gave an excellent presentation to our Holland-GRAPE audience recently. Not only was her pace and timing superb, but her stories were inspiring and her advice highly valuable. I heartily recommend Michelle Steffes to anyone seeking a speaker who knows how to provide individual empowerment and team-building. She is very much a model of success in the Grand Rapids community.


Ronald Robb
CEO at myTEAM TRIUMPH National

I have seen Michelle speak on several topics and have found her presentations to be entertaining, informative and very motivational. She is a humble servant/leader of high integrity that personifies and lives what she preaches. Michelle also brings a unique set of skills and abilities to any task that she undertakes. She is an excellent strategic thinker but can still work at the tactical level to get things done. As part of this she has excellent problem solving skills which is a valuable intangible asset. It is for these and other reasons that I am pleased to recommend Michelle for any engagement or position that she is being considered for.


Mary Williams
Professional Training Services

Her positive attitude and sincere interest in others is refreshing. In the capacity of public speaking, Michelle is able to connect with her audience, engaging them in collaborative learning. She shares from her heart, drawing from her research and her own experiences as a leader. Her presentations are equally inspiring and substantial.


Wendy DeJong
Accounts Executive, Gilson Graphics

Michelle has a proven track record of success in her professional career and excels at building integrated high performing teams. She can work with any group of people and manage the process to optimize their performance which is a gift that seems to come naturally to her.

Michelle does formal speaking engagements where she connects to her audience on a personal and professional level. It is for the above reasons that it is a privilege to give Michelle my highest recommendation for any position for which she is being considered.


Dan Banta
Owner at Dan’s Lawn Care, Co-founder of G.R.A.P.E.

Michelle represents all that is positive in today’s contemporary business woman. She holds herself to the same standards she teaches individuals and companies – honesty, integrity, and vision. Her

remarkable ability to convey solutions for company unity is a positive force you need to experience for yourself. She’s upbeat, confident and a pleasant ray of sunshine in our current environment. Do yourself a favor and schedule a meeting…you won’t be sorry. Oh, and in addition, she’s also a dynamic speaker as well


David Pace
CEO, Business Speakers Bureau & Entertainment.

I have worked with Michelle professionally for a few years and she is outstanding, goal oriented and dedicated to achieving what others only dream.


Lisa F Kosak

I have had the pleasure of attending numerous workshops and speaker events and have heard Michelle touch everyone in the room with her words. The minute that Michelle walks into the room, you can sense how authentic and empowering she is. She is a true leader and is gifted in bringing out the leadership strengths in others. Her enthusiasm permeates throughout and she aims to grow those around her so that they can empower, impact, mentor, and make a difference to those that they serve.


Ellen Seese
Operations Manager, Disability Advocates of Kent County

Thank you Michelle Steffes for a great talk. Paul Seese and I attended your event on Empowering Leadership. No matter how many times I hear you speak I always learn something to move me forward. Thanks again!