Testimonials

What people are saying about my workshops and trainings:

In the 30+ years of leading, taking, and exploring transformational workshops, I rarely meet someone who has the integrity, honesty, and perceptiveness as Michael McDonald. Michael is the only coach I know who has made a speciality out of the art of integration – incorporating lessons people learn from various modalities into the application of their daily lives in order to create true transformation. If you’ve had great experiences in various workshops, seminars, retreats, etc., but lose the spark as time passes, see Michael. He’ll be able to help you make sustainable shifts in your life with reinvigoration, joy, and inspiration.

Sabrina Chaw

A Feminine Feast

I also appreciate Michael’s ability to reframe things into a more loving viewpoint. His gentle guidance, clarity, and wisdom really did help me get to my own clarity and feel more confident to step into my power so to speak. He gave me permission, which I in turn gave myself, to get closer to my essence and closer to bringing that essence into full expression into the world.

Deb Blum

Thriving Family Academy

Michael McDonald is a simplitician. Never heard of that word? Well, I bet you have experienced its opposite. Ever sit down to a book, podcast or go to a lecture and find yourself struggling to get the point or decipher the essential meaning? Your brain starts to drift as you think it might just be time to go get some chocolate? Michael IS the chocolate. He has a broad exposure to differing viewpoints in the study of human relating. His gift is condensing these down to very digestable nuggets that give the listener immediate access to understanding complex ideas. His use of language is subtle but clear so that you can “grok” it, but also find wisdom later as you muse over his statements. I find myself sharing his insights with friends and family and passing on the easy assimilation. I also delight in sharing that Michael is that rare bird, a truly caring human being.

Miel Honey

What you offered is the heart of what matters to me – the chance to get to show up, naked, simple, and to speak our heart’s truth.

Marina Smerling

Shameless Heart Coaching

Michael’s work is characteristic and unique to me for the precision and nuance he brings to the most personal of processes you are going through, embracing it with tons of love and yet nourishing and fostering constructive change from that basic source of self-acceptance.

Michael is a coach that brings so much wit to a session that you will leave laughing about what seemed most dramatic in your life. Thus he has the amazing capacity to bring lightness to the hard work of self-transformation.

Karen De Looze

As the former trainer at MaestroConference, I was really impressed with your ease with the platform.  Loved how you walked people through the moves you were making so we knew exactly what was happening. Great job with content, structure, and your ease and smoothness of delivery.

Adam Koren

I have tremendous faith in Michael as a facilitator. He creates a space that is loving and safe where exploration, authenticity and magic can happen. He takes charge in this subtle way that is simultaneously gentle and strong.

Michael is an excellent facilitator who is very talented at holding space to allow people and groups to explore, grow, and interact. He helps guide discussions while at the same time allowing participants to come to their own conclusions and establish their own truth. He is creative, asks good questions, and helps nurture environments that allow people and groups to develop and feel more connected.

Totally blew me away. It was so incredible to explore deep ways of connecting to others in such a safe, engaging, and fun way. Michael is a wizard at this stuff, a true craftsman. I highly recommend this evening to anyone seeking to expand authentic expression and human connection in their world. You won’t be disappointed.

Michael, thanks so much for the amazing evening of relationship boundary pushing. You created a safe and fun environment to do something that was new to me and totally wacky (in an amazing way). I left wanting more like this and with a curious sensation of “you can do this kind of thing??”. This is exactly the kind of experience I’ve been seeking, I had no idea it even existed! It is easy to see you love your craft and I’m so thankful to have had the chance to share in your passion.