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
First and foremost, Michael is an amazing listener and he can be with you through whatever comes up. He loved the journey, he cherished my process. Ultimately, I was able to really feel comfortable going deeper and deeper and revealing more and more of my truth.
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.
In a short time Michael helped me make huge progress. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for coaching. He will hold you gently and still encourage you to dream big and step into action.
Deb Blum, Inspire4Life
One of the things that really sets Michael apart is his capacity to be completely non-judgemental and unattached to the clients' story, while holding a caring and compassionate space in which the client can open, shift, heal, unravel, and gain insight. It's truly amazing and I've experienced this many times myself. This is truly developmental coaching!
Another gift Michael brings to his clients is his love of "the space of not knowing". He rests in this space, even while skillfully asking just the right questions when it's time. His resting in this space serves as in invitation for the other to template, as well.
His empathy and perspective are complemented by the genuine levity that shows up in his presence, which in my experience, helps me to be more gentle with myself and less attached to whatever shows up.
Lastly, his curiosity is engaging. I often walk away from our visits feeling energized by this curiosity and his fascination with both "what wants to happen" and "what's possible".
Elizabeth Kennedy, Conscious Communion
Best coaching session I've ever had. Explored and unwired many themes around power and sexuality and gave me some serious clarity into my next steps as a man and in my process. Absolutely amazing - I recommend you send him a message if you are interested in taking your life/growth/etc to the next level.
I just had one of the most eye opening, thought provoking, warm, exciting coaching sessions with Michael McDonald. I came there expecting one thing but left with so much more. So highly recommended!
Ken Sullivan, Artist
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.
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.
Michael McDonald is an integrity life coach. His counseling background, training, and approach to life coaching is not like the rest. He encourages individual integrity and personal accountability throughout. Your work with Michael is tailer made to your specific needs based on an initial explorative consultation. From there, your weekly commitments are geared towards establishing healthier habits long term so that you can and will overcome whatever obstacles are blocking your potential. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to and with the support of Michael McDonald as your life coach, you will succeed guaranteed.