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Michelle Steffes, CPLC

Advisor Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area, US

Certified Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer. Obsessed with empowering leaders, business owners and teams to WIN! 25 yrs leadership exp.

Certified Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer. Obsessed with empowering leaders, business owners and teams to WIN! 25 yrs leadership exp.

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23 vouches

Involved In

Founder

GR Business Breakfast

Advisor

Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence

Side Projects

Byron Center Chamber Leads Group
GR Business Breakfast - Presiden

Positions

President, Cert.Coach | Speaker | Trainer | Transformation Expert IPV Consulting, 25 year Leader & Trainer - Integrity - People - Vision October 2012 - present
Leads Group Coordinator Byron Center Chamber of Commerce April 2014 - present
Co-Founder & President GR Business Breakfast June 2013 - present
Business Development David Pace Agency - Business Speakers & Consultants September 2013 - March 2015
Board Member Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence June 2013 - September 2013
Director of Service and Sales RLC Non Profit in Grandville October 2005 - October 2012
Owner & CEO Catered Inspirations & Dining In April 1995 - October 2005
Pampered Chef Sales Director The Pampered Chef November 1995 - February 2005
Executive Chef 4 Well Known Restaurants/Country Clubs in Southwest Michigan October 1988 - June 1993

Education

GR Community College, Various Business Courses & Seminars 1988 - 2008
Grand Rapids Community College Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 1988 - 1990

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Business consultant
  • • Employee Training
  • • Executive coaching
  • • Leadership Training
  • • Public speaking
  • • Team Building
  • • Workshop facilitation
  • • Life coaching
  • • Performance coaching
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I have an fantastic obsession with neuroscience and human physiology giving me an edge on coaching, training, speaking and consulting. This knowledge has equipped me to triple my business in the past two years. I love people and I love to see people WIN! I leverage this knowledge with my 25 years of leadership and business building experience to create programs that work for my clients.

My approach often requires a sort of "brain boot camp" for my clients but the results create dramatic transformation both personally and professionally.

I take this information on the road by speaking at many different conferences and events with a dream of speaking full time at some point in my career.

I welcome new connections and opportunities with those with like interests to connect and network.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

As a co-founder of the GR Business Breakfast and a Founder of IPV Consulting, I welcome opportunities to network and brainstorm with others of like interest.

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Alix (Ondraya) Criswell
We worked together  •  Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, Patriot Realty. Previously Sales Associate, At Home Real Estate.
Michelle Steffes already is a remarkably successful entrepreneur. She has grown her business in the past two years so that she doesn't have ... to do any networking. She is passionate about helping people reach their potential, she's knowledgeable, patient, caring, and tenacious. As I have had ups and downs in my life and business, she has continued to guide and encourage me so that last year was my best year yet and my business will continue to grow this year and in the future. I have the utmost respect for Michelle and always look for ways to refer her to others who would benefit from her coaching process!
Randy Baker
We worked together  •  professor/magician, Baker College and Baker College, baker. Indiana grad.
Michelle is one of the most professional, dedicated entrepreneurs whom I know. I have worked for her and with her, and she is always creativ ... e and inspiring. Michelle has a wealth of expertise in organizing business ventures and in motivating others. I give her my highest recommendation.
Dawn Baker
We worked together  •  Show Manager, ShowSpan, Inc.. Previously Exec Director, Cutlerville Chamber of Commerce.
I have worked with Michelle, volunteered with Michelle, and been to events/functions she has lead or produced. She is top notch, clear, con ... cise, and enthusiastic! All great qualities of someone who is going to make a difference!
Jenn Maksimowski
We worked together  •  Sales Manager, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Gemini Publications. Previously Advertising Account Executive, Gemini Publications.
Michelle is a great leader.
Janine Riemersma
We worked together  •  Office Services Automation & Technology Manager, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTCH).
Michelle operates from a high level of integrity.
John M Potter
We worked together  •  Business Networking Coach, Networking Excellence.
Michelle is highly resourceful, driven, and intelligent. For instance, she has created a highly-regarded speaking / networking group that en ... ables her to introduce herself to clients. She continually incorporates what she learns into her business and is hungry to learn more. Her business strategy for reaching clients is inspired - and I seek to emulate several aspects of it. She is very much a model of success in the Grand Rapids community.
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 or. She is a good connection to have..
Lisa F Kosak
They're my friends  •  Blogger/Manager, Green Thumb Leadership.com and Marketing Manager, Alliance Data.
Michelle is very passionate about growing others and has strong leadership skills. She empowers others to act and excell. Michelle has prove ... n she is a dedicated and successful entrepreneur!
Eric Lee Gray
We worked together  •  Owner, Eric Lee Photos. Previously School Photographer, Lifetouch.
Michelle has unparalleled communication skills. When she desires to accomplish something, she either already has the knowledge to do so or s ... he has the contacts to help, There is no one else I'd call if I needed help motivating or communicating with others.
Don Freehafer, PT
We worked together  •  Founder/Owner, FREEDOM PHYSICAL THERAPY. Michigan State grad.
Michelle is the coordinator of our local chamber "Leads Group" (I am currently serving as the president of the board). She is a great leader ... , speaker and motivator that has a tremendous passion for others and life in general!
Steve Miedema, ERMp
They're my friends  •  Senior Account Executive, Kent Record Management, Inc.. Previously Account Executive, Kent Record Management, Inc..
Michelle enjoys helping people achieve success. She is very capable and experienced in her area of expertise. She's highly driven and never ... gives up.
Kelly VandenBosch
They're my friends  •  Area Sales Manager, Balluff Inc.. Previously Account Manager - Print Business Unit, ISRA VISION.
Michelle is enthusiast in everything that she does. I have yet to meet anyone with her vision and drive for coaching and guiding individual ... s to success. She is a true professional. I am fortunate to count her among those that I truly respect and have her as a resource.
Brian Lorenz
They're my friends  •  Worked , and Licensed Realtor, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids.
Michelle is a smart, driven, and goal-oriented person who enjoys enabling and coaching those who wish to succeed.
Mary Williams
We worked together  •  Tutor, Classical Conversations and President, Orian Performance Group.
Michelle is engaging and dynamic. She is professional and builds rapport easily.
Eric Blair
We worked together  •  owner, State Farm Agent.
She has a lot of integrity, has a great work ethic, and puts a customers needs first. She is highly motivating, intelligent, and resourcefu ... l.
Grace Cormany
We worked together  •  Operations Specialist, POWM Physicians Organization of Western Michigan. Previously RAM Retail Associate Manager, T-Mobile.
Michelle immediately impressed me with her strong work ethic, flexibility and desire to help other. She is very motivational and transparent ... when sharing her story and would undoubtedly bring these qualities to a new opportunity.
Christine Morse
We worked together  •  Community Relations and Education Program Manager, Disability Advocates of Kent County. Previously Founder, CommitToFitNation.
Michelle is highly professional, competent, and equally kind which is a wonderful combination. The topic(s) of her presentations can make ... people feel uncomfortable, on many levels, which is why her kindness and genuine heart is important. If people do not feel engaged and "safe" while walking through those exercises and conversations, it wouldn't allow for her training sessions to be highly effective. I would recommend her knowledge, experience, strength, and any professional that needs to become a better leader!
Ellen Seese
We worked together  •  Operations Manager, Disability Advocates of Kent County.
She already is a very successful business women and she had the drive to succeed in all she does.
Ronald Robb
We worked together
Michelle already has a great track record as an entrepreneur, which is the best predictor of future performance.
Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA
We worked together  •  Meetings Coordinator, Michigan Society of Association Executives. Previously Special Events Manager, Lansing Lugnuts.
The Michigan Society of Association Executives was fortunate enough to have Michelle come speak at our CMP Summit this past October. She kic ... ked off our program with the topic "Avoiding Burnout". 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, too!
Mike Jager
We worked together  •  Treasurer, GR Business Breakfast and Member / Owner, Michael T. Jager, LLC.
Michelle is an all around leader in everything she does. I am proud to know her and have worked with her in couple trade groups. She makes l ... eading look easy!
J.R. Muller
We worked together  •  Owner, West Michigan Technology & Design Solutons. Previously IT Manager, Pleune Service Company.
Michelle is an excellent coach and mentor, extremely intelligent, and knows how to talk to people.
Beverly F. Maddox, CMP
They're my friends  •  Director, Signature Events, Detroit Regional Chamber. Previously Event Manager, Detroit Jazz Fest.
Because of her passion, knowledge and commitment to growth and development of herself and others

Dawn Baker
Show Manager, ShowSpan, Inc.. Previously Exec Director, Cutlerville Chamber of Commerce.
Dawn is an incredibly organized and efficient woman with a relentless determination to bring excellence to the table in all she sets her han ... d to. In every event I was involved with Dawn, I walked away extremely impressed. She truly has a heart for others and it shows in her personal and professional life.

Alix (Ondraya) Criswell
Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, Patriot Realty. Previously Sales Associate, At Home Real Estate.
Alix is an outstanding and unique realtor who always goes way above and beyond to inform and empower her clients. She is truly an expert in ... her field and offers a detailed, thorough and compassionate approach in all of her dealings. I highly recommend Alix if you need realty services or just an industry professional to network with.

Jenn Maksimowski
Sales Manager, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Gemini Publications. Previously Advertising Account Executive, Gemini Publications.
Jenn is an expert marketer and excels in her work going above and beyond in all she does. I have truly enjoyed working with Jenn in the GR B ... usiness Breakfast and consider her to be a tremendous asset to our group!

Randy Baker
professor/magician, Baker College and Baker College, baker. Indiana grad.
Randy is professional, knowledgeable and entertaining! When he spoke at the GR Business Breakfast, it was a joy to work with him and he deli ... vered a phenomenal message to our group. I so appreciate his compassion toward others and I look forward to future opportunities to work with him.

Janine Riemersma
We worked together  •  Office Services Automation & Technology Manager, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTCH).
Janine is truly a professional in her field. She is ingenuitive, generous and meticulous!

John M Potter
Business Networking Coach, Networking Excellence.
John is a remarkable and determined entrepreneur with a spirit of excellence in all he does. His passion for the West Michigan community is ... prevalent in all of his endeavors. In the years I have known John, I am consistently impressed with his work both as a Co-Founder of the Grand Rapids Professionals for Excellence and an outstanding businessman. He is truly an inspiration to many who follow him.

David Pace
We worked together  •  CEO, Business Speakers Bureau & Entertainment.
I have had the privilege of working with David for a couple of years and I can't say enough kind words about his professionalism, his leader ... ship and his expertise in his field. He is truly a man of integrity and excellence through and through! A pillar in the community. I am grateful to have worked with him and look forward to more opportunities! There is no one in his field I would recommend more than David.

Eric Lee Gray
Owner, Eric Lee Photos. Previously School Photographer, Lifetouch.
I have had the pleasure of working with Eric on many occasions and he never ceases to impress me. He holds a very high standard for his work ... and his interactions with clients. His strong commitment to excellence is clearly reflected in every aspect of his business as well as his professional persona. I give my highest recommendations to Eric Lee Photos and Redotto Photo Booth.

Eric Blair
We worked together  •  owner, State Farm Agent.
Eric is unparalleled in his determination to provide excellence to both his clients and his team. I have had the privilege of working with h ... im and his team as well as being a client of his. In both cases, I was constantly impressed with his integrity, compassion and intellect. Eric Blair gets my highest recommendation.

Mike Jager
Treasurer, GR Business Breakfast and Member / Owner, Michael T. Jager, LLC.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike on a few projects for non profits and have found him to be professional but very personable. If ... you are looking for an accountant who truly cares about his clients and always operates in integrity, Mike comes with my highest recommendations.

J.R. Muller
Owner, West Michigan Technology & Design Solutons. Previously IT Manager, Pleune Service Company.
J.R. is an amazing entrepreneur with a professional persona and a spirit of excellence in all he does! I highly recommend him for all of you ... r needs in tech support and web design.

Beverly F. Maddox, CMP
We worked together  •  Director, Signature Events, Detroit Regional Chamber. Previously Event Manager, Detroit Jazz Fest.
Beverly is a woman of strong convictions who is ethical and very hard working. She represents the movers and shakers of today's workforce!