Praise for Design Your Destiny Coaching with Michelle

World champion athlete and health care professional Jan shares...
"Working with Michelle Burns is a joy. With her coaching skills, I was able to navigate through the personal crossroads that overwhelmed me. I had lost my inner-joy, self-confidence, and energy. Michelle helped me rediscover and embrace some of the qualities and skills that had become dormant due to negative thought patterns. Together we sifted thru some social, athletic and personal elements of my life. The plans and strategies developed help me successfully resume my life with confidence, joy and more balance. I recommend Michelle Burns to anyone wishing to improve the quality and joy of life." –Jan N.

Information Technology and Program Management Professional Jodi shares…
“This experience gave me exactly what I asked for – perspective on me, on situations and on the world around me. So often my attention is drawn to only that which is known or immediately in front of me. I’m not able to look through a different lens and see alternatives or feel differently. Each resource you gave me forced me to think and apply new concepts to me which is exactly what I asked for. Again, very powerful in knowing and understanding me and how I ‘tick’.”

Corporate Health Coach and Yoga Instructor Alexis shares...
"Michelle is the ultimate coach. Her passion and enthusiasm for helping people create their best life is incredible. She is ever-present, compassionate and supportive in each session and beyond. She has proven to be a personal champion for me and my goals, and has shown me just how important extra support can be. She challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone and see things from different directions to gain powerful insights and experiences. Our sessions ranged from funny and light-hearted to tearful and intense, yet she remains steady through the journey and met me where I was at with each meeting. I look forward to continued opportunities to work with Michelle and highly recommend her services, without reservation!" –Alexis K.

International trade professional, Danielle shares...
"Michelle is awesome one-on-one, and often times she was my fortress of sanity. Through my experience, I was able to change the way I was looking at things, and put immediate and long term goals into perspective. She also taught me a lot about body language and how this impacts my impression of everyday scenarios, as well as how I respond to these scenarios.

Finding balance in life was one of the main areas I wanted to focus on during my coaching experience. Michelle has successfully directed me toward equilibrium, and has helped me identify tools for continually finding peace in my life. I would recommend personal coaching with Michelle to anyone. It was definitely a worthwhile and positive experience for me." --Danielle B.

Corporate I.T. Manager and private business owner, Ray shares...
"I am so happy to have had the opportunity and I believe I will look back at the very positive experience of working with Michelle as an important milestone in my personal life and professional career." –Raymond H.

Business owner Melissa shares...
"My advice to others would be to be ready to work and know what you are lacking or wanting to improve on. Michelle will not do the work for you. The investment in yourself is so worth it. It makes you so much more effective in your work, family, marriage. You cannot push yourself and work harder on your own to figure life out as efficiently as working with a coach. I could have saved myself thousands of dollars in self-help books and time over the years if I would have taken the time to work with a coach and invest in myself earlier. Thank you Michelle!" –Melissa S.

Professional Sales Executive, Sheree shares..."I had never worked with a coach before and I am delighted to say that I am fortunate to have found Michelle! She is a great listener and very compassionate. Her thought-provoking questions and guidance have lead me to discover my authentic self. I have clear direction as a result. Thank you so much Michelle for your guidance!"

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Praise for Design Your Destiny Retreats

Author, equine coach and women's retreat leader Lynn shares...
"I had a daylong private retreat at Design Your Destiny with Michelle Burns. She is a keeper of the land. Love permeates. Spend time with her on her land and you come home refreshed, filled, and freshly reminded of who you are in relation to the earth and all that lives on it. Thanks to Michelle's gentle, wise care that day, I still feel the spirits of the trees, the river and the heartbeat of mother earth within. Oh, and she's a great cook. I highly recommend taking a deep in breath and give yourself the gift of a retreat at Design Your Destiny with Michelle Burns." – Lynn B.

Health and nutrition business owner Kathy shares...
"There isn't enough room nor are there enough words to describe how wonderful it was to have Michelle as our retreat leader. There was no rushing, no pressure, no stress, no hassle, yet so much was accomplished in our small group, and also individually." –Kathy T.

Non-profit organization Executive Director Sue shares...
"You can expect compassion and wisdom from Michelle. She's a great listener who helps you find answers through guiding and this allowed me to find and connect to my own wisdom. Taking time for the retreat day allowed me to focus on myself, reflect and realize I am making progress. I definitely met my intention of finding some clarity and came away feeling refreshed and energized!"
--Sue S-G.

Physical Therapist and business owner, Mike shares...
"Michelle is an amazing life coach! She has this uncanny ability to see where you are at in your life process and guide you to the true path that is life altering. Creating a retreat for yourself on her land that borders the Minnesota river is exquisite! I highly recommend Michelle!" --Mike F.

Professional Photographer and Direct Selling business owner Eileen shares...
"The tricky thing about a retreat is that you really do not know what you are missing until you experience the subtle nudges of pause as you walk through your days of the retreat. It is in those moments that you reflect on the quiet and solitude you had forgotten you longed for but didn't know how to get back to. A retreat with Michelle is grace in its purest form." –Eileen K.

Health Care Human Resource Specialist, Donna shares...
"It was very hard for me to take time away from the office and I found this retreat truly delightful. I discovered that I can take time for me and my job doesn't fall apart. In fact, I do a better job when I take some "me" time. I am realizing that taking time for yourself can make you a better leader. Thank you Michelle for a magical day." --Donna C.

Insurance Agency Owner, Ann shares….
“Michelle provided an open and inviting environment that immediately made us all feel welcome, comfortable and safe. We were able to share our hopes for our successful team in a nurturing environment. With her guidance, we met our objectives of building communication skills and furthering essential understanding between us for our continued success as a team. We look forward to holding these team retreats with Michelle on a regular basis.” –Ann Porter Agency, State Farm

Contact Michelle to discuss your Design Your Destiny Retreat today!

Praise for Design Your Destiny Energy Medicine with Michelle

"Our challenge was physical anxiety for my 9 year old son. Michelle, with her holistic energy work and life coaching skills brought our life back. Since her teachings and work, he has slept thru the night, attended a full day birthday party and is now riding the school bus. Big deal? Yes! To watch him use his skills to overcome things that would normally make him physically ill—such a relief. Her work is amazing and has brought much "simpler times" back into our lives. I don't have enough words to express how truly thankful I am. We have our life back!" – Janet B.

"Michelle takes a powerful stand for our well-being and highest good. Even though I am new to the energy medicine experience I felt safe, loved and guided through out the process. She creates easy and loving space for healing to happen. I was totally amazed to walk away with insights and an internal sense that a long entrenched internal obstacle was no longer present. All I can say is - WOW! I've done several energy medicine sessions with Michelle and the results have contributed to a positive shift in how I feel about myself and the work I do in the world. Thank You Michelle."
Marcy Nelson-Garrison MA LP CPCC
President, Coaching Toys Inc.

"I have recently had the privilege of experiencing two energy medicine sessions with Michelle. The sessions occurred during a chaotic time of change in my life and there were things I wanted to heal on multiple levels of my being. Michelle created a calm, sacred, and purely respectful space in which to guide me to the next steps on my journey. Working with Michelle resulted in more breath in my body and created a series of gentle releases that produced a calm place of clarity from which to choose what is next for me. Michelle shared images that came to her during our sessions. These images have served as powerful touchstones for supporting and sustaining the changes I've made. Michelle creates a beautiful, ceremonial and sacred space in which to shift and to heal. She shares a deep connection with Mother Earth. This connection serves to stabilize and release energies that hold us back. I felt safe and lovingly held both before, during, and after our sessions." - Mary Cayan 2015

“Life changing…that’s what my experience with Michelle and her holistic energy medicine session was.  I went into the session thinking maybe I had some things to work on.  Michelle helped me clear out some really gross energy that I didn’t even know was there.  I felt lighter and more connected afterwards…still feeling great.  I’m even walking taller. I will continue to work with Michelle and strongly recommend her sessions to anyone who wants to feel authentic and clear about their life.” -  Jennifer Embery

Here’s what Julie K. shared….”I just wanted to let you know how awesome I feel after that energy session. I no longer have hip pain. Nor do I have the pain that ran down my left side, and no shoulder pain. I can breathe better and even got outside for a walk yesterday in this beautiful weather.  I feel lighter, free and more energetic. I am so grateful to you for what you do! Thank you.”

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
--John O'Donohue