Michelle Barry Franco

: Speaking & Thought Leadership Coach

Expert Overview

Some of us are called to share our stories, expertise and voice bigger and wider in our world. We know it by the feeling in our center, a fire in the belly. When you know you are meant to serve in this way, it can feel both exciting and overwhelming.

And yet, aligning with that desire to serve in this way is your greatest power. Stepping into your message and your voice is magic, magnetic.

Knowing how to craft your message into a keynote address, TED or TEDx talk... that book you know you're meant to write - no one teaches us this.

Whether you've been in business for a couple of years or for a couple of decades, you know when you're ready to serve from a larger platform. That's the perfect time for us to work together.

I've spent 15 years working with business leaders, world-renowned thought leaders and award winning founders to turn their story, message and voice into their speaking and thought leadership contributions. From clarity of the stand you take at the heart of your work, to a gorgeous crystal clear vision for your life & work integration... to a plan for creating an impact and growing your business, I'm here to support you.

I'd love to support you in feeling clear, confident and excited to make the impact you've known you are meant to make in our world. Let's chat about it.

My clients say it better than I can...

Working with Michelle was a game-changer for me. I've always been a fairly good public speaker but Michelle helped me take my talks to the next level. I have used the tools I learned with her on subsequent talks on my own and they were better too – it's truly a set of practices that you can use for the rest of your speaking life! ~Kara Loewentheil, Founder of Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching & Host of the UnF*ck Your Brain podcast

You can read more from my clients here.

Work with Me

There are three ways to work with me:

Your Awesome Upcoming Talk

You have an important talk coming up and you want it to be awesome! We'll create a coaching plan that fits your timeframe that includes the entire process from core message (including alignment with your goals and business) to the kind of content that captivates an audience to delivering with confidence and delight. Let's start the conversation here.

Deep Dive Retreat

You want to deep dive with full loving and expert support on all things speaking, thought leadership plus vision and strategic planning for your business and your life. If appropriate, we can also get a powerful signature talk in play during our time together, too! This kind of work is perfect for a private 1 - 3 day intensive. (If you'd like to bring together a few business friends, we can make this a very small group experience as well). Totally custom to your needs. Walk away with: A clear vision, a plan, your totally aligned message, a signature talk... and more! Start here and let's start dreaming up this deep dive together.

Four Month 1:1 Coaching Partnership

You want to become recognized as a leader in your industry. You know that your message changes lives and your story serves. Now it's time to create that bigger platform. This means a podcast guest tour and/or creating your own podcast, getting on more and better stages, finally writing your (next) book, landing that TEDx talk... whatever your Vision, I'm here to support you every step of the way. We are in rich partnership! If this sounds excellent to you, start here and let's chat.