Heart-centered communication in stressful times: Michelle Courtney Berry at TEDxCortland
Principal and CEO of Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC, a national award-winning
stress management speaking and training company, is an American of African, Irish
and Cherokee heritages. Considered an authority on the psychology of workplace behavior and infusing wellness in all facets of work and life, Michelle has served as an opening speaker, confidant, and life coach for top performers, national leaders, front-line workers and other visionaries around the U.S., Canada and Africa since 1990. From that time to the present, Michelle has delivered more than 3,000 inspirational speeches, talks and keynote addresses. It has been her distinct honor to open in verse and song for Dr. Maya Angelou, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and (the late) Howard Zinn. An internationally certified critical incident stress de-briefer and group conflict management expert, Michelle is also a mom, entrepreneur, author, second Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, actor/performer, standup comic and a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher. Called «a transformative radio and TV personality,» Michelle has appeared on «Good Morning America,» and in «O-The Oprah Winfrey Magazine,» among other publications. Founder of the Working Well, one day at a time® model for stress management, she is the author of two books of poetry, two plays, three works of non-fiction, and hundreds of business articles.
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