1-1 with Michael

I've been working 1-on-1 with young people and adults for nearly 50 years. Those I've worked with say that I'm good at creating a safe space to talk.

Men and women come to me to share their stories. Some are artists and performers seeking to go deeper into the story and polish their performance. Some come wanting to improve their confidence at public speaking. Some come with a story that's fragmented or broken; they want to mend it or create a new one. Some come saying they don't have a story at all.

I create spaces for stories to be born. I guess I'm kind of a story midwife. I use my knowledge and experience gained as a mental health counsellor, a performer, a teacher, a tutor and mentor, an adviser, a story coach, and an end-of-life planning facilitator to help people with their stories.