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Michelle (she/her)

Coach, Denver

Michelle has extensive experience in the criminal justice field, where she worked closely with individuals to help them rebuild their lives.

Coach type: Person with addiction and loved one

Coaching since: 2018

Lived experience:

My toxic relationship with alcohol began when I was 14 years old and lasted well into my adult years. I allowed alcohol to influence my life decisions, including the end of my career in criminal justice. Finally, I ended the toxic relationship for good.

Professional background:

My professional career was in the criminal justice field. I worked in the jails, on patrol and in halfway houses. I worked closely with offenders and coached them in rebuilding a crime- and drug-free lifestyle. I also have considerable experience working with victims of domestic violence.


Criminal justice, suicide prevention, domestic violence


I have a profound love for animals – I should charge admission for people to come see all my exotic pets. When I'm not tending to my animals, I like watching scary movies.

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