Michelle Lewis is an award-winning writer, best-selling author, passionate speaker, and women’s empowerment coach.
This former adult entertainer turned missionary turned Women’s Empowerment Coach has a POWERFUL story to share about radical self-love and overcoming deep shame. She is addicted to traveling the world, and currently lives in Southern California. Read Michelle’s Mission Statement here.
She is the creator & founder of The Blessings Butterfly, a holistic coaching practice that is dedicated to encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people to overcome their shame and live a life that they love through the power of Transformational Positivity. Michelle is the author of the Amazon best-selling self-help books The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide, and creator of popular online courses.
Michelle is the co-host of The Sparkle Hour (available on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Spotify) which is a “fun & feisty podcast for empowered women & woke menfolk” that helps people to transform their trauma with humor, storytelling, and “Sparkle Skills” (TM). Michelle’s work has also been featured on Medium, Teachable, Girl Inspo, Live Your Divinity Summit, Do It Scared podcast, Money Mantra podcast, Being Boss, Ripl, and Transformational Positivity Summit.
Hello, Loves! My name is Michelle Lewis, and I am an inspirational speaker & personal empowerment coach on a mission!I specialize in finding ways to spread Love, Encouragement, and Transformational Positivity through my speaking, writing and private coaching. I believe that a happy and beautifully lived life filled with love, strength & wellness is the divine right of EVERY body, not just people in certain bodies. <3
Through my heart-felt and holistic teachings on Transformational Positivity, I help empower womxn to:
Slay their shame
Love themselves more deeply and with less judgement
I am a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse, and later, a survivor of domestic violence. I had every reason to believe that I was worthless and that my life was never going to get any better. Before my healing journey, I struggled for years with intense body shaming and soooo many self-destructive behaviors.
At the point of my greatest desperation, ready to end my life- I called out from my soul and discovered that God, The Universe, Source, Higher Power– however you identify with Spirit— was listening. I know this to be true, because at that very moment I received a phone call that literally saved my life. That was over 20 years ago. From that moment forward, I’ve been on a path of self-discovery, self-love and healing that has changed everything in my life for the best!
Every day now I’m doing the personal development work of uncovering what I call my “layers of bullshit” to actively heal my soul wounds & inner traumas and rewrite my old story to have a new ending. I am NO LONGER a victim, and I am no longer cowering in my shame; I am more than a survivor, I am my own (S)HERO! With therapy and a lot of hard work, I have learned how to heal my broken pieces, release my negative outlook, and build a stronger, wiser, more beautifully evolved and completely free version of my best self. And it’s my life’s work to help others to do the same!
Here are a few things about me that you might be interested in knowing:
I opened up about my own life story- including the messy, not-so-pretty parts– in a 4-part blog series called “How I Became The Blessings Butterfly”. You can read my story here: The Prequel Part 1Part 2Part 3 (Trigger Warnings: SA, DV)
I’ve always been a writer, artist, creative, enthusiastic, wonderfully weird kid. Not much of that has changed except that now I am a grown up so I get to legitimately do it ALL THE TIME …and even get paid for it!
I’m a former adult entertainer turned missionary turned Women’s Empowerment Coach. Now THAT is one hell of a powerful journey!
I created and co-host The Sparkle Hour podcast along with my fabulously talented cousin, Nicole Lewis-Keeber of Nicole Lewis-Keeber Coaching.
I am currently researching and writing a new full length book about the journey to empowerment- release date TBA!
I have also written unfathomable amounts of copy for multiple websites (including my own), company newsletters & promotional literature; edited several published works for fellow authors in vastly different genres; written an award-winning essay on American women’s history and have been published in a poetry anthology.
I createdThe Cocoon – Empowered Transformation* as a health & wellness program for people living in bigger bodies out of sheer frustration for the lack of body diversity in the health & wellness industry in general. Having lived in many different sizes and experiencing several different shapes in my own body throughout my life, I wanted to enjoy an exercise program that is fun, non-competitive, encouraging, holistic, challenging but doable, and celebrates all different kinds of bodies. I couldn’t find one, so I freaking made one. I love it. I’m super proud of it. (*I retired this program at the end of August, but will soon be migrating it to a new format on Teachable.)
I have the honor of being Mom to an amazing human for the past 30 years (and counting).
Women’s Empowerment and gender equality is a life-long passion, and I am continually looking for ways to help other womxn find their groove, their strength, their voice. One of my favorite projects was launching the WE Care – Women’s Empowerment group in Masii, Kenya (East Africa) back in 2011. It started as a small group of AIDS widows, all mothers of young children. Through the support of the local independent church, we were able to create a space where the ladies could meet together weekly and receive encouragement, support, and training to become independent Artisans making and selling their handcrafted paper bead jewelry. <3
Though I no longer choose to serve in or find comfort in worship within the four walls of a traditional Western church setting, my connection to Spirit has expanded exponentially. I can now see Divinity everywhere.
I love exotic travel and learning about and experiencing different cultures first-hand. I have totally kissed a giraffe on the lips, been ceremonially blessed by having little old ladies spit on me, and pounded shots of some just god-awful alcoholic beverages. Just please don’t ask me to eat a bug.
In my 50+ years on the planet I have had a ridiculous amount of jobs and work experience in a variety of industries. Everything from fast food and retail, all things office, church and nonprofit, education and administration, restaurants, nightclubs and adult entertainment, travel, shipping, logistics, acting and modeling, writing and freelancing, massage therapy and alternative healthcare, and starting small businesses. All of that randomness and I’m probably still forgetting something.
My favorite sport is ice hockey. I l-o-v-e watching the big boys play and maybe someday I’ll lace up on a beer league team! My favorite team is the Anaheim Ducks (and whatever beer league team my bf happens to be playing on)
I love animals! I’ve loved and cared for cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, a raccoon, chickens, koi, tortoises, and various reptiles (lots of fun lizards, no snakes) along the way. I’d love to someday have a bunch of farm animals and an exotic wildlife sanctuary that serves as a conservation center and rehab for animals in need.
The biggest difference between Transformational Positivity and #toxicpositivity is that the latter doesn’t invite or encourage you to fully express the difficult feelings of heartache, anger & pain when you’re suffering from the very real life experiences of disappointment, betrayal, abuse and generally shitty behavior from other hurt, angry, unhappy humans. That’s not Transformation- that’s […]
The thing with Affirmations is that there’s a helpful way to use them & a harmful way. Helpful: recognition of old patterns, Love for & healing of old wounds, and finding the wisdom & strength to recalibrate your life in a way that serves you better and brings you Joy. Harmful: bypassing difficult emotions, triggering […]
Coaching is not a substitute for therapy. I am not a clinical therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist and I can not diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please consult your physician or medical professional before starting any exercise program or diet. Please contact a psychiatric professional to diagnose and/or treat any psychological firstname.lastname@example.org