Michelle’s reputation as a speaker is built on her vast experience of overcoming adversity and being able to reflect emotionally to allow for novel insights. In the past, she has used her expertise as a life coach to deliver talks on issues such as Imposter Syndrome and Boundaries.
She shares her vulnerability and past battle with medical trauma with humour and optimism that makes for a unique talk. Michelle's TedX talk has been viewed over 60,000 times and she has spoken at events like Stylist Live, Summer In The City, Women's Health Live and Leeds Yoga & Wellness Festival, for companies including Hearst, The Body Shop, Hello Magazine, Goldman Sachs, Brit Insurance, Glamour Magazine, LUSH, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Tresemme as well as charities like Teenage Cancer Trust and Ditch The Label. She has also gone into schools like Lady Eleanor Holles and St Francis Herts to speak to girls on topics including boundaries and female empowerment and been to universities from Oxford University to The University of Surrey to discuss mental health and what we can do to improve our own.
Boundaries: Why We Need Them and How To Build Them
Have You Hated Yourself Enough Today?
Self-esteem and Social Media
Scarred Not Scared: My Story of Surgeries, Scars and Survival
The Secret to Beating Imposter Syndrome
Holly Mcfee, Leeds Yoga and Wellness Festival , 2018
“Michelle was invited to speak about Battling Body Image and Surviving with Scars at our Find Your Sense of Tumour Weekend for young people who have or had cancer . Body Image is an important issue for our young people and Michelle provided some fantastic guidance and insights and really resonated with the audience. We are hoping she will come again!”
Katie Rawlins, Teenage Cancer Trust, 2018
“Michelle was invited to come speak on our panel about Instagram and the Self Love Revolution at one of our Health Blogger Community events. Michelle is a wonderful speaker! She is an incredibly knowledgable woman with a great story. She brought a great energy to our self-love panel and really added value to the topic that was being discussed.”
Fab Giovanetti, Health Blogger Community, 2018
Michelle was invited to speak at our first Feminine Superpowers event on the topic of "Calming Your Inner Rollercoaster". She wowed our audience with her authentic, warm delivery and a story which is worthy of a Hollywood Blockbuster. Her ability to connect and engage with a wide demographic is her SuperPower!"
Michelle Zelli, Feminine Superpowers, 2017
“After following Michelle’s story and listening to her wise words for some time I asked if she would speak at a body positive event called Chachi Live which I was arranging in Edinburgh in May 2017. I am so pleased I did because her talk was excellent. She shared relatable, interesting content in an extremely friendly, yet professional manner. She engaged the audience and I’m not shy to say that I think she changed perspectives and potentially life trajectories of some people in attendance. I can’t wait to work with her again.”
Danni Gordon, Chachi Power Project, 2017
Lauren Lovett, 2016
“On behalf of Millennium Point, I am writing to thank you for undertaking the Metaprogramme Elicitation for the Executive Team. The team have fed back and have asked me to let you know that they found it to be incredibly insightful and useful. It was good hearing about and talking through the dynamics around the questionnaire and it is something we will be able to build upon and be mindful of moving forward. It was well delivered and very productive for the team.”
Vanessa Currie, Millennium Point, 2015
Ewa Galant, 2014