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Leadership Development; Women’s Empowerment; Professional Transitions; Clarity of Purpose; High Performance Teams; Thriving Success; Conflict Resolution; Mindset; Burnout; Resilience; Well-Being; Stress Reduction; Life Transitions; Fulfilling Retirement



Executive Coaching; Women’s Empowerment Coaching; Leadership Development Coaching; Team Coaching; Professional Development Coaching; Transitions & Conflict Resolution Coaching; Life Transformation Coaching; Retirement Clarity Coaching; Telehealth


Executives, Team Leaders, Attorneys, Law Firms & Legal Departments, Women Professionals, Start-ups, College & Graduate Students, Older Adults

Michele Powers, Esq.

Founder of

Elite Lawyer Coaching

Executive & Team Coach

Personal Transformation Coach

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Michele Powers, Esq.


BA: Oberlin College

JD, University of Wisconsin Law School

ACE Coach Accelerator, Enhanced Practitioner

International Coaching Federation (ICF), Certified Member

EMCC Global Team Coaching Individual Accreditation, Practitioner Level

Certified EQ Assessor: Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network

Coaching Certification: Life Purpose Coaching Institute

Certified Karuna Reiki Master

Michele partners with her clients to empower and align themselves with their vision for a successful career and life. Utilizing a holistic approach she provides a safe space for honest self-reflection, transformational learning, and accelerated evolution. Clients who are uncertain or struggling through difficult transitions or burnout are supported in redefining their journeys and pivoting into peace and flow. She incorporates science-based emotional intelligence, neuroscience, leadership, mindset, guided imagery, breathwork, and organizational, culture, and change principles to assist clients in becoming resilient leaders for their organizations and personal lives.  


Prior to becoming an executive and team coach and to founding Elite Lawyer Coaching, Michele practiced complex litigation and trial work in Los Angeles as a partner in an international law firm for almost 20 years. Her experience with corporate Fortune 50 clients and elite legal cultures provides a wealth of knowledge to draw upon in assisting clients to navigate complex organizational cultures and overcome their professional and personal challenges. Michele is a leader in the American Bar Association (ABA), currently Chair of the Law Practice Division Attorney Well-Being Committee, and has developed and presented in-person and distance learning programs nationally and internationally for over two decades. 


Michele is a single mom and understands the challenges of navigating a demanding professional career while balancing a meaningful family, personal, and spiritual life.  She has been a disciple of personal growth and spiritual development since her teenage years with roots in shamanic healing, sacred geometry, floral essences, Karuna Reiki, and meditation.  In college, she was privileged to train with Richard (Dick) Olney in Self-Acceptance Training. She has been a Certified Karuna Reiki Master for over 10 years.

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