Welcome back to BeREAL! Diana is hosting on her own again this week, but she is once again joined by a special guest. Michelle Kuei is here to talk about all things confidence coaching as well as to share her amazing story.
Michelle Kuei is a motivational speaker, author, and visibility coach who helps women coaches and entrepreneurs to courageously & confidently tell stories to get seen, heard, and hired. She is the Founder of Elevate Life Coaching and the author of the memoir “Perfectly Normal-an immigrant’s story of making it in America.” Michelle was born in Taiwan and grew up in New York, but today she lives in Los Angeles with her ginger short-hair tabby cat-Toby, who is working his way to take over the social media publicity.
Michelle begins the episode by getting right into her story. Before immigrating to the United States, Michelle lived in Taiwan, where one day she was crossing the street and got hit by a taxi. She can barely recall the event, but she has been told by witnesses what happened. After the accident, Michelle was seriously injured, she now needs to walk with crutches and alter her clothes.
Michelle struggled to remain confident when others would ask her “What’s wrong with you?” She began to take this in and believe that something truly was wrong with her. It wasn’t until she was fourty that she realized that she had enough of feeling uninspired and wishing that she wasn’t where she was in life. That is when she learned that asking for help was okay. So, she set goals for herself and asked for help to achieve them. One of those goals was to climb Machu Picchu.
Michelle then proceeds to tell the story of her going to Peru and climbing Machu Picchu. She recounts getting sick the night before the hike, the initial ascent, and when she was told to abandon her goal and go back down. The leader of the group she was in decided that the climb was too dangerous for Michelle and advised her to descend the slope before she had reached the top. However, Michelle made a hard personal decision. She decided she wanted to finish the climb or die climbing.
After a short break, Michelle returns to tell about reaching the top of the mountain. She describes the feeling of seeing the sign designating she had reached the peak. She tells about the many people who congratulated her at the top. However, the climb was not over, she still had to make it back down.
After finishing her story about Machu Picchu, Michelle tells listeners about the confidence coaching services she provides at Elevate Life Coaching. The mission of the program is to have people realize their confidence so they can tell their stories just as Michelle has learned to do.
Thank you for tuning into BeREAL this week. Be on the lookout for an all new episode next Tuesday. In the meantime, check out last week’s episode with LaTanya Tolan on how to Do Single Well.
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