Celebrant Michele Davidson is known for her inspiring ability to bring outward what is in people’s hearts. She is hugely passionate about embracing our personal narrative as the means to feel and see more deeply in daily life, as well as in the BIG moments like marriage, birth, and other beginnings and endings. A rites of passage expert, Michele ‘gets’ that we all yearn for meaning in our own way. Her gift is to help us find it! She has a beautiful speaking voice and an enthralling delivery style makes everyone in the room feel part of something extraordinary. Below are some of her most requested presentations. If you or your business would like to have Michele speak at your event, please get in touch today!
The Power of Storytelling for Social Entrepreneurs
Michele shares how to use your personal life stories as catalysts to rock your company brand. Using a simple but illuminating step-by-step process, you’ll learn how to see your life as a whole so that you can let your ‘personal self’ shine in all aspects of your entrepreneurial path.
Michele believes that Value-based branding is Story-based branding. Learn from the inspiring examples of top companies who do it well, and who have a whole lot more financial resources than most. Discover how to communicate WHO you are, WHY you do what you do, and HOW you do it. Real life. Real stories. All inspired by your own life. Michele will help you get crystal clear what a “defining moment’ is, and why yours needs to be the inspiration behind your brand messaging.
Rituals to Support and Nurture
Life is a journey. Most of us say it, and nearly all of us believe it. Why then are we so darned focused on the next big step that we don’t honour where we actually are at any given point in time? If you’re like most people, you’re too busy getting past the bad days and clinging to the good ones.
Michele will help you see that you experience emotional and physical change, beginnings and endings – big and small – on a daily basis. How you experience them is important, yet often ignored or trivialized. She’s a master at guiding people to feel a measure of ease even on what she calls ‘the poopie days’. Michele will share her practical tools to face life head on, in a mindful and aware way. Taking the time to reflect upon and acknowledge your life says, “I value myself. This is who I am.”
You will discover personal rituals and traditions to enrich your life by providing a sense of identity, comfort, and an understanding of the continuity of life. What a great opportunity to tap into your own strength, wisdom and resilience. You’ll come away with an exciting vision on seeing your joys and losses as calls to adventure. Learn how to connect and surround yourself with what inspires. We’ll learn together, brainstorm, share, and inspire each other.
Celebrant Michele Davidson loves gathering with professional counselors to delve into the theory and practice of meaningful ritual. Talk about preaching to the converted!
While counselors understand the need for ritual, many have not have had the opportunity to explore the three phases of the passage times their clients come to see them about. Separation…Transition…Incorporation. What do they mean? How do they manifest? Learn how specific types of rituals sustain, symbolize, and support these important phases. After grounding ourselves in universal human needs, we’ll brainstorm ritual ideas based on real life client cases. You’ll learn how to integrate ritual into your counseling practice in a way that supports and elevates the inward exploration you embark upon with your clients.