2018 Positive Presence President’s Brief

When I was 16, I had positive presence but just didn’t know it yet. I had my first public speaking presentation at that time in front of 5,000 people on the steps of The Capitol at the Inaugural Shaken Baby Syndrome Conference. I remember looking over the masses of people standing in front of me and envisioning myself 20 years older doing the same – leading thousands of individuals towards a positive powerful movement.

Positive Presence is the start of that movement. Since I was in High School, 11 years ago, the world for young teenage girls has become much more challenging. Social media, societal standards, the evolution of marketing in the beauty industry, communication and so much more have made it a constant struggle for teenagers in general to grow with grace.

Over 90% of all women in the world suffer from low self-esteem at some point in their lives. What’s worse is that 81% of teenage girls experience feelings of low self-worth and engage in negative activities to drown it out. Many women and girls have either lost confidence in themselves or have realized they’ve never had it to begin with.

For so many in our society, especially our youth, positivity is oftentimes drowned beneath self doubt, an increased pressure to be perfect and thousands of negative outside influences. When you practice self-love, abundance follows and that new-found light from within begins to spread so great that others around you become overwhelmingly inspired to find and share their light as well. This is the circle of positive abundance we strive for every student to experience!

In two years, Positive Presence has become the largest confidence coaching company in the state of CO. We (yes, WE) have created a safe space for teenagers to find their purpose, explore their passion and utilize our distinguished platform to positively impact others.

We are growing rapidly from our humble beginnings here in Douglas County, CO. Over the course of our upcoming fiscal year, we have plans to expand our confidence coaching services into the Denver Metro, working closely with our corporate coaches to develop and implement an effective and organized certification program. This program plans to certify other coaches first in Denver and then nationwide in years to follow.

In the months to follow, we will officially be launching our philanthropic arm of Positive Presence – what we will be calling Positive Presence Foundation. Once we launch, 5% of every sale from Positive Presence will be allocated to our Scholarship Fund. With this scholarship we will be able to offer life-changing and lifesaving mentor coaching free of charge to teenagers who persevered through some of life’s greatest challenges.

I’d like to offer a huge thank you to all our clients. We are so fortunate to have an 85% retention rate, which is unheard of in business now a-days. I know I speak on behalf of our entire coaching team when I say it is sincerely humbling to be a part of our student’s positive transformation. Our clients have stuck with us through our growing pains in our business, and I personally am so grateful for your continued faith. We strive every day to always go above and beyond our client’s expectations.

Finally, I must thank my husband and daughter. Every day I fight to eradicate insignificance for our students so that when my daughter comes of age, she doesn’t have to fight as hard. My family, especially my husband, are the most understanding of my passion and every day they encourage me to continue the fight.

~ Michelle Marie King

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Jessica Waugh

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Jessica has roughly 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, curating premier wine programs in Las Vegas and developing educational programs for the largest beverage distribution company in North America. In 2022, Jessica altered her focus and is now utilizing her educational, management, and organizational skills to positively impact others on a grander scale. She is now developing multiple modalities focused in emotional intelligence, executive functioning, meta-learning, and positive psychology for struggling teens and young adults.

Favorite Mindfulness Techniques:

Meditating with sound bowls!

A Fun Fact:

I was the architect for my grandmother’s house

State: Nevada
Email: Jessicaw@positivepresenceglobal.com

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Missy Vandenheuvel

Sales Manager


Missy is a revitalized mother of two teenagers who understands the resilience it takes to raise children in the midst of a global pandemic. She is a passionate mentor because she recognizes there isn’t nearly enough support for the overwhelming number of people silently struggling. Her sincere and compassionate personality is what makes her thrive as a coach and a leading member of our company. As our Sales manager she recognized that her role is to listen and learn as much about your child (or yourself) as possible. While listening, I am identifying a mentor coach that I believe your child will not only like based on their personality, but also one who has experienced and overcome similar pain points, and areas of opportunity, optimizing relatability. Ultimately, setting your child up for growth and fulfillment socially, mentally, and physically. 

Favorite Mindfulness Techniques:

My Favorite Mindful technique is to Shifting Thought Patterns by focusing on the Grounding Technique. Starts with a big belly breath in. Then, you tap into your 5 senses, to quickly and effortlessly shift your current focus. Choose a sense- any sense, and count down from 5 (order or senses can be altered): 5 things you see, 4 things you smell, 3 things you feel, 2 things you hear, 1 thing you taste.

A Fun Fact:

 I travel to Florida from Wisconsin 3-4 times a year, and we plan to relocate somewhere with the state in 1.5 years. I’ve been dreaming about this since I first saw the ocean at the age of 14 years old. 

State: Wyoming
Email: Missy@positivepresenceglobal.com

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