About Our Certification

'Our objective in life is to help or be helped – as long as you are doing one of those two things, you will always be in a state of evolution.' ~ Michelle Marie King

The Highest Standard

Our coaches are exemplary! They are passionately motivated to change the lives of the people they coach and they are dedicated to that mission, but it takes months of preparation, research, background screenings and support for a positive person to become a Positive Presence Mentor-Coach.

All prospective Mentor-Coaches undergo a rigorous interview process which includes: two interviews, a national background screening, reference checks, and an online social media review and analysis to ensure their public persona fits our positive brand.

Since inception, only a small percentage of the people we interview pass these standards and are approved by our corporate human resources team to begin training. Once an offer is extended to a prospective Mentor-Coach, they must first sign strictly enforced non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements to ensure the security and privacy of our clients and families. These agreements are extended to the coaches for a year at a time and are reviewed and renewed annually.

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Our certification program is as meticulous as our interview process. Once our coaches are approved through our legal team, they begin a proprietary 30-day intensive to become a Certified Positive Presence Mentor-Coach. Through this one-on-one, hands-on experience, our coaches get an in-depth understanding of our S.E.L.F. Philosophy, our coaching P.I.L.L.A.R.S., our proprietary ‘Perspective Coaching Process’ & a clear understanding of how to support their mentees the Positive Presence way.

Our Certification Process

Through our certification program, our coaches are required to also put in a minimum of 4 hours of field training listening to online client-approved session recordings and are provided access to additional hours of recorded sessions for continued education.

To graduate from our program and become a Certified Positive Presence Mentor-Coach, all of our coaches must complete a certification exam which includes “what-if” scenarios extracted from actual coaching situations encountered by Positive Presence coaches. The intention of this exam is to ensure that our coaches can maintain integrity with our core-coaching principles, utilize our ‘Perspective Coaching Process’ and think on their feet to positively and proactively support each student in various situations.

Phase One: Proprietary 30-day intensive training
Phase One
Through this one-on-one, hands-on experience, our coaches get an in-depth understanding of our S.E.L.F. Philosophy, our coaching P.I.L.L.A.R.S., our proprietary ‘Perspective Coaching Process’ & a clear understanding of how to support their mentees the Positive Presence way.
Phase One: Proprietary 30-day intensive training
Phase Two: Scoring Perfect on The Exam
Phase Two
Phase 2 of our certification process requires scoring 100% on our certification exam. This self-guided exam includes 50 "what-if" scenarios presented to each coach. Each scenario has been extracted from actual coaching situations encountered by Positive Presence coaches. The intention of this exam is to ensure that our coaches can maintain integrity with our core coaching principles, utilize our ‘Perspective Coaching Process’, and think on their feet to positively and proactively support each student in various scenarios.
Phase Two: Scoring Perfect on The Exam
Phase Three: Continuing Education
Phase Three
Upon completion of the first two phases, over the next 30 days, they are required to "practice what they preach" and create their "grand vision" by reverse engineering their own personal & professional goals. In addition, all coaches are given opportunities to "uplevel" during Phase 3 by completing personal development workbooks that focus on topics pertinent to their coaching, allowing them to become better resources for their students.
Phase Three: Continuing Education
As you can imagine, this is NOT an easy process for our coaches or our corporate training team, but we understand the importance of the lives we impact and we take every precaution necessary to make sure our coaches are ready to inspire and support their mentees. The coaches that make it past these three phases become Positive Presence certified coaches and begin coaching company wide. Our coaches are exemplary! They are passionately motivated to change the lives of the people they coach and they are dedicated to that mission through and through.

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Our Hiring and Training Team

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Michelle Marie King

Founder & CEO
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Cheyanne Peters

Coaching Director & Corporate Trainer
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Nadine Bertholf

Finance Director

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We are Proud to Be an
Equal
Opportunity Employer

At Positive Presence Global, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it! Universal acceptance and mutual respect for all is at the heart of our company. As such, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, therefore we promote diversity of thought, culture, and background and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. With the complete support of Positive Presence Global, including our Executive Leadership Team, CEO, and Board of Directors, we pledge to take affirmative action so that everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive in this company.

‘Positive Presence is a game changer for teenagers in our society!’
~ Annette Pederson / Community Advocate

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Riley James Warr

Riley James Warr is an optimistic mentor who stays positive by making the best of every situation. Riley graduated from Grand Canyon University, a Private Christian College, in Phoenix, Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Design. During his college years he found his love for expressing oneself through one’s own creativity – a trait he carries into his coaching career. Originally from a military family and the oldest of three children, Riley has become an expert in resilience and adaptability during unprecedented circumstances. Healing from his own struggles with social anxiety and depression, Riley has become a passionate, positive and resourceful mentor coach striving to help young men find their voice and purpose driven life.

Dina Gilmore

Dina Gilmore is an award-winning director, filmmaker, 4-time bestselling author, a screenwriter, international photographer, podcaster, empowering leader and mentor. Growing up in Dallas, Texas and raised by her single mom, Dina’s experience as a part of a blended family has made her resilient and understanding to all family dynamics. Currently living in Denver, CO as a proud member of the LGBTQ community – Dina’s gift to the next generation is her empowering and inspiring attitude and charisma. Gilmore recently returned back to school to graduate with honors as a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society with a degree in Digital Media Journalism.

Upon graduation, Dina formed her own production company and immediately started her first production in January 2020 on a short film which has since won numerous awards including a Best First-Time Director. Through the art of storytelling in multiple genres, primarily drama with strong female leads, she strives to create a loving impact on the world and become a role model to the underdogs.

Rachael Roberts

Since she was a teenager, Rachael has believed that young adults are our world’s greatest untapped resource of energy, talent, ingenuity, brilliance, and humor, and she decided then that her life’s purpose would be to help young adults achieve their full potential. After earning her Master of Education, Rachael spent six years teaching, learning, and laughing with high school students in the first project-based learning school in South Dakota. There she coached hundreds of students needing help with time management, goal setting, leadership skills, self-confidence, and growth mindset. She supported a neurodiverse, neurotypical, and sexually diverse student population who named her Teacher of the Year. She has also presented to hundreds of educators on topics such as using mindfulness in the classroom and encouraging students’ social awareness and activism across the curriculum.

Led by her passion to nurture authenticity and resilience in young adults, Rachael loves spending her days mentoring youth using her friendly and empathetic approach to personal development. Remembering for herself and reminding others that everything works out exactly as it should, Rachael has a wellspring of education, empathy, and personal experience to share with her students.

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Positive Presence Corporate Team

Jessica Waugh

Special Projects Director

Bio:

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

Positive Presence Corporate Team

Missy Vandenheuvel

Sales Manager

Bio:

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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