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A letter from Our Founder

I LOVE being a business owner, for it grants me the ability to make positive decisions every day. When I started this company in March of 2016, I wanted to enrich our students and our coaches to not only make positive decisions, but have the forward-thinking to inspire others with those choices. It was this proactive mentality that catapulted Positive Presence to become the largest life coaching company for teenagers & young adults in North America.

I’d love to offer you an opportunity to become a rock to the ripple in a world desperate for more positive change. Our society has an epidemic in insignificance, and the subject of youth suicide and depression is relentless and anxiety provoking. It is our mission to create programs that help eradicate negative self-esteem, low self-confidence, depression and anxiety in our community’s youth. This is not an easy feat to accomplish, but with every student we coach, every coach we add to the family, and every person who hears our message – we get one step closer to succeeding, AND making a difference where it matters most!

You are reading this message because you are a gift in this world, and being a gift gives you the power to gift others! Being a part of Positive Presence is a huge responsibility for anyone so I encourage you to delve deep into learning more about coaching below. You’ll know if Positive Presence is the right fit or not.

Thank you for your time and interest in Positive Presence Global. This company is my pride and joy and I am greatly humbled by your desire to be on our team.

In Love and Light,

Michelle Marie King
Founder & CEO
Positive Presence Global

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Mission & Culture

Since our inception, we have been recognized as ‘one of the most innovative life coaching companies of our time’ – an accolade we don’t take lightly. We strive to provide the most responsive and personalized mentor coaching experience available. Our mission is to give all teenagers and young adults the support that they desire without any of the barriers and limitations of traditional, face-to-face coaching services. Our exclusively virtual presence allows us to partner mentor coaches to students around the globe to ensure a perfect partnership. Coupled with our Positive Presence online coaching board, 24 hour access to a private coach and a personally curated library of tools and resources – our programs are second-to-none. We foster a culture of dedication to both personal growth and service to others in our staff and students alike in order to make a much needed difference in today’s society.
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Why Choose Us as Your Coaching Career Platform ?

300+ Student Global Legacy
Over 10,000 Hours of Coaching
Largest Teenage-Focused Life Coaching Company in the US
#PositivePresence - over 207,000,000 Hits on Google
149 Positive Presence Purchased URLs
National Trademark for both Positive Presence & Degree in Me
Global 501c3 Foundation Designed to Provide Mentor Coaching FREE to Those in Need
Proprietary Training Platform
Focused Corporate Training Team to Support Coaches
Investing ¼ of Our Monthly Income into Lead Generation Marketing Efforts
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Our Form of Life Coaching

Our life coaching and mentorship programs strive to ERADICATE insignificance by helping our students discover their unique obstacles, strengths, opportunities and passions. We ENSURE that each one of our students identifies their own personal values, and understands how to live a life that is congruent to those values.

We SUPPORT each student in becoming more aware of their own personal power and provide the tools and resources to help them learn how to CONTROL that power. We strive for each student to become a more positive individual and encourage them to PRACTICE positivity in all aspects of their lives.

We give out students PERMISSION to practice authenticity, resiliency, goal-setting, self-acceptance and a variety of personal discovery techniques – all while creating a positive driven life. We facilitate coaching in ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE from emotional intelligence and awareness to time management and budgeting techniques.

We believe that we all must love and accept ALL aspects of ourselves in order to find our own Positive Presence!

Introducing Mentor Coaching:

With our vibrant, positive mentors, one-of-a-kind coaching tools and inquiry-based discussions, we take personal development to a whole new level!

This intimate and unique mentor coaching program created by personal development trailblazer – Michelle Marie King is designed to provide flexible and individualized support that meets our client at any stage of their journey.  We work with young adults ages 15-28 from across the globe. Our coaching topics range from normal everyday situations like time management and budgeting to some of life’s greatest challenges like drugs, sex and anxiety.

Our highly trained mentor coaches are far from average; they go beyond simply listening and providing a pre-packaged answer. Our mentors are personally matched with each mentee to ensure a successful, positive relationship. They share their own relevant life experiences and strive for the co-creation of solutions with each one of their mentees.

A Message From Our Founder

Michelle Marie King is a philanthropic leader, innovative entrepreneur and public speaker who has been blazing the country as a positivity activist and passionate visionary since the age of 16. As a Former Ms. Colorado, she used her title to promote her platform of helping women of all ages find their inner beauty; she has spoken across the country on topics such as women and wealth, becoming a passionate philanthropist and struggling with eating disorders. She decided to take her vision of positivity world-wide by founding Positive Presence Global in 2016. She created the unique mentor coaching S.E.L.F curriculum and has since worked with hundreds of mentees. Michelle’s mission is to masterfully motivate all ages to lead a positive life and inspire others to do the same!
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Christina Sacha

Owner of Creating the Perfect You, Public Speaker, Miss Illinois 1995, Mrs. Colorado 2008 and SAG Actress

‘Building strength from within and guiding each client to a healthy heart and soul is something irreplaceable that Positive Presence offers their clients. Positive Presence and its coaches take an understanding, compassionate and knowledgeable approach. I’m so thankful for Positive Presence for building strong confident young adults prepared to conquer anything.’


‘Being a world-renowned Professional Ballroom Dancer, I am very aware of the power of suggestion and how self-confidence plays a role in everyone’s daily life! I cannot say enough about Positive Presence! Michelle - the Founder - has literally ‘walked the walk’ and now is inspiring all ages of people around the world, to have a Positive Presence in everything they do! There is no one like Michelle, and her company continues to change lives. I would highly recommend Positive Presence to everyone I know!’

Jaki Brockman

3rd Best Ballroom Dancer in the World, Owner of Ballroom & Beyond, International Success Coach

Michele Ariana

MBA, B.S. of Psychology, Profit Point Certified (Professional Speaker / Trainer), Certified Master Life Success Coach, Former NFL Cheerleader

‘Michelle Marie King and the entire Positive Presence team are absolutely fantastic to work with! They are professional, compassionate, organized, experienced, loving, and get their students results! The mentor coaching program is one of the best coaching programs I have seen! It is comprehensive, transformative, and structured in a way that allows a person to develop confidence and important life skills. This company and its coaches are world-class! I highly recommend it!’

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Our Certification Process

If you live to help others and are driven by an opportunity to change someone’s life – this is the perfect fit for you. If you’ve experienced darkness and struggle in your own life and came out the other side a better version of yourself, this is for you. If you are connected to teenagers and young adults who you can instantly help by being a Positive Presence Coach, this is for you. If you are reading this with tears in your eyes or goosebumps on your arm, these are sure signs that this is for you. Follow step 1 below to learn more!
Step 1
Schedule An Interview
Step 2
Background Check & References
Step 3
Offer Letter & Contract
Step 4
Get Certified & Start Training
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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.

A Final Note from Our Founder

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart if this company is calling to you, if not – that’s okay too – I’m happy to support you in peace and love as you proceed on your own journey. As I mentioned, being a part of Positive Presence is a huge responsibility for anyone and this coaching will NOT be easy… but… it will be REWARDING. I appreciate you, your desire to work with us and your time – I understand that there are thousands of other options you can invest your time in. I hope whatever decision you make, you can always remain a resolute beacon of light in this world!

Thank you!

Michelle Marie King

Jack Blake

Originally from Kansas City, Jack Blake spent his early 20’s learning how to captain sailboats and yachts. One of his most noted accomplishments is becoming a sailboat captain for the annual Yacht Week, exploring exotic locations. Jack aspires to help others create the lifestyle of their dreams just as he did by choosing to embark on a path less traveled. Getting outside in nature, exercising and nutrition are some of the most important things day to day for this adventurous mentor. Being able to pause, relax and enjoy moments while challenging himself and never becoming complacent is something he prides himself on. Jack has always noticed a spark when he is helping people reach their goals. There has always been a passion inside him to influence and inspire those younger than him to make mindful choices.

Thomas Knowles

The youngest of three children, Thomas was involved in everything under the sun from travel basketball and baseball to track and field. After years of high-intense sports and summer months with a math and reading tutor, Thomas realized he had lost his sense of self. After starting at the University of Kansas and joining a fraternity, he got caught up in college life. Thomas started to develop and show signs of anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD, and insomnia. As his grades began to decline, self-isolation, drugs and alcohol became a coping mechanism. Recognizing the peril of his decisions, he made a decision to shift his life in a more positive direction. Sophomore year Thomas sought a new major in Unified Early Childhood Education and began to celebrate 6 straight semesters on honor roll, graduated with a 3.5 GPA, met the love of his life, and landed a job teaching first grade. Focusing on his sobriety and future with his fiancé, Thomas is continuing to work on himself every day as a happier, stronger version of who he once was.

Maria Molina

Maria Molina enjoys singing, composing music, dancing, and playing the piano and guitar. She is a native of Ecuador, grew up in New Jersey, lived in Utah and California, and currently resides in Arizona. She speaks Spanish fluently and also knows basic Japanese and Romanian. Maria is a first-generation college student and graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her college years, she participated in international volunteer trips to Bolivia and Romania and since then, has visited several other countries in Latin America. After college, Maria worked as an elementary school teacher and later attended Teachers College-Columbia University where she earned a graduate degree in Neuroscience and Education. Maria’s passion for mentoring youth was strengthened during her time as Program Manager for a college preparation and health careers exploration program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She believes that one young person can truly change the trajectory of future generations and hopes to continue inspiring youth to discover their innate gifts and fulfill their greatest potential.

Angela Kim

Angela is a Speaker, Master NLP Practitioner and Life Coach from Orange County, California. When Angela was 7 years old, she suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a fall. She underwent an 8 hour brain surgery followed by a 2 week coma. When she woke up, she lost her ability to speak and was completely paralyzed on the right side of her body. Angela had to go through thousands of hours of rehab to learn how to talk, walk, and find ways to live with just one arm. Doctors had told her that her life looks dim and that she will not be able to go to college, drive, nor live independently for the rest of her life. She felt despair, hopelessness, and shame from such a young age. She struggled with anxiety, depression, and ADHD ever since she can remember. However, her physical disability and mental health challenges did not stop her. With an incredible amount of resilience and grit, she decided to go after her dreams and graduated from U.C.L.A. with a degree in Psychology, learned how to drive and cook with just her left arm. Angela went to grad school for Speech Pathology but soon realized that her life had a different calling. Angela went on a deep personal development journey and found her passion and purpose in coaching to help others overcome their challenges. She finds life’s truest joys and fulfillment in working with teens and young adults helping them to discover their unique strengths and inner power by taking them on a self-reflective and transformative journey and helping guide them to a life of confidence, fulfillment, and purpose.

Dustin Jones

Dustin, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, is one of our college aged coaches who is currently obtaining a degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Indiana. Dustin serves as the Associate Director of Community Service for his Business Fraternity and also sits on the Board of Directors for our non-profit, Positive Presence Foundation. He loves to spend his down time hiking, hammocking with friends, and drawing. Dustin is passionate about helping teenagers because there were many times in his life that he didn’t know what he would have done without the support of people that reached out to help him. He believes asking for help should never make one feel like a burden. Dustin is an introvert who is finding his voice through mentor coaching, and is able to relate with his students by putting himself in their shoes. His sense of humor and generous personality is what makes him stand out as a coach. Dustin is an easy-going mentor who always tries to find the light even in dark times and stays positive by reminding himself of all that he is grateful for in life.

Jasmine Alexander

Jasmine, a Human Relations major at the University of Oakland is a dynamic community role model. As a generational member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, she embodies a zest for excellence. Her bubbly personality and kind hearted nature touches the lives of everyone she comes into contact with. Her desire for being a positive catalyst is the reason why Jasmine is such a good fit with the Positive Presence Coaching Program. This creative young woman displays the trademarks of a great leader – skills she desires to impart on the next generation.

Cheyanne Peters

Cheyanne Peters, a first generation college student born and raised in Kansas, graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Applied Behavioral Science. Her passion for helping teenagers feel confident, successful and prepared for their next chapter in life stems from multiple years of working with at-risk youth.

Cheyanne has experience working in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility rehabilitating children who have endured severe trauma, abuse and neglect and as a result developed behavioral/mood disorders. A former Mentor Program Facilitator at a Juvenile Detention Center, Cheyanne became an expert at aiding youth in their positive transition into society and adulthood. An empathetic and enthusiastic mentor, Cheyanne believes everyone deserves to live a joyful and fulfilling life – a profound passion that drives her in her coaching career.

Emily Lamb

Emily Lamb, a student at the University of Arizona has an unwavering passion to contribute large-scale, positive change to the world, and the people around her. A recipient of the Arizona Excellence Scholarship, Emily’s deep pool of knowledge, easy going attitude, kind persona and empathy makes her an exceptional mentor. As a leader, tutor, researcher and adventurer, Emily surrounds herself with things and people that contribute to her best self. It’s through her personal journey as a former student of Positive Presence, Emily experienced first hand the profound impact this coaching has on the lives of those we coach.

Jamal Johnson

Jamal was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to the United States at the age of 12. His experience in the mental health industry the past six years has made him an expert in supporting and guiding young men and women living with autism and intellectual disability. He is also the co-founder of a small construction company based in New York. Jamal’s passionate approach to personal development, calming charisma and innovative techniques to understanding emotional awareness make him an excellent mentor to our Positive Presence coaching team. He stays positive by constantly reflecting on his own journey while creating a safe and positive space for others to do the same. Jamal travels to Guyana on a yearly basis promoting the importance of wellness care and healthy living habits in underserved communities.

Currently a student at UNC-Pembroke, Jamal is in pursuit of his Master’s in Business Administration and Finance. He plans to use his degrees to bolster his current skill set and promote the importance of entrepreneurship in underserved communities in the United States and Guyana.

Veronica Hurford

Veronica Hurford grew up in Fairfield, CA and studied abroad in England while she pursued her master’s degree in Education from UC Santa Cruz. Since the age of 9, Veronica has wanted to be an elementary school teacher and has been tutoring students in writing since she was a senior in college. She spent several summers as a counselor at a non-profit summer camp in southern California. Her fire to coach was initially ignited when she became an executive functioning tutor to teenagers in Colorado. Veronica saw many other needs that weren’t being met with her students outside of academics and had a deep desire to help them have success in school AND life. As an elementary school teacher, mentor, wife, writer and chef, her passion for helping teenagers and young adults far exceeds classroom knowledge. Her engaging personality and thoughtful approach to supporting youth makes her an excellent coach, a positive presence and a life-changing mentor.

Verona Matthews

Verona Matthews is a passionate professional from South Africa who takes a heart-centered approach to her coaching style. Her life’s mission is to leave a legacy of love and acceptance to the future generation. She is able to incorporate her life experiences and empathetic nature to provide her students with tangible life changing skills. Verona is an advocate of embracing change and continuous self-evolution. Her passion for impacting the next generation as a Mentor Coach with Positive Presence comes second only to her devotion to her family and her faith.

Jackie Fouchia

Jackie Fouchia, a Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor, has a degree in psychology of health and healing from Naropa University. A former beauty queen turned health and fitness expert, Jackie has overcome her own mental health struggles and found her passion for helping others both physically and spiritually. Discovering how to radiate self-confidence through her own journey of personal development, Jackie has learned how to teach others how to do the same. Doing all things with love, her patient personality and empathetic approach to supporting those in need makes her an excellent coach, a positive presence and a life-changing mentor.

Elysa Swenson

Elysa Swenson, a charismatic Kansas native and certified CNA, is currently in pursuit of her BSN in Nursing at the University of Kansas. As a former student of the Positive Presence Mentor Coaching program, Elysa found an insatiable amount of purpose and self-acceptance, something she attributes her new-found sense of peace and positivity to. Elysa’s awakening was in understanding that living a life of light and love comes when you decide to simply CHOOSE that life.

Since graduating from Positive Presence as a student, Elysa felt a deep responsibility and higher calling to help her generation find the same. Her passion for person-centered care coupled with her determination to help her generation find THEIR purpose makes her an excellent Mentor Coach for Positive Presence Global!

Alysha Montgomery

Alysha Montgomery, an animal science major and biological sciences minor at the University of Arkansas, is a passionate philanthropist. As a former student of the Positive Presence Mentor Coaching program, Alysha discovered the best version of herself and developed an unwavering passion for helping others find the same. That passion is fueled by her desire to inspire our youth to value themselves and recognize their purpose – a life-changing mentality she learned through her coaching with Positive Presence. Her intuitive nature and peaceful, diplomatic approach to coaching makes her a respected member of the global Positive Presence family and an exemplary mentor to our students.

Tonica Johnson

Tonica Johnson, a first-generation college student from Cleveland, has a Master’s of Education from the University of Dayton. She is a former high school teacher of 7 years and now lives in Colorado, where she owns her own college planning business. Believing that the traditional education system doesn’t always teach the skills that are necessary for life, she has felt called to help do so herself, and her students have always looked to her as a mentor and role model. Tonica has had to face her fair share of adversity within her family, from alcoholism to divorce, and credits her positive mindset to practicing gratitude and the support of others in her life. Her own journey to self-love and self-worth has been full of ups and downs, but she truly believes that everyone is able to have a successful, positive, fulfilling life, and is passionate about helping others discover that for themselves. Tonica is always ready to listen without judgment and provides a safe, supportive space for healing and growth. She inspires others to become confident, driven people excited about going out and making our world better, one day at a time.

Lyndsey Clark

Lyndsey is a laid-back, passionate and open-minded mentor from Ohio. As a former college athlete, high school coach, first-generation college graduate and CrossFit competitor; Lyndsey is passionate about and runs her own fitness and nutrition business. Previously a teacher of 10 years, Lyndsey believes we can fill in the gaps in our education system by educating and preparing the next generation for LIFE, lessons she wished she would have learned in high school and beyond. Having 7 siblings in her very-blended family, Lyndsey has experienced first-hand many struggles within the family dynamic including divorce, the foster care system, alcoholism, and mental health. She credits her positive outlook to always trying to find the positive in every situation. Her own journey of self-discovery and self-love has been full of ups and downs and attributes her tenacity to the importance she’s placed on growth and awareness at every turn. She wants to create a safe space where others can show up authentically, without judgement but also challenged to grow.

Gisella Howe

Gisella Howe is a multi-lingual mother of four. She is a passionate young entrepreneur, born in Brazil to a police officer in the military father and a housekeeper mother. She helped raise her two brothers, until she was nineteen years old. She has overcome immense darkness from Cancer, divorce and Postpartum Depression to PTSD, homelessness, PMDD and Narcolepsy. Her diagnosis and labels don’t define her but rather feed her passion of helping other parents overcome their traumas and tribulations. She is fierce and in between loving her husband and children she has found a way to love herself! She is continuously on a journey of self-empowerment and education and is enrolled as a student to pursue a degree in liberal arts and philosophy. After ten years in the medical field as a surgical nurse and medical director, she decided to change careers and pursue her passion as a life mentor coach and motivational speaker. Gisella and her husband are actively working on their first book about relationships and how to raise adults in a social media invaded society. Her life’s mission is to leave a legacy of self-love, self-mastery and accountability to the future generation. In her eight years coaching and educating herself in the art of mentorship, she has developed tremendous amounts of insight. She incorporates her life experiences and empathetic nature to provide other parents with tangible tools for a life changing experience – an incredible gift she now brings to our team.

Don'Taisha Greene

As a first-generation college graduate, a minority, and a woman, Don’Taisha Greene, has a true appreciation for uniqueness. Practicing authenticity and appreciating others’ uniqueness has allowed her to establish herself as a connected, dynamic leader and resource in her professional and educational career. Her crucial encounters in the education, healthcare, and social services realm have enhanced her cultural competencies and gifted her the observational acumen required to be a change maker.
Don’Taisha has learned to navigate the world of youth mentorship firsthand through trial and error. She is passionate about the next generation because she understands first-hand the litany of challenges that they face. She specializes in connecting students to the tools that will take them to the next level and has emerged from her previous roles as an educator, trained facilitator, and program coordinator. It is now Don’Taisha’s goal as a mentor to help others define life strategies and map out the path to their success.

Wafeeq Amin

Wafeeq has spent multiple years working with today’s youth. In addition to his Mentor Coaching Certification with Positive Presence, he is certified as a youth, parent, and family coach. A natural born leader, Wafeeq has overcome extreme obstacles and adversity in his lifetime. Because of his own experiences he appreciates and recognizes the value of having someone beside you on the journey of life. A true believer in the importance of life skills and personal awareness, Wafeeq is fully committed to helping the next generation make a healthy and positive transition into adulthood. A true visionary, Wafeeq has learned to lean on his own positive psychology toolbox to help those he works with. Coupled with his strong connection to self and unwavering connection to his faith, he remains a positive role model to all those he works with. His passion and purpose filled lifestyle resonates with everyone he has the pleasure of engaging with.

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Katlyn Cleaver

Katlyn is a passionate, strong-willed mentor, born & raised in Kansas. Striving to make a positive impact, she has a fierce pursuit for social justice and equality. Katlyn has experience working with the Kansas Department of Corrections and has been promoted multiple times, currently assuming the role of Restorative Justice Specialist. Her ability to advocate, validate, and empathize is what makes her a memorable mentor. Katlyn finds it important to find bits of light within the darkness, focusing on those blessings in disguise, and helps those she works with to do the same. Katlyn believes teenagers and young adults are an untapped population of individuals who are needing more resources and support than currently available to them. She has seen first-hand how systems and society fail this population and how imperative it is to their success and well-being to have someone who can be a light and witness in their life.

Chelsea Bennett

Chelsea Bennett received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and has been praised for her communications skills and ability to act as a caring, compassionate leader – qualities that have helped forge connections with her mentees and students nationwide. Growing up, Chelsea struggled with her divorced family, depression and anxiety, and discovering her path in life. She enjoys helping prepare young adults for what comes next by helping them set goals that match their desires instead of setting goals based on financial outcome, societal, or parental pressure. She wants to help others find their purpose and channel positive energy in everything they do. As a Coloradoan, she practices self-care by exploring hiking, camping, and skiing in the mountains and enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen with her husband. Chelsea practices the belief that everyone deserves to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

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Emily Caikoski

A student at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Emily is motivated to become a successful Transformational Life Coach. Best known for her uplifting energy, this incredibly gifted professional uses active listening to provide a safe place for her students to express themselves and be seen, heard & acknowledged without judgement. Emily stays positive by writing & saying affirmations, practicing gratitude and meditation, and journaling about her journey – techniques she encourages all of her students to elicit positive change. She prides herself on meeting her students where they’re at and sets intention to be present in every moment. Her passion for being a mentor coach with Positive Presence is deeply seeded by the lack of judgement-free support and guidance she had when she was younger. Emily strives to be a positive role model and encourage the next generation to be the most unapologetically authentic versions of themselves.

Michelle Marie King

Michelle Marie King is the premier Confidence Coach for teenagers, young adults and young entrepreneurs across the globe. She founded Positive Presence Global – the largest confidence coaching company in North America – and has helped people worldwide find their confidence in all aspects of their life. Michelle’s engaging and energetic personality coupled with her ability to motivate has distinguished her as a personal development trailblazer.

In her career as a model, philanthropist, emcee, entrepreneur, spokesperson and public speaker, Michelle has appeared on radio, television, billboards and print in over 15 different states for her community efforts and her ongoing business ventures.