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Welcome to Positive Presence Male Mentor Coaching

The list of challenges male teenagers and young adults are facing continues to grow. That’s why our innovative male mentor coaching program is committed to providing the best support and giving our male teens and young adults the tools they need to lead their best life.  Our passionate mentors, expansive resource library and break-through discussions allow us to make personal development a rewarding and positive experience.  Our intention is to help our students become the best version of themselves in all areas of life.

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Introducing the Male Mentor Coaching Program:

Our useful and unique male mentor coaching program created by personal development trailblazer – Michelle Marie King – and managed by national motivational coach – Jason Dixon- provides flexible and individualized support that meets our clients at any stage of their journey. We work with males ages 10-28 from across the globe. Our coaching topics range from everyday situations like time management, relationships, success, and budgeting to some of life’s most significant challenges like drugs, sex, overcoming fear, mental health, and anxiety.

A Message From Our Male Program Director

Jason A. Dixon is an educator, youth advocate, and motivational speaker passionate about helping young people discover their gifts, reach their potential, and win the game of life. Coach Jason is a graduate of Bowling Green (OH) State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. Following graduation, Coach Jason began his journey working with young people, first serving as a high school sports reporter in Naples, Florida, in 2007. Since that time, Coach Jason has motivated and inspired thousands of young people while serving as a teacher, basketball coach, and mental health specialist. In 2020, Coach Jason joined the Positive Presence family as an Executive Mentor Coach to help create a Coaching Program focused on equipping and empowering male teens and young adults to become the best version of themselves, achieve greatness, and positively impact the world around them.

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 the next generation 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 worldwide by founding Positive Presence Global in 2016. She created the unique mentor coaching S.E.L.F curriculum and trademarked her ‘Prospective Coaching’ process and Certification Program for her coaches 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!

Discover your purpose and plan inspired action steps with your one-of-a-kind mentor coach!

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All Inclusive Features of the Male Mentor Coaching Program

Our ongoing mission is to include as much value as possible with our Male Mentor Coaching so that you can experience the benefits.
Private Coaching Sessions
Between Two and Four 1-Hour Private Online Coaching Sessions with a Personal Mentor Coach to Discuss Anything. VALUED AT $250.00 / Session
Personalized Coaching Board

24/7 Access to Your Private, Custom Coaching Board with an Abundance of Coaching Resources, Links, and Recordings. VALUED AT $1,500.00

24/7 Access To Your Coach
All of our students receive 24/7 private access to their coach through our coaching app for the length of their coaching. PRICELESS

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Meet Our Amazing Male Mentor Coaches

Our highly trained male mentor coaches are far from average; they go beyond simply listening and providing a pre-packaged answer. Each mentor coach is personally matched with each male mentee to ensure growth and success. They share their own relevant life experiences and strive for the co-creation of solutions with each one of their mentees.
Jason A. Dixon
Specialties:

Purposeful Living, Resiliency, Self-Worth, Personal Empowerment, Authenticity, Time Management, Goal-Setting/Future Planning - Read Bio , Read Interview

Thomas Knowles
Specialties:

Addictions, Stress & Anxiety, Mindfulness, Behavioral Health, Self-Awareness, Purposeful Living, Healthy Relationships - Read Bio , Read Interview

Dustin Jones
Specialties:
Anxiety and Stress Management, Mindfulness, Self Esteem, Self Awareness, Purposeful Living, Time Management, Goal Setting - Read Bio , Read Interview
Thomas Knowles
Specialties:

Addictions, Stress & Anxiety, Mindfulness, Behavioral Health, Self-Awareness, Purposeful Living, Healthy Relationships - Read Bio , Read Interview

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Got Questions? We've Got Answers

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Our most popular program includes (1) 1-hour one-on-one coaching session every other week between the student and the coach and 24/7 access to the coach via a free, private video-to video app. Coaching also includes a customized and confidential drop box that houses over $5,000 worth of positive psychology tools & other resources that we’ve curated and created over the past 5 years. This program is all inclusive and starts at $240 / month. (Prices subject to change)

Because, simply put, making money is NOT our top goal. We want every teenager & young adult to be able to have a mentor and to feel fully supported through every step of their journey. We all deserve someone in our corner no matter where we are in life. The greatest reward for our mentors is in knowing that they had a hand in transforming someone’s life for the better.

Absolutely! We offer up to four sessions per month if both the mentee and the parent feel that amount of support is necessary. This can be assessed during our Enrich & Empower meetings leading up to solidifying your participation in this program.

We understand that true and lasting growth cannot happen overnight. Each recipient starts off with a six-month minimum coaching commitment because we need that length of time to establish a positive and personal relationship with our students, and our students need that time to develop their tool kit. Our goal is to always get our students to independently live a healthy, positive self-fulfilling life using the tools, resources and life-skills we instilled before the end of the program. Average clients stay with their mentor between six months and two years.

Yes – you can cancel at anytime once you enter into a coaching contract. We are fortunate to say that we have NEVER had anyone cancel a contract early once they started working with us, however, we understand that situations change. If a client needs to cancel a contract, they are welcome to do so at anytime with zero penalty. We ask that they cancel via email to billing@positivepresenceglobal.com and finish out the month they are currently in to set the student up for success without their coach.

Because we are not medical practitioners, we do NOT take insurance. However, we are able to take HSA Debit Cards as form of payment. In some situations, we’ve written to an HSA Provider explaining how our program is mental health related and in most cases, transactions are approved.

Our mentor coaches are trained to handle over 500 different scenarios. Our intention is to be a non-bias third party to help with ANY problems that you wish to discuss confidentially including sexual orientation, sex, drugs, goal setting, finding and building positive relationships, emotional intelligence, relationship to self, spirituality, time management and many more!

One of the most common misconceptions about life coaching is that it is therapy in disguise — or, worse yet, therapy from an unlicensed practitioner. In reality, life coaching is truly its own unique service designed to help the recipient achieve success and fulfillment in any and all areas of life.

The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past and on introspection and analysis, with the hope of resolving past issues and creating a happier, more stable future.

The difference between a life coach and therapist is that a life coach sets clients up with short & long term solutions for positive growth. Through life coaching, a client works with a coach in order to clarify goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors and then create action plans to achieve desired results. The process of life coaching takes the client’s current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action-based from that point onward. A life coach enables the recipient to take control of their life and take action to steer it toward their goals.

The term ‘mentor coach’ was coined and trademarked by our Founder – Michelle Marie King. This form of life coaching is a truly customized experience for the people and families we work with. For some of our mentees, we are a big sister / big brother, a motivator and/or an accountability partner, and for others we are a true coach pushing them out of their comfort zone and mentoring them on topics they need to aid in their personal growth and future success. Our coaches are trained to be a chameleon in the way they coach. This customized support makes this a particularly special experience for the people we work with.

Once you are assigned a mentor, you will get access to your private coaching board, 24/7 access to your mentor and access to over $5,000 worth of Positive Presence curated and created tools and resources.

Our primary age range is 15-28 years old simply because we have found that students within this age range are most open and able to do the type of introspection work we are encouraging, however, we have worked with students as young as 10 years old and as old as 28. We believe that everyone deserves to connect to SELF and as long as you can communicate effectively about yourself to your coach – we are able to support you in that discovery! We also offer parent coaching as a way to provide continued support to the entire family during the student’s experience with Positive Presence.

Our proprietary pre-coaching process allows all parties to learn about Positive Presence, strategize support and assess goals and intentions for a customized coaching experience. These meetings are designed to provide answers and clarity in a non-judgmental, confidential and positive environment. The following two complimentary meetings prior to starting coaching aid all parties in determining if this is a good fit.

The Enrich Meeting: Our corporate sales team schedules a short phone call with the responsible party to answer all of your logistical questions and learn more about Positive Presence.

The Empower Meeting: This 30 minute to one-hour long Zoom meeting is a free coaching assessment between the prospective student and their preferred Positive Presence coach. This meeting allows both the coach and the student to get on the same page as far as the expected coaching experience through Positive Presence.

We use Zoom as our tele-coaching platform.

Parents can be as involved or uninvolved in this process as they’d like to be. Once a family enters into a contract with us, they are provided with the coaches personal contact information. We encourage parents to send text messages with updates, areas of concern or questions to the coach as frequently as they’d like.

It is very common for parents to let this be an experience JUST for their kids and take a hands-off approach with the coach. We establish positive, long-lasting relationships with our students and are constantly in support of them. For most parents, that’s their number one priority.

A $50 one-time, non-refundable admin fee is assessed when you first become a client of Positive Presence. This fee covers the 5-7 hours it takes our admin and coaching team to onboard the student into our program, create their custom access to our tools and resources and set up a client account. 100% of this fee accumulates in a savings account throughout the year and is used to provide our services free of charge to families who cannot otherwise afford these services.

There are no additional costs beyond your monthly retainer unless you use a credit card as your form of payment in which case we assess a 4% convenience fee on those charges. Alternatively, we offer ACH debit as an option to avoid this fee.

We pride ourselves on our discretion. We have an intended three-way confidentiality policy that protects all parties involved in this coaching process. The student’s mentor coach signs an NDA in their training that allows them to act as the intermediary between the student, the parents or responsible party and Positive Presence corporate.

Anything the student divulges is kept confidential between the student and their coach therefore allowing our students to be vulnerable, raw and authentic. The same is true for anything that is shared between the parents and the coach. We want each party to feel safe in their own narrative. The lines of communication are always kept open between corporate Positive Presence Global and each coach and the confidentiality is transferred to Positive Presence Global at any time if the coach needs support with the family and / or student they are working with.

Every student that has completed their mentor coaching program through Positive Presence Global attests to feeling more positive, resilient, self-reliant and confident in themselves then when they started in the program. We have heard from former students that this program helped them find their purpose, becom more goal oriented, practice better time management skills, and feel confident in making fulfilling, positive decisions for themselves.

We’ve seen how the types of relationships and conversations our coaches facilitate allows our students to feel safe to explore, comfortable to share and open to dive deep into some of the hardest aspects of personal development.

So to us, we have 100% success rate. Our students are forever positively impacted by their journey through Positive Presence Global and each experience is uniquely rewarding.

We offer references, written and / or video testimonials from both parents and students on our website at danm66.sg-host.com, on google or via Facebook. Additional letters of recommendation and references are available upon request to info@positivepresenceglobal.com.

Each mentor coaching session usually lasts a minimum of one-hour, but sometimes goes over at the discretion of the mentor if needed.

Once our coaches are approved to begin training, they start our three-phase Positive Presence Mentor Certification Program – a proprietary 60-day intensive training.

Phase One is a one-on-one, hands-on experience in which 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.

In Phase Two, each of our coaches are provided a non paying scholarship recipient from our Foundation to gain valuable field experience. Over the next 30 days (phase 2 of their certification) they are required to put in a minimum of 5 hours of online training watching client approved session recordings. Additionally, they must be present to (5) 1-hour coaching sessions conducted by current coaches for additional field training.

Phase 3 of our certification process requires getting 100% on our certification exam. This sometimes 2-3 hour exam includes 50 what-if scenarios presented to each coach by a corporate trainer. Each scenario has been extracted from coaching situations we’ve experienced within Positive Presence since inception. The intention of this exam is to ensure that our coaches can maintain integrity with our core-coaching principles, utilize our ‘Prospective Coaching Process’ and think on their feet to positively and proactively support each student in various scenarios.

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 mentor 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.

We understand that true and lasting growth cannot happen overnight. Each recipient starts off with a six-month minimum coaching commitment because we need that length of time to establish a positive and personal relationship with our students and our students need that time to develop their tool kit.  Our goal is to always get our students to independently live a healthy, positive self-fulfilling life using the tools, resources and life-skills we instilled before the end of the program. Average clients stay with their mentor between six months and two years.     

Our primary age range is 15-28 years old simply because we have found that students within this age range are most open and able to do the type of introspection work we are encouraging, however, we have worked with students as young as 10 years old and as old as 52. We believe that everyone deserves to connect to SELF and as long as you can communicate effectively about yourself to your coach – we are able to support you in that discovery!
All of our coaching is done Face-to-Face via Zoom. This is to protect our coaches, students and families at this time. In the best of times, we believe this ‘tele-coaching experience’ allows our students to gain a broader perspective of life and support from mentors across the country.

At Positive Presence we believe that each individual deserves a mentor coaching program that is as unique as they are! In that sense, there isn’t just ONE Positive Presence mentoring program, there is a different, personalized version for every individual we work with while still maintaining our core coaching P.I.L.L.A.R.S as outlined below.

  • P)rotect: We provide a shield of validation and reinforce authenticity, self-esteem and positive self-talk. 
  • (I)nspire: Our mentors inspire their students with their own anecdotes of success, failure, relationships & more. 
  • (L)isten: We follow a client-led approach and always listen and empathize FIRST. 
  • (L)ift: During hard times, our mentors offer emotional support needed to encourage a more positive mindset. 
  • (A)bide: Our mentors provide a fully attentive, non-judgmental, unwavering source of support and abide by that code AT ALL TIMES.
  • (R)ally: Our entire Positive Presence team from our Founder to our admins uplift and empower our students through the good and the bad times, instilling strength and resilience while celebrating victories.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.