Speaker and Corporate Trainer


"Michelle was amazing & inspiring! I have been to many of these conferences and this was,  hands down, been the best keynote"

Carie M Gort


Business Development Coordinator at Spectrum Health


Michelle did a great job energizing our team and keeping them engaged throughout her time with two different groups. Our team members really enjoyed the subject matter and the interactive nature of the activities that Michelle planned for them. I’d highly recommend her for a staff training for any organization or group.

Victor Cardenas


Asst. City Manager, Novi, MI

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Michelle was an amazing speaker for the Region V IIMC Meeting in Grand Rapids, MI. Over 70 City/Township municipal clerks from 5 states attended and all gave her rave reviews. Her topics were Avoiding Burnout and Empowering Leadership. Both of which are critical to our daily and professional lives.

Sarah Bydalek


City Clerk at City of Walker, MI

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The Michigan Society of Association Executives was fortunate enough to have Michelle come speak at our CMP Summit this past October. She kicked off our program with the topic "Avoiding Burnout". Our attendees enjoyed her creative and humorous approach to helping relieve stress in the workplace and they walked away with ways to manage their time more effectively and maintain a healthy state of mind. Our evaluations proved she was the most popular speaker at our 2 day Summit so we have invited her back next year, too!

Stephanie Wohlfert


Destination Sales at the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Michelle with IPV has done a great job working with our staff to develop much needed skills in time planning, managing personal stress, empathy, listening and many other skills. Her direct approach and dedication to helping people succeed has been a welcome resource for our team.

Jason Thomas


Business Development Manager at Pleune Service Company


Michelle is a passionate and motivating speaker. She spoke at a training of 45 of our leaders. . . She was specifically mentioned as the best part of the training program. She raises the productivity of those she is around. Everyone in the audience was engaged through her style of speaking. Her speaking skills, her experience, and her passion for people, make her someone very extraordinary.

Thomas Lynema


Programmer/Analyst at Western Michigan University


Michelle is a passionate, energetic and piercing speaker/coach/consultant. I have attended two of her seminars. . . She speaks with transparency and resilience, and doesn’t let you make excuses for yourself. She’ll make you own your vision with measurable success.

Leah Page


Lead Customer Service Professional at Vi-Chem Corporation


Michelle is so very talented and knowledgeable. The amount of information shared in her energetic workshops is astounding and easy to understand. We receive nuggets for our personal and professional development. I personally feel energized and invigorated as I embark on implementing her concepts. I thoroughly recommend Michelle to any individual or organization seeking leadership coaching, trainings, or custom programs.

Marylu Dykstra


Program Director at Disability Advocates of Kent County


Michelle Steffes is by far the most engaging and inspiring speaker I’ve had the pleasure to see. Her team building skills are exceptional. . .She will leave you in awe of the improvements to your team…their efficiency and productivity, their new and improved attitudes, their changed lives. Michelle is a leader of leaders, with the tenacity to help any enterprise overcome an ocean of challenges. Her ability to effectively unify teams and advance an organization’s vision will ultimately impact the bottom line.

Laura Lyons


CEO Natural Wellness Alliance – Holistic Benefits for Wellness Without Limits

Kendra Schumaker

Michelle led our agency in a staff training that was truly remarkable! She helped us recognize our strengths as individuals within the group, and how our contributions make our agency unique in the work we do. I knew I had a great team, now we all know why! Thank you Michelle!!

Kendra S. Schumaker


Executive Director of SarahCare Adult Day Center


I have seen Michelle speak on several topics and have found her presentations to be entertaining, informative and very motivational. She is a humble servant/leader of high integrity that personifies and lives what she preaches. Michelle also brings a unique set of skills and abilities to any task that she undertakes. She is an excellent strategic thinker but can still work at the tactical level to get things done. As part of this she has excellent problem solving skills which is a valuable intangible asset. It is for these and other reasons that I am pleased to recommend Michelle for any engagement or position that she is being considered for.

Ronald Robb


CEO at myTEAM TRIUMPH National


I have worked with Michelle professionally for a few years and she is outstanding, goal oriented and dedicated to achieving what others only dream.

David Pace


CEO, Business Speakers Bureau & Entertainment


Michelle has a proven track record of success in her professional career and excels at building integrated high performing teams. She can work with any group of people and manage the process to optimize their performance which is a gift that seems to come naturally to her. Michelle does formal speaking engagements where she connects to her audience on a personal and professional level. It is for the above reasons that it is a privilege to give Michelle my highest recommendation for any position for which she is being considered.

Wendy DeJong


Accounts Executive, Gilson Graphics


I have had the pleasure of attending numerous workshops and speaker events and have heard Michelle touch everyone in the room with her words. The minute that Michelle walks into the room, you can sense how authentic and empowering she is. She is a true leader and is gifted in bringing out the leadership strengths in others. Her enthusiasm permeates throughout and she aims to grow those around her so that they can empower, impact, mentor, and make a difference to those that they serve.

Michelle is a compassionate and empowering certified coach. She digs beneath the surface to find your strengths and identify hidden passions. She is a cheerleader and works with you every step of the way to establish and surpass goals. She has given me more confidence and focus.

As a business coach, Michelle will help you to take control of your business and bring your leadership and performance to a new level. I know several business owners who have walked the leadership path with Michelle and have never looked back. Michelle is a true gift to individuals and growing businesses.

Lisa F Kosak


Marketing Manager of Zeeland Lumber and Supply


Her positive attitude and sincere interest in others is refreshing. In the capacity of public speaking, Michelle is able to connect with her audience, engaging them in collaborative learning. She shares from her heart, drawing from her research and her own experiences as a leader. Her presentations are equally inspiring and substantial.

Mary Williams


Professional Training Services


 Michelle represents all that is positive in today’s contemporary business woman. She holds herself to the same standards she teaches individuals and companies – honesty, integrity, and vision. Her remarkable ability to convey solutions for company unity is a positive force you need to experience for yourself. She’s upbeat, confident and a pleasant ray of sunshine in our current environment. Do yourself a favor and schedule a meeting…you won’t be sorry. Oh, and in addition, she’s also a dynamic speaker as well

Dan Banta


Owner at Dan’s Lawn Care, Co-founder of GRAPE

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Thank you Michelle Steffes for a great talk. Paul Seese and I attended your event on Empowering Leadership. No matter how many times I hear you speak I always learn something to move me forward. Thanks again!

Ellen Seese


Operations Manager, Disability Advocates of West Michigan

Executive and Performance Coaching

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Since I am a believer in the importance of personal growth, I've participated in several coaching programs over the last 10 years. Michelle's 5 and 5 is by far the most remarkable and beneficial for making lasting change both personally and professional. I highly recommend this program if you are serious about improving your life..

Leslie Fiorenzo


Director, Employee Assistance Center

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I connected with Michelle when I was wanting to claim this time in my life for me. I have seen tremendous growth with my motivation, time management, focus/discipline and we are making great strides towards my goals and dreams. I am in awe at the amount of new opportunities and new contacts I have made in just 5 weeks! All areas of my life are reaping the benefits of working with her. She is very encouraging, in tune with what I need along the way and keeps me on track. Taking this leap, was definitely what I needed and the best investment I could have made for myself.

Michelle S.


Media Designer at Meijer Corporation

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In the last 5 weeks, my productivity and overall disposition have improved dramatically. I've known "of" Michelle for several years, and finally had the opportunity to talk with her earlier this year, which lead me to work with her through her intensive 5 week program to change my habits. While I was doing well before, I knew I needed some improvement on personal development in a few areas which would impact my life personally and professionally. The information she has shared with me and tools used for my own awareness were incredibly helpful and easy to incorporate into my new routine. I'm looking forward to continuing my progress with her!.

Rebecca Dutcher


President & Founder of Red66 Marketing

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Michelle's 5 x 5 Performance Coaching Program enabled me to get on the right career path and start making much-needed changes in my life. Her scientifically-proven empowerment techniques helped me to reengineer my thought processes and help me make the most of my talents. More importantly, she followed through with the necessary tools and weekly accountability to make it happen. For anyone seeking greater clarity and direction in life, I strongly recommend her 5 x5 Performance Coaching Program.

John Potter


Copy Manager at XTRABYTES Ltd


Through Michelle’s Equip group, I have seen a dramatic positive change in how I view myself and the world. Rather than just giving empathy for your difficulties in personal or business life, she teaches you how to solve these problems with well researched and achievable solutions that can be applied to a myriad of situations. She is a phenomenal speaker and teacher. I highly recommend her and her courses to anyone looking to know how to achieve success and take control of your own life.

Rob Rice



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I highly recommend Michelle for any area of growth that you may need personally, professionally, and/or for your organization. I was fortunate enough to engage her expertise using the 5 in 5 Performance Coaching program. Her guidance combined with the resource materials provided were/are excellent. I really feel that thanks to her guidance and teaching I'm on the right journey to becoming the best that I can be.

Karen Schalte


Executive Director of HealthBridge


Michelle Steffes, IPV Consulting, was a featured keynote speaker at a recent annual work conference. I was impressed by her invigorating fast paced session. I approached her to find out what services she offered on a more personal level. I decided to enroll in the 5 for 5 performance coaching program. I found the tools she provided were essential to my personal growth, focus, and realization of the importance of time management. A worthwhile investment in myself. The intense accountability factor really motivated me in completing the assignments. I would recommend this program to anyone struggling to improve their life and make their dreams a reality

Christine Krawczyk


Deputy Clerk of Washington Twp, Michigan


I have known Michelle for several years and have seen her power in leading teams of people to higher level of understanding and being a great leader. I believe in her and would recommend her to all of my connections.

Christa Morse


Disability Advocates of Kent County


Michelle has unparalleled communication skills. When she desires to accomplish something, she already has the knowledge to do so or she has the contacts to help. There is no one else I’d call if I needed help motivating or communicating with others.

Eric Lee Gray


Owner, Eric Lee Photos


Your suggestions are always right on and to the point. Michelle’s coaching has improved my leadership skills, giving me direction and confidence. Staff incentives have become a huge benefit for the staff and leadership. EMB incentives include individuals who go the extra mile, daily team goals, weekly and monthly individual goals, and six and twelve month proficiency ratings. Every month at our meeting we have a birthday and celebration luncheon.

Michelle reinforced my vision for the salon, improved employee productivity and achieved interactive engagement between leadership and staff. The IPV Consulting Tool Kit contains all the information needed for team building, incentives, visions, and goals. My complete format for success! Michelle cares about people, will always be truthful and work diligently to ensure your business strategies are successful.

Esther Brummel


Owner, EMB Image Studios


I highly recommend Michelle. Her consulting really helped my business to grow and motivated my team. She really helped everyone align with the same goals and execute a strategic plan. Give her a call for a free consultation if you think your business can use a change.

Eric Blair


State Farm Agent


If you’re ever looking for someone to help you move to the next level in life rather than personal or professional, I highly recommend you work with Michelle. She’s very passionate about helping people excel to the next level. She listens and supports you from the first day and beyond. She truly has your best interest in mind. Her coaching style and techniques have helped me in more ways than she will know. I HIGHLY recommend Michelle and encourage everyone who’s looking to advance in life to give her a call.

Beverly Maddox


CMP Director of Signature Events at Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce


Michelle Steffes is a Performance Coaching Consultant Dynamic. She is ludicrously prolific, incredibly active, and yet she is, at all times, unfailingly charming and friendly. She is a wonderful presenter, a Social Media maven, and a person to call on when you need answers, advice, or results. If the question is whether I’d recommend Michelle Steffes, the answer is yes, without hesitation.

Jim Cox


Owner, Priority HR

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Michelle Steffes of IPV Consulting comes highly recommended from my personal experience. I had been going through challenging experiences in my professional life, which were impacting me negatively in all areas of life--even inducing clinical depression. I explored several avenues to seek help. I was hesitant that a coach was what I needed, but I had heard Michelle speak to our employees, and she struck a cord and resonated with me. I took a leap of faith to invest in Michelle's services and in myself, and it was worth every cent and ounce of effort I put in to help overcome my state of mind and gain focus and direction in my life. Michelle's commitment to her clients is above all expectations. You are given the tools to "win" and succeed from now until forever.

Kati S.


Administrative Executive of National County Bank


We all realize at some point turning to others in times of need is a must, and when I heard Michelle Steffes speak at a chamber luncheon, she immediately inspired me to take a step forward. During the 5 weeks I spent with Michelle, she pushed me to take many more. Through her tools, her talks, her many word words of encouragement, I no longer feel the deep darkness I was hiding in.  Outwardly we can all pretend to be happy, but Michelle’s teachings, and more so her faith, helped me to find the place where happy really comes from – in our minds and hearts.  There is still a long way to go, but thanks to Michelle and her daily support, I’m now looking down at the bottom instead of up.

Karyn Boyd


Senior Community Affairs Representative ITC Holdings


Michelle was truly the perfect person at the perfect time. She helped me organize what I needed . . . and more! Michelle has wonderful tools to help employers to build a united and excited team. I am so grateful for all she has done for me and I know my business will forever be impacted by her expertise and knowledge!

Kelly Haasberger


Owner, Naturopathic Doctor at Grand Rapids Natural Health


Michelle L Steffes and I met in 2013 at a networking event, but it wasn’t until January 2014 that we had a meaningful interaction. It was immediately apparent that Michelle loves people and her greatest joy is to see them succeed, both personally and professionally. In July 2014, I hired Michelle for her 5 in 5 Performance Coaching program (5 intense weeks) and saw results right away. We continued with Michelle’s highest level of individual coaching which included twice weekly encouraging emails with empowering quotes, podcasts, and videos along with monthly in-person meetings where I received educational whitepapers. Over a period of six months in 2016, I attended her IPVGroup Coaching, met a lot of great business professionals, and learned even more about goal setting, time management, stress reduction, and the neuroscience behind personal growth and development. Throughout my experiences with Michelle, I have been greatly impressed by her passion for helping people through education and encouragement. Michelle has earned my respect and I continue to look for opportunities to refer her to others in need of a compassionate guide toward a greater future!!

Alix Criswell


Associate Broker, Patriot Realty


I have worked with Michelle on both professional and personal matters. I can say with extreme gratitude that Michelle has been instrumental in my most recent accomplishments. Her skills are above bar; her instruction is engaging; her knowledge is wide-ranging, offering a wealth of information used to build one’s self growth; and her compassion is contagious. . .I highly recommend meeting with Michelle to see how she can teach you how to better yourself and your career!!

Bobbi S. Hines


Attorney at Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins, & Borsos P.C.

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Throughout her business training, that she created especially for me, she kept my motivation high with lessons, podcasts, & words of encouragement. Michelle is authentic & caring. She helps you to achieve the best version of yourself. I think of Michelle not only as a mentor but a friend.

CJ DeVries


Owner/Operator GRNow.com

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