MOME * is the power of motherhood aligned with the power of the Universe.
*Rhymes with Home
Michele thought of the name MOME after having noticed the OM in Mom on the purple planter painted and given to her by her daughter on Mother’s Day. Knowing that she was guided to notice this, she felt the impact of it and considered it further.
With clarity and knowing, she decided to call her new business Mome, adding the “e” to encourage the pronunciation of the OM in Mom and equally because when she sees the word Mome, she also sees and hears “mommy” - a word that still unleashes a rush of love in her being.
Motherhood is the key ingredient in Mome Coaching and in all Michele does. It is her essence and speaks to her calm, nurturing nature - her warm, compassionate heart - her intuition - and her love, appreciation and connection to children and play.
Having launched Mome Coaching at age 57, Michele understands how it feels when the gap between the life you’re living and the life you desire is too wide to straddle without breaking. She appreciates first-hand the challenge of moving from a place of sensing that something has to change to gaining the insight and clarity necessary to determine not only what needs to change but how to make it happen.
Michele’s journey of self-discovery, of learning and healing brought her to transformation coaching, breathwork and you. As she continues her never-ending quest to know and understand the beauty and magic -and the challenges- of the human experience, she looks forward to expanding her tool kit, her insights and her offerings.
Michele is a Certified Professional Coach, having completed her training through the ICF accredited Leadership Through Transformation program at the Open Center in New York City.
Michele is a Certified Breathwork Facilitator, having completed her training with David Elliott in Sandia Park, New Mexico and Brooklyn, NY.
Michele considers writing to be a key component of her spiritual practice and envisions her blog, The Flower and the Butterfly, as a platform for spiritual and human connection and communication.
The Flower and the Butterfly is also the name of her chapter in the collaborative work, The Beauty of Authenticity, published in May 2019 and sold through this site and on Amazon.
Michele has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a trait she believes was bestowed to her by her father, Irwin Shapiro. Mome Coaching is her second business. She created and ran a recruiting firm, The Weisman Group, for 14 years while she raised her children. Though it was just her working from a home office, she successfully competed with much larger firms for the Wall Street-based clients she served, and she derived tremendous satisfaction from matching the needs of clients to the needs of candidates.
Some of Michele's Favorite Things:
TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION
BEING WITH ANIMALS
BEING WITH CHILDREN
RIDING A BICYCLE
TAKING A WORKSHOP
PLANNING ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY PARTIES
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
DOING SOMETHING NEW