My torch as a global alchemist and intuitive astrologer…
I am creating a world that. . .
Reveals and heals the dark and light shadow…
understands your lineage is a touchstone that matters.
there is an innate consciousness in all sentient beings
that seeks to co-create and collaborate with you in love.
Celebrates YOUR genius within with love…invoking the ways you’ve pushed that weirdness aside from judgment and shame.
Teaches you how to follow the planetary cycles and rhythms, who’s curious and seeks to learn how the Moon and Nature alchemizes her life… through art, chart and change. Connects you to what fires you up so you can share a story that inspires others to show up and play full out in life.
Building a business that reflects your true essence one that..
Connects | Builds | Inspires
About Michele Grace
Caroline Myss, in her book “Anatomy of the Spirit,” describes the world behind our eyes is as important and the world in front of our eyes.
I call this place the path of the Practical Mystic.
Born and raised in small rural farming community in southern New Jersey, surrounded by the spirits of nature. Growing up on lakes, rivers and spring-fed ponds- water and nature- is sacred to me. Daughter of the American Revolution, my ancestors hearken back to 1683.
Today I live in Tallahassee, Florida, married to my college sweetheart, leading a normal life in an extraordinary world. Together we raised a beautiful daughter.
I am the One who is both clairvoyant and clairsentience.
As an interior designer (read more here) I used intuitive symbols, images and colors to create spaces for clients. Starting my own business at the tender age of 24. I entered a design competition telling my mother “I am going to win.” I knew from some deep place that it was so (and did). There were other glimpses into this reality when I would just “know” something about a person or place, but didn’t recognize intuition or understand the process so the capacity went unnoticed by me.
I was very practical.
Then in the early 90’s, I woke up to my intuitive abilities- spiritual gifts of the practical mystic. I re-membered how to be multi-sensory where guidance comes through colors and symbols- reading energies that I saw and “knew” as a small child but shared with no one. Because when I did share, I was told “that isn’t true, it didn’t happen.”
My voice went quiet until my daughter was born and I remembered…
“I want to go HOME”, soul loss, soul retrieval-mending the fragmented self.
There’s the forgetting and then the remembering. Both are necessary. Both contribute to your Genius.
Entering that dark night of the soul I remembered, as a baby, crying “I want to go HOME.” Remembered the childhood Near Death Experience (NDEr) at three; of going over to the other side and sitting with Jesus while the abuse happened rocked my world. Everything shifted. At that point the very practical Michele stepped aside for the new me- Michele Grace- to be born.
Frustrated with the professionals, who did not understand the psycho-spiritual changes happening within me I followed the Voice within. This led me conventional and non-conventional healing modalities that showed me a way through.
At the time very, little was written on how to develop and use these shamanic gifts, yet alone how to interpret their messages. My path led me into the creative healing arts for spiritual contemplation together with alchemical work such as breathwork, dream interpretation, rebirthing, shamanism and more – each process offering up a piece of the puzzle which formed a picture, one that I embody for myself and share with my clients and students today.
You have a ‘body of work’ that calls you to center stage.
You have capacities that oft times feel weird. And you hide. I know that place, lived there for a long time. It’s your ‘zone of Genius’, where your body of work resides. What I judged as weird- my ability to intuit, know, see through- is a talent, gift and capacity.
I’m the One who sees in the dark and comes back with healing solutions.
Today as a shamanic astrologer, working with spirit, I look into your birth chart and channel the wisdom you need to hear to lead your community; we break through the resistance. We celebrate your weirdness, so it comes out of hiding. Because the ways you hide, the soul loss you’ve endured is where your creativity abides. With humor and grace, you shift.
Together we synthesize the problem leading you to a solution that ignites your creativity.
One client shared:
Michele you still do interiors, but in a different way…
My Lineage: Builder & Designer
I am a past President of the Broward County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Former member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Institute of Business Designers (IBD) and the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
In my early career as a designer, I became proficient in commercial interior design, systems design, graphic design, web design, marketing and selling services. Balancing that with shamanic healing and teaching brings a holistic approach to marketing your professional services.
Collaborating with Conscious Leaders
1981-1992 Interior Designer. Builder. Entrepreneur from the age of twenty-four as owner and President of Bailey-Lessirard Designs/MLDA- an interior design and architectural firm of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and BLD Purchasing- a contract purchasing of furniture, fixtures and equipment for hospitality industry. During this time, my firm achieved an outstanding reputation as a leader in the restaurant and hospitality markets through my marketing and design skills. Major accomplishments included 22 restaurants; flagship hotels for Holiday Inn and Hilton Hotels and life care design for the elderly through Life Care Services, a specialist in retirement living facilities.
1994 – Present. Artist. Teacher. Mentor. I help you love your “weirdness” while holding space so you can cross the threshold of your genius. Working with clients and students both in a group or on an individual basis. Facilitating creative workshops that nurture spiritual self-development in women.
Marketing for Healers was created in 2005 because I saw too many heart-centered shamanic healers sitting on the sideline, not knowing how to take their good work out into the world…especially online.
Then in 2011 I founded the Global Alliance of Shamanic Women Entrepreneurs; the AsWeConnect community a leading edge alliance designed to support healers develop thriving businesses that they LOVE and their clients LOVE.
Women in Business, conscious leaders, who are living their dream, taking risks and making a difference are my jam.
When you honor your life’s journey, come out of hiding and share your story miracles happen.
With Sandra Ingerman
- Graduate of Sandra’s East Coast Two-Year Shamanic Teacher Training program
- Five-Day Soul Retrieval Training -Mending the Fragmented Soul
- Graduate of Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3- year training program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
- Medicine for the Earth with Sandra Ingerman, MA attended these Five-day gatherings:
- Medicine for the Earth June 2001 and 5-Day Teacher’s Training August 2002
- Healing with Spiritual Light Reunion March 2003, March 2004, March 2006, 2011
- Presenter at Medicine for the Earth Reunion March 2006
With Betsy Bergstrom
- Shamanic Middle-world Training
- Heart Centered Depossession, Curse Unraveling and Space Clearing
- Basic Training September 2005
- Five day Intensives Advanced Skills February 2006 and March 2009
With the Foundation for Shamanic Studies
- 3-Year Training in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
- 14-Day Intensive Advance Shamanic Training
- Harner Method® Shamanic Counseling Certification
- 5-Day Soul Retrieval Training
- The Way of the Shaman Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing known as the Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism (3 times) *
- 3-Day Shamanic Training
- Shamanism Extraction Healing
- Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature
- Shamanic Divination
- Shamanism Dying, and Beyond*
*Michele sponsored the Basic Workshop, Divination and the Death, Dying and Beyond Training’s for FSS Faculty teacher in South Florida.
Marketing + Branding Training
- M. Shannon Hernandez’s Content Personality® Ambassador
- Content Barbara Sher’s-WriteSpeak Program and Wishcraft Training.
- Suzanne Evans Coaching 10K Mastermind
- Kendall SummerHawk- Millionaire Mindset Marketing Coach
- Money, Marketing and Soul Intensive, Tucson AZ
- Money Archetypes exploring your Money Story
- Branding with Archetypes Workshop
- Certified Money Breakthrough Method Coach
- Elizabeth Purvis 2011 Mastermind Group. Goddess Business School
- Multiple Streams of Coaching Income-the Pink Spoon Method with Andrea J Lee
- Blog2Book Marketing and Build a Better Blog with Denise Wakeman
- Podcast Training with Leesa Barnes and with Pat Flynn
- Get Known Now Mastermind group with Pamela Slim and Suzanne Falter-Barnes
- 1:1 Mentoring with Sheri Gaynor- author of Creative Awakenings
- Past Member of Society for Marketing Professional Services 1985-1993
Degrees + Certifications
- BA Transpersonal Psychology, Burlington College, Vermont.
- AS Interior Design, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
- Transpersonal Studies through Soul Studies Institute for MA degree
- SoulCollage® Facilitator Training with Seena Frost
- Making Death Your Ally- a shamanic approach to Death with Robert Moss
- DreamGates– shamanic training in dream work with Robert Moss
- Spiritual Alchemist Training with Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
- 5-Day Feng Shui Mastery Training with Jami Lin. Where I suddenly discovered I know how to read a blueprint like a Tarot deck of cards.
- Barbara Brennan School of Healing- five 5-day training sessions.
- Barbara Brennan Healing Sciences Weekend Workshop, Boca Raton
- 1996-2006 Weekly astrology training with Master Astrologer Brenda Brush, a gifted storyteller.
- 1997-2004 Demetria George Asteroid Goddess Intensives
- Florida Atlantic University– Women’s Studies
- Facilitated Shamanic Breathwork sessions with Wendy Limber, LMFT, Director of Solutions Center for Personal Growth from 1994-1998.
Awards | Appointments
- Appointed to the State of Florida Governor’s Conference on Small Business.
- Appointed to the City of Plantation Landscape Planning and Review Board.
- Appointed National Board Rep for New Product Development. Fortune 500 companies of General Tire/Essex Wall Covering Division and Color Roll Contract Design Book for BF Goodrich.
- South Florida Interior Design Gild Award for Crawdaddy’s Restaurant.
- MLDA, Inc. firm rated in the Top 100 Interior Design Firms for Restaurant and Hospitality, Interior Design Magazine.
- Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s Interior Design Award for David’s Plum Restaurant.
- Michele Lessirard Design Associates rated in the Top 25 Commercial Interior Design Firms by the South Florida Business Journal.
- Inducted into the Broward County Woman’s Hall of Fame for her efforts as President of NAWBO of Broward County.
- Nominated for the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Alumni Hall of Fame Award.
- Ordained Minister through Universal Brotherhood, Inc.
- Certified Member of National Society of Hypnotherapists (NSH).
- Society for Shamanic Practitioners-founding member
Eupsychia Institute with Jacqueline Small
- Embodying Spirit Breathwork and Conference
- 1993-1997 Alchemical Training in Soul Based Psychology
- 1993- 1999 Initiate Christ Path Mystery School
- Enhancing Design Quality with Concept Sketches with architect Tim White.
- Feng Shui Home & Garden Design with Joy Dorst
- Florida Uniform Building Codes / Building-Fire – CORE through FSU
- Advance Courses for Indoor Environmental Quality
- Building and Barrier-Free Codes with Connie Dyar
- Founding Member of Society for Shamanic Practitioners
- Dreamwork gatherings with author Joan Mazza, MS, my dream journeys are published in her books
- Certified in hypnosis by the National Society of Hypnotherapists
- Ordained Minister through Universal Brotherhood since 1997
- Teacher’s certification “Joyful Child Parenting Training” with Peggy Jenkins, PhD author of The Joyful Child and Nurturing Spirituality in Children.
- Florida School of Construction, Licensed Florida Residential Contractor 1989-1992.
- Interior designer licensed State of Florida #ID4753
- Member ASID, IBD, SMPS from 1985-1993
- University of Florida, Graphic Arts and Interior Design