This week on the podcast I had a chance to sit down with Michelle Woerderman, a life and wellness coach in Massachusetts. She started her career as a Financial Planner and advisor, but then after years of growth realized that she was no longer happy in that position.

Like many of us, she didn’t really know where she was going to go or what she wanted to do next – so she sought out the counsel of a life coach – which completely changed the course of her life.

I wanted you to hear her story because it resonated so much with me. I am constantly hearing stories from people at various stages of their careers wondering if they really want to stay in this job until they retire or die. But then suddenly find themselves unsure of what to do next.

If you’re in that position now, listen in on our conversation and you’ll find that before the hour is up – you’ll have some great ideas for how to find your next big thing.

About Michelle Woerdeman


Michelle started her coaching business after 17 successful years as a financial planner. Her passion has always been about helping people achieve their dreams. While she had a great career, something was missing. Michelle wanted more from life and knew her true calling for helping people was ready to take a different direction.

Life was more than helping people achieve financial wellness—Michelle wanted to help them achieve overall emotional and life wellness. We so often find ourselves on the hamster wheel of life without any idea of how to get off. Michelle provides her clients with the tools to get off the wheel, live with purpose, and achieve the life they never thought possible. It all starts with one thought at a time.

Michelle studied and was Certified as a Holistic Life, Career, and Executive Coach through Goal Imagery™ Institute This is an International Coaching School of Mastery that provided a very unique and in depth look at the power of coaching utilizing techniques specializing in thinking, feeling, being, and doing .

She continued her passion for learning and attended a 12 month Certification at the Life Coach School, where she also became a Certified Life and Weight Coach.

Michelle continues to feed her love of learning and is currently enrolled in Tony Robbins Master University. Her passion for learning is so she can continue to provide exceptional coaching to her clients using the most up to date and scientifically proven strategies.

Connect with Michelle

By Minessa

With over 20 years of experience, Minessa Konecky has worked with small startups and hospital systems and academic centers in managing a variety of Federal, private and industry awards. They are comfortable with the entire life cycle of awards and have worked with investigators to secure and extend their research funding. They see themselves as the facilitators of the research business enterprise, and approach all solutions from that lens. Their passion is helping people find joy and fulfillment in their work using a human-centric approach to efficiency and optimization. They host of the Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself Podcast, and hold the position of Research Administration Process Improvement and Training Director at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Minessa takes great pride in their desi heritage and being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. They live in their seaside cottage on unceded and occupied lands of the Wampanoag and Pokanoket people in Plymouth, MA with 3 dogs and their partner, Alex.