I’m an entrepreneur – many times over. I’m a mom (adopted from the USA) and a traveler. I hike, think, create and dance. I’m a Doctor of Divinity and a successful business coach. I love to talk marketing, business and all things about life the universe and everything.
What about you?
Michelle Vandepas is an entrepreneur – many times over and uses this experience to coach others in business and marketing. As part of her consulting/coaching business she’s taken hundreds of authors to bestseller status and has helped her clients reach personal financial goals of 6 figures and above. In her work with corporate clients she focuses on merging new social selling with old school sales to bring in more business. She’s a world traveler and she fostered 10 children before adopting her daughter 10 years ago.
Since 1990 Michelle has been immersed in the alternative/holistic health care field, specializing in working with practitioners, therapists and consultants expand start-up businesses.
In 1995 she co-developed the Bodyscan 2010 and was President and co-owner of the company for six years. During this time she also did corporate and government sales and won compliance for ISO, FDA 510K, and European CE mark.
Her book, ‘Marketing for the Holistic Practitioner‘ was first released December 2003 and has been turned into a Holistic Spiritual Marketing practice that she shares with her clients.
An entrepreneur, Michelle has formed a variety of companies: Retail, Manufacturing, Medical, Training, and Service. She was voted ‘Young Careerist of Colorado’ in ‘Business Professional Women’ magazine and ‘The Gazette Telegraph’ listed her in ‘Women to Watch in the 90?s’.
Married since 1981 Michelle and husband Bob have fostered ten children. Nine were eventually returned to their birth moms, and they adopted the last child while an infant. Michelle’s book ‘Two Empty Bedrooms’ chronicles the emotional roller-coaster of the whole process.
More Major Accomplishments 1985 +
Founded 5 business corporations
- Brought in 5 million dollars in revenues from shoestring startups
- Founded a film production company & produced ‘Woman As Butterfly’ Documentary screened in Film Festivals.
- Assisted over 250 individuals in starting businesses
- Patented and Licensed technology worldwide
- Bought and developed 3 companies
- Interviewed on Radio & TV
- Successfully navigated and won compliance for ISO, FDA 510K and European CE mark
- Consulted with the FDA in Washington, DC for medical registration and compliance
- Art Education includes classes and workshops from Gwen Fox, Laurie Doctor, Michael Vigil, Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg, Rodney Wood, Bemis School of Art, Business of Art Center
- Business Experience 1986 -
- Divine Purpose Unleashed, LLC 2008 – Co-founder, Facilitator
- Live Your Purpose Radio Show Host (Blog Talk Radio)
- Conscious Destiny Productions, Inc. 2000 – Founder/President Keynote Speaker, Coach, Consultant and Facilitator to Small Business Start-ups.
- The Tao Cafe 1999 – 2001 Founder/President of an Organic Restaurant
- Phazx Systems Inc.1995-2001 Co-Founder / President -Medical Equipment
- Genex Systems Inc. 1995-2000 Co- Founder / Board Member – Homeopathic Lab
- ENERGETICS! 1990 – 1995 Founder/President – Energy Essences
- PCIC, Inc. (1990 – 1992) Vice President – Workshops and Self Improvement
- Access Data Products, Inc. 1986 – 1990 President/Secretary
- Colorado State Fair Juried Exhibit Two Ribbons and Cash prize
- Jazz Fest Juried Art Show Air Force Academy 2002
- East Library 911 Flag Series 2002
- BAC Juried Atrium Show – Varied Months Throughout the Year – 2002
- Cottonwood Art Show 2001 & 2002
- BAC Show 2001 Juried BAC Blues Show Juried BAC Seeds of Change Show Juried
- Tao Café 2 Woman Show Tao Café Mask Show
- All Souls Unitarian Church 2001
- Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts Found Object Show – National Juried Show
- TAG Emerging Artist Show – two Honorable Mention Ribbons
- Calendar Colorado Springs Conservatory 2003, 2004
- Facilitated Creative Experiences
- Artists Way Seminar 2001
- Monotype Printmaking Facilitated Workshops in Taos 2001-2003
- Five years private acting lessons with Broadway and TV star
- PPCC TV Commercial – Speaking Part – Portraits – film – minor speaking role
- Various student productions
- Art Exhibits
Education Degree: Hammersmith College, London: A Levels.
Personal Trivia: Michelle lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter, doggie, elderly cat and 40 goldfish. She enjoys traveling, and everything internet.