Michelle Valenzuela Wolf
A leader in transformational coaching, women’s groups, and the integration of business and wellness
Hi, I'm Michelle
and this is my story
My Roots. I am the wonderful product of immigrant German-Mex parents. In particular, a strong German mother—an intuitive, highly spiritual woman who would give her all to serve others, who I am forever grateful for. My father, on the other hand, was the resilient risk-taker and always encouraged me to believe in myself. He pushed me to become the strong entrepreneur I am today. My cultural background deeply influences my love for people, languages, and cultures, and propels me to encourage teams and individuals to be curious, observe, and learn all parts of themselves. My German-Mex upbringing ingrained my three most fundamental core values: inspiration, connection, and community.
The Company. I founded EmpowHer LA, an integrated business and wellness community network, after incubating the idea with my first women’s group for seven years. EmpowHer LA was born in November 2017 by my passion and desire to serve women in their transitions, seeing them strive to reach their goals and dreams. It wasn’t until my mother fell ill with Alzheimer’s that I took the steps to bring my idea to a larger audience. So many talented women sit with gifts and ideas at their feet, waiting… I knew I would never forgive myself if I didn’t try to bring this concept forward. I was determined to launch.
Who Am I? Your Coach. I am a super fun, friendly, curious, approachable, spiritual, analytical, kind-hearted, idea generator, connector, reflective, strategic thinker, life-long learner. I believe we are all multi-dimensional creatures with so much to offer—no matter where you come from or your life story. I am your ultimate motivator and no matter the goal, I know I am amazing at championing you to discover, create, and land successful transitions. No matter the objective, I will be there to reach and realize your dreams.
We are better when
we work together
My combined spirituality, tools to manage stress and manifest, and background in business make me unique and posed to understand both the worlds of business and wellness. Seventeen years ago, I launched myself into the world of wellness. I began my journey: diving deep with my love of training and running marathons, yoga, chi gong, acupuncture, aura readings, chakra cleansings, personal growth workshops, bodyworkers, energetic healing, and more… These experiences shaped me in understanding the importance of self-care, self-love, and being aligned with our body and mind.
Today, I hold so many gifts and talents—far beyond corporate marketing: transformational and values coach, goal-oriented motivator, mother, wellness warrior. I acutely understand the challenges of work-life balance and what it takes to manifest significant career/life transitions because I have gratefully lived and learned them.
My journey thus far has taught me many things, but most importantly, my love for collaboration and that, as women, we need to trust our inner confidence and know we are better when we champion each other! I commit to walking on this journey of growth with you.
I love living in Los Angeles, California oozing optimism to my husband of 22 years, three daughters, and loyal dog.
Come, take the journey with me. It’s time to define your purpose, activate your plan and achieve your goals!
Joining Michelle's EmpowHer LA group has felt truly full circle. I met her first as my USC career counselor while I was pursuing my MBA. And now, after spending 16 years working in the beauty industry, her counsel is just as helpful. Michelle has a way of really seeing people where they are and helping them move forward in a way that is true to them. Her honesty and warmth are as sincere as her bubbly personality, making her groups both useful and FUN. I'm a big fan of hers and EmpowHer LA.
Amy Liu - Founder, Tower 28