EmpowHerLA is an integrated business and wellness community network of women experiencing whole life transitions while seeking personal, spiritual, and professional growth. I guide you to define your purpose and give you tools to pursue your path using values as your compass to create your vision and achieve your goals. EmpowHer LA offers one-on-one coaching, women’s groups, a MembHership community, experiential workshops, wellness retreats, and their new “Opportunity Knocks” podcast
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Meet Michelle Valenzuela Wolf
A leader in transformational coaching, women’s groups, and the integration of business and wellness
It feels like yesterday, working and collaborating in large well-known companies. Gathering accolades, building credibility and cache as a young leader and achiever, striving to climb the ladder of corporate America. But was I happy?
A pivotal moment shaped my future forever: riding down the elevator late with a female executive. She informed me it was her son’s 9th birthday, and justified it with, “I’ll celebrate with him on the weekend.” At that moment, despite the success I thought I wanted, I knew I did not want her life. I chose to tuck that moment away and ignore the sign. Nothing could stop the determined, resilient leader I was until later.
I was successful in the corporate world! Traveling five countries in six days. From the airport, straight to the office with extreme jet lag… But I got to fly business class and stay at nice hotels. So, it was fine, right?
It was the moment of knowing and acknowledging I needed to make a radical life transition
For months, I received signs my life was catching up with me—emotionally and physically. Hives would appear on my neck from non-stop work. I never paid them much attention until I was forced to. One evening, returning home late, the hives overtook my entire body—big and small everywhere! I am anaphylactic and as you can imagine, this is when I chose to listen... My sister dialed 911 for me. It was one of the most traumatic moments of my life. It was the moment of knowing and acknowledging I needed to make a radical life transition—if I wanted to be well, let alone have children.
Hence my journey from corporate America and deep into wellness and personal growth began. I shifted my determination to “fixing myself.”
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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