Hi, I'm Michelle

Connectivity and diversity are important to me given my Germa-Mex background. Frankly, these are some of the core values that I live by, every day. I have always surrounded myself with strong women who believe in supporting one another and their dreams.


EmpowHer LA was founded in November of 2017, by me, Michelle Valenzuela Wolf, the wonderful product of immigrant parents from Germany and Mexico who have guided and shaped the woman I have become. 

We focus on building confidence by emphasizing the discovery and alignment of core values, encouraging women to meet their goals. We offer an 360 experiential whole life approach tapping into inspiration, connectivity, fun, and business. We work within companies and communities offering one-on-one coaching, women and girls groups, experiential events, workshops, retreats, and support for female entrepreneurs.


Our goal is for women to authentically connect and provide new opportunities for them to discover their inherent strengths and step into their personal power. I meet my clients where they are at while holding their vision to achieve their goals.  

EmpowHer LA is a female empowerment company that culminates a unique mix of my 25+ years of executive coaching and global marketing expertise. Since becoming a certified coach over 13 years ago, I founded Targeted Transitions - a coaching and personal branding agency. Shortly after, I launched my first women’s group called, EmpowHer Group aimed at allowing women to step out of their comfort zone and into their confidence. This experience led me to know that women need a space to come together and support each other through their transitions. I acutely understand the challenges of work-life balance and what is involved with making a significant career/life transition and tap into these experiences while championing my clients. 


I have worked for companies such as Mattel, Disney, Warner Bros.,Daily & Associates, Turner Broadcasting Systems, UCLA and USC’s business schools and serving on the board for 9 years of The World is Just a Book Away as the marketing chair. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and I am a certified coach through the Coaches Training Institute. In addition, I utilize many assessments and tools with my clients, such as Myer’s Briggs and 360 personality profiling. I am a proud member of the International Coaching Federation and the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association.


One of the many things I’ve learned through launching EmpowHer LA is 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 love living in Los Angeles, California oozing optimism to my husband of 20 years, my three daughters, 15, 13 and 7, dog and Siamese cat. 


EmpowHer Purpose 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 Purpose offers one-on-one coaching, women’s groups, a MembHership community, experiential workshops, wellness retreats, and the new “Opportunity Knocks” podcast.

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