Meet Reader, Michelle Marshall
Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader? Meet Michele Marshall
Life’s mission: I'm a personal development junkie, constantly
striving for improvement while being open to express my true
authenticity. I continually seek out various modalities of learning about
the mind, body, and spirit. I also enjoy pouring into people and helping
them discover their authentic selves.
Work: As site administrator for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, I have a unique perspective on the infrastructure of our city's parks. It’s a wonder to witness and be part of the vision to create and sustain thriving public spaces for New Yorkers. Along with my friend Celeste DeCamps, I co-founded Authentic Voices, a speaker training service that helps people become dynamic communicators.
Proudest achievements: In December 2018, I received the Distinguished Toastmaster Award, a culmination of my journey with Toastmasters International. That journey included delivering 50 speeches, mentoring dozens of fellow Toastmasters, providing leadership support for six other clubs, competing in speech contests and so much more.
Expectations for the future: My hope is that
collectively, as a people, we show greater love and compassion to one
another. In my opinion, this can be accomplished with open and connected
communication. I also hope that we all take the necessary steps to ensure
the longevity of our planet, improving the quality of our air, soil, horticulture, wildlife, oceans, and streams.
Headspace, Meetup, Trello, Slack, ImageQuote, Spotify, Instagram, Pinterest.
Favorite websites: I subscribe to more than
90 YouTube channels, including Abraham Hicks, E-Motion, Liferegenerator, Your
World Within, TED, TEDx Talks and Times Talks, and I manage Meetup.com/Authentic-Voices and AuthenticLiving.me.
Local causes supported: CityHarvest; Angels in the Night; Ready, Willing and Able.
thing about Natural Awakenings: I appreciate
Natural Awakenings as a trusted resource for lifestyle, health, wellness and
frequented healthy food restaurant: Peacefood Café.
How do you invest in your community? Through Authentic Voices and its workshops.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to
be." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
What are you doing to be the change you want to see in the world? I try always to be loving, supportive and joyful, motivated by my vision to impact communities by cultivating opportunities for self-expression, communication, and connection.