Coaching Services
Virtual Groups
About the Team
Contact Us

Jackie Michel, M.S.
185 Brookside Lane
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: 315.859.1470


Jackie Michel, M.S.
Professional/Personal Coach, Workshop Leader, Speaker

Jackie Michel is the owner and director of J. Michel Associates, a company that offers coaching, workshops and counseling. She has worked in depth with business and professional leaders in Houston and in upstate New York and has presented workshops and training seminars since 1983.

Jackie's approach to coaching is unique because she combines a thorough understanding of the business environment with an extensive background in counseling and psychotherapy. She facilitates candid conversation, elicits creative thinking and is an expert at listening, synthesizing and fostering breakthroughs in thinking and action.


  • Business and Professional Women’s Organization of the Mohawk Valley
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce
  • International Coach Federation
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • Rotary International of Greater Utica
  • Rotary District Youth Exchange Committee
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers


  • Masters Degree – Simmons College
  • Bachelors Degree – Simmons College, Oberlin College
  • Executive Challenge Six Month Course and follow up year long Mastery programs offered by Gap International
  • Coaching for Clinicians, a six month coach training program offered by MentorCoach
  • Other Continuing Education includes courses in Leadership, individual and organizational transformation, effective communication, motivation and productivity and professional /personal coaching.

Reflecting on her youth of the 1950's and 60's it was destiny for Jaqueline Michel to become a pioneer in a social and personal transformation movement that has the power to change and inspire the lives of women and girls. Whether spending summers at the legendary all-girls Greylock Camp on Raquette Lake in New York State's Adirondack Region or experiencing Life's possibilities at the side of her mother, (who was a counselor at Greylock in the 1920's and a director in the 50's), it is no coincidence that "Jackie" michel's personal conviction and professional mission would be to help women lead fruitful lives.

Through a legacy of personally valuing and understanding the depth of the individual, Jackie Michel has come to be an advocate for re-centering thinking on the possibilities of people's lives, and the mastery of life skills and attitudes that lead to accomplishment, full self expression, well-being and service.

While the cutting edge of change best describes her career and life philosophy, Jackie Michel's actions and advocacies speak to a series of "Firsts". Not long after completing graduate school, she was on the staff of the first community health center in the nation, an affiliate of Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. While there, she provided intensive treatment for low-income families, and individuals at all stages of life. A decade later, in 1977, she could be found in Houston, Texas as the first chairperson of the Houston Hunger Project Committee, part of the now internationally recognized Hunger Project, an organization designed to creat a context for the eradication of hunger. During this same period she began delivering workshops for women, and leading the way with colleagues through expanding the innovative work in Contextual Therapy, developed by Dr. Robert Shaw at the Family Institute of Berkeley. it was in her work with Dr. Shaw that she mastered the transformational approach to working with people and she integrated transformational learning and breakthrough approaches that benefited individuals and organizations (including three hospitals and a health care program) with whom she was consulting in Houston.

Through yet another transition in her own life's journey, she settled in upstate New York and became Clinical Director of the Family Services Agency of the Mohawk Valley. Three years later she established her coaching practice, and introduced Women's Leadership Workshops.

As one who lives what she teaches, Jackie Michel's own learning curve has yet to cease. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree from Simmons College in Boston, she recieved a National Institute of Health (NIH) Fellowship to pursue her Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons. Previous to Simmons, she spent three years at Oberlin College. In itself, the adjustment from one of America's leading liberal arts colleges to one of the nation's highly respected women's colleges, lead to a greater appreciation for the abilities of women to achieve and aspire.

In 1998, she completed GAP International's course in breakthrough thinking, "The Executive Challenge Course", in Washington D.C. She has continued her exploration of the application of transformational work for business and professional people by participating in the Executive Mastery Program offered by GAP International in Boston (1998, 1999 and 2000). She is a graduate of "Coaching for Clinicians" a six month training program offered by Ben Dean Ph.D of Mentor Coach. She has continued in the Mentor Coach training program and currently has completed their "Small Business Master Class" and their "Executive Coaching Class".

Her professional affiliations include: Licensed Masters Social Worker, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Certified Social Worker, Academy of Certified Social Workers, and NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers.

She is a member of the International Coach Federation, National Association of Female Executives, The Business and Professional Women's Organization of New York, Rotary International of Greater Utica, The Rotary District youth Exchange Committee, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Breakthrough Central New York and the National Association of Social Workers.