Michelle Chappell, BBA, AAC
Michelle was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult after a lifetime of struggling through school, well over a dozen jobs, several bouts of major depression, severe anxiety and many ruined relationships with friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Following her life-changing diagnosis she made it her mission to ensure that no one with ADHD would struggle the way she did.
Michelle is devoted to empowering her clients to discover their own unique strengths and superpowers, and use them to create fulfilling and meaningful results in their lives. Her clients include business, legal and health care professionals, entrepreneurs, child care workers, parents, families and students. She enjoys working with clients from all over Canada, the United States and around the world.
Michelle is a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy and the Wayfinder Coach Training Program, and currently holds the designation of ADD Coach Academy Associate Coach (AAC). She is also an Affiliate Member of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), an independent, not-for-profit alliance of medical and healthcare professionals supporting people with ADHD as well as their families. Michelle also studied at the University of Prince Edward Island where she received her degree in Business Administration.
An accomplished and confident speaker, Michelle is a passionate advocate for ADHD awareness, the importance of early diagnosis, and how anyone with ADHD can overcome their challenges and thrive in a neurotypical world.
Michelle lives in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her cat Maui, and also has special ties to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where her husband Anson lives and works. When she’s not coaching she loves challenging herself at her local CrossFit gym, improving her photography skills, renovating her vintage home and watching 80’s brat pack movies.
Coach Michelle’s fun facts
Michelle’s first and last names don’t actually rhyme. Think wedding ‘chapel.’
She is madly in love with all things Hawai’i. Her cat’s name is Maui!
She’s a self-admitted CrossFit freak and her favourite exercise is deadlifts.
Michelle became a licensed private pilot at 17 years old.
With a love of all things funny and quirky, Michelle is a huge fan of Steve Martin, his books, his movies and especially his banjo music!
Michelle lived North of 60 in the Northwest Territories for 12 years: 5 years in Norman Wells near the arctic circle, and 7 years in Yellowknife on the shores of Great Slave Lake.
The strangest food she’s ever eaten (and liked) is alligator.
She’s driven the ice road twice: 145 km (90 miles) northwest from Norman Wells to Fort Good Hope and back in a Ford F-350. She only got stuck once.
An avid roller derby player for many years, Michelle’s derby name is BombChelle.
She currently owns 4 Betta fish: Ono, Mo Bettah Betta, Lucky and NoMo.