Nice to meet you!

I’m Michelle McVittie also known as Mom the Manager

I am family and corporate consultant, a child life specialist, speaker, mental health professional, and author. I have worked with children, youth, families and professionals for over twenty years. I’ve worked in daycares, hospitals, with young offenders, in pediatric mental health and as a community educator.  I am the proud mother of two children; 14 and 11 yrs old and yes, we still love each other!

My story

I came to realize things could be different, and I wanted to empower others to do the same.

When you feel overwhelmed, anxious, resentful, or angry you can be on a private island with a personal chef and feel as though it’s not enough.  No matter the stage of your life, your joy meter needs to be high in order to feel fulfilled and activated to do more.  This applies to a solo entrepreneur,  a single mother, a CEO or a young adult just starting out.   I made more time for the things I loved and it lead me to my true passion. Prioritizing my self-care made me calmer and happier.  It created momentum to continue doing activities that filled my cup.  I started writing again,  reading, working out and spending quality time with my family, friends and my husband.  I started creating downloadable charts and I wrote my book to help Moms find their joy again.  I got comfortable with being uncomfortable and continued to dream bigger.  I wouldn’t have started my entrepreneurial life if motherhood stayed my only focus.  I rewrote my future.  I did  it one step at a time.  I prioritized, I stepped outside of my comfort zone, I got organized and practiced time management.  I’m dreaming bigger and living  my best life,  and this is only the beginning.   

Speaking engagements

Looking for a keynote address or speaker for your next event or conference?  

Speaking and workshop topic suggestions:

  • I Quit! Oh wait, I’m the Mom: Finding your Joy Again
  • Get out of your own way: Clarify your goals and make changes to succeed
  • Balance for Better
  • Understanding what  behind the behaviour and the tips to help
  • Lessons for a Recovering Pleaser : Its’s time to take your power back!
  • I Have a Teen and We Still Love Each Other:

Download Michelle’s speaker’s sheet

A lot of great feedback from your workshop.  Intimate, interactive, and created connections.  Great information about how important ones support network and mental wellness is.  You really resonated with people.

Michelle H

Manager, Maple Leaf Food

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