Nice to meet you!

I’m Michelle McVittie,  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’m the manager of my home, but it wasn’t always that way

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.  

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
  • Building Independent, Confident and Empowered Children
  • Lessons from a Recovering Pleaser : It’s time to take your power back!
  • I Have a Teen and We Still Love Each Other: The Art of communication and connection

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

Parenting Support

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Get your child to listen, and cooperate. Calm the chaos in your home.

Whether your child is 2 or 16 years old, together we can work together to help you feel more in control and confident in your parenting journey.


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