Dr. Michelle R. Hannah, through her life’s medical challenges, overwhelming love for humanity, her concern for people’s health and emotional well-being, and her commitment to living authentically, is among the most inﬂuential women today. Michelle’s family, education, and personality have molded her for life as a resounding voice for the brokenhearted and those who desire to be free.
In 2004, Michelle moved from California to Washington, DC, and founded the Celebrate Life Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to educating people about HPV, which causes cervical and other cancers. Through its many programs, including Stomp Out Cancer (designed for sororities and fraternities), Teens Against HPV, and the one and only Survivors Pageant, lives are being saved. Elevation brings change, and although Michelle made the tough decision to close the foundation’s doors six years ago, she is still dedicated to providing education and awareness about HPV and its relationship to cervical cancer.
Michelle has held several leadership positions, including assistant dean of admissions and manager of strategic partnerships. Currently, she is a master relationship coach, author, public speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the proud mother of a college graduate who is smart, strong-willed, beautiful, and talented.
Michelle’s remarkable spirit, determination, motivation, and personal experiences are the building blocks of her respect for human dignity and social change. Born and raised in Southern California, she received her undergraduate degree in psychology, an MBA, and a master’s degree in teaching and learning with technology. Recently she earned doctorate in spiritual counseling.
Michelle has coached marriage and family counselors on creating a deeper connection with their clients and how to write more engaging curriculum for their workshops, seminars, and group sessions. She has worked with support group facilitators on how to organize their sessions. She is respected in her industry and is an accomplished author of The Breaking Point: A Full-Circle Journey and workbook. Her second book, The Vows: A Workbook for Marriage Success and Understanding Yourself, is ushering couples and people desiring to be married into a deeper intimacy connection, emotional healing, and authentic living. Michelle has helped more than five hundred couples stay together and embrace evolution daily.
Michelle is a dynamic and electrifying speaker. Her public speaking career spans over fifteen years, and audiences everywhere report feeling as though they are in a personal conversation with Michelle because of her engaging and interactive approach. It’s always a challenge for her to leave because people want to have a session directly after.