Amy K. Michael

You are curious and courageous. 

So am I.



I am passionate about working with people who are ready for change in their lives, their work and their very way of being on this planet.

Have you ever asked yourself:

“What else?”


“What next?”


"What if I…?”

Are you ready to take on working or living in a whole new way? Looking to show up differently in relationships or situations to get to a different result? These are a few of my favorite things! 


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How we work together



I work with curious and courageous people looking to makes some big changes in their lives, work, relationships and with themselves! I work with people 4 times a month (once per week) in 1-hour sessions, over the phone, using Zoom for video calls and in-person at Impact Hub in Pioneer Square – sessions can be either all phone/zoom or split between phone/Zoom and in-person. Your commitment is $1,000 per month.




Join other amazing humans in a small group, supportive setting to dig deep, pick a project and get supported! 

For 4 months, we'll convene twice a month in-person in a group and you and I will have a virtual 1:1 coaching session each month.  

Cohort launching September 2018!  More details are here.


Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass; but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you’re already home.
— Shannon L. Alder

Hi, I'm Amy


I have worked in leadership positions in both the private and nonprofit sector for the last 20 years. I’ve gone from dreading managing people to loving it more than any other aspect of my work – so much so that I decided to get out from behind the desk and spend all of my time working with people to discover their limitless potential and the thrilling possibilities they can create.

As a woman in finance and accounting who has worked in industries from construction to social services, I’ve spent some serious time being my own barrier to a better way of being at work. Finance Leadership means taking piles and piles of daunting information and figure out the best way forward -- it means focusing on the management of risk. I had the opportunity to discover that risk management isn't about making sure nothing bad happens, it's about shoring up to take advantage of good things that come up, and in the face of challenges to succeed - this comes into coaching.  In my finance life, I trained myself in the art of positive reframing, and I bring that to my coaching practice as well!

In key relationships, as part of a team, as a boss and as a human, I’ve learned how to show up as the real me, how to get out of my own way and what it means to create the life of my dreams.

Coaching has been invaluable in my journey – could it be key in yours? Let’s find out!


Living your life courageously is not about not being afraid, it's about being afraid and moving forward anyway.

Win or lose, give yourself grace.




Before I worked with Amy, I tended to make big decisions in one of two ways: quickly—with the intention of alleviating anxiety, or slowly— with the intention of allowing my indecision to be the decision. Both of these strategies were about avoidance, and they had caused me to make decisions that didn’t serve me. I started working with Amy at the beginning of a big professional transition. With Amy’s help, I was able to develop tools that brought clarity to the process of finding my next career—information gathering, asking the right questions, honing a more intuitive personal compass and getting at the heart of what I really wanted—and I was able to approach big decisions with a real sense of ease (something that I truly hadn’t expected). It was a really empowering process.
— S.G.
Amy is a beacon of light; I look forward to each and every one of our coaching discussions. She has guided me to be the type of leader, professional, wife, friend, daughter, and mother I want to be. She continues to help me stay focused on my goals, my values, and my commitments by providing direct feedback and insights throughout each step of the process. Through Amy’s coaching I now have a toolkit to leverage that allows me to navigate difficult decisions and complex issues with confidence, strength, empathy, and grace. I continually recommend Amy to friends and colleagues because of the impact she has made on my life, both professionally and personally.
— Crystal F.

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