In this week’s interview, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Michelle Harris, Founder of Michelle Harris International.
Michelle founded Michelle Harris International through transforming pain and suffering into empowerment, healing and leading herself to her inner calling and true path in life. As an empath and intuitive, she deeply understands the experiences and feelings of others and as she grew up, she offered calm, healing and counselling to friends. She has always had a knowing of something else greater than herself. Following personal trauma and various childhood and early adult life challenges, Michelle was at rock-bottom with depression, emotional, mental and physical health issues. She also had various self-punishment patterns, including a food disorder.
After seeing a local healer, she began to feel some hope. Then one day on the ferry, as if from nowhere, healing energy started to download and pour through her: It was then that Michelle knew for sure that her path was healing and began studying various healing modalities (which reminded her of her healing abilities). It was around the year 2000 that she started to receive and channel from spirit an ancient system of healing that uses powerful symbols and crystals. She used this on herself for her own healing, and then started to use it on others with great feedback. This system has now grown and developed, and she shares it in sessions around the world, as well as offer training programs.
As she has grown and developed herself, her work has diversified too. Whilst she still uses this healing system, Michelle has also created and pioneered initiatives and other unique signature programs in the field of healing, empowerment and wellness.
Connect with Michelle
Let’s start with the timeless 60 seconds ‘elevator pitch’, what’s yours?
I have dedicated my life and career to helping people discover their highest human potentials. Bridging the practical and metaphysical, I am passionate about guiding people to their authentic selves and step into their magnificence – personally, spiritually and professionally.
As a healer, teacher, mentor, wellness advocate and entrepreneur, I have pioneered a number of initiatives in Hong Kong and run my own company since 2011. As the founder/creator of a unique crystal healing system that is shared worldwide, I also offer various empowerment, healing, mentoring and training programs, classes and workshops to adults, kids and teens. I also partner with schools, organisations and businesses to implement effective wellbeing solutions that serve the heart of the community.
For almost 25 years, I have shared what I have learned and discovered, after overcoming my own personal trauma and suffering. My work is therefore based on authentic teachings, intuitive insight, compassionate wisdom, and tried-and-tested tools that have served individuals and groups for many years. Mentoring many clients internationally to empower themselves to be the best they can be. My work is featured in various media, I am currently writing 3 books to be published, and been awarded and recognised as one of Hong Kong’s Women of Wellness in the field of healing and empowerment. I love what I do and can’t wait to continue sharing this work to even more people globally, to create our collective future in joy, community and inspiration.
At one point or another, it is inevitable that challenges will pop up in business. What’s your approach to overcoming challenges?
Pause, reflect, and look deeper within.
Assess where within yourself may be blocking you and /or access intuitive insight into the challenge. You can also see if it’s a practical action step that is needed. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of ‘right timing’, so you can use the space to reflect and refine as need be.
Above all, don’t give up – it’s all a journey and a process we are going through. Clarity, forward momentum, and action will come. Trust the process.
As need be, talk with a professional or experienced mentor that can help guide you to deeper truth and insights, and show you the tools to move beyond the challenges.
Sales and marketing are two very important, but different, functions within a business. What is your number one sales tip?
Be your authentic self. People connect to truth and those that are sharing from their heart. Focus on community, contribution to the lives of others, and what serves ‘the good of all’. My sales mostly come from referrals and recommendations, events, or social media posts where I share effective empowerment tips and tools, and how they have helped me and my international clients.
What is your favourite business tool or system?
I apply energy tools and intuition in business, along with effective practical actions steps and strategies that make solid business sense.
If I am inspired to share a tool, idea, program, or initiative, I will:
- Go within to get clear about the intention and purpose.
- Formulate the practical action steps to take, people to contact, resources I need, etc., to make it happen. Then take the action.
- Review and monitor – as need be, refine and clear any energetic blockages within myself, that may be presented.
- Hold the visions and intentions, apply laws and energy-based tools, yet let go to trust the process of manifestation in ‘right timing’.
It is important to celebrate your achievements, particularly during the difficult times. How do you celebrate your achievements?
Feel gratitude for the experience, acknowledge the contribution and the people or those who helped make it happen. I usually tend to go within – to sit quietly to deeply honour my soul and spirit for being able to share the tools and wisdom, and get to experience this amazing life we have. I also spend time with my family and loved ones, in quiet celebration. I will share my successes on social media with clients and followers, as they too are also part of the success. They often feel inspired to see me being an example of what is possible when you follow your heart, soul, and dreams.
Being in business is like an education in itself, what are the three most important lessons you’ve learned in your business?
Lesson 1: Don’t give up. Listen within. Hold the vision that is deep in your heart and soul. It WILL unfold, in the perfect timing. Hold true to you and your unique soul blueprint.
Lesson 2: Believe in yourself. You can do it. Its ‘normal’ to have doubts and fears, it’s part of our soul evolution and human experience called life. Our job is to navigate them with awareness and love.
Lesson 3: When faced with a difficulty or challenge, remember ‘This too shall pass’. Obstacles are temporary – there are always solutions to be found. Trust the process – there is a way forward.
What business-related book or podcast has inspired you the most?
Life inspires me – including my clients, husband, daughter, family, friends.
Seeing the world’s conflicts and people’s struggles reminds me daily that these tools and wisdom is needed to help them in whatever way they need.
I am also inspired by those that choose to turn their challenges into an opportunity for growth and healing; that choose empowerment and being true to themselves.
The purpose of such an interview is to promote your business. Please tell us, who is your dream client?
Those seeking mental and emotional relief, inner fulfillment, and a deeper meaning for their life, work, or business. Fed up with certain patterns or old habits that keep returning. Stuck in a relationship or feel the spark has gone and they need to reignite it. Lacking in confidence and wanting to feel more empowered. Feeling the need to go deeper into yourself, to heal, and connect to the inner for a richer more soul-inspired life. Ready to open and embrace more of your soul to access your truer self, power, and full potential. Or, searching for someone to guide you, to listen, hold an unconditional nurturing and gentle space, where you feel heard, understood, and validated.
A school, organisation, or business with staff and children that will benefit from tools to deal with stress, well-being mental health, and emotional management.
My ideal clients are those that are intuitively drawn to this work, are inspired by and connect with my ‘story’, and believe that it is possible to have inner peace, true empowerment, love, success, health, and happiness.
If you are Michelle’s dream client, please contact her through her website, www.michelleharrisinternationa
Thank you for taking the time to connect with us Michelle. We are delighted to showcase you on our site.
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