Work with Me

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  • Craft & deliver the transformational, client-magnetizing speech you so want to share with the world
  • Write and publish the book you have living inside you (yes, your book in your hands – your name on the cover!)
  • Build the business or career and make the impact you know you are meant to make in this world.

Yes – this can happen even if you don’t know right this minute how to articulate your distinctive Core Message. I can help you with that.

Yes – this can happen even if you are really nervous about stepping onto stages with your message. I have helped hundreds of people with this and I can help you, too!

Yes – this can happen even if you feel like your thoughts spin in a million directions and you can’t get clarity about what you want to say or who you serve. This is my specialty – my entire body of work is built on exactly how to do this. Believe me, together, we’ve got this!

And it can happen much faster than you might have imagined possible!

I created the VIP Day series because I know from working with hundreds of clients and students over the last twenty years that you you want three things:

  1. You want super high-quality outcomes. Your speech, book, website, marketing copy, Hello Intro – must be truly excellent. The only way to make that happen is to dig in with both hands on what you are on this precious Earth to say and craft it into the most powerful communication possible.
  2. You want what you say and write to matter… to change things… to transform lives. You want your writing and speaking to attract awesome clients that you can truly help, who really want what you have to offer them, who are willing to invest in themselves to make it happen. In order to communicate with this kind of impact, you need to have a deep, heart-centered sense of who you are on this Earth to serve and how to call their name in your speaking and writing.
  3. You want to enjoy your work and feel deeply engaged and satisfied through it – financially and beyond. This happens when you are doing the work you are meant to do, the work that you are uniquely designed and qualified to share. We build your message to make sure that the business you build comes straight from your heart, experience and unique brilliance. (You’ve heard this isn’t possible – it’s too much to ask for. They were wrong. Actually, it’s the only thing that will feel right to you for the long haul in your work.)

I’ve created my VIP Day packages to meet precisely these desires and needs. Which of these is right for where you are?

Transformational Signature Speech VIP Day Package


If you know that you are ready to finally craft the speech that you are meant to give – the one that changes lives in a moment and magnetizes the right people to work with you (without one single ounce of icky “sell from the stage” energy), then this is the perfect package for you. I will take you through the entire process of crafting your speech (outline to content choices and storytelling), planning out your amplifying aids (maybe presentation slides, maybe not – we will talk about what is best for your audience) and delivering with so much authentic confidence, power and grace it will blow them away (actually, pull them toward) – you!

The first step: email me and let’s set a time to talk. No obligation and absolutely no weird sales conversation here. Just you and me, figuring out if this is the best solution for you and your beautiful work.

Core Message Clarity VIP Day Package

Core Message Clarity VIP Day with Michelle Barry Franco
In my experience working with many, many entrepreneurs and rising leaders, the biggest barrier to success is not being crystal clear on their core, distinctive message and then committing to that message wholeheartedly. Once we have that message in place – and you feel amazing about it and deeply connected with it– you can take the systematic, powerful action necessary to build the business you so desire!

This core message is the foundation for all of your marketing, business planning, program and product offerings, branding… everything. Once you have this in place, you will be empowered to move forward with lightening speed on all of the elements of growing your business and making your impact!

And if you aren’t someone who likes to pack a punch in a big VIP Session but you still want these outcomes – and support for other business and speaking goals, you will love my One-on-One Coaching Packages. I am thrilled to work with you at your pace.

Ongoing One-on-One Coaching

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These coaching packages are designed for systematic, weekly focus on realizing all of your speaking and business expression goals. We customize your plan based on exactly what you want to make happen in your business. We always start with a 90-minute Discovery Session during which we lay out exactly what you want to make happen and an overall plan for getting there. The beautiful thing about this plan is that we can work on your multiple goals simultaneously and the work we do in one area meaningfully impacts your other goals as well. This is a beautiful way to support your business, speaking and overall life dreams. Let’s get on the phone and figure out whether this exactly the plan you are looking for.

The first step: email me and let’s set a time to talk. No obligation and absolutely no weird sales conversation here. Just you and me, figuring out if this is the best solution for you and your beautiful work.

What will it feel like to sink into the rich satisfaction of knowing that you are making the difference in the world you are here to make?

I am fiercely committed to your wholehearted self-expression. I am absolutely certain that our world needs your life-changing message and the contribution you make in the lives of others with your beautiful work.

I know what it feels like to know you’ve got something important to say – to feel that fire in your belly to make life better for others with your message – and then struggle to get the clarity and focus to actually put forth a powerful call with your message. I have so been there!

What would it feel like to not do this alone anymore?

Want to work together? Me, too!

The first step to getting started is a Clarity Session. I offer you this complimentary session to you as a way for you to sample what it’s like to work with me and so we can both assess whether our working together is the right move. You have absolutely no obligation to sign on for further work together and I would never pressure you into working with me – I don’t believe in that kind of “sales.”

Schedule your complimentary Clarity Session by sending me an email here.

I know it can help to hear what others have to say about working with me, so here are a few of the many gorgeous things I get to hear from clients on a regular basis:

Star_headshotMichelle Barry Franco is BRILLIANT and has given me the clarity that I’ve been seeking. I’ve silently been holding back on taking my game to the next level… why? Well, I didn’t feel confident about the content on my website, didn’t feel secure in my CORE message, didn’t feel like I had truly settled on my ideal client. We uncovered self-imposed limitations along the way, dug deep into my story (HUGE story) and came out the other side with a HUGE rocket of MOTIVATION! Thanks, Michelle, for sharing your brownies with me!!! So inspired!

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Sitting down to write a testimonial for you, I realize it’s going to sound more like a love letter. And I’m OK with that! By working with you the last few months, it has helped me to see that I can be successful in business and still have this lovely, receptive, graceful, feminine energy about my work because you model that so beautifully.

You’ve helped me to see that there is power, strength and transformation that occurs in the intimate details of sharing a story and connecting with my audience on a deeper level. You are a gifted listener, a discerning coach, a resourceful entrepreneur and I know that our work together is going to be the foundation of my new body of work for the next few years, if not the next decade of my career as a coach and speaker. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~Elizabeth Barbour,

I promise that I will not ALWAYS begin each email and conversation “gushing” about your giftedness.  However, it is difficult to contain myself regarding the gratitude I feel that naturally overflows from me to you.  You are really helping me to reveal what really is the root of my message, purpose and mission.  Thank you for your listening heart and your discerning ear.  You are truly blessed with special gifts that are gifting me.  ~Robin Hurst,


Michelle just gets it.  You know, IT.  The fact that you’ve got something inside of you- something important and too big to keep bottled up-that you need to share with the world.”

Brenna-Peyton-274x300I really can’t even begin to put into words the effect that working with Michelle, and especially the Expression Elan, has had on me and my business.  

First of all, Michelle just gets it.  You know, IT.  The fact that you’ve got something inside of you- something important and too big to keep bottled up-that you need to share with the world.  She gets that it’s this heart pounding juxtaposition between “I HAVE TO DO THIS!” and “WHY? WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?” She knows when to be supportive and when to give you that swift kick we all need sometimes.  

The thing with Michelle, though, is that she also knows how to crawl inside of your heart, pull out and put words to all that important stuff you’ve got swimming around in there.  She digs and digs and digs until that nebulous thing you can’t wrap your mind around is written down for you on a sheet of paper.  

Seriously, within days, I had a new tagline that I absolutely love and 100% fits both me and my business and a complete rebranding of my business was in the works.  It also gave me the clarity and confidence to write,design and publish my first ebook. 

Oh, and my business grew enough that I was able to quit my “day job” to focus on my business full time.  Less than six months after the Expression Elan process, my husband and I relocated to another state for his job.  That meant starting over with my business in a new location and completely new clientel.  I had my first client within a month.  There’s no way that any of that would’ve happened without Michelle’s help.  Instead of starting at zero again, I was able to jump into a brand new market with confidence,  calm assurance and a little bit of sass.

The best part of what Michelle does is that it’s not just applicable to business.  Each and every process that I’ve done with her is 100% applicable to the everyday person who just needs a little bit more focus.  Who feels like all this fabulous stuff on the inside isn’t quite making it to the outside.  I think it’s fair to say that most of us spend the first part of our life trying to fit in and the rest of our life trying to stand out.  Michelle can help you make that happen, no doubt.  ~Brenna Peyton,


“Working with Michelle is like going to a (completely successful) wedding party with your own business as your partner. Fun, happy, meaningful, festive, a perfect blend of different emotions.”

SusanneHoogwaterI love words, but I am also an introvert and shy to put into words what I do, how I work, what the gift is to other people and Michelle is just fearless in recognizing IT, saying IT, and helping me to express more of IT.  

I love Michelle’s work, her sparkling personality, her laser-like sense for what really fits with me and my work, her rich sense of language and her generosity to honor and celebrate the messages and gifts of her clients. Working with Michelle is like going to a (completely successful) wedding party with your own business as your partner. Fun, happy, meaningful, festive, a perfect blend of different emotions. Like watching Hugh Grant in Four weddings in a funeral. A treat! Go party with your business, and give yourself the gift of working one/one with Michelle on the expression of you and your business. ~Susanne Hoogwater,

Presentation coaching feedback:

I had a large presentation coming up for our leadership team and I knew I could use a helping hand… After just a few sessions with Michelle, she helped me to identify gaps between content and slides layout, she helped me to understand the true craft of slide design; less is more! And of course, provided me with constructive feedback for my always improving presentation skills. I truly appreciated what Michelle had to offer. I loved hearing from one of my audience members that my presentation kept them engaged and inspired. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone who wants to present with confidence and ease. Thanks again Michelle, you’re great at what you do!   

~Cory H, Quality Improvement Facilitator, Bend, OR

Michelle Barry Franco’s speaking coaching gave me the confidence I needed to stand in front of 100′s of women for a presentation on social media. Thanks Michelle for your enduring and honest support!    

~Lynn Wenger, Webprodigy, Bend, OR.

She was awesome!  She made this terrifying speaking experience actually fun! I was amazed at how much I was at ease. I will definitely use Michelle in the future and would highly recommend her.    

~Sandi L., Bend, OR.

The presentation was a success with 64 in attendance and great feedback.  The audience participation was high and animatedI felt well prepared and the PowerPoint “photos only” kept the audience interested.  Thanks for your honing and refocusing.  It gave me a lot more confidence to just go for it.”   

~Chris H., Bend, OR.

Schedule your complimentary Clarity Session by sending me an email here.