"Michelle Porcelli is a gifted speaker and teacher. She has the ability to focus on issues that are relevant and present them in a way that is intellectually, emotionally and spiritually engaging. I have been impressed that her focus is on who she is teaching and not just on what she is teaching. I have observed Michelle teach classes of hundreds of teenagers who were engaged in learning from her. I would confidently recommend her as a speaker." Marshall McDonald - Especially For Youth Director, Brigham Young University
"Michelle is a natural speaker! Her knowledge on topics pertaining to youth is invaluable and the way she presents it is incomparable. She played a crucial role in the 2017 Yuda Bands international leadership conference. Along with being involved in the organization and preparation for the conference, she was also a featured speaker. She brought great value to the conference. Her speaking style is very engaging and interactive which is great for the high school age student audience. " Phillip Whiting - Yuda Bands Humanitarian Project, Guatemala
“Michelle is a captivating presenter that people can relate to and learn from. She lifted the atmosphere & sent participants home with concrete things to do.” Melanie Ewing – Alpine City Events Director
"Watching Michelle present is like watching Star Wars... you are enthralled, energized, and can't wait to see what's next." David Gause - Alpine School District Counselor
Thank you once more for being with us on Wednesday. The conversation went great! The students all mentioned how nice you were and enthusiastic throughout the conference. They said you made them feel like they already knew you and it was easy for them to speak to you. They mentioned how you made the information easy to understand and they were able to recall and explain all of it during our class conversations. One thing that stood out was the unfollow, block and report method and how they will use it now, and in the future, to ensure cell phone safety. We greatly appreciate your time and valuable insight.
Vanessa Ruiz and Amy Pazos-Truong
AVID Conference - Puerto Rico
“We invited Michelle and her daughter Emily to North Summit High School to kick off our first ever HOPE Week. Michelle’s speech was engaging and relatable to the students. Many students following the assembly asked for more information on coping skills and how to manage stress. Emily was also absolutely wonderful in describing the benefits that the HOPE Squad at her school, Loan Peak High School, has been for their students and their community. We highly recommend Michelle and would love to have her back in Summit County!” Alyssa A. Mitchell - Summit County Health Department
“Michelle was wonderful. She was able to motivate and uplift my staff members in a positive manner. We will definitely look to her for future events.” Jennifer Atherley - Child Nutrition Program Supervisor - Tooele County School District
We had about 300 youth attend and they loved Michelle. She had so much energy, great information, and shared fun, inspiring, and informational stories. The girls didn't want her to stop. We really liked her stories about the Bear Attack and her Italian aunt in New York. The girls were giggling. She also dressed up like a Harry Potter character for part of the presentation which really got their attention and helped them relate to what she is saying. Many of the girls thanked her afterward and felt like they had tools they could go home and use to help ease stress. I would definitely recommend Michelle and will ask her to come again to our young women's group.
Thank you. Your presentation was wonderful, we all really enjoyed it! It was timely and just what we needed!!
Katie Bastian, MDA, RDN, SNS-
Nutrition Services Registered Dietitian