As an educator, television personality, speaker, and activist, Michelle Young inspires many. Her persona exudes charisma and positivity, and her message is strong and passionate.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bradley University in 2015, Michelle began her career. As a 5th-grade teacher, she delivered engaging educational content and also spread her message of self-love and acceptance to the young minds she was molding.
Prior to teaching, Michelle’s success was measured in the classroom and on the court. She showed her prowess in balancing the demands of her studies while making a name for herself as a Division I basketball player.
In 2021, Michelle charmed audiences of The Bachelor and became a nationwide sensation reaching the runner-up spot during season 25. She returned to captivate viewers as the star of season 18 of The Bachelorette.
Each of these endeavors have built the foundation for her influence as a brand ambassador, nonprofit supporter, and public speaker. Michelle is linked with companies like Lancôme and Coca Cola and also advocates for nonprofits such as The Fashion Foundation and Be The Match. Michelle strives to use her expertise in the field of education and her love of health, wellness, and fashion to reach a wide variety of audiences, helping them realize their full potential.
Through empathy and experience, Michelle speaks on mental health, overcoming anxiety, identity, and practicing self-love. She is also a passionate advocate for children and youth, striving to be a positive influence.
Through her triumphs and struggles, Michelle has the knowledge and experience combined with the positivity and strength to empower others through the message she is eager to share.
Invite me to create an engaging and relatable experience with your audience! I am available for keynote speaking engagements, guest appearances, hosting, and more.
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I speak on motivational and inspirational topics geared around education, empowering youth, women’s advocacy, mental health/anxiety, effective communicating, and self-acceptance. My experiences as an educator, athlete, and public figure, allow me to provide valuable content for a wide range of ages and audiences. I’m excited to bring positivity and insight to those I interact with and can be a powerful addition to your next event.
“Always stay open in your conversations because one conversation can change everything.”
“Be open minded, think outside the box”
“Being kind to people by giving back is a legendary way of making an impact.”
“In (work and personal) relationships, you must be completely raw and authentic because it is exhausting to put up a front.”
“Challenge yourself to set up your non-negotiables up front and be honest with your feelings, intentions, and goals.”
Michelle customizes each program that she does. She talks with the organization she is working with, and creates a program that hits their goals. It’s never the same program twice.