Who We Are: Retreat Co-Founders Liv Lane and Michelle Stimpson

Meet Michelle | Life Coach & Positive Change Expert

Michelle Stimpson is the owner of LifeShine®, the go-to source for professional women who are ready to make a change in their life. Michelle is an experienced Life Coach and trusted guide in the journey of joyful living, and she is known for inspiring women to find joy and live with purpose through intentional choices and mindful action.

In 2003, Michelle had a wake-up call. Despite a great corporate job and a just-built dream home, something didn’t feel right. She knew that something big needed to change in order to live more authentically and with more joy. Ultimately, Michelle and her husband sold their dream house, and she left her job and went back to school to pursue what she really wanted to do: coach professional women and launch her dream, LifeShine. After making these big and important changes in her own life, she made a commitment to dedicate her professional life to helping other women make intentional change in their lives – through her private coaching, workshops, writing, and speaking.

On top of a degree in Communications and Psychology, Michelle is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute and a certified Franklin Covey instructor. She also draws upon 20+ years of business experience, including a corporate Training & Development background. Michelle brings enthusiasm, positivity, and compassion to her work and has a tremendous track record leading her clients to achieve outstanding results. Her clients hail from a variety of corporations including Target, Best Buy, Supervalu, Cargill, Medtronic, Cisco, Ameriprise, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, General Mills, Carlson, UnitedHealth Group, Medica, Lifetouch, the McKnight Foundation, and McGladrey. She is active in the Gustavus Adolphus College Women in Leadership program, the esteemed Studio/E leadership program and multiple business networking groups.

In addition to the joy of coaching, Michelle fuels her celebration for life with front-row living at classic rock concerts, on Caribbean vacations, road-tripping, and spending 24/7 with her best friend and soulmate, Bill.

Meet Liv | Spirit Lifter. Life Shifter.

Liv Lane is an intuitive adviser who has inspired thousands of brave-hearted, open-minded women to leap into their bright futures with clarity and confidence. She is co-author of the new book Infinite Purpose: Care Instructions for Your True Calling.

For nearly two decades, Liv built a successful career in communications as a radio host, interviewing visionaries from Maya Angelou to Dr. Wayne Dyer; as an award-winning publicist for iconic brands like Cheerios and Box Tops for Education; and as co-founder of media promotions company Win/Win Radio, with a robust roster of Fortune 500 clients including General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Best Buy, 3M, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods, Mattel, and The Clorox Company.

Throughout her communications career, Liv secretly leveraged her lifelong intuitive gifts to guide her day-to-day decisions. Liv grew up seeing and hearing spirits and angels, but she kept her spiritual gifts under wraps as an adult, fearful of what people might think. Eventually, though, hiding the truth took its toll emotionally and spiritually, and a cosmic cocktail of heartache and trauma led Liv to reexamine her priorities and the purpose of her gifts. In 2007, Liv left corporate life and, while working as an artist and creative consultant, spent several years fine-tuning her abilities and preparing for a new kind of communications career as an intuitive adviser.

Today, Liv teaches popular personal growth classes and workshops, conducts intuitive readings for individuals seeking clarity on their paths, and speaks about the power of purpose, passion and inspired action to audiences across the U.S. She serves as chair of the National Resilience Institute’s board of directors and is very involved in multiple youth-serving organizations and councils, from special education to sports. Liv lives in the Twin Cities with her husband Brad, their two sons, and an invisible army of angels. Find her online at LivLane.com.

We Will…We Will…Rock You!

We have lots of things in common (which is probably why we’ve been friends for 20+ years!), but here’s one of our faves: we both have mastered the art of blending the powers of intention and connection (the human kind and the spiritual kind) to engage with and learn from some serious rock stars.

For Michelle, this has included magical encounters with legendary musicians like Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones, Journey, The Who, James Taylor, and so many more. For Liv, this has meant interviewing or connecting with her own brand of rock stars: famous wise ones including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Doreen Virtue, Maya Angelou, Martha Beck and even Mister Rogers. Throughout the retreat, we’ll give you front row access to some of our favorite stories, providing specific techniques for making your own dream connections a reality!


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