After reading Michelle's first newsletter I sensed that she was someone who could be a positive influence on the young girls my agency works with. Upon meeting her several months later that notion was confirmed. And after having Michelle facilitate a Career and Wealth building workshop with the girls, I was extremely pleased with how well-prepared and professional she was. She was able to relate very well with the girls. Michelle is truly gifted with the necessary skills, patience and adult mentorship that is needed in the lives of girls today. She will definitely touch the lives of many!
- Bernice Hernandez
Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network
On June 18, 2009, Michelle McAllister delivered the commencement address for Furness High School at the Merriam Theatre and captivated the audience with her inspiring words. Michelle's message was illuminated by the personalized touch that was added: she included the dreams and aspirations of the six students she spoke with prior to the commencement. After graduation Furness parents, teachers and staff raved about the remarkable job Michelle did. Their first question was, Where can I purchase her book? Michelle's speech was simply phenomenal.
- Michelle V. Thornton, Teacher
Furness High School
Michelle left the audience rejuvenated and leaving with smiles on their faces! Her stories and insight were not only inspirational but gave a young, fresh perspective to a group of women who may felt underrepresented. Everyone was enthusiastic about her presentation and told me I should bring her back for our second annual women's conference!
- Melissa Waters
Director, Student Diversity Initiatives
It was an absolute pleasure to host Michelle McAllister at York College of Pennsylvania to discuss her book, 22 Life Principles for the Ultimate Woman. Michelle is a powerful and captivating motivational speaker whose priceless wisdom leaves an indelible mark on anyone with the privilege of engaging her!
Director, York College of Pennsylvania
Michelle is a living role model to my students. Her presentation was informative, creative and useful to my students. She showed that a business person does not have to be dull and dry. Good business persons are creative, energetic and inspiring. Needless to say it was a pleasure and an honor to see her climbing the ladder of leadership and problem solving skills.
- Dr. Nick Desai
Professor of Economics, Johnson C. Smith University
Michelle is an inspirational warrior with grace, and insight that provides a window into those things which make us better as people. She is a hidden jewel of an author whose time has come. This book will inspire and motivate for many years to come.
- Sophia A. Nelson
Contributor, theROOT.com, HuffingtonPost, Freelance writer Essence Magazine, CNN, NPR, BET, and The Washington Post
Michelle's presentation at Delaware State University was very inspiring. As a young African American woman, being able to see another African American woman achieve success at a young age makes me feel like anything is possible. It also makes me realize that no obstacle is too big. If I really aspire to achieve my goal, the best thing to do is to go out there and get it with no excuses. Michelle really made me see that and gave me a newfound sense of motivation."
- Kathleen Charlot
Delaware State University