I was called to teach transformational work from a very young age. As a child, I experienced levels of poverty and abuse that no human should ever have to endure. I was abandoned by my mother and father at birth and was homeless for 6 years as a young adult. I was the victim of sexual abuse and violent crimes. I faced deep levels of darkness and even considered suicide. I went to bed hungry for many, many nights and, at school, was labeled dyslexic, ‘slow’ and even ‘mentally challenged’.
But I made a choice.
I eventually chose not to be victim to my circumstances — to the tragic environmental factors that I had zero control over as a child — and, as a young man, was inspired to help others break free from their circumstances.
I made it my life mission to support others in overcoming their limiting beliefs and transforming their lives.
I am living proof that with the practice of mindfulness, anyone has a chance at a successful life! If it is true for me, it must be true for you. The choice is yours: Are you willing to become the living proof that anything is possible? Will you allow your inherent truths to reveal themselves through the patterns and the vicissitudes of your life? Will you make bricks from straw?
I am an Experiential Mindfulness Trainer. I believe that within every individual there is a guiding light that can penetrate the density of fear, doubt and shame.View All Services›
Work one-on-one with Zen to break through limits and step into greatness
Businesses and groups ready for collective transformation
A variety of specialized group workshops on various topics
Experiential Mindfulness Training
Through targeted coaching, my clients embark on a journey of shedding past stories that no longer serve them so that they may step into their highest, most abundant versions of themselves.
Leslie BournePresident / Fulcrum Personal Development Center
“During the time I have known Zen, he has distinguished himself as a conscientious and energetic pioneer in the field of social and emotional learning. I have enormous respect for his teaching and leadership skills, and have been honored to have him work for my company on so many levels and on so many occasions. He has led group discussions and facilitated role-plays with great skill, and also helped in the development of outreach programs. His commitment and passion for this work is evident in all facets.”
Kevin B.President / Buhler & Associates
"One hour of coaching with Zen felt like a journey of a lifetime. He helped me access one of my deepest fears and somehow transformed it from fear into hope. If you get the chance to work with Zen, do it. In fact, do whatever you have to do to make it happen. You will not regret it."
"You have a way with words that encourages, inspires, and makes people look deeper at themselves, to recognize and be aware of what it is that's holding them back, and giving them the safe space to see that. Really powerful."
"Zen Michael used the art of mindfulness and challenged me to tap into my will power to overcome my fear."
“Zen Michael’s leadership and insightfulness create an incredible space for me, as a therapist, to be vulnerable, to feel safe and to become truly inspired.”
“Thank you, Zen Michael for taking me on a course of Discovery to become the new me!!! Can't thank you enough! You took me to a higher place!”