Author, Speaker, and Expert on the Unexpected.
After three decades as a television producer, where I began my career working on America’s Most Wanted, I suddenly became one of the tragic crime stories I had covered all too often.
Now, I speak to individuals, corporations, grief organizations, and faith/wellness-based groups about how to create a new path forward when the path you planned disappears.
As a consultant, Michelle brings her 30 years of experience to clients in businesses as diverse as network studios, publishing houses, syndicated television shows, and fashion companies.
Michelle offers creative expertise from content creation, ideation and on air talent coaching and management.
As a sought after speaker with a resounding testimony, Michelle focuses on the topics of resilience, healing, overcoming trauma and grief, and personal growth.
I could not be more inspired by Michelles’ resilience in the face of such imaginable loss. By bravely sharing what she learned through tragedy, Michelle will help so many other find strength and rediscover joy.
Sheryl Sandberg | Former COO of Meta and Founder of Lean In and Option B
I invited Michelle to facilitate a workshop on healing for our Circle of Mothers. She offers honesty and vulnerability that really resonated with the moms and the exercises helped everyone connect and bond as fellow mothers of murdered children.
Sybrina Fulton | Founder, The Trayvon Martin Foundation
When Michelle speaks, her authenticity envelopes you and makes the space comfortable for all who are listening. When I hear her, I know that she is making soul connections to our humanity, bridging our understanding and inviting us to care, assuring us that hope is yet possible for us.
Teri Hord Owens | General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) In the U.S. and Canada
Michelle Hord is a moving and compassionate speaker who leaves her listenings inspired, lifted and hopeful. Her beautiful words spark resilience, rejuvenation, and the will to carry on believing that something beautiful exists on the other side of pain and tragedy - she is the evidence.
Loria Yeadon | President/CEO of YMCA Greater Seattle
A "contemplative, emotional, and spiritual" (Shondaland) memoir about how resilience, hope, and defiant faith can lead to powerful transformation even amid our darkest hours.
“I…was stunned by the beauty and bravery and ferocity of spirit and love in The Other Side of Yet.”
The universe will affirm your existence if you can quiet your pain and focus your promise long enough to listen. Listen and look for the signs.
- Excerpt From the Other Side of Yet
In late 2017, Michelle founded “Gabrielle’s Wings” in honor of her daughter Gabrielle Eileen, who died tragically at the age of seven.
Gabrielle’s Wings serves a global community of elementary-aged children from underserved communities through educational, recreational and cultural engagement.