Michelle Patella is a Professional Speaker, Writer and Facilitator of Off-Site Immersion Experiences. She specializes in Personal Growth and Transformation.
Michelle has worked for over a decade in diverse leadership and advisory roles ranging from Wall Street to Higher Education. She draws upon her personal and professional experience and formal education to empower individuals to create the life they desire.
Michelle’s career began with J.P.Morgan’s Private Bank in Manhattan serving hedge fund principals, Wall Street executives, business owners and foundations. After two years in New York she decided to take on a new position in the Columbus, Ohio J.P.Morgan Private Bank office. In this role she served business owners, corporate executives and foundations on needs related to all dimensions of their wealth ranging from credit and banking to investments and estate planning.
In 2013, she transitioned into a leadership position at The Ohio State University where she created and managed a Peer-to-Peer Financial Wellness Coaching Platform. During her time running the program the number of Peer Financial Wellness Coaches skyrocketed from 2 to 60 and the program was ultimately recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a National Model in the space.
Michelle became an Entrepreneur in 2015 and today through her business, Michelle Patella LLC, she loves to empower individuals to create the life they desire. She specializes in Personal Growth and Transformation and is especially passionate about and experienced with Vision Work.
Michelle’s formal credentials include an undergraduate dual-degree from Ohio University in Business Pre-law and Finance and a Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She obtained the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate and previously served as a Board Member for the Ohio University Society of Alumni and Friends for the College of Business.