Hi, I'm Michelle! 

I'm a mom, a therapist, a coach, a cancer survivor, a knitter and a lousy but persistent runner. 


I LOVE helping busy, professional moms who think about others' needs ALL DAY LONG 

overcome burnout and find their spark! 




The 4 Essential Skills 

you need to be a 



without burning out.




4 Secret Superpowers





Does "having it all" as a successful professional and mom often feel like total

chaos and overwhelm?

I can help you overcome the burnout, stress and guilt that gets in the way of the successful and JOYFUL life you deserve!


All while still being great at your job AND a great mom.

You love being a mom AND love your career, but doing both has left you feeling depleted .

If you are anything like most of the Professional Moms I talk to, you...


  • Are stressed and exhausted

    from being spread too thin. Your clients need you, your family needs you, and at the end of the day there is nothing left for you. 

  • Feel serious Mom Guilt


    for all the things you are missing out on and that aren't getting done. You feel guilty when you are away from your kids to focus on your career, and guilty for being away from your work to focus on motherhood. You can't win! 

  • Know there is more joy and freedom waiting for you in life

    but you don't have the extra time and energy to figure out how to make it happen. 

This is where I come in. 

Coaching with Michelle can help you:

  • Boost your CONFIDENCE so you can start making your personal and professional goals a reality

  • Kick guilt to the curb so you can have fun again, and feel connection and JOY

  • Stay CALM in the chaos, even when the wheels are falling off all around you

  • Put yourself first (you KNOW it's not selfish, but it's still so hard to actually do!) 

Meet Your New Coach.

Hi, I'm Michelle Risser

I'm a licensed therapist and coach with over 15 years experience specializing in helping moms overcome the junk that gets in the way of living their best lives! 

  • I have a lot of hobbies.

    I play guitar, sing in a choir, paint, knit, sew and have run 7 half-marathons.

  • I love being a sports mom.

    You can find me at the softball field, ice skating rink or volleyball or basketball courts.

  • I'm obsessed with coffee.

    Cheap coffee, fancy coffee, ridiculous frothy lattes- I love it all. I start looking forward to my morning coffee the night before. 


    Dear Fellow Busy, Professional Mom, 


    As a therapist in private practice with almost 2 decades of experience, I too have felt overwhelmed. I've been filled with guilt when I had to choose between my daughter's softball game and the big conference I wanted to attend.


    I even got so burned out at one point that it led to depression and serious health problems.


    I am a  mental health therapist and coach, I run two businesses, I'm a cancer survivor and I LOVE being a mom! Nowadays, I am calm and centered (most of the time- I AM human after all), feeling better than ever before and loving life


    What it finally took for me was learning tools that I could use DURING my busy life, not in spite of it. I didn't have hours to spend at yoga, or reading books, or sitting on my meditation cushion. I had to build self-care in to my busy life.


    I'd love to help you do the same. 







    What should you expect when we work together? 



    Give me 8 weeks, and I'll help you burnout-proof your life, step in to your strength and confidence and embrace JOY so you can dance in the rain, even when the chaos swirls around you!  


    We will meet online for live sessions and you'll receive helpful materials in between. You will also have daily access to me via the Voxer app (voice messages) or email to make sure you're on track. 


    I will also be offering a membership course and group, coming later in 2021. 



    What Coaching with me is Not: 


    It is NOT therapy. While I bring my knowledge, education and experience as a therapist, I am not providing therapy.  If needed I will help you get referred to a therapist. 



    You are already so busy. How will you have time for this? 


    My system is specifically designed with busy Therapist/Moms in mind. We will zero in, get laser -focused and help you start living your burnout-proof, joyful life. You'll practice most of the tools you learn as you go throughout your day, and we'll optimize your time and energy 


    I am so excited to work with you! 





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    M Risser, Inc

    Mom-Centered Coaching Inc.

    PO Box 252

    Powell, OH 43016



    Email Me: michelle@joyfulhappymom.com

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