Shirley Michl

Owner and Principal, Intentional Wellness, certified health coach

I show people struggling with making changes and are overwhelmed and fearful, how to move forward, connect to their passion and regain their energy and health.

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Shirley Michl, IHC, ACC, CPCC

Shirley Michl is Owner and Principal of Intentional Wellness, a health, wellness and life coaching company. She began her career as a Respiratory Therapist working for ten years in a clinical setting. A change led to a career in business as a leader and organizational effectiveness consultant focusing on developing leaders, teams, and organizations within large corporations. Her work in Human Resources involved a great deal of coaching executives and high-potential leaders. She witnessed first-hand how powerful coaching can be in transforming people to reach their potential. This led her to complete an intensive certification program with the Coaches Training Institute. Wishing to focus further on health and wellness, Shirley studied and completed her certification in integrative health coaching through Duke University's Integrative Medicine program. Her expertise in executive, health and life coaching has prepared her to help a wide range of people.

Her mission is to empower people to integrate mind, body and spirit in attaining and maintaining increased wellness in their lives. Because health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and impacts every aspect of a person's life, nothing is as important as helping her clients to achieve optimal well-being and maximizing their potential.

Shirley graduated from Indiana University and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas. She lives with her husband, Chris, in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC. Here you will find her outside enjoying nature, hiking, biking, or tending to her organic garden. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, practicing yoga, knitting and creating jewelry.


High School

Indiana University

Associate's Degree

Allied Health Degree in Respiratory Therapy

University of Texas

Bachelor's Degree

Interdisciplinary Degree in social sciences, business and human resources



Certified Integrative Health Coach

Duke University's Integrative Medicine

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

Coaches Training Institute

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

International Coaching Federation



Manna Food Bank (Health)
January - present

Volunteer in the Asheville, NC area to collect and distribute food to those in need in Western North Carolina region.

12/29/2016 10:25:29 AM,
Shirley Michl replied:
My first suggestion is to not set resolutions! Radical thought. Because most of us often set unrealistic goals and then quickly fall off and feel badly. Instead I recommend setting one or two reasonable self-care promises to yourself. One that I find is so valuable is to think of a positive thought as soon as you wake up. Examples: I can relax and be present; I accept myself - completely; I believe in myself; I am letting go of negativity... Second, schedule...yes, put it in your calendar, 5-15 minutes in your day for self-care. That may be to drink a fruit/vegetable juice, drink one additional glass of water, walk more, consciously breathe, or even take 1 class you've promised yourself. Just taking five minutes to focus on doing something good reaps wonderful rewards. Another healthy tip is to think about what you are grateful for when you go to bed at night. These are all focused on total wellness in mind, body, and spirit. I'm available to talk through this - just schedule a time!

New to the field of intentional wellness - what would you recommend as background reading material?

As someone that is hearing a lot about intentional wellness these days, are there 2 or 3 web articles or books that you'd recommend as background on the topic?

2/1/2016 1:44:41 PM,
Shirley Michl replied:

Hell Brian.  Thank you for reaching out with this question.  For me as a certified health and life coach, intentional wellness is about taking ownership over your own health in body, mind, spirit, and community through a healthy lifestyle.  Some resources you may want to check out include:

The Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness by Herbert Benson, M.D. and Eileen M. Stuart, R.N., C., M.S.

Wellness to the Core by Dr. Jason Sonners

Wellness, Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle by Werner W.K. Hoeger, Lori W. Turner, and Brent Q. Hafen

I hope this helps you better understand intentional wellness. Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss more about this. Warm regards, Shirley Michl