Award-Winning Author and Champion to Awaken Women Worldwide to Their Authentic Beauty and Inner Treasure
“Embrace your story and the imperfections in your life. Be clear in the knowledge that without them, you would not be who you are today.”
– Michelle Madrid-Branch
From Humble Beginnings Calls Forth a Profound and Transformational Calling
The first 33 pages of Michelle Madrid-Branch’s life story are not chronicled in a baby book created by proud and doting parents. Rather, these pages reveal the stark details of what it was like to be a dark-skinned child of Spanish descent who was a ward of the United Kingdom Department of Social Services. Given over for adoption in her native land of England and adopted by an American family, Michelle was saddled with tags of illegitimate, bastard, and difficult to place when she opened her mouth to cry for the very first time.
Michelle’s mission is to guide women around the world to overcome self-limiting beliefs, traumas, and other challenges that stand in the way of them achieving and expressing their boldest dreams. She wants daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends everywhere to live fully with love and gratitude for the real beauty that resides within.
Her journey to overcome perfectionist tendencies, health issues, and shame to feel worthy to create an exceptional life is one she chronicles in her popular blog – LetHerBeGreater.com – the forthcoming transformational memoir by the same title, and her latest book Mascara Moments: Embracing the Woman in the Mirror. This empowering book is filled with powerful images and affirmations readers can repeat within moments at the mirror each day.
Michelle guides readers, fans and followers to free themselves from the struggles and shame they suffer from circumstances beyond their own control. She lovingly shows them how to set aside unkind labels and the chatter in their heads to love themselves for who they are.
Mascara Moments is The Next in a Series of Transformational Books Inspiring others to open their hearts to adopt, Michelle’s prior books — The Tummy Mummy endorsed by the National Council for Adoption and Adoption Means Love: Triumph of the Heart (named a Top 5 Inspirational Book for 2006 by Dolce Vita Magazine) – guide readers to heal the emotional scars of their own adoptions. Adoption Australia refers to Michelle as “a world voice for adoption.” Readers rave about the healing that takes place and the understanding that takes root as they turn each page.
From Emmy Nominated Television Newscaster to International Champion for Women’s Self-Esteem, One Presentation, Book and Blog Post at a Time
Today Michelle applies her poise as a former Emmy nominated television newscaster and her storytelling talents through presentations and workshops she shares with audiences of 10 – 1,000. Appreciative audience members delight in her authenticity, giving spirit, and inspirational message to find their greatness within and develop into the women they are destined to be, no matter the deep wounds that may have derailed their paths so far.
The mother of two boys and a girl, Michelle and her husband adopted one son from Russia, their daughter from Ethiopia, and welcomed one son as the product of their loving union. She believes that family has little to do with biology and everything to do with love. Her daughter’s Ethiopian name, Tiblet, means Let Her Be Greater. That message rings true in every blog or Facebook post, book, and presentation Michelle shares to live her calling.
Michelle and her family reside in Santa Barbara, California when they are not traveling the globe to experience the richness and beauty that is everywhere. Creating a loving family and guiding others to love their lives is her life’s greatest work.
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