People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job. 

People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job. 

Fifty-two percent of Americans who use their strengths for three hours a day or less are stressed. This falls to 36% when people use their strengths 10 hours per day or more. 

Fifty-two percent of Americans who use their strengths for three hours a day or less are stressed. This falls to 36% when people use their strengths 10 hours per day or more. 

Gallup research suggests that if every company in America trained its managers to focus on employees’ strengths, the U.S. could easily double the number of engaged employees in the workplace.

Gallup research suggests that if every company in America trained its managers to focus on employees’ strengths, the U.S. could easily double the number of engaged employees in the workplace.

Nearly a quarter (23%) of Gen Z workers experience social anxiety when interacting with customers, 44% are uneasy when delivering presentations at work, and 38% are nervous to voice their opinion during meetings.

Nearly a quarter (23%) of Gen Z workers experience social anxiety when interacting with customers, 44% are uneasy when delivering presentations at work, and 38% are nervous to voice their opinion during meetings.

The missing link to success is activating (and focusing on) the AWESOME.

The missing link to success is activating (and focusing on) the AWESOME.  

A good way to increase my self esteem and remember who I want to be as I interact with others.

The organized, succinct way to recognize our strengths.

 Michelle is energetic and positive with the ability to encourage and engage participants.

with an empowering framework & creative approach

create your most successful future

Activate the A.W.E.S.O.M.E.® makes a positive impact on individuals and teams:

Michelle blends 25+ years of HR experience with relatable stories, hands-on activities, and an empowering framework for success. Her track record includes impactful partnerships with educational organizations, HR departments, retail corporations, and non-profits that support teens and young adults entering the workforce.

& interactive workshops

engaging keynotes

Teens and recent graduates 

Educational organizations and non-profits

Michelle’s interactive experiences are ideal for:

activate the A.W.E.S.O.M.E.® Workshops & Keynotes

These 100% customizable sessions go beyond traditional learning. Fun, hands-on activities help participants learn (and easily apply) life skills that help them: 

Multigenerational teams and leaders

Corporate DEI&B training

Discover, connect, and be inspired by their tapestry of awesomeness

Encourage belonging while creating a welcoming environment for everyone

Set aligned goals and unlock strengths that boost productivity

Build confidence, both inwardly and outwardly

Open communication lines and authentically connect with others

Recognize and celebrate that everyone has more to offer than we imagined

Replace negative self-talk with empowering thoughts (and daily habits) that create an A.W.E.S.O.M.E. mindset

Set your team up for success by investing in a workshop or keynote in 2024. The Activate the Awesome®️ framework builds bridges for diverse, multigenerational teams while opening communication channels, boosting confidence, and creating a culture of belonging.

 Amber Wolfe, Dean of Academics

“Michelle McKown-Campbell was our closing keynote speaker at Brevard Academy’s Carpe Diem professional development day. She truly ignited a spark within every attendee, urging us to unlock our full potential and activate our awesome! With passion, empathy, and profound insights, she inspired us to embrace our strengths, challenge our limitations, and find wonder in the seemingly ordinary. Her words resonated deeply, reminding us that greatness lies within each of us, waiting to be unleashed. She left us with a message of belonging and acceptance. Michelle is truly an awe-inspiring speaker whose impact will resonate far beyond the confines of the event.”



Amber Wolfe

“Michelle McKown-Campbell was our closing keynote speaker at Brevard Academy’s Carpe Diem professional development day. She truly ignited a spark within every attendee, urging us to unlock our full potential and activate our awesome! With passion, empathy, and profound insights, she inspired us to embrace our strengths, challenge our limitations, and find wonder in the seemingly ordinary. Her words resonated deeply, reminding us that greatness lies within each of us, waiting to be unleashed. She left us with a message of belonging and acceptance. Michelle is truly an awe-inspiring speaker whose impact will resonate far beyond the confines of the event.”



Our understanding of the subject matter has been expanded

Michelle was prepared and had command of the subject

We can put the information to work and begin applying it

The presentation was relevant to our work

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Michelle is collaborating with Leaders Lane this summer to offer an exciting teen leadership camp June 10th-14th at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius, North Carolina. Your teen will explore their strengths and weaknesses, learn how to build strong relationships, embrace challenges, and develop a clear vision of what they want to achieve, and more! 

Reserve your teen’s spot today so they can feel confident and empowered!

Michelle is collaborating with Leaders Lane this summer to offer an exciting teen leadership camp June 10th-14th at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius, North Carolina. Your teen will explore their strengths and weaknesses, learn how to build strong relationships, embrace challenges, and develop a clear vision of what they want to achieve, and more! 

Reserve your teen’s spot today so they can feel confident and empowered!

5-day teen
leadership camp

teen leadership camp

Fill out the Work With Michelle form or send an email to express your interest in a workshop or keynote presentation. 

Choose a date, time, and location for your Activate the A.W.E.S.O.M.E.® experience.

Michelle will contact you within 48 hours to schedule a complimentary call to discuss your goals and answer questions.

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Getting started is simple.

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