Meet Michelle

Why is it that so many of us put limitations on the life we want through the conversations we have with ourselves in our head?  Imagine if we intentionally paused to share our innermost thoughts and really listened to each other? 

Entrepreneur and mind health advocate, Michelle Walters is passionate about how mindful conversations have the power to transform lives.

Growing up in Liverpool, Michelle was the first in her family to go to university.  At 23 she qualified as a lawyer with a leading UK firm practising for 10 years as a defendant litigator. 

Over a 6 month period in 2002, Michelle’s dad died of a brain haemorrhage, her daughter Hannah was born and her mum developed bowel cancer.  Michelle hit a wall and after just a short break with an anxiety diagnosis she left her legal career behind when put under immense pressure to return to work. 

The simple yet powerful question of “are you ok?” from her doctor and the lack of any meaningful conversation with her employer had a huge impact on her life.

Michelle went on to build a design agency and business consultancy adding 18 years’ experience in strategy to her legal skills. Combining her unique skill set she became a top collaborator, connector, project manager, business turnaround specialist and mentor to CEO’s and young entrepreneurs.

Contributing to the economic regeneration of Liverpool City Region Michelle established long standing, senior business relationships. High-profile clients included KPMG, Alder Hey Children’s hospital, Bilfinger Berger, FCC Construction, Macquarie Capital Bank, John Laing, Kier and Interserve.

In 2017, Michelle was hired by the UK’s largest media company, Reach Plc and led the turnaround and transformation of the Liverpool City Region Business Post. 

Michelle is an award-winning networker, member of the prestigious Northwest Business Insider “42 under 42” entrepreneurs alumni, a Northern Power Women judge and popular guest panellist on BBC Radio Merseyside. 

Success has also had its price. Michelle had never fully dealt with her anxiety. She also experienced miscarriage, infertility, divorce, debt and for seven years ran her business as a single mum. 

Michelle remarried in 2019 and 2020 allowed the opportunity for an extensive time of  reflection. 

As a result “Talk on to Walk on” was born…

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