GeffenPhoto2“Michael is a very rare, special being — a wise and beautiful soul with a clear mind, a heart of pure gold, and a magnificent spirit.  He is also a gifted guide and coach who combines his remarkable personal history with years of courageous exploration and pursuit of excellence in all areas of life and living, into an amazing gift and blessing for those who are fortune to know and work with him.”

Jeremy Geffen, MD,  Author of The Journey Through Cancer and the Seven Levels of Healing

Screen shot 2010-10-18 at 5.37.18 PM“Michael is a dear friend and fellow professional. Allow me to get right to the punch-line: If you have the opportunity to work with him, seize it. When it comes to coaching and counseling, this is as good as it gets. You’ll find him to be clear, heart-felt, penetrating, insightful, compassionate, committed, original, and a pleasure to spend time with. Expect to get way more than your money’s worth. And assume that he’ll be a wonderful guide that will help you get where you want to go, with a welcome ease and a lot of smiles….”

Marc David, Founder & Director, Institute for the Psychology of Eating

photo-31_2“In order to help others, it is ESSENTIAL that one is committed to working on oneself. Michael’s commitment to his own growth is what makes him extremely effective in helping others. He walks the talk—-big time.  If you want to grow, let Michael be your guide.”

Jayson Gaddis, Coach, Therapist, Men’s work leader 


“Michael Vladeck is more than a therapist or life coach, he is a lifesaver.  I have brought beautiful insight and wisdom to my life with his help.  I have made lifelong struggles and bad habits that I had long ago accepted as permanent completely disappear.  Michael empowers me to look at problems differently, to actively transform them into opportunities for growth and happiness.  He helps me find fantastic tools for improving my relationship with the world.  He also has a lovely disposition that is disarming and warm.  He is never judgmental or critical, yet he is very effective at inspiring change – a difficult combination to pull off as gracefully as he does.  I only wish I had begun working with him sooner.  Personally, Michael inspires me to transform perceived problems into opportunities for growth and change.  He is both loving and firm in every interaction, requiring that I reach deep and work hard, while never judging. Anyone who meets Michael realizes what I know – Michael is one deeply special person.  If you meet one person like Michael in a lifetime, you are lucky.  It is his destiny to help people. Life is more rewarding with his guidance.”

Jennifer, 38, Investment Banker,   San Francisco, California


MeetAnn“Michael helped me through the toughest time of my life.  I was scared and so vulnerable.  I was in the midst of a divorce and I was afraid of conflict.  I was so used to smoothing everything over, doing what would bring “peace”.  MIchael helped me find my inner wisdom, to be strong, to act in the best interest of my children, even when it was so uncomfortable I would freeze or fly out of my body.  He helped me to move into my fears, feel them, and come out with renewed faith in myself and my children.  Michael brought me back into right relationship with myself, so that I can be a true advocate for my children.  Thank you!”

Ann Drucker, Master herbalist, Shamanic healer, Boulder, CO

Screen shot 2010-05-10 at 12.19.08 PM_2“After working with Michael for almost 5 years I am confident to say that without the work I have done with him I would not be where I am today. Whether it was a break up with a girlfriend or issues with a struggling business, Michael has been by my side and given me the healthy support that we all need. Michael does not just “work with you” but actually is with you, deeply connected and aware of the deepest parts of your being.  He honestly cares that his clients go about their lives in a healthy manner and is deeply committed to helping them make this happen. Michael has truly given me a different outlook on life and through our work together I am confident I am heading in the direction of my true purpose, living life to the fullest. Michael is a profound human being and I am blessed to have him apart of my life.”  

Trevor Carr, San Fransico CA

 Michael listens and with very intuitive comments and questions slows things down which allows me to gain perspective. I don’t feel judged, I feel supported and understood. I cannot explain in words the impact he has made on my journey in only a few sessions. As a dancer, artistic director and business owner, I have a lot on my plate, non-stop. In working with him, the quality of my every day life has increased phenomenally.

Isabel, Boulder CO

When I found myself at a major crossroad in my life, Michael was gracefully waiting for me there.  We spoke of what was ultimately most important in my life, and developed an exquisite road map for driving these important things back home.  Through his deep listening and insightful questioning, Michael re-ignited my teacher within.    We all have the answers…. sometimes their just hiding, or we’re too stubborn to let out.  Fortunately, Michael was there to help my answers rear their beautiful heads. 

Eric, Naturopathic Physician   Boulder, Colorado

Michael’s approach in helping me get on track and meet such important life goals really worked. He instilled in me a true sense of motivation and encouragement. After the first session I was employing the solutions that he helped me discover, and have since realized my visions in many areas that are important to me.  Michael speaks from experience and he speaks to the heart. I know I’m not only on the right path, I now feel it and live it.

Lisa, Real Estate Broker   Santa Fe, New Mexico

Upon tremendous urging and prodding from a trusted friend to seek counsel specifically from Michael Vladeck, I resigned and gave him a phone call – because he lives on a separate continent!  We spoke for 90 minutes at a time, and each session seemed to undo years of layers that were smothering me…. Michael took me from personal non-clarity and professional confusion into true self-compassion, clear life purpose and professional focus, in ten sessions over the phone! …It was always so easy for him to see what was holding me down, whether it was old issues or old beliefs that I had going on in my head….  He is incredibly perceptive, balanced and kind, while being very direct; and he can also use his very insightful humor in a way that can make a strong point or bring perspective with levity….  And he’s just a phone call away!

Matthew W. Caine, England

Michael has freed me from a lot of things I have been dealing with for decades.  Upon moving to Colorado I faced them like never before and had no strategy to cope with what was going on.   He has taught me how to live a fuller, happier, more mindful life.  I  particularly love Michael’s ability to think clearly, to cut out all the bullshit, and to get to the deeper point.  He always inspires me to do better–a true coach!   What I learned from him will guide me through my life like nothing else I have encountered.  It’s been a privilege to meet him and to work with him.

Nancy, Lafayette, Colorado

I struggled with depression since I was a teenager.  I didn’t know that’s what it was then.  But in my 20’s I saw a psychiatrist.  Then another one 2 years later.  But they never seemed to help me feel any better….. I was resigned to being depressed forever.  But in came Michael who helped me see all these patterns that held me back, and how to relate to pain in a way that causes healing instead of suffering.  It was natural for him, as he has done the work on himself.  He speaks from such a clear and calm place, and could always help me get to more understanding and peace…. He has a gift.  And he is a gift.  I don’t know where I would be now without him.

Kathryn Quattrone, NY, NY

Michael is an inspirational and dynamic human being/coach who challenges you to realize your full potential in all areas of your life.  He challenged me to set career goals that were at the cutting edge of my competence and helped me to have the courage to try to achieve my career goals, and supported me and inspired self-belief within myself to actually achieve those dreams.

While being a charismatic and inspiring person, Michael has a listening soul and ability to understand and help define the big pictures, he is also able to break down the steps needed o achieve these goals and give practical and insightful advice on how to take that all important first step, whether it be a new course of study, defining your career direction, realizing personal goals and achievements, resolving family and relationship conflict, or taking charge of your life.

Coaching, counseling, acceptance and listening seem innate to Michael, and I would strongly
recommend him if you are looking for support, mentorship and inspiration on
your life journey.

Alisun Franson, Beatrice Holiday, LLC