- Maya Angelou
adjective |in·tel·li·gent | inˈteləjənt/
: possessing the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
noun | in·ten·tion | inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/ | plural noun: intentions
: The action of planning or meaning to do something specific as one’s purpose or objective.
Intelligent Intentions is a life and business coaching service under the direction of Ms. Elle Michell.
As the name suggests, the methods of coaching braid together the client’s ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills with prescriptive actions in the direction of their purpose or objective. What is your objective?!
Intelligent Intentions assist clients with accessing the full arc of their freedom and guide them to the essence of their authentic self; creating a foundation which affords clients the opportunity to french kiss possibilities.
The coaching methods are creative, unconventional and designed to SNATCH clients out of their comfort zone.
Participating in this community requires an open mind and a willing spirit.
Over the years, Elle has often encountered people who want the impact of change without actually doing anything different.
NEWSFLASH! CHANGE REQUIRES CHANGE!!! Change is uncomfortable and people embrace change at different speeds. As such, Elle has made a few options available to help you evolve.
Explore your options below…
Think Tank Membership
This online community is for THINKERS who are ready to embrace change in the direction of their personal, career and/or business goals.
These intentional conversations are designed to coach you through life’s transitions or coach you through creating a roadmap for success in life, career or business.
What People are Saying
Elle is one of the bright stars of the present and the future. Her insight on matters of substance is unbelievable. She knows her stuff! She is witty, but dead serious and a joy to work with.
Elle Michell is a "keep-it-real," tell-it-like-it-is" coach who will keep your wheels turning. Her cutting edge coaching style is that which will give you the confidence needed to move forward with defining or achieving goals. If you are looking for a coach to help shift or transition you into your purpose Elle is your go to. It's because of her that I developed my own personal brand...#simplified@43.
Elle is a passionate, detail oriented and highly intelligent individual. She is truly a jack of all trades and has the competence and wherewithal to do it all.
Through working with Elle, I developed a stronger sense of professionalism and understanding of how business works. As a practicing attorney, these skills have been pivotal to my success. With her years of experience in corporate America combined with her deep affinity for connecting with others and truly wanting to assist those who are committed to changing their own lives, she is truly a gem.
Elle is an extremely resourceful and effective problem solver. She is big picture, process oriented thinker who thoughtfully explores and clearly articulates options. While she is highly intelligent she presents information in a manner which is easily understood; a testament to her people skills and down to earth demeanor.
Elle has been an absolute God send for me in both my personal and professional life. When I first started my journey with Elle I was broken, confused and fragmented. Working with her has caused me to examine myself and my intentions authentically. She is super intense and tremendously effective.
Every conversation with her elevates my perspective in a way that allows me to navigate life and my business in a more impactful manner. She is dangerously insightful and could see the best part of me that I had not yet to own and embrace. Elle strategically propelled me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to operate in a space of excellence. She believed in me when I didn’t have the wherewithal to believe in myself; and emphatically spoke life to my possibilities. Elle operates in a very progressive, non-traditional and non-judgmental manner which is what makes her so special.
And please don’t get too comfortable, because as soon as you think you are at the finish line, she will challenge you to go a little further; encouraging continual improvement and evolution.
She is not for the faint of heart, so if you are sitting in your feelings and licking your wounds, do not waste your time or hers…”
I consider Elle to be one of the most influential figures of my adult professional career. I met her when I was an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in Risk Management and Insurance. It was so inspiring to be in the presence of this young Black woman who had achieved so much in her life. As I entered into to the workforce, there were so many pitfalls looking back that I can not even imagine where I would have been without Elle. In corporate America where embarrassing "personal improvement plans" and "probation" are prescribed in lieu of coaching and mentoring, Elle was that
mentor and coach for me helping me to perform to the level of my professional peers (who were significantly older than me) and avoid many life altering pitfalls which are inherent to being in a male dominated field. A decade after meeting her, as I continue to evolve, I grow more appreciative of the lessons born from my engagement with Elle over the years. She provided coaching on business acumen, advice on how to handle difficult interpersonal relationships, career advice and planning ahead for the future. I would highly recommend Ms. Elle to anyone who needs a coach and more importantly an accountability partner.
When I need a creative approach to a project, Elle’s creative gifts always come to mind for a consult. I admire her unique ability to quickly assess, then dissect a problem and offer a refreshing perspective on a strategic course of action.
She has a keen aptitude for deconstructing the complex, reinventing things anew and outlining a strategic step by step success plan to accomplish a goal. All these attributes are tremendously valuable traits. If you want to experience impactful results in life and/or business, Elle will not disappoint!
I first met Ms. Elle when I was about 7 years old. Even at that age, I knew she was someone special. I distinctly remember her presence and how firm she stood in what she believed in and thought was right. She embodied a powerful spirit, warmth and wisdom all at once - I had never met anyone so multifaceted. I later learned that one of her many passions is seeing young girls and women put their best foot forward in succeeding at their dreams. Now, 20 years later, at the age of 27 - I am a product of her passion.
For context, in 2014 Ms. Elle was the first person I told about my dream to move from Atlanta to Los Angeles. At the time, I didn't have a job nor did I know many people in Los Angeles. I remember her asking me, "Holly, do you want to move to Los Angeles?" in a meek tone I replied back, "yes." She replied with, "if you mean it, I'm going to need for you say it like you mean it," so I replied again, but this time in a more confident voice, "yes, I want to move to Los Angeles!" She then put the dream in motion by making recommendations, facilitating actions and plugging me into her dynamic network. And when it was all said and done, she threw me a going away party at her home so that my friends and family could celebrate the beginning of my new chapter in Los Angeles! I truly believe she ignited the courage in me to believe in myself, step out on a whim and take the chance of a lifetime. With her guidance, I was able to transition with confidence and landed a job within 3 days of arriving! I have evolved and transitions to a new company, am in the process of starting my own company and have created a mentoring program for young girls of color in the South Los Angeles area. Ms. Elle not only inspired me to pursue my dream of moving to LA for career advancement, but also attended to the heart of the matter by giving me guidance on how I could serve my community, something I've always wanted to do. I couldn't of asked for a more inspirational mentor, friend and confidant in my corner.
Thank you Ms. Elle for being a motivational force in my life!
Los Angeles, CA