Overcome Obstacles with Michele Howe Clarke

Inspiring people to Face Forward, Survive & Thrive!

Speaking Inquiries Contact:   michele@faceforwardbook.com

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Speaker Testimonials

Michele is the embodiment of courage, conviction and chutzpah! After overcoming impossible odds, she emerged to teach us all the lesson that life is worth fighting for in line with a destiny of your own choosing. Her talk was not only enlightening, it was the spark that restarted my internal conversation about how I can  live with more passion and purpose. You cannot help but be touched by her story, her story telling, her honesty and her urgent clarion call to take what circumstance hands you and devise your own plan to thrive. Michele’s story is an inspiration for all, not to be missed. ~ Ellen Bloom, CAO and Corporate Secretary,  Carnegie Corporation of New York

Michele is an inspiring speaker who delivered an impassioned and engaging presentation to our staff.  We were all deeply touched and she gave us cause to celebrate, to always be grateful of life’s circumstances.  Let us remember to face forward, indeed” ~ Nadine S. Schneider, Director, Speakers Bureau, The Jewish Federations of North America

Michele shares her insightful wisdom and perspective in a totally absorbable way. We can all learn from her powerful story of tragedy to transformation – whether we are faced with a crisis in our lives, or even if we are just having a bad day. Michele has made some incredible lemonade with the lemons life has handed her. I extend my gratitude to her for sharing her story and life tools. Michele provides tools to stay inspired not matter what you face. ~ Erika Rauscher Markowitz, Executive Director, THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation

Survival behavior has certain qualities and characteristics. Michele’s book shares the qualities learned from her experience about survival behavior. Read what she has learned about surviving and thriving. ~Bernie Siegel, MD author of Faith, Hope & Healing and A Book of Miracles

I enthusiastically recommend Michele to any person experience the effects of cancer. She  will clearly show how one can thrive into the future.   I only wish that I could mandate that all medical students hear her speak as it will give them critical patient perspectives that could only make them better, more empathetic, and more complete care-givers. ~ Dr. Peter Costantino, Director: Center for Cranial Base Surgery, New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital

We thank Michele so much for speaking at GMN’s 2013 Conference in Tampa.  Michele is an elegant, motivating speaker, and truly an inspiration to all who attended.   The entire crowd was visibly moved by her story and insights and perspectives to handle change and adversity. ~Bonnie Rivers, 2013 GMN Conference Committee Member and Session Organizer, 2014

You could tell the gathering’s interest, by their remarks, and questions, that Michele’s presentation was awesome.  There was many a teary eye, and everyone was astounded by her story.  Her strength, courage, and determination are all things we can draw upon, and attempt to incorporate in our own lives.~ Bert A. Bunyan, Agogos, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Boule

Michele Howe Clarke is a true inspiration! She has turned tragedy into triumph, and shares her hard-won knowledge with a passion that lights up the room and inspires those around her. Our support group members gained so many insights, as well as new hope, when she graciously agreed to speak to us at a meeting. Thanks to Michele’s amazing attitude, they now know that they, too, can be “thrivers”, no matter what life throws their way. Bravo, Michele!~Valerie Hope Goldstein, Facilitator, Boston Chapter, Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) 

Michele’s presentation and delivery were well orchestrated.  Her motivational and inspiring presentation did a great job of illustrating that we can overcome any challenge that we are confronted with and ultimately “Face Forward”.  ~Mark W. Muschko, Dover PSG Career Events Chairperson


Comments from our Audiences!

“I had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Your talk and book came at just the right time!! I felt so empowered. I memorized the “intention” sentences and everyday I use them when I meditate. I just visited you Web site — and fell in love with you and your beautiful powerful caring and healing ways. I am looking forward to the future with hope, joy, and gratitude with deep appreciation to you and your work. Many thanks.” ~ Janet Vohs, Boston MA

“It is impossible to have an encounter with Michele and not feel compelled to do better and be better by the time you walk away. No matter the topic of our conversations, I find her quest for knowledge to be unparalleled and her energy matched by few. Through her own transformation, Michele has taught me that we owe it to ourselves to shed our old habits of self doubt and settling for what is simply comfortable. Each of us deserves the absolute best and we have it within ourselves to realize our passions and thrive.” ~ Andrea Johnson, Columbia, MD

“Michele Howe Clarke has been a teacher to me for years. She is one of the most intelligent, courageous and insightful people I know. She has helped me to identify things that were holding me back, provided unrelenting compassion and support. and challenged me to become better than I thought I could be. She is a natural born leader who teaches by example, and shows us that there is always a way, there is always a path before us – we just have to open our eyes and open our hearts to that possibility. Thank you Michele for being my inspiration, my teacher, and my friend!” ~Jenny Lockheimers, San Diego,CA

“Michele is one of the most talented people I know. She is gifted with the ability to break down difficult concepts and communicate them effectively. She was born with an inherent ability to lead with a passion that is contagious. She thinks strategically so she is able to research myriad theories, proven techniques and synthesize them in a digestible format. Her path has always been clear. She was destined to share her knowledge and lead others to success. She has spent years researching, weeding out the less effective theories, and ultimately capturing the tools that work. She is an inspiration to me because she has done this research while balancing family life, an extremely successful business career, and even more impressively while wading through life’s toughest trials. She has shown me the meaning of courage and strength and helped me to see that we are all capable of incredible achievement if we learn how to tap into the strength and courage housed within. I am so excited that others, especially those facing great adversity, can now access her findings and benefit from her vast knowledge.” ~ Nicole H.Buggs, NY NY

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