Discover & Create
A More Fulfilled Life
A 12-Week Online Course
This course was created to help you figure out what matters to you most by accessing what is hidden below the surface, letting go of the things that aren't serving you, creating a clear vision and creating actionable steps once you've achieved that clarity of purpose.
"When Things Change Inside You, They Change Around You."
- Author Unknown
What You Will Learn:
Over A 12-Week Period You Will Learn:
Like Gather's in-person classes, this online course has been lovingly created to inspire and teach in a thoughtful and accessible way.
Here's What You'll Get:
Each module is focused around a different theme intended to help you align with your goals with activities supporting each theme.
6 Book Club
Each inspiring book is selected with themes that relate to the coursework. There will be highlighted passages & journal prompts that relate to concepts in each book.
Comprehensive PDF Workbook
A comprehensive workbook to guide you through each module’s activities.
3 Live Group
Three times throughout the course we’ll meet in a group online chat forum to learn from others and create community around the course.
The world is a richer place when you are able to bring your full self to it. Sometimes, it takes intentional seeking to find that clarity and purpose, especially when the path feels less clear.
Why Did I Create This Course?
I am passionate about sharing my experiences through teaching in an effort to help you grow, learn about, foster and promote your own gifts.
How Do I Know If The Course Is Right For Me?
This Course Is Perfect For You If You Relate To Any of the Following Statements...
You had a lot of dreams but now they feel unrealistic. You feel a little disenchanted.
You’ve accomplished much of what you wanted for yourself but are now thinking “now what?”.
You feel the itch to grow toward something new.
You feel like you might be on the right path but it’s hard to have perspective (and who has the time?)
You are looking to put yourself first for a change, for community and accountability.
Through video modules, workbooks and journal prompts you'll work through what matters most to you. Through community and conversation you'll find a deeper connection with yourself and others.
What It Costs
This twelve week online course is only offered once-a-year with limited spots available.
Pay All At Once
The course includes:
6 online learning modules, 6 curated book club selections, accompanying journal prompts, a comprehensive PDF workbook, 3 live group zoom chats/discussions with Michelle, and year long access to the course for re-watching and reviewing.
Sign Up Before November 23rd and Get $50 Off
with code: DISCOVER
This Online Course Runs from January 21st-April 8th, 2021
There are Limited Spots Available
It is Only Offered Once A Year
Registration Ends December 15th
When what you value aligns with what you are actively doing, you are more likely to feel fulfilled. Taking the time to honor that and figure out what that means to you is a powerful game-changer.
Hi, I'm Michelle
I am passionate about helping others find the things that make their life worthwhile so that they in turn can help others and create a more empowered community.
I am the owner of Gather, a cozy coworking space, intimate event venue, and online shop located in downtown Cary, North Carolina.
In addition to Gather, I have founded multiple businesses including The Rock & Shop Market in 2004, a highly successful makers-market which was the first of its kind in the Southeast featuring over 100 juried vendors, bands, DJs and food trucks.
I’m a multi-passionate creative and am also a product designer and occasionally work as a professional food, prop and interior stylist and photographer working with such publications as Southern Living, Rachel Ray Everyday, Meredith Publications, Fons and Porter and more (I am lucky to call it my professional hobby).
When I’m not working on business ventures you’ll find me restoring my 80-year old cottage, curled up with a good book, biking to the farmer’s market or gardening alongside my Scientist husband (who moonlights as a chocolate candy maker) and my middle-school aged illustration-loving daughter (who teaches me humility and resilience daily) and our tortie cat, Caramel.
"When The Path Reveals Itself, Follow It."
- Cheryl Strayed
Over the years, I have facilitated hundreds of classes ranging from business, to craft, to self improvement. The common thread in all of them is the desire to make a more beautiful, empowered and inspired life, alongside others, each of who are on their own individual journey.
Frequently Asked Questions.
This is not a business course and is open to anyone who is seeking a shift in their perspective
and an intentional focus on figuring out “what’s next”.
The course is delivered online. Each week you will have access to focus of that week’s module on our website. The class is video-based with supplementary activities done on your own in the accompanying PDF workbook download. On 3 scheduled dates, there will be a group online forum with Michelle and other students in the class for discussions and questions intended to deepen the coursework and get to know others in the class.
Students taking the course will have one year to re-watch and review the material.
It is recommended that you devote a couple hours a week to each module and accompanying workbook. The videos themselves are around 20 minutes but you should spend more time digging into the accompanying activities associated with each to get the most benefit from the course and see the best results.
I feel strongly the course is priced fairly based on the time, effort and work contained within. There are three grants available if you are unable to afford the class but would like to take it. You can apply here. Preference is given to folks identifying as women and BIPOC.
This course offers a 3-installment payment plan, as well as a discount if paid upfront and all at once.
Limited Spots and Once A Year.
You may get a refund up until 14 days of the course if you find that the course isn’t a good fit for you.
This is a fully online course so you can reside in any part of the world to be a part of it. This is a big reason why I created this course in this online format, to make it accessible to more people.
No. I have selected passages from each book that discuss major aspects of each. If you choose to read the books on your own time after the course is over, I highly recommend it because the books are so impactful, but it is not required or necessary.
The course runs from Thursday January 21st-April 8th, 2022. You can watch each week’s module at any time during the week (or after). The three live online sessions will be held:
- Thursday February 11th, 7pm EST
- Thursday March 11th, 7pm EST
- Thursday April 8th, 7pm EST
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There is so much learning that happens when we sit alongside each other with an open mind. When we are open to listening, sharing and just enjoying the process together, magic happens.