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Michelle Rene' Hammer

TV Host, #1 International Best Selling Author, Speaker Licensed Counselor & BREAKTHROUGH Coach

FREEING SUCCESSFUL, YET CODEPENDENT from hurtful, toxic patterns to build SATISFYING relationships & lead JOY-FILLED lives via my step-by-step BREAKHTROUGH system.

Michelle Rene' Hammer gets it. Michelle Rene' gets you. Not just because she has a gazillion letters behind her name, but because she's been you. So, so many of you. Her list of struggles is almost as long as her list of achievements.

For starters, the biggies. She has survived unimaginable trauma. Michelle Rene' grew up in the home of an alcoholic father whom she lost before she was even of age. Sexually assaulted at 12 years old, her life was unraveling. She told no-one but her sister of the assault and through the years, it began to eat her alive. Years of struggle and many losses (including her grandparents) led her to seek help and ultimately hospitalization for psychotic depression in an effort to prevent from losing her own mind. Add emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse and alienation from her extended family to this not exhaustive list and you can see why Michelle Rene' gets you. Michelle Rene' knows what its like to live a life filled with trauma and toxic relationships.

As you can see, Michelle Rene' is no stranger to struggles. Yet, while struggling, Michelle Rene' sought help and understanding. Earning graduate degrees in clinical and pastoral counseling as well as seeking her own treatment and coaching for a number of years, she had one goal in mind, break the chains that bound her. Then, help others breakthrough too.

Michelle Rene' is a smart cookie. In college, she was nominated and joined several honor societies including Psy Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology students and Alpha Sigma Lambda. All this while completing a 2 year clinical internship at Lighthouse Youth and Family Services graduating Magna Cum Laude. Your not getting help from the average bear!

After college, Michelle Rene' began her career working in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland. Founding a mental health outreach program from the ground floor up for adults with chronic mental health issues, Michelle Rene' sought to put her education, experience, and beliefs in God to use. Unfortunately, during this time, she was also experiencing sexual harassment, deceit, and manipulation by a colleague who displayed both narcissistic and anti-social traits causing her to forego this endeavor altogether. This experience was not a waste, however, as it taught Michelle Rene' where her boundaries were weak and needed more work. So go to work she did. Michelle Rene' did the very hard work of digging even deeper into her core and figuring out what had had caused her to be manipulated, despite all her education and experience to date. And learn she did!

After revisiting her own needs, Michelle Rene' got back in the game. An entrepreneur at heart, Michelle Rene' subsequently established a number of community based mental health programs from the ground floor up while simultaneously ensuring continued expansion of her clinical skills in a variety of outpatient counseling settings including Safe Harbor Counseling and Sheppard Pratt.

While doing all of this work, Michelle Rene' continued to work on the childhood traumas that led to her struggles with boundaries and co-dependency making her a target for toxic relationships and persons as well as overwork and overwhelm.. She and her husband both came into the marriage with their own set of baggage and went to work overcoming it together. With each new level of success, GOD was giving Michelle Rene' new insights and new levels of healing.

Trained by the best of the best, Michelle Rene' when out on limb and founded her very own private practice, Turning Leaf Counseling & Consultation, who's mission is to help every person who walks through the door unlock and realize their fullest potential by "nurturing the balance of mind, body and spirit". 

Successful for decades, Michelle Rene' is now adding Crowned Courageous Coaching to her list of programs. Her mission is simply this: to Empowering SUCCESSFUL, yet CODEPENDENT, Christian women BREAKTHROUGH hurtful, toxic, patterns, build,  satisfying relationships and lead joy-filled ives. Michelle Rene' knows how difficult it is to escape the clutches of narcissistic relationship patterns and painful childhood wounds. Being a co-dependent in recovery, she hopes to now help other women recover too!

Michelle Rene' has come to appreciate the value of both counseling and coaching. Counseling to overcome the past and coaching to propel you to your future! She wants every woman to realize a future full of safety, love, joy and happiness is waiting for them. They just need, what she did, the tools to get there. Healing is possible for anyone and anything can be overcome!

Michelle Rene' has always been actively involved in her local church teaching Sunday School, leading youth groups and Bible studies. She has been in love with Jesus for as long as she can remember and is not afraid to say so. She boldly proclaims Jesus wherever she can. She insists He is the one who helps her get back up when she falls and stumbles along the way. She is a sought after speaker who ignites a room with her heart and content, is a contributing author to a number of local and national publications including Insider & Up-Journey, and is best know for her International best selling book, Boundaries For Breakthrough- Live As God Designed: Eight, Essential Keys To Emotional Well-Being. Her latest book, a devotional journal entitled, Ordinary Moments, Extraordinary GOD, is now available too!

After surviving the onslaught of so much trauma, Michelle Rene's marriage is now thriving. In love with her husband Dave, and married for over three decades, she candidly speaks about their challenges, foibles, struggles and successes. She willingly shares of a marriage under fire, an almost divorce, and the miracle of God's amazing saving grace and love. Michelle Rene' has two grown daughters whom she adores, three grandchildren, and two King Charles Cavalier pups. Most people can't believe she has four grands as she is so vibrant, lives life so exuberantly and has such a contagious warmth about her that she lights up any room she is in. A powerful speaker with an inspirational message as well as her own show, Confessions of a Counselor, audiences adore her. She simply brings them hope.

In her spare time, you can find Michelle Rene' writing, traveling, laughing with family and friends, jamming to music, definitely dancing or working out so she can keep eating Chef Hubby's food, walking her dogs, boating, hiking or beaching it. Michelle Rene' loves God, people, music, food, fun and being anywhere outdoors, but, especially anywhere near  or better yet, on/in the water.

When asked, Michelle Rene' credits her former experiences both personally and professionally to her current commitment to hurting women everywhere and she credits her husband & children's support for her current success. Above all else, Michelle Rene' realizes all she is, has and will ever be is because of God who is her everything. She completely adores Jesus and shares willingly how none of this (her life today) would be possible without Him and how thankful, yes, you heard right, thankful, she is for every struggle He has allowed and brought her through. How she found Jesus (or He found her) is a story you don't want to miss. If your lucky or privileged enough to work with Michelle Rene' in any capacity, it will truly be life changing for you. Don't just take our word for it though. Feel free to peruse some of the testimonials we have received along the way.

To nab Michelle to speak at your next event or request to work with her privately, don't delay, reach out today. Availability is usually limited.

Here are the reasons you can depend on Michelle Rene' Hammer to help you breakthrough to healthier, happier connections:

  • REPUTABLE– Michelle Rene' has been around since 2000, a respected leader in her field and community.
  • EXPERIENCED – Her proudest accomplishment is the large number of long term clients who put their trust in her year after year.
  • INTEGRITY –Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose. Michelle Rene' does not believe in cutting corners. The foundation of her reputation is her commitment to GOD first and secondly, to doing the right thing at all times, regardless of whether anyone is watching.
  • RESOURCES - At Crowned Courageous Coaching, she offers a wide variety of development and training programs built on timeless principles that get results.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE - All of her curriculum can be customized to specifically address your individual and organizational needs.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE– She wants you to be completely satisfied with our services. She will do whatever it takes to make you happy. No hassles, no problems.
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Say NO With EASE Using These Five Keys - Written by Michelle Rene' Hammer

This eBook is one of Michelle Rene' Hammer's most popular publications available as a free
download. Learn 

  • How to set boundaries that stick for once and for all!
  • Why being true to yourself is more than just a good idea. 
  • The #1 secret to strengthening ALL your relationships
  • The truth about hurtful, toxic patterns you must know to be SET FREE
  • The self-care solutions you need in order to BREAKTHROUGH what's been breaking you!



What People Are Saying:

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Leann Rhodes
Centreville, Maryland

"Michelle gave me and continues to give me clarity, respect and understanding while processing life’s rollercoaster with me. It’s a fresh breath of air to have a safe place that my opinions and thinking feel validated and respected.

I I have found an inner self confidence I didn’t think existed in myself. She helps bring clarity to so many avenues in life through past circumstances to current and I am a stronger person because of her. I’m blessed to have met her."

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"Before Michelle, I was unsure of myself and my abilities. I didn’t know how to set boundaries or recognize when a person or situation was bad for me.

While working with Michelle, I was able to build up my confidence and learn amazing coping strategies.

Now, I feel more than confident in my ability to stand up for myself and set boundaries to have higher standards for the way I am treated."

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Dawn Propst
Catonsville, Maryland

"Prior to working with Michelle, I was emotionally distraught due to my husband leaving me abruptly for no reason. Working with Michelle, I felt like I was talking to my best friend. Michelle is very non-judgmental and extremely compassionate. The fact that she prayed with and for me was an added bonus.

She is phenomenal about not telling me what to do or how to do things, but great at walking me through how to figure it out on my own. She has truly been a God-send and  I can see her being a life coach to me for a long time to come."

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Margaret Kneidel
Annapolis, Maryland

I was in the midst of struggling to end a years-long toxic relationship. I knew it was best for me to leave the relationship, but felt trapped and didn’t know where to begin. Within the first month of coaching, Michelle was able to help me identify the weaknesses in my emotional reasoning and gain insight into why I wasn’t setting stronger boundaries.

This program was an answer to prayer because it was the catalyst in leaving my toxic-relationship for good. I was at a very low point in my life when I started Michelle’s program and I’m so thankful she was able to get me to a much more healthy place. I developed a better sense of self-awareness and, ultimately, confidence in all my relationships by setting and maintaining my boundaries.


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