We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Shahbazyan, MS, MA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, how does your business help the community?
The only reason I do my work is to help local communities be the best they can be. The only way the world will be the best place it can be is if people in the local communities operate at their optimal levels. I work with clients internationally and I help them change their life in just one session. They achieve peace and happiness in a way that they never knew was possible after our conversation. Coupled with tools and perspective shifts, my clients go back out into the world ready to live their best lives and apply their new way of being effectively in any situation they are in. With enough people walking on the path of greatness, the world can be a great place.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As an almost 40 year old woman, being The LA Life Coach is my third major career. I am also a wife and mom to a wonderful family. My first Master’s is in Building Construction and Facility Management from Georgia Tech. There was a time that I worked at one of the largest residential builders in the world. I also spent some time on the opposite end of that spectrum working on custom high-end homes for the elite in Los Angeles. From there, I had the opportunity to pioneer the online diamond and luxury jewelry industry. This was back in the early 2000’s when online shopping was barely a reality. After helping thousands of people get married, I went back to school and earned my second Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. That’s when I started helping people become happily married and have been doing my current work ever since. Most of my clients are couples and families but I also see adult individuals, teens, and children.
I absolutely love my work and I genuinely admire people from all walks of life. The combination of knowledge that I embody comes from my life experiences, my business and educational background, and over a dozen years working as a Life Coach. I bring my unique and limitless practice to people around the world every single day. My goal is to help my clients become clear minded and motivated to live their best life.
When I look back on my journey, the level of groundedness and expertise that I have achieved is more than I would have imagined possible. I am glad that I still have many decades of work ahead. Getting to where I am was easy because I appreciated my natural talents and intuition and allowed my career to evolve into what it is today without allowing anything to get in the way of my clients’ successes.
I am trained and educated as a traditional Marriage and Family Therapist which entailed years of schooling and thousands of hours of training. Once I completed my requirements to be a licensed MFT though, I realized that I had more to give back in immensely greater ways than to practice solely from the lens of a therapist. Since then, I have given everything I can to my work and have revitalized myself with every small and large accomplishment that my clients have had. I cannot think of a more fulfilling career to stay busy with everyday.
I have also been lucky enough to speak in many different settings for businesses and various organizations looking to make the culture of their group more positive and focused. I am honored to be trusted by so many people over the years. My clients put their future in my hands and let me help them shape and mold it into something so amazing that they would not have otherwise been able to achieve. I am proud of myself to have devoted my life to bringing a higher level of happiness and peace to people in all corners of the world. Those people then can have an impact on people they interact with on a day to day thereby making their community all the better. Imagine for a moment how much better life can be when you are strong, happy, kind, and driven. Life looks and feels very different from that vantage point.
The reverberating effects of the work I do inherently changes future generations of humanity. That’s precisely why I do what I do. I am trained in many specific niches that you may enjoy reading about on my website. I also have a blog that I add to when I’m inspired. I pride myself in bringing my empowered energy to every session. I feel unendingly privileged to impart my knowledge, expertise, wisdom, serenity, and happiness to everyone who’s path crosses mine. My motto is “You’re only one session away from a new life.”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Phoenix is an amazing city! I like to take my friends out to great hikes all over town especially in North Scottsdale. Going to the movie theaters here is also another fun experience. Shopping at The Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale is a must. Outdoor parks like Gilbert Regional or Mansell Oasis are the cream of the crop when it comes to fun for the kids. KTR and Uptown Jungle are favorite indoor kid zones that are sure to make any family excited.
There is great food in little nooks including Old Town Scottsdale and Downtown Gilbert. When visiting Phoenix, you must try Sushi Brokers and Barro’s Pizza. The fish tacos at Joyride or Rusty’s are the best I’ve found. Center of Phoenix has some great spots including this adorable cafe and bar called Luci’s Marketplace on East Bethany Home Rd. To top it off, I recommend dinner and drinks at Toca Madera, Maple and Ash, and Ocean 44. There is no end to the chic places to visit with eye-catching interior design all over town. The chill quick food spots are also plentiful.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout goes out to all of my clients over the years and to everyone in the world who wants to live an amazing life. I am always thinking of you. We are all in this endeavor with the same goal. Happy People = Happy World.