About Michele

Michele BerghYour passion is my passion.  I love working with creative professionals who are turning their dreams into reality through creating a profitable business or a passionate hobby.

It is my desire to build a supportive community here of like-minded individuals.  One of the greatest things I've seen in my work is when clients help other clients succeed!  Because of the type of clients attracted here, this happens a lot and brings me such joy to be a part of something this wonderful.

I've been described as a WordPress Fairy, a Freedom Fighter and someone's Hero, among other things...most of them flattering LOL.  People say I'm like an onion - many, many layers.  I think we all are.  I'll try to peel a few layers away for you here.  The rest, to come with time as we get to know each other.

Strengths

Ideation - I'm totally fascinated by ideas. I love to brainstorm.
Strategic - It's easy for me to see lots of different possibilities. I love taking a look at the big picture and can see quickly what will work and what won't.
Individualization - I love to see how people are different and how we can work together and make things happen.
Futuristic - I love envisioning what is possible in the future and how it will all unfold, both for myself and others.
Input - I crave knowledge. I collect information and am often told I am the "Go to Girl" when someone wants to know something.

Values

When doing work around our values, usually, we end up with 3-5 and then there is one that binds them all together, which may or may not be part of the 3-5.  My binding value is consciousness...really being aware of my role in this world, how I show up, how what I do affects others...

My other values are expression, integrity, connection, wisdom, and presence.

Passions

Music - I love the 70s the best and I have a very eclectic taste. ALMOST all genres appeal to me, depending on my mood.
Nature - I love all things nature...camping, wildlife, trees, flowers, etc.
Learning/Teaching - I love to learn all I can and I often feel like a total sponge and sharing it with others is a complete bonus!
Photography - It's the mindfulness that goes along with finding the perfect subject as well as the opportunity to see life through a different lens.
Living a Blissful Life - A blissful life is one full of joy, happiness and a sense of freedom.

I've spent a lot of time learning and I've worked hard.  I've lived my life, made mistakes and learned from them.  To me, living my life and putting myself out there is the most valuable education I could possibly receive but, just in case these details are important to others, I'm including my education and other fine print below.

Education

Degree

Interactive Media and Graphic Design

Trained Facilitator

Creating Healing Experiences that Work, which takes consultation tools and walks you through the process of creating a customer journey map and emotional branding.

Masterminds and Mentors, a small-group mastermind/coaching program.

Additional Studies

I've also spent several years studying in the holistic realm.  I hold numerous certifications including Holistic Life Coach, Stress Management Specialist, One Command Practitioner, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, ThetaHealing DNA Level 2 Basic Practitioner, and more.

A Few Other Details

I've written a book, published a CD, been a guest on a few radio shows, and had several articles published.  [READ MORE HERE]

History

You might be a little confused right now if you've followed me for a while but, rest assured, you are in the right place.  I've decided to separate out my website services from my lifestyle blog and update my brand.  My legal business name is Lodestone Dynamics LLC.  For ease, we're using our DBA, Bergh Consulting

Why Lodestone Dynamics?

Not many people know what a lodestone is and it’s story is quite special.  So special, that I want to share it with you.

A lodestone is magnetite but not all magnetite is lodestone.  To become lodestone, the magnetite must be struck by lightening which then makes it magnetic.  These magnetic qualities led to the invention of the compass, since they could be used to point north.  Because it was hard to explain the process of becoming magnetic, they were often associated with magical or alchemical events. Sailors used lodestones in their navigation and the Chinese appear to have been the first to discover how these stones could be used for navigation.

“Lode” originally meant a leader. The term “lodestone” is also used to refer to something or someone with strong attractive properties.

I first heard about the lodestone in September of 2007 when I was searching for a name of a networking group I was starting.  I couldn’t believe how perfect it was!  The magnet – all about attracting and bringing together.  The lightening – all about enlightenment and energy.  The compass – all about helping someone find direction.

When I decided to use the term on a bigger scale – in the name of this business I was creating, it was because of how perfect it still was.  My desire is to create the energy and the vision around attracting people to one another, both as strategic partners and to help businesses attract clients.  I am here to help you find your way in creating a successful business.  Dynamics is all about movement and taking action.

That’s how we became Lodestone Dynamics LLC.

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