Michelle Small is recognized as a results-driven, team oriented individual with a passion for leadership, innovation and creativity. A skilled communicator, relationship builder and strategic partner with the proven experience required to execute successfully at any level of operation.
In 2008, Michelle founded CourageousMi, LLC, a company focused on strengthening, building and equipping "Now" leaders! What is a “Now” leader? Leading where you are right NOW, for the Now! As a certified life coach she specializes in life transition planning to embolden individuals to find their own Courageous me.
Creative and insightful, Michelle is known for her dynamic and pragmatic ability to both equip and mobilize leaders by providing them with the needed tools, training, and practical resources. She has spoken at live events such as “The Gathering of Champions Brunch”, "Day of Transformation" @ Atlanta Women’s Rescue Mission and the national "Atlanta Executive Support Forum” for Professional Assistants."
As an Ordained Minister, she serves as a Biblical lay Counselor and she holds an associate’s degree in Religious Studies. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Christian Leadership and Management at Regent University.
Active in community service she took her first missionary trip to the country of Trinidad and Tobago. She has served as a faith-based consultant for the Fulton County Domestic Violence Task Force and in 2015 Michelle became a Certified Life Coach with the College of Social and Behavioral Science
Michelle Small is currently employed as an executive assistant with Cox Media Group, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises in Atlanta, Georgia. With over twelve years’ experience working with C-level executives in the publishing and media industry and over 25 years’ experience in corporate America, Michelle has a proven record as a competent strategic partner to high level executives.
Michelle is the Dean of Leadership Approach Development at Sharing Life School of Ministry in Decatur Georgia. She is also serves as a board member for the Breath of Life Fellowship, Decatur Georgia.
Most recently Michelle saw the need for comprehensive training, career pathing and mentoring for executive assistants and those that support C-Suite executives in both the corporate and non-profit arenas. In September of 2016 she founded and established Hagar’s Hands, a 501c3 organization committed to strengthening, encouraging and equipping executive assistants.