Modaka Communications

Michelle Auerbach coaches and facilitates on leadership, change, emotional intelligence, communication, and creativity. Her superpower is creating process and the words to go with it. Michelle was trained by the New York City Department of Health, Kaiser Permanente, and through Columbia University School of Public Health in facilitation and group process including creating peer to peer support groups and transformational leadership for behavioral change. She is certified in mindfulness and emotional intelligence by the Institute of HeartMath, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and works with Google on their work-based mindfulness program. She is a certified Foursight trainer, and a Gottman Institute educator. She holds coaching certifications from three separate programs.

Michelle has an MFA in Writing and Poetics. She taught both college and graduate level creative writing and Ancient Literature. She translates Latin, Biblical Hebrew, and Sanskrit. She brings the world wisdom traditions and a deep understanding of story as process to her work.

She is a journalist including with the New York Times and London Guardian and her writing has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies. She has published two novels.

Michelle can be found writing, facilitating, and telling stories with companies including Johnson& Johnson, Comcast, McDonalds, Field, Fisher, Waterhouse, Google, Mars, Incorporated, and with other consultants to expand the storytelling and emotional intelligence of their clients.