Speaker – Michelle Weber

About Michelle Weber…

Michelle Weber is the owner of Family Enrichment Tools, LLC; a company dedicated to helping families nurture and celebrate character while building strong social skills and connected relationships. When she isn’t helping parents learn about character, communication, integrity, etc., you can catch Michelle
Face Timing with her daughters, at one of the many yoga studios in Charlotte or enjoying Real Time with the amazing people in her life.

Michelle earned her B.A in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She attributes her greatest parenting and life lessons to years of trial and error – lots of trials and lots of errors.

Knowing that character is the universal equalizer and the foundation for how we make choices, Michelle created fun family traditions to celebrate her children’s choices and character. “Focusing on character levels the playing field and allows everyone to be successful, regardless of their strengths or weakness. This is incredibly important when you have children who are each incredibly unique and beautiful in their own way. And let’s face it, we are all incredibly unique.”
Realizing the impact they had on her and her children, Michelle created the Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards so other parents could be equipped with these tools as well.

With nine character traits listed in the center, the Family Honor Plate empowers parents in three easy steps:
1. Be the example
2. Look for the examples of character.
3. Celebrate their character by presenting their meal on the Family Honor Plate.
Michelle created the Table Thyme Discussion Cards to help families take discussions to a deeper level, creating stronger communications skills and connected relationships. Each question is followed by the question “Why?”. This is “where the magic happens”. This is where you get to know each other and even yourself better.

 

Learn more about Michelle’s Talk…

Title: Preparing for Happiness
Description: Research is telling us what makes us happy. Now we have to reverse engineer from there to help people create these results in their lives. Here you will learn the building blocks necessary to create a happy life.
What do you want people to learn from your talk? The simple but important steps we’re forgetting to create a foundation for healthy and happy relationships and we can bring them back.
What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? Create an emotionally safe place for others, be intentional about focusing on character and deeper conversations, come together more as a family at the dinner table, less phone time for all, change their definition of what is beautiful and powerful.

 

Learn more about Michelle…

Where is your hometown? Hagerstown, Maryland
What are your hobbies? Yoga, playing guitar, hiking, meeting new interesting people, making people smile
What are you passionate about? People, health, gratitude, equipping parents to enjoy their journey, my relationship with my daughters
What is the best compliment you’ve received? “Mom I am turning into you – and I like it.”
What do you want to be remembered for? How I made people feel better about themselves
How do you push the boundaries? By being honest with people, even when it may be painful for them. They know I am coming from a place of love so we always get through it and then they (and I) can grow from the conversation.
What does your happy place look like? …as if I drank way too much caffeine, I have a secret and my tail is wagging!
What is one thing that you’d like to share that is not commonly known about you? In college, I cut hair at the fraternity and sorority houses for money.

 

Thoughts on Charlotte

What part of town do you live in? Myers Park
What draws you to Charlotte? The incredible diversity of its people, businesses, and accessibility to the different drivable destinations: lake, beach, mountains.

 

Our most important question…

What animal will most likely be our future overlords? Humankind “kind humans”