Meet Michelle

Welcome to my blog.  Glad you are here.


My name is Michelle D. Howe (the D stands for Diane).   I added the D because there are many people on the web with my name.   You can find some of my antics and family at #HoweAwesome.

I’m an author, speaker and leadership coach who loves the Lord! Also, as of November 2016, I am a certified Holy Yoga instructor.

I’m a Gen Xer who was laid off from my college job at the age of twenty-five and was also pregnant with my first child.  So I became a Momprenenur.  🙂

I built two direct sales businesses from 1997 to 2009.  Did some freelance marketing/PR and some event planning in between too.

In 2009, life kind of fell apart and I began training to run/walk my first half marathon.  My first race was the Disney Princess Marathon in 2010.

In 2011, I began blogging at Since then, I have written three books, ran (ok I mostly walked) a full marathon, earned a Black Belt in Taekwondo (took 3 years) and helped countless people rise up and build confidence and purpose so they can move forward in their lives.

I’ve been married for twenty years to my husband Mark who is the real “Dusty Crophopper.”  Yes he is a crop duster.  We have two girls. They are gorgeous and we question if they really came from us.

My oldest daughter is a baton twirler so if you follow me on Instagram you may see her in action.  In January 2016, we started a ministry together called Twirl for God. It’s been fun encouraging twirlers, coaches and families to place God at the center of their twirl world.

My youngest daughter is a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwodo and can kick some serious booty.  I don’t mess with her too much. She has also taken interest in drama at school and loves to dance.

Our family loves to have fun and we love to serve the Lord. Our family verse in 1 Peter 4:10 that says, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”

I pray that through my blog I can encourage you to rise up from your past failures, hurts and disappointments to build a life and business that leads with confidence and purpose.

I’m committed to be authentic in sharing my failures and the wisdom gained from them.

Also, my hope is you will be encouraged to let go of what might be holding you back from living the life God designed for you to live.

Thank you for swinging by my blog and before you go, I invite you to be part of my Rise up and Build Confidence – a 21-day challenge. Learn more now HERE.

Many blessings,

Michelle D. Howe

P.S.  Hey let’s connect on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook or all three.  Look forward to chatting with you there.