Your six-week, online training and group coaching program to help you discover your strengths, develop the strengths of others and access evidence-based tools to create lasting change.



Just for a moment be really honest with yourself. Lately have you found yourself…

  • Wanting to tap into the strengths of your people and your team – everyday?
  • Wondering how to really develop somebody’s strengths at work – no matter what their job description says?
  • Longing for evidence-based tools that could help people to create lasting changes in their behaviour?
  • Wishing you had access to some master coaching from one of the world’s leading teachers when it comes to bringing out the best in people at work?
  • Maybe even sensing that your own work isn’t quite what you hoped it would be, but not really sure why or what to do about it?


I get it.


About-MichelleMy name is Michelle McQuaid and these days I’m a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator.

I help people find the confidence, energy and happiness to consistently thrive at work.

Having completed my Masters in Positive Psychology – with the field’s founder Professor Martin Seligman – I fuse together the latest research in strengths with more than a decade of senior leadership experience, to help managers, human resource teams and coaches find tested, practical ways to bring out the best in others.
You see I don’t just teach the science. I draw on all the neurological techniques I’ve discovered whilst completing my PhD in Appreciative Inquiry with Professor David Cooperrider and the experience I’ve gained from teaching more than 10,000 people around the world to put their strengths to work, to show you how to create lasting behavior change.
My work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Live Happy and more. I’ve also been asked by the VIA Institute – the makers of the leading strengths survey in the world – to help guide them on the use of strengths in workplaces.



Unfortunately, most of us have no idea what our strengths actually are.
Of course your strengths are the things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing. They represent the ways our brains are wired to perform at their best. As a result, more than a decade of research has found that helping people to develop their strengths is the key to unlocking their greatest success and experiencing enormous growth in their performance and wellbeing. Download the business case here.
But even when we finally figure out what our strengths are, very few of us seem able to figure out how to consistently use them in our jobs. While we might manage to act differently for a couple of days or even a week, eventually we go back to the way we’re used to doing things.

It takes deliberate effort and the right strategy to really help people develop their strengths.


Michelle-how-can-I-helpWhile I’m incredibly grateful that organizations now pay me thousands of dollars to teach my Strengths Blueprint to their staff, it’s my dream to help as many people as I can to easily and affordably access these tested, practical steps to do more of what they do best each day at work.
So it’s my great pleasure to be able to offer other leaders, human resources teams and coaches everything I’ve created for the world’s leading organizations – at a fraction of the price – through my six-week online training program, Show Up, Shine & Succeed for you to use with your own clients.

Designed specifically for busy people who don’t have time for “one more thing”, you’ll have everything you need to help people discover their strengths, put them to work and finally create the careers they’re longing for.

But don’t just take my word for it…


“Without ever making me feel stupid, Michelle’s training challenged my beliefs, showed me what I was capable of and helped me to make significant changes in my life. As a result, I got the promotion I longed for, lost weight and became a better colleague, wife and step-mother. I’m so happy Michelle came into my life.”
"I’d completed the strengths surveys and wasn’t sure what to do with the results. It was when I joined Michelle’s program that I learned how to practically use my strengths to improve my work. The lessons and tools were really helpful, but it was the coaching calls with Michelle that made all the difference. I learned how to tailor my strengths to my world. Now, especially when I’ve got something I don’t want to do, I’ll look for ways to use my strengths and it makes all the difference.”
“It was a very pivotal moment in my career. I was plagued with the constant belief that I wasn’t good enough. But instead of trying to fix what was broken (e.g. my weaknesses), I learned to put my time, my energy and my efforts into things that I’m actually good at. Since that time, I have changed what I’m doing at my work so my role is more in line with strengths. I’m so much happier. I’m more optimistic. And I have a very different level of confidence than before.”





What Are Strengths

  • Discover people’s character strengths – those things they’ll do whether anybody pays or recognizes them for doing them because they are aligned to the values people hold in their life.
  • See how to help people access the natural “strength highways” in their brain to rapidly accelerate their growth and success.
  • Make sense of their free VIA Survey results and how they can use a strength like “Love” at work without getting fired for it.


How People Work At Their Best

  • See how people’s character strengths cluster together and what this means for shaping their success.
  • Uncover the “shadow side” of people using their strengths (warning… side effects include exhaustion and burn out). And how to avoid this trap.
  • Figure out how much time people should spend fixing their weaknesses versus building strengths (the answer will surprise you).


What People Do Best

  • Uncover people’s talents – those things they most want to be paid and recognized for at work.
  • Make sense of their Gallup StrengthsFinder results and how they can use a talent like “Woo” at work to create the kind of success they’ve been dreaming of.
  • Map people’s talents and character strengths to find their zone of greatness in any job.





Make People’s Work Flow

  • Discover the simple formula for helping people to use their strengths to feel more confident, energized and happy in their work.
  • Uncover the opportunities people have to immediately develop their strengths – no matter what their job description says.
  • Remove the obstacles that are holding people back from doing more of what they do best.


Create A Strengths-Fueled Future

  • Get clear on what success looks like when it comes to creating the freedom, meaning and success people are craving.
  • Explore the different career opportunities that are available to people when they start doing more of what they do best.
  • Help people to meet their best possible future self and start feeling truly excited about waking up each morning to life.


Turning Hopes Into Reality

  • Design a simple, evidence-based plan to make people’s strengths-fueled future a reality.
  • Ask the simple question you can use to overcome people’s limiting beliefs about themselves (and finally silence the doubts about whether they’re “good enough”).
  • Ignite people’s hope and use their strengths to move them from where they are today to the outcomes they’ve only dared whisper to themselves.




The Busy-Proof Way To Lasting Change

  • Discover the busy-proof secret to developing people’s strengths in just 11 minutes each day.
  • Understand how to work with people’s brain – rather than against them – to create lasting changes in just three simple steps.
  • Avoid the biggest mistake most people make when it comes to making the changes we crave in our lives.


Cultivating Grit For Long Term Success

  • Learn the scientific evidence for what successful people do differently and how you can use this strategy to help people achieve the career goals they’ve set.
  • How to recover from setbacks and failures (and even use them to learn and grow stronger) on the way to someone’s strengths-fueled future.
  • The easy way to help people maintain their passion and perseverance to create the life they want – and how you’ve already been helping to make this happen.


The Most Overlooked Factor For Success

  • Why other people matter when it comes to achieving lasting success.
  • How you can help people bring out the best in anyone they’re working with – yes even their most challenging clients and colleagues.
  • Discover the most overlooked opportunity in workplaces to make consistently achieving people’s goals easier and more rewarding.



In addition to the three core learning modules, you’ll also receive free access to advanced training that can take your strengths-based approach to a whole new level. They include…

Bonus 1: The Business Case for Using Strengths
Everything you need to get the people around you (your team members, your boss, and your peers) on board with using their strengths.
Bonus 2: Building Strengths Based Teams
Learn how to use strengths for recruiting, job descriptions, and performance evaluations. This alone is worth thousands of dollars in consulting fees I charge my corporate clients.
Bonus 3: Become A More Positive Leader
Whether you’re a formal or informal leader for others, expand your positive psychology toolkit with these tested, practical approaches based on Professor Martin Seligman’s theory for flourishing at work.


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If you’ve never taken an online course or been part of a virtual group coaching call, we understand it can be hard to imagine just how such a program could possibly work. We felt exactly the same when we started out.
What we discovered was that when online courses are well designed, they are an incredibly effective, easy, enjoyable and affordable way to access great teachers. So we’ve carefully structured Show Up, Shine & Succeed to do just that – and if it doesn’t we’ll gladly refund your enrollment.
As a great teacher yourself you’ll also appreciate that the best way to learn something is to experience it first-hand. So we invite you to experience the program just like the employees, entrepreneurs and managers who join us do. This way you’ll know what works and why and leave with a tested toolkit full of content and play sheets you can use in your own practice (yes we want you to steal these ideas with pride if they can help others).

Here’s how it works:


Each module is broken into three bite-sized 15-minute videos that you can slot into your schedule whenever it’s convenient for you (on your commute, during your lunch break, or in spare moments here and there throughout the day).


For those who prefer listening or reading, downloadable audio files and PDF transcripts are also available. Just download them to your computer, smart phone or tablet and you’re set to go.


To help you immediately apply what you’re learning, we provide play sheets with simple exercises and practical tips to make it easy to integrate these approaches into even the busiest – or most challenging – life.


You’re supported through every step with group coaching calls – with me – to answers any questions you have, fine-tune your approaches and celebrate your success.


A new module is released every two weeks so you never feel overwhelmed or struggling to keep up. Best of all you have lifetime access, so you never have to worry about “falling behind”. Once the materials have been released you can set your own pace and revisit ideas, as you need to.


Having run Show Up, Shine & Succeed repeatedly we know that people get results from being part of our online course.


“What I have always liked the most about Michelle – she is who she says she is, and she tries to practice what she preaches. Since working with her I’ve learnt a huge amount about my strengths, what I’m passionate about, what the world has to look like for me to be in a good place, and how to go about building a senior leadership career actually getting these things. I’d recommend working with Michelle to anyone looking to find a way to make professional career work as part of a life, and hold onto some of your sanity in the process!”
“Without diluting the science, Michelle made it easy who our whole team – sales, marketing and operations – to start seeing what their strengths are and how they can be applied at work. Since her session we’ve all started using the same language for our strengths and pointing out when we see others in the team using them. She gave us fresh motivation and I believe that if we can embed this into our company our staff retention rate will continue to climb.”
“It sounds dramatic to say Michelle’s sessions on strengths have changed my life, but they really have. After first reading about Michelle, I feared her scientific approach would be way over my head, but she has a way of making it so simple, logical, warm and engaging that after experiencing her work for myself, I knew I had to make it available for my whole team. Since Michelle’s training there has even been a tangible uplift in performance over the last month.”



When it comes to putting your strengths to work more effectively, you could do what I did and get a Masters’ Degree in Positive Psychology, but it would take you at least one year and cost you upwards of $25,000. You could pay me for one-on-one coaching but I charge almost $2,000 to teach you the same skills you can learn in this program. You could take a course with one of the online strengths survey providers who’ll teach you how to use their particular tool, but not how to integrate it with others – and surely you want to know “what” you do best (your talents) and “how” you do it (your character strengths) when it comes to your work.


Or, you can enrol in Show Up, Shine & Succeed for just $897 Australian dollars. This is the last time I will be offering this course at such an incredibly affordable price – don’t miss out.


Not sure how Australian dollars convert? Click here to check the price in your local currency – our dollar is so bad you’ll be pleasantly surprised!



Yes. You can test drive two Show Up, Shine & Succeed modules, 100% risk free.

It’s our heartfelt hope that this program will help you to bring out the best in yourself and others. If you don’t feel the content or delivery style is working for you than we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

Just complete the first two modules… go through the training, do the work, and join the coaching calls. If you’re not seeing a real difference in your work from developing your strengths then let us know, send us what you’ve tried and we’ll immediately refund your money. No questions asked.


Whether you’re…

  • A coach looking to deepen your knowledge and application of strengths approaches with some tested, easy-to-use tools for your clients …
  • A human resources leader looking for ways to teach your managers to be more strengths-focused and embed this in your people management processes and systems …
  • Just wanting to figure out how to make the next stage of your career joyfully challenging, meaningful and rewarding …

If you’re willing to learn new ideas and take action, then you’ll benefit from this program.
However, if you’re not willing to play, experiment, and implement new ideas and habits then this program probably isn’t right for you. I’ll give you all the tips and strategies you need, but they’ll mean nothing if you don’t apply them. You must be willing to do the work to get the most out from the knowledge, tools and support we’ll give you.


Phew! That’s a lot to take in. So just for a moment imagine what might be possible if …

  • You felt confident enough to help people create lasting changes in the way they show up at work so they could do more of the things that mattered most to them in their work.
  • You were able to let more of your own strengths shine so the people seeking your help could truly see you walking your talk.
  • You truly had enough energy to consistently and courageously be of service – as only you can – in the world.

I truly believe that the future of the human race relies on each of us doing just a little bit more of what of what we do best each day. It’s my heartfelt hope that you’ll join me in helping more people do exactly this and enrol now.
Warmest Wishes,



Want to help people feel more confident, energized,
and happy at work?




What if I'm not working a full time job at a company? +

If you’re self employed or run your own business, then you have a lot to gain from learning how to effectively use your strengths.

Now, it’s quite likely that you’re already passionate about your work. You love the product or service that you’re providing.

But the thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can’t just do the tasks you’re “passionate” about (or at least not when you’re starting out). There’s all those other “details” that you have to take care of.

For example, imagine if your primary work is creatively focused (such as writing or designing). There are still other “non-creative” tasks to take care of… managing your financial accounts… doing marketing and sales… and more.

What if you could love those tasks… just as much as you love your main work?

That’s what Show Up, Shine & Succeed will help you with. It’s designed to help you bring your strengths into EVERYTHING you do.

Where do I access the course content? +

Using a private members’ portal, you’ll get lifetime access to all the lessons, playbooks, and bonuses.

You can watch the videos right there in your web browser just as you would with most other online videos (like YouTube or Netflix).

Or you can download them as video, audio, or transcripts that you can take with you anywhere on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

(Note, you’ll get all the login details to the members’ portal shortly after you join.)

What if I have questions about the material? +

First, it’s fantastic if you have questions. For that means you’re really thinking critically about how to apply the training to your own life.

I’ve seen from my years of experience teaching the material that the ones who engage and experiment with the material have the most success.

Second, we’ve included group coaching calls for you to ask questions!

So as you’re going through the training, just make a note of your question and bring it to the call. I’m there to provide personal and direct coaching to ensure you have the confidence and clarity to start using your strengths (and succeeding with them).

How much time do I need to dedicate to this program? +

The program is designed specifically for busy people who don’t have time for “one more thing”.

The modules are broken into bite-sized 15 minute videos that you can slot into your schedule whenever it’s convenient for you (on your commute, during your lunch break, or in spare moments here and there throughout the day).

For those who prefer listening or reading, downloadable audio files and PDF transcriptions are also available.

Can I just take the VIA Survey or Gallup Strengths Test to find out about my strengths? +

Both of these two tests are solid. They’re backed by decades of scientific research. And they will give you a helpful picture of your unique strengths and talents.

In fact, Show Up, Shine & Succeed uses both of these tests in the training material.

However, here’s the thing that I’ve noticed in teaching tens of thousands of people how to use their strengths…

Besides knowing your strengths… you also need to be able to apply them in your life. And, you need to be able to do that in a way that sticks.

For example, one VIA strength is love. And one from the Gallup Strength Finder is woo.

So if you’re going to use woo and love at work, you want to make sure that you’re doing it in the right way, or they’re the kind of strengths you could be fired for.

That’s where Show Up, Shine & Succeed comes in. It includes strategies and exercises that help you practically take your test results and make them a part of your day to day life.

What if I still have questions? +

I most likely have answers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and send me an email at chelle [at] michellemcquaid [dot] com.


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