The Team

Michelle Arant, Coach & Operations Director

Michelle has proven over and over that she is seriously as-good-as-it-gets when it comes to coaching. Landing her Tennessee wit, humor, smarts and charm as a part of Team Plachy was seriously quite a coup.

Michelle is a Certified Coach with The Life Coach School and a Certified Leadership Coach with Leadership Coach, LLC. In addition to her coaching certifications, she also has a doctoral degree in Education.

Michelle’s expertise in coaching complimented by her extensive leadership experience make her a natural addition to the Plachy Coaching team. She understands entrepreneurship, assembling, developing and (yes) even dismantling a team. And she understands the nuances of human behavior that present ongoing ‘opportunities’ for each of us as we learn and stretch ourselves and our businesses to grow. One thing I’ve grown to love about Michelle (and you will, too) is not only her knowledge of the concepts taught but her expertise in actually applying what you will be learning working with her. She doesn’t just talk about the tools but can actually show you how she uses them in her everyday practice.

I’m so excited to have Michelle on this team, to work with our clients.

She is a game-changer, change maker and (a little bit of) a rain-maker. If you’re ready to change. If you’re ready to learn. If you’re ready to shake things up. Michelle is the coach who’s gonna get you there.

Deena Rutter, Deena Rutter Design

Deena is a graphic designer who produces beautiful work!  She knows how hard it can be to start and manage an online presence. She’s watched entrepreneurs with amazing products and services miss out on potential customers because their brand missed the mark compared to what they had to offer. Her passion is to help other entrepreneurs and coaches succeed and believes a cohesive, clear, and consistent brand is a crucial step in that direction.

As soon as Deena joined our team, the business was able to express itself in a way we’d never done before. It’s one thing to create a logo, it’s quite another to create a style guide and let your business’ personality and character reveal itself through beautiful design. Deena is the heart of the Kris Plachy Coaching visual representation in the world and we are so grateful to have her share her time and energy with us.

Sharon Tousley, Podcast Producer

Sharon specializes in helping clients get their voices heard in the exciting medium of podcasting and Internet radio. She is THE guide for her clients in their endeavors, whether they’re rookies or seasoned podcast hosts. Through her work she listens to her clients’ vision and turns it into a professional show that attracts listeners worldwide.

Sharon has been with me since I started my podcast over 5 years ago. She is an impeccable professional and really a ‘dream’ team member. She brings new ideas to the table and is always ready to change it up as needed! We love how Sharon highlights the ideas, insights and lessons of the work we do with our clients so they flow so easily into a worldwide community of engaged listeners.