Dr. Michelle Mitcham is a powerhouse of inspiration and leadership, channeling her profound expertise to fuel transformative change across communities and corporations. At the helm of Courageous Conversations, she orchestrates a progressive counseling, coaching, and consulting practice, where she champions initiatives on women’s empowerment, leadership, diversity, inclusion, conflict resolution, and mental health wellness. Beyond her executive role, Dr. Mitcham shapes narratives and uplifts voices as the President and Publisher of Tallahassee Women Magazine- an innovative platform dedicated to celebrating women’s diverse experiences and successes. Her unwavering commitment to mental health and empowerment also led her to found the Tallahassee Woman Magazine Foundation, a beacon for advocacy in professional development, education, wellness, and mental health for women.

A seasoned educator and transformative leader, Dr. Mitcham also contributes her vast knowledge and skills as an Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida A&M University. With over two decades of experience, she is a trusted consultant, facilitator, success coach, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and psychotherapist. Her background includes significant roles in the family court system, providing insight as a child custody investigator and parent coordinator. A prolific writer, she has enriched numerous academic and mainstream publications with her research on diversity, mental health, and conflict resolution. Dr. Mitcham’s expertise has taken her across the globe, from Naples to Jamaica, delivering workshops that resonate with international audiences. Her involvement with local boards, including the United Way of the Big Bend and the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission for the Status of Women and Girls, underscores her dedication to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.