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Michelle Casto

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States


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Michelle L. Casto, Ph.D is
founder of Get Smart! a personal empowerment company and Brightlight Coaching. She is the author of a dozen books and ebooks on the topics of personal empowerment. Her reknown Get Smart! Learningbook series includes: Get Smart! About Modern Romantic Relationships, Get Smart! About Modern Stress Management, and Get Smart! About Modern Career Development.

Dr. Michelle is a professioanl Life Coach who resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. She holds a Ph.D. in Coaching, a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University, and is a Certified Career Development Facilitator Instructor. She has taught at numerous universities including Emory University, Kennesaw State University, Lanier Technical College, and the University of South Carolina.

As a writer, speaker, and teacher, Michelle specializes in “Whole-Life” issues such as romantic relationships, gender communication, career development, and stress management. When she discovered there wasn’t much practical, proactive advice about how to integrate the various human dimensions of love, labor, leisure, and learning, she founded her company Get Smart! in 1997. Since then she has taught others to take control of their life destiny.
She has written 3 books:
Get Smart! About Modern Romantic Relationships
Get Smart! About Modern Career Development
Get Smart! About Modern Stress Management
and 8 workbooks on self empowerment issues.

Michelle’s purpose is to educate and empower people to livc with passion, purpose, and possibility.

In addition to writing and speaking engagements, Michelle offers a wide variety of personal growth services, including coaching (which involves helping people take life to the next level of success) and personal assessment (which involves the administration and interpretation of scientifically developed instruments).

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Interests: career development, job search, life purpose, romantic relationships, stress management, personal coaching, self help, self improvement, spirituality, life changes, empowerment issues

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  • Success and Happiness