Who are you?
You're a rebel change-maker on the cusp of greatness
You’re a risk-taker and fear-conqueror
You awake each day confident in your ability to bring about change
You know what success takes—in life, work, and play
You easily get everyone around you to come over to your side
People respect you for your ideas; they are drawn to you
You’re surrounded by deep love, excitement and intimacy
You’re working to create a better world because that makes life more meaningful
You know your life is amazing, right now!
So, what’s missing?
Things are really good
You’ve achieved great things … and yet, it feels like there's still something much bigger inside you
You are recognised for being extremely powerful with a huge vision, however, deep inside, you know that there's even more impact you can bring to the world...
You’re working so hard, you’re over-extending yourself and your personal life is suffering
You feel like you’re operating below your true capacity; you’re bored and concerned that one day someone will see it
You feel like there’s no one who will tell you the truth and challenge you because everyone wants your approval
You’re frustrated with your team because they just don't “get it” and everything is taking too long
You’re beginning to understand that what brought you to these heights no longer serve you as well anymore, and something
much more is required
Your vision… that thing inside you, won’t let you rest. You know there is greatness inside you and you have to find a way to transcend and realise your maximum vision for your life.
Are you ready to rebel up?
What makes me so good?
All of life, the light and the dark is for me
When I began writing my memoir This Woman (now Rebel Woman), I wanted to help women unlock the champion inside. It was through that often painful process of revisiting the past – the good, the bad and the ugly – that I realised that leadership was absolutely and utterly my purpose – and it had been my whole life, I just didn’t know it then.
It was my calling, my soul’s purpose and what all my life’s experience had been building up to. I was struck by this revelation that all of life, the light and the dark, all that had happened to me up until that point, had happened for me and not to me.
I realised in that moment, that everything I would ever need was deep inside of me and that I just needed to let it be just who it was – me – a rebel, a disruptor, a revolutionary force for women.
What makes me a bloody good leader? I see the infinite potential in you and I will lead you through your challenges and inspire you to take action like you have never done before. What you can achieve will shock you to your core because I help you see that your vision is not a place to get to but a place to come from. There is more, infinitely more that you can be and do with your one incredible life.
My approach is raw and real. I don’t hold back and you are encouraged to do the same. I have found and my clients have
too, that it’s in that place of deep discomfort that transformation and ultimately manifestation takes place. There is no other way.
Are you ready to go further and higher than you've ever gone before?
I work with women who are rebel kin!
YOU WILL FEEL
We are rebel kin
IF YOU ARE …
BUT FEEL THAT THERE’S MORE FOR YOU TO GIVE, BE AND CREATE.
YOU’RE NOT BEING TRUE TO YOUR DREAMS OR YOURSELF
Afraid to admit that
YOU TAKE RISKS, ENJOYED AMAZING SUCCESSES AND SURVIVED SPECTACULAR FAILURES IN THE PAST.
Waking up in the middle of the night
CONSUMED BY A DEEP DESIRE TO DEVOTE THEMSELVES TO THE THINGS THAT MATTER TO THEM
FROM BEING IN CONSTANT CONFLICT
In search of your rebel (or company) purpose
THE BIGGER “WHY” THAT GUIDES EVERYTHING YOU DO (AND HOW YOU DO IT)
Wondering whether you’ve lost touch
WITH YOUR MAXIMUM VERSION OF YOURSELF
You've realised that your pain and suffering
MIGHT BE A RESULT OF BEING OUT OF ALIGNMENT WITH WHAT YOU WANT AND WHO YOU ARE
Rebel ready for your authentic self
AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE – TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHILE YOU’RE AT IT
Experiencing a unique sensation of excitement and terror rise up
AS YOU READ THIS LIST. THAT’S THE GROWTH EDGE OF TRANSFORMATION, MY REBEL FRIEND
Ready to rebel up?
Rebel Universe is a way of living. It’s about being the maximum version of yourself and leading from a place of courage, love and authenticity. It’s about knowing that a fulfilling life means creating what you deeply want, disrupting what is not working and never settling for what you think you have to. It’s about leaning into your rebel purpose in order to maximise your ultimate potential and impact in the world. It’s about becoming The Rebel of your own Universe, being bold in action and taking responsibility for nurturing yourself and your vision. It’s about believing in self-worth and being your badass self, not suffering for the sake of fitting in and hiding your true power. Gaining the profound understanding that you are more powerful as your true self than you ever dared believe is possible.
Imagine being part of an impact-centred movement where more of us are creating lives and businesses we love, rooted in meaning and fulfilment.
To be clear, my deeply personal journey lead me from constant conflict, hiding from who I am, being afraid of my true purpose and power to fully stepping into whom I was born to be, a Rebel Leader in service of your vision and creating the rebel universe I live in. I lead from where I live.
If you are ready to unleash the maximum version of yourself and create an impossible vision that will inspire you to rebel all the way up and never stop. You want to be true to yourself; you are committed to creating the rebel universe you want to live in, leading from where you live and living courageously, authentically and boldly on purpose. I can help you achieve that.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
I work with women who are referred to me or who have inspired me. I personally invite them to a powerful rebel leadership conversation. If you are here on this page, then either you know me, or someone thinks so much of you that they sent you my way.
You and I work together for 6-12 months. Anything less than that won't set you up for the complete transformation you are after.
Before we begin, ask yourself these questions...
For how many years have you wanted to make your maximum possible mark in the world?
For how many years have you longed for that deep, love-filled, passionate life, and the experience of living each day as the powerful being you know deep down you are?
For how many years have you made do with “almost” and "good enough"?
If you're ready, REALLY READY, to claim these things for yourself once and for all then I invite you to start with a 60-minute, no-charge Rebel Call. The insights you receive during this call are powerful. You will connect to your deeper vision like never before and find the courage to say YES to yourself. I guarantee it.
Transformation is on the other side of that call!
Work with me if you want to...
I'm not for everyone
I'm not for those who only “kinda, sorta, maybe” want to change;
those who are afraid to make mistakes and fail;
those who complain and blame others.
I'm not for you if you aren’t ready to show up to each session fully engaged;
if you're cynical about having feelings; and
you're not ready to work harder than you've ever worked in your life.
We're not for each other if you don’t want to create a huge impact
or you're not ready to explore creating a mission that feels so impossible it inspires you
to never stop exploring, growing, developing, and being a leader in all areas of your life.
However, if you know what success takes in life, work, and play and you know you're
ready to REBEL UP , I'm for you.
Rebel Woman, previously titled This Woman, is an inspiring and intimate memoir; a personal invitation from Michelle Margaret Marques to share in the many turbulent and triumphant experiences that have profoundly shaped her life for the better.
Starting out as a child in Glasgow, Michelle’s story is a brazen tale of living with fire in her hair and becoming the woman she was meant to be by learning to take her power back every step of the way. With shocking honesty and humour, Michelle takes you on a journey through her child abuse, a near-death experience, the loss of her mum and hero, time spent in prison, the birth of who she is today, and much more. Rebel Woman is a prime example of the awakening anyone can come to in life when their perspective changes from, “why is this happening to me?” to “life is happening for me and not to me.”
Rebel Woman, now freshly transformed, will lovingly challenge you to your core—how you view yourself and even the world around you. Michelle is on a mission to pay forward her gained wisdom and knowledge to women all across the globe; inspiring them to embrace the human experience, take back Self, and have the courage to own it all… the good, the bad, and the occasional ugly. No matter what you want from life, if you’re ready to take your power back, collect and nurture Self, and dare to own it all, then Rebel Woman is the book for you!
PRAISE FOR REBEL WOMAN
"Marques does not mess. From the opening chapter, this distinctly feminine experience of poverty and adversity is frank, harrowing and inspiring."
Darren McGarvey, bestselling author of Poverty Safari
and 2018 Orwell Prize winner.