Michelle (MJ) Johnston
Integrating coaching and radical compassion, MJ helps activists who are overwhelmed and exhausted regain their energy and joy so they can live happier lives and be more effective in their social justice work. Having spent over three years living a monastic life and working as a jail chaplain, MJ has worked with a wide cross-section of people with different backgrounds and life experiences. In her words, "Getting to know incarcerated women opened my eyes to the lived experiences of others and taught me that compassion makes us better at living and better at changing the world." As a certified life coach, MJ offers a unique coaching experience that draws upon her training in the compassion practice, spiritual direction, lay counseling, grief, and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).