Michelle Shapiro – Life Solutions Architect

Life and Executive Coach

Sandton, Johannesburg Surrounds and Online

Qualified Life and Executive Coach; Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa

+27 82 358 0882







Sandton, South Africa

The heart and soul behind Life Solutions Architect

 Michelle Shapiro is the heart and soul behind Life Solutions Architect.

She is a qualified commercial litigation attorney and has practiced as such in both global and national ‘Big Law’ law firms. During the past ten years (having successfully navigated the corporate world) Michelle discovered her passion for people, and their personal and professional wellbeing.

Michelle believes that every one of us has a wealth of hidden, untapped potential. Whilst most of us may have an inkling that our potential to achieve our goals and to reach our desired state of being is within us, we simply don’t know how to go about unlocking that potential, or simply don’t know how to overcome the obstacles blocking us from making progress.

No stranger to personal and professional hurdles, Michelle is passionate about helping both individuals and organisational teams to overcome their obstacles to reach their full-throttle potential.

Through her work at Life Solutions Architect, Michelle seeks to garner greater self-awareness in her clients in order to unleash their confidence, resilience and inner strength and to empower them to lead self-actualised, successful, highly-motivated lives. She does this by guiding her clients in gaining deeper insights into themselves, their circumstances, their relationships and their environment.

Using the Life Solutions Architect five phase coaching model and powerful questioning and communication techniques, Michelle also helps her clients identify opportunities, new perspectives and possibilities that they may have been blind to before. Working together, Michelle and her clients come up with clear actions plans to reach their goals and to have the confidence and courage to rise to the occasion. Walking with her clients, Michelle guides her clients to implement their action plans to success.

Michelle is a highly-skilled, solutions and action-driven coach who will champion her clients on their journey to personal and professional fulfilment.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Law and Organisational Psychology as well as an LLB from Rhodes University, Grahamstown. In addition, Michelle has obtained an advanced Master’s degree in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Michelle is a qualified Life and Executive Coach and an accredited Divorce Mediator.


  • Accredited Life and Executive Coach (Certificate in Coaches Training: Success Factory)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Organisational Psychology and Law): Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • LLB: Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Accredited Divorce Mediator
  • Advanced Masters (Air and Space Law): Leiden University


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“My experience working with Michelle as a life coach has been absolutely incredible! From the first session, up until our current session, Michelle has been a dedicated listener, an excellent observer and a thoughtful coach. Before working with Michelle I lacked confidence and felt negatively about myself and my abilities to be successful both personally and professionally, but Michelle has provided me with knowledgeable guidance and the correct tools in order to tackle these issues. I especially like the idea of the 360 degree interviews that she did with my nearest and dearest in order to gain a deeper understanding of how those around me perceive me, and simply hearing the positive and constructive feedback following these interviews, gave me a renewed feeling of confidence and a clear path of the things that I need to work on. I appreciate her feedback emails after our sessions as they help me to reflect on everything that we have spoken about. Michelle is professional, empathetic, wise beyond her years and an amazing coach to work with! I have already gained so much insight to myself during the short time that I have been working with her and I look forward to working with her more. I would highly recommend Michelle as a coach.” Nicole Smith, teacher and entrepreneur

“Michelle Shapiro is a natural coach. She is patient, intuitive and wise beyond her years. She listens deeply and observes, then illuminates what lies beneath and helps you move forward. She is helping me take control of my health and is doing an amazing job. Thank you Michelle.” Arica Ramlal Ramdhunee, Head of Marketing, AdzLok

“Michelle is absolutely brilliant. Life coach solutions has literally changed my life. I think everybody needs a business coach. Highly recommend Michelle.” Robyn Bandey, attorney, Bandey Legal Consulting

Where to find Life Solutions Architect

Life Solutions Architect is based in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Consultations may be conducted in person or online via various online platforms including Skype, Face Time or Whats App video call.

Visit www.lifesolutionsarchitect.com for further detail.