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Michelle D. Reines, Maximizing People Performance – “Ingredients for Success”

Michelle Reines is the founder of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., a leadership training company located in Southern, CA. She is also the creator of the nontraditional Badass Leader® brand and author of the newly released Second Edition of her book, From BAD to BADASS Leader, designed for the everyday heroes who lead, feed, heal and build our world.

Michelle is an innovative, results-oriented facilitator, coach and consultative strategist with a coveted reputation of exceeding expectations in highly

strategist with a coveted reputation of exceeding expectations in highly competitive, distressed or volatile operational business climates. Her portfolio of strengths encompass extensive people aptitudes in leading and developing large and diverse teams; from leadership and sales to multi-faceted business operations.

Michelle possesses over 34 years of intense hands-on leadership, mentorship, organizational and operational expertise. Her geographical background has been diverse throughout North America, running large scale operations, in progressive urban settings, to suburban and even seasonal resort and rural markets.

Michelle has an impressive resume of start-ups and turnaround successes, and remarkable sales management competencies, as well as a flair for building cohesive high-performance teams. Michelle understands the operational BIG picture and has a proven track-record of fostering associate engagement, accountability and development; while simultaneously driving sales and revenue performance upward.


MDR is proud to be Authorized Partners for Everything DiSC®, Five Behaviors®, PXT Select™ and a Blanchard Companies Channel Partner.


Dennis Welch, Director Public Relations

After reading some of Dennis’ work, George Gallup Jr. had this salient advice for him: “Whatever you do, Dennis, be a writer.” During his tenure as VP and Publicity Director at Cave Henricks Communications, Dennis did just that… promoting authors' work and writing and editing many blogs and guest columns for,, Change This, and others. He worked on several bestsellers and established tremendous relationships both with publishers and the media.


He is currently President and CEO of Articulāte, a company specializing in PR and Communications. He is excited about helping people with important ideas communicate more clearly and using his experience and relationships to bring attention to their work.


David Hancock, Publisher

David Hancock is the founder of Morgan James Publishing and the chairman of Guerrilla Marketing International, and has co-authored sixteen books, including Performance Driven Thinking, The Best of Guerrilla Marketing and The Entrepreneurial Author. NASDAQ cites David as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders, and he is reported to be the future of publishing. As founder of Morgan James Publishing, David was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for his leadership, creative thinking, significant accomplishments, and his significant impact on the industry over the next ten years. 

David also serves as president of the executive board for Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, and as chairman of the board of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence. 

Morgan James Publishing is reported by Publisher’s Weekly as one of America's fastest growing publishers for 2018. 

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