lead from every seat

The We before me way

What we do and why we do it

Our focus lies in helping leaders build their own communication and leadership skills to inspire the team to build the culture, to innovate, to solve issues, to inspire each other.

Our why is because most people spend about 30% of their professional years at work and it is commonplace to hear how unhappy they are doing it.  The World Health Organization recently recognize workplace 'burn-out' as an occupational syndrome causing "feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy."  The effects are harmful to both the individual and to the organization.

Our approach is to work with leaders and team members to introduce tools that make time spent at work meaningful, productive, and, yes, fun.  Whether you are in an entry level position or the founder of the company, your work and your attitude, impacts the team and the customers.  Our workshops, coaching, and team meetings focus on tools like strength based coaching and job crafting to help leaders get the BEST out of employees rather than the MOST out of them and for team members to aspire to be the best FOR the team rather than the best ON the team.

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Michele Lurvey, Founder, We Before Me

Team Building Coach
Leadership Coach

  • Profit from the Positive Certified Practitioner
    • Michele is the only one in Michigan with this designation which enables her to help you use the tools of positive psychology to grow your employees AND your business.
  • Society of Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Real Colors(R) Personality Test Certified Facilitator
  • Academy of General Dentistry approved PACE provider


Home base: Traverse City, MI      

Geographic Area served:  U.S.A. & Canada

Team Building workshops
team retreats

Michele Lurvey is a leadership development and team building coach who has a passion for bringing happiness to the workplace and showing teams how to sustain a positive culture.

Leadership style is not a one size fits all skill and she recognizes that being authentic is critical for anyone on a team to be effective and happy in their role.  Her coaching raises individual and team positivity which translates into more productive, engaged, and happy employees.




Company wide leadership development and team building programs available

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Proudly serving all of Michigan including Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Lansing, Southeast Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. For more information on fees and availability, send me a message. Tell me about your event, and I will get back to you soon with more information.

We Before Me LLC

Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Michele Lurvey, SHRM-SCP 231.313.9272