NBC's Today Show

Corporate leadership expert Michelle DeAngelis on taking control of your choices 
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Wall Street Journal: How to fix a career in the dumps

Career Journal: How to Fix a Career in the Dumps

Work is always a cause of stress, but lately, it seems like it's been even more so. Layoffs have put millions out of work. People who are still employed are often seeing their workloads increase, but not their pay, and they're worried about their own job security.

The book Get A Life That Doesn't Suck by workplace and management consultant Michelle DeAngelis gives people strategies for coping. She recently spoke with The Journal's Grace L. Williams. Here are edited excerpts (video).

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Fox Business Fast Track: How to avoid career-limiting moves in the office

Don't Do That! Michelle and Fox Business host Anna Gilligan discuss how to avoid career-limiting moves at the office.
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CNN Newsroom

Watch Michelle's appearance on the CNN Newsroom where she talks about how to stay positive in the shaky job market.
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ABC TV - View from The Bay

Tired of dealing with people who are in a bad mood? Michelle DeAngelis, author of Get a Life that Doesn't Suck, has advice on handling bad moods in others and ourselves. Three steps to bounce back and find peace.
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ABC's Good Morning America

Economy Got You Down? Go Brightsiding!

See Michelle as the expert voice on the benefits of happiness in this segment on a new trend called "Brightsiding" - looking at the bright side!
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Better TV

Work Survival Tips
Michelle chats with Better TV about shedding those pink slip worries and proving you're a valuable asset to your boss.
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FOX News Chicago

Michelle DeAngelis is a corporate consultant and executive coach who helps people become happier and more productive at their jobs. She's just written a book called, Get a Life that Doesn't Suck. Watch Michelle offer some tips to Mike Barz and Jan Jeffcoat.
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FOX News Las Vegas

Catch Michelle on Fox News Las Vegas discuss how her book, Get a Life That Doesn't Suck, along with her corporate consulting, is helping some of the nation's largest banks get through these tough economic times.
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ABC TV - View From the Bay

Get out of your "flakey" rut! Watch Michelle share some tips for following through on commitments and avoiding ones you don't want to do.
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Leeza Gibbons Hollywood Confidential

Learn how to identify your "Gaps" and three things you can do to get out of a bad mood with Michelle DeAngelis on Leeza Gibbons' Hollywood Confidential.

To watch, click here.

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Wall Street Journal - Frontlines - Feeling Happy or Not So Much?

Feeling Happy, or Not So Much?

With the financial markets in turmoil, people may not have a lot to smile about these days. But our happiness - or lack thereof - may well run deeper than what's going on in our immediate surroundings.

According to a 2005 Pew Research Center survey, 15% of adults in the U.S. are not happy. That's 35 million Americans.

To read the complete article, click here.

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Women Entrepreneur

5 Tips to Get a Work Life That Doesn't Suck
The author of Get A Life That Doesn't Suck shares five life-changing aha-worthy thoughts that apply in work just as they apply in life.

By: Elizabeth Wilson 

Michelle DeAngelis is the founder and president of Michelle Inc., a management consulting firm that has served Fortune 500 companies for 14 years. In her book, Get A Life That Doesn't Suck, she details tricks helpful to entrepreneurs looking for guidance on living life and starting their business successfully. asked her to discuss five key tips from her book from an entrepreneurial perspective.

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Fox Business Fast Track: Reboot Your Career

Is it time to reboot your career? Michelle DeAngelis, author of Get a Life That Doesn't Suck, clues you in on the signs.
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San Diego Living

How to get out of fear and into action!
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ABC Sonoran Living Live

Watch Michelle DeAngelis explain the secret to "Getting a Life That Doesn't Suck."
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CBS San Francisco

Tips for Keeping Your Job in a Tough Economy
Watch Michelle sit down with CBS News' Phil Matier to discuss tips on how to keep your job in the tough economy.
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San Diego Living

Suckology 101: The study of what sucks in life! Watch Michelle explain how to avoid it!
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NBC San Diego

Catch Michelle on NBC San Diego as she explains some of the concrete solutions you need to Get a Life That Doesn't Suck.
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ABC News Las Vegas

10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride! Watch Michelle explain some of the 10 Life-Changing Ahas and how you can incorporate them into your life now.
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Arizona Midday KPNX-TV

Learn how to quickly get out of a bad mood with Michelle on Arizona Midday!
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NBC News - Wichita

It's all about choosing!

Watch Michelle on Wichita's KSN News reveal how there is trememdous power in choosing because it gets you out of the victim mentality. Learning that you always have a choice can be extremely liberatng.

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Northwest AM TV - Get a Life That Doesn't Suck

Watch Michelle on Northwest AM TV discuss some of the 10 Life-Changing Ahas from her book, Get a Life That Doesn't Suck!  more »

CBS 2 News - New York City

Watch Michelle on WCBS News in New York City discuss some of the 10 Life-Changing Ahas and her new book, Get A Life That Doesn't Suck.
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ABC TV - The View from the Bay - San Francisco - "NO School"

Go to "No School:" Learn how to say no without being negative. Discover how to relieve the pressure of being everything to everyone.
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KUSI TV San Diego

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Get the secret to a Life that Doesn't Suck with Michelle DeAngelis.

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KNOW 99 TV Phoenix

Catch Michelle at a Phoenix event as she speaks about Getting a Life that Doesn't Suck.
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USA Today

Michelle is mentioned in the "Money" Section of USA TODAY.
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San Francisco Examiner

The 3-minute Interview: Michelle DeAngelis
By Julie Bunim

The life coach and author of Get a Life That Doesn’t Suck will discuss why good intentions do not count, on the ABC 7 afternoon talk show "The View from the Bay" at 3 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009.

How do you know if your life sucks?
If you have all the symptoms of things that suck, like anger, resentment, guilt, doubt, worry ... feeling unfulfilled.

How can people better balance their lives?
One of the techniques I have people do is to look where their lives have a bunch of clutter and get rid of it. There’s physical clutter, mental clutter and emotional clutter. Make a list of everything that makes you feel good or brings you joy. And then write down everything that makes you feel bad, whether it’s in your body, mind or spirit. Then, evaluate based on what’s working for you what to keep and what to get rid of. It could be a scheduling problem or it could be a friend.
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USA Today

Relationship Tips : Learn To Say "No"
By Dennie Hughes

Everyone knows I can't say "no," or, if I do say "no" (and explain that I don't have time to keep my own life on track), that eventually I'll cave. Please help me get a backbone before I lose my mind!

A: If there's one thing I have learned from Oprah, it's this: You have to take care of yourself before you can effectively take care of others. If saying "yes" to others makes you feel helpless, then it's time to let go of the guilt that comes from saying "no."

Corporate coach Michelle DeAngelis, author of Get a Life That Doesn't Suck, has taught thousands of people to be assertive, take charge and maintain positive relationships. She offers these simple steps:
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AM New York - Part 2

If you've recently been laid off, there are several items to check off of your checklist right away. Michelle DeAngelis, author of Get a Life that Doesn’t Suck, and a management consultant and corporate coach, offers some suggestions.
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AM New York - Part 1

Michelle DeAngelis, author of Get a Life that Doesn’t Suck and a management consultant and corporate coach, gives a couple of tips on handling pre-layoff anxiety.
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Valley Magazine

Michelle DeAngelis & her book Get a Life That Doesn't Suck mentioned in the March/April issue of Valley Magazine.
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Santa Monica Mirror

Get a Life That Doesn't Suck
by Timothy Broughton, Mirror Contributing Writer

In any major bookstore these days the "Self Help" and "Life Improvement" sections are overflowing with a myriad of cookie-cutter compendiums with titles that usually begin with "The Inner this," or "Find Your True that." In fact, the quantity of such volumes is often so overwhelming that it is easy to feel that one would need a self help program (Find Your Outer Self Help Book?) just to know how to narrow down the options to find one that fits.

Santa Monica resident, author, respected corporate consultant, and life coach, Michelle DeAngelis, has recently published a simple, accessible, and most importantly fun new volume, bluntly titled Get A Life That Doesn’t Suck, and it’s main thrust is to assist the reader in discovering straightforward and easy to apply tools that can transform their life’s journey from one that "sucks" to one that "rocks."

To read the article, click here.

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Long Beach Press Telegram

Book Review: Get a Life That Doesn't Suck: 10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride

While it's true that life can really suck sometimes, consultant and coach Michelle DeAngelis has found ways to make it better. In her book "Get a Life That Doesn't Suck: 10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride," she reports that joy is a repeatable by-product of living life with integrity and of making conscious choices each day that kick misery, worry and guilt to the curb.
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The Montreal Gazette

"A Good Kick in the 'But'"
by Monique Polak

Michelle DeAngelis is a life coach, but she would have also made a great cheerleader. After only a few pages of this book, even confirmed curmudgeons will be grinning - and contemplating ways to bring more joy into their lives.

It's hard to resist DeAngelis's peppy, no-nonsense style. She uses expressions like, "You can bet your sweet patootie," and she is unpretentious about her goals: "Okay," she writes, "so we're not fixing world hunger here."

DeAngelis is dealing with another sort of hunger - our hunger to feel more alive, live more authentically, and have more fun.

To read the complete article, click here.

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New York Times

New York Times Frequent Flier: Putting Little Travel Setbacks in Perspective

By Michelle DeAngelis as told by Joan Raymond

I started my business on one simple principle. People need to feel more alive and find the joy in everyday things. If I'm going to preach to chief executives about finding that joy, I need to break out of my own box and have new life experiences.

I'm an adventurer. I've raced a Formula One car. I've flown upside down in a small airplane. But I have never experienced biking. I don't mean biking as in biking on a Schwinn. I mean biking as in motorcycle mania and hopping and on a machine that makes a lot of noise and cries freedom.

To read the entire article, click here.
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The Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Eagle: She Wants to Guide your Journey to Joy

by Suzanne Perez Tobias

Newspaper columnists - even meager ones like me - get lots of pitches. New products. Surveys. Studies. Books. Touted "experts" on any number of timely issues. They're all scrambling for a little press.

So when Michelle DeAngelis' publicist called and to say the author would be at the east Wichita Borders at 7p.m. Thursday, I didn't exactly sprint for my notebook.

Then I heard the title: "Get a Life That Doesn't Suck: 10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride."
What can I say? It spoke to me.

DeAngelis is a Wichita native, the daughter of Dean and Joyce White, founders of Happiness Plaza shopping center in Wichita. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1977.

She has known incredible joy and inexplicable sorrow. Six yeards ago, her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and died just 34 days later.

"People die every day," DeAngelis says. "I want people to live every day. That's why I wrote this book."
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Santa Monica Daily Press

Michelle DeAngelis: A Mission to Raise the World's Joy Quotient

"If you could wave your magic wand, what would you create right now?" Its a question that Santa Monica-based corporate consultant and life coach Michelle DeAngelis admits can sound a bit corny, but she insists that it opens the door to a whole range of frustrations and challenges for her clients.
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More Magazine

"How to Reboot a Career"

First, figure out what's wrong.
Take a vacation to make sure its not daily burnout that's troubling you. If it's not, consider the services of a career consultant (most charge $75 to $175 an hour) - or borrow these exercises, which many coaches use.  more »

Self Magazine

Embrace the unexpected. Feel like a slave to your schedule? Throw your calendar a curveball with these spontaneity-inducing tips from Michelle DeAngelis...  more »

Create Magazine

Joyriding at Work: How to Set Aside Anger, Fear and Resentment, and Actually Enjoy Your work
By Michelle DeAngelis

It was easy to imagine my fingers around his neck as he bagan barking at me to work yet another weekend. Just a little more pressure from either of us and someone was going to get hurt.
Murder mystery? Noir thriller? Nope. Just another day at the office. Why DO we allow ourselves to be so miserable at work? After seeing tens of thousands of people bored or unhappy at work, I have a theory about this no-fun-at-work phenomenon: I'm convinced people are cranky at work because they don't know there is any other way to be.  more »

Cosmopolitan Magazine

"Why Don't You...Think About Your Personal Aura."

"Research suggests that people can pick up on your mood based on the energy you're exuding," says Michelle DeAngelis, life consultant and founder of Michelle Inc. So to make sure you send a positive, not angry, signal, avoid any pissy body language.  more »

Redbook Magazine January 2007

"How to Keep Joy in Your Life All Year Long"

It's the one resolution you must keep this year! Start by taking inventory of what matters to you and what makes you happy. Then, work on savoring those experiences! Here, four ways to create more delight each and every day from Michelle DeAngelis, life consultant and founder of  more »

Quick & Simple Magazine January 2007

"Be Happy Every Day: Jump Start Joy With These New Happiness Rules"

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be," Abraham Lincoln observed more than a century ago. Scads of fancy research conducted since then shows this simple declaration to be true.  Our circumstances are responsible for only about ten percent of our mood, reminds Michelle DeAngelis, founder and president of, a firm dedicated to teaching people how to create their own happiness. To rock the othen ninety percent of your disposition, follow these seven mirth-making commandments.  more »

Hybrid Mom Magazine

Resolving to Find Joy
It is not a resolution you can treat smugly. Saying no to an additional PTA project or declaring a ban on trans fats is a far cry from consciously choosing to live life with joy.  more »

Family Circle

For a Good Time: Too many of us have forgotten how to really have fun. Here, simple ways to experience more joy - and less stress - every day.  more »

Santa Monica Daily Press Online

Santa Monica Author Knows How to Prosper
By Taylor Van Arsdale

MAIN STREET — To hear Santa Monica-based Michelle DeAngelis, author of "Get A Life That Doesn't Suck," tell you she once had a job that "sucked the life out of her" you'd never think it possible. DeAngelis is one of the most upbeat and good-natured folks around town.

The impetus for her book came from a combination of DeAngelis' personal experience and her longtime work in corporate America. She saw so many miserable people who hated their jobs and who were just slogging through each day, and knew there had to be a way out.

"Your work can be meaningful and fun and contribute to your happiness, not detract from it," DeAngelis said.
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RemedyLife: 52 Ways That You Can Change Your Life for the Better

52 Ways That You Can Change Your Life for the Better
By Kalia Doner

Once a week, for a year, resolve to do something to improve your quality of life. Just make a ripple. You’ll reap the benefits. When you take steps to improve your life, you feel more in control of the present and future; that leads to more beneficial decision-making, which makes you feel happier. The result can be better health, a more resilient nature and improved ability to cope with difficulties. Here we suggest two powerful steps to get you started. Then look at the categories of family, love, work, money and health. Peruse and choose, week after week.

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Drive Through Parenting Wisdom Blog: Get a Life That Doesn't Suck!

Author and blogger Anne Jolles shares how Michelle's BACK Technique applies to parenting.
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Put the "Happy" Back in Happy Holidays

By Michelle DeAngelis

The economy... politics... the retail slump. How much more bad news can you take? With the start of the holiday season, you could probably use some ideas on what to do to snap out of that bad mood and go from crappy to happy.

Here are some easy, quick and economical things you can do now to inspire you to put the happy back in the holidays.

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A Shot of Joy: Embracing your right to happiness can brighten your daily life

By Michelle DeAngelis

Joy may seem like an abstract, even touchy-feely concept, but it’s not. It’s a very practical lifestyle choice, a “glass half full” state of mind that allows you to focus on the gift in every situation—even annoying or sad ones. The kind of joy I’m talking about is something you can see, hear, and feel.

It makes perfect sense—the more joy you create, the more alive, inspired, and playful you’ll be. It feels way better than being cranky or even just ambivalent, and many scientists say joyfulness can actually help you live longer. Plus, just being happy is a great way to teach your kids about a positive outlook. Here are six suggestions to make each day brighter than the last.
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Get A Life That Doesn't Suck! Michelle DeAngelis Tells You How - Podcast
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Fox Business - How to Get Things Done Efficiently

Getting Things Done Efficiently
by Michelle DeAngelis, guest contributor

Getting things done. Sure, that sounds pretty simple, and certainly straightforward…except, how many times have you walked out of a meeting and wondered if any of those things the group just talked about will actually get done? Do you find yourself asking, three weeks later, “Hey, where are those budget adjustments Sam promised?” Or have YOU, with all good intentions, committed to do something and then accidentally not done it?

Suddenly, “getting things done” is not so simple -- and getting trickier by the minute.

To read the article, click here.

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Make Life a Sweet Treat - WCL Blog

Do you feel your life is as bitter as a lemon? Then Get a Life That Doesn’t Suck by following ten pieces of advice that will allow you to enjoy life to the full. To read the full article, click here.
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Basil & Spice

For more than 20 years Michelle DeAngelis has been taking on impossible corporate challenges, solving them in record time and redefining corporate and personal coaching in the process.

Michelle started her own management consulting firm, where she does strategic planning, manages national projects for Fortune 500 companies, coaches executives and gives powerful presentations to bring a healthy dose of reality and life-affirming change to corporate America.

To read the entire article, click here.  more »

LimeLife - Daily Joy on your phone

If you're seeing red, feeling blue, or just looking for more meaning, is like getting a message from that cool friend who says something so right, so funny or so thoughtful that you feel instantly better and amped up for your day. Get your Daily Joy from LimeLife favorite, Michelle DeAngelis, writer, adventurer and founder of  more »

Diva Village - Quarter-Life Crisis

Confused about your purpose in life? Bored with choices you've made? Uncertain about your financial future?

Join the club of twenty-somethings who are going through a "quarter-life crisis" and are none too happy about it. Just when you think it's time to be on your own, spread your wings and show up in the world as "you", things get dicey: money pressures, big decisions, and who ARE you anyway?! There's survival - you're on your own. There's personal growth - you're exploring new areas. There are your values - what are they anyway? And then there's the whole relationship thing: are you looking for true love? Fun? Mr. Right Now?  more »

MSN Lifestyle: Women - How to Keep Joy in Your Life All Year Long

It's the one resolution you must keep this year! Start by taking inventory of what matters to you and what makes you happy. Then, work on savoring those experiences! Here, four ways to create more delight each and every day from Michelle DeAngelis, life consultant and founder of  more » - Joyriding with Michelle DeAngelis

Have you ever had an "aha" moment? Michelle DeAngelis has had at least 13 of them in her life. She uses them as the basis for her company Planet Joyride, a program that has a goal of helping people find joy in their lives no matter their circumstances.  more »