Michelle Renee: Soul Wide Open

Press & Achievements

Recent Press

Rushion interviews Michelle Reneé about her book about “NINE DAYS: Living With My Soul Wide Open After Violent Trauma.”

 Michelle Renee: Healing After Violent Trauma

Beyond Talking Points with Host Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley 



NINE DAYS: Living With My Soul Wide Open After Violent Trauma | A Must Read Book by Michelle Renee


Michelle Renee – Embracing Life After Violent Trauma

Brief Bio

Michelle Renee is the author of NINE DAYS: Living with My Soul Wide Open After Violent Trauma (June 2023). Her first book turned Lifetime movieHELD HOSTAGE, is the true-crime story of her and her daughter’s kidnapping. Despite a violent, traumatic childhood, Michelle became an executive banker, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and proud mom to her thriving daughter, Breea, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis. She’s also a Certified Trauma Informed Coach and has been a guest on multiple podcasts, and television shows, and featured in numerous publications as well as a featured writer for Huffington Post.  She is passionate about inspiring and teaching others how to live with their soul wide open no matter what they have survived and soon will be launching the Soul Wide Open podcast.  Michelle resides in San Diego, CA.  


Find her at www.michelle-renee.com.  

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Michelle Renee - Best Selling Authro and. CEO of VERB Media Group


Featured Press

Calif. mother who was kidnapped and forced to rob a bank falsely painted as a criminal in court: “100% felt like I was on trial”

Season 1 – Episode 2 

It Looks Like Dynamite




Michelle Renee

Michelle is a HuffPost original winner of our Fearless Voices contest, CEO of boutique digital marketing agency VERB Media Group, and avid traveler focusing her blogs on personal growth, overcoming adversity, woman’s issues, travel, and business.

All Press Coverage

  • Biography Channel-I Survived

  • Interview with Gayle King - Good Morning America

  • Biography Channel UK Final Justice w/ Erin Brockovich

  • Montel Williams

  • Bonnie Hunt

  • Paramount Plus

  • CBS 48 Hours

  • KPBS Full Focus/These Days Guest

  • ABC, NBC, Fox 6, KUSI

  • Real Savvy Moms TV

  • Real Savvy Moms Featured Blog

  • Huffington Post Fearless Voices

  • Local, National, and International radio talk

    show guest

  • Featured on local news as an expert on crime

    victim/hostage issues

  • Featured in multiple major print publications. 


National Association of Women Executives

Family Advocate - National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Speaker - International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma

Speaker - International Woman's Journey to Wholeness Retreats

Recognition - Chicago Child Trauma Center Survivor Wall

Woman of Distinction Award 

Points of Light Award

San Diego Leadership Award 

Citizen of Courage Award 

Faculty Member -18th & 20th Annual Children's Hospital Conference

ICAN Conference Presenter, Keynote & Award Recipient

Keynote NYPD Bomb Squad Centennial Celebration