Michelle Courvais Trudel is a certified Health and Life Coach specializing in women's empowerment, and is certified in Rape Prevention and Self-Defense through the American Women’s Self Defense Association. She is a graduate of IMPACT Chicago Self Defense's Core Program and Defense Against an Armed Rapist intensive and volunteers for IMPACT throughout the year as a class assistant and group facilitator. Michelle is currently training to teach Impact workshops specifically geared towards schools and corporate groups. She has been boxing for fitness since 2012, added Muay Thai to the mix in 2015, and as a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Michelle has a strong background in human anatomy, so teaching womxn and girls how to easily throw that knockout punch is one of her favorite pastimes. Michelle is a professional actor and is a member of Not In Our House: Chicago, an organization created to combat sexual harassment within the Chicago theatre community.