Michelle Shapiro is the brainchild and heart behind Life Solutions Architect.


During the past ten years having successfully navigated the corporate world, Michelle discovered her passion for people, their personal and professional wellbeing as well as team conflict resolution and team development. She is a qualified commercial litigation attorney and has practiced as such in both global and national ‘Big Law’ law firms.


Michelle is a highly-skilled, solutions and action-driven coach who seeks to assist her clients in gaining deeper insights into themselves, their circumstances, their relationships, and their environments. No stranger to personal and professional hurdles, Michelle is passionate about helping both individuals and teams to overcome their obstacles, to reach their full-throttle potential and to achieve the goals they set for themselves.

Michelle seeks to garner greater self-awareness in her clients in order to unleash their confidence, resilience, and inner strength and to empower them to lead self-actualised, successful, highly-motivated lives both personally and professionally.

In addition to being a coach, Michelle is also a qualified mediator. Using her unique blend of legal and psychology-related skills and experience, Michelle Shapiro is an empathetic listener able to break down complex legal issues for her clients, encourage a safe environment where the focus is on resolving the issues at hand whilst still being sensitive to her client’s emotions, feelings, and circumstances.


Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Law and Organisational Psychology as well as an LLB from Rhodes University, Grahamstown. In addition, Michelle has obtained an advanced Master’s degree in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands.


Michelle is a qualified Life and Executive Coach and an accredited Divorce Mediator.




Bachelor of Arts (Organisational Psychology and Law): Rhodes University, Grahamstown

LLB: Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Accredited Divorce Mediator

Advanced Masters (Air and Space Law): Leiden University

Accredited Life and Executive Coach (Success Factory)

Certificate in Counselling (Success Factory)